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  1. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Ideally by this time you should have received I-797 notice of approval via mail. You can call USCIS and find out or open an enquiry. If you applied for hardship via an attorney, USCIS sends I-797 to them. Regardless, you must receive a letter via mail stating approval of your hardship waiver from USCIS.
  2. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Hi, I’m in the process of applying H-1B. I received I-797 notice of action from USCIS within a week after DOS approval. What are your plans?
  3. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Power, there are 2 senators in every state and there are many congressman/woman. You can contact either, they both will help you. Based on my research and talking to ppl, they say congressmen have more experience in dealing with immigration. If you decide to go with senators, this is how you must proceed : 1. Google who is the senator for your state. Go to their website and click contact. 2. Enter your details and briefly explain your current situation 3. Sign a waiver form for them to contact DOS on your behalf. 4. Your case will be assigned to a caseworker who will email DOS on your behalf if you choose to contact congressman/woman 1. Google the congressman/women in your region. 2. Select the one who is in charge of the region you live in. 3. Follow the above steps as explained under senator Remember, you can also visit their office and request to talk to immigration department. They have assigned ppl for that. Hope this helps
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    Hard ship waiver

    Hi, based on what I have read on other forums, DOS can take anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months to process hardship application. If your application is pending past 3 months, you can go ahead and approach the govt for help. If you approach them prematurely, DOS can say your case is still processing given it’s within the “normal processing time”. So I would use it as a Hail Mary when nothing else works.
  5. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Yes, I am a J-1 physician and we don’t need sponsor views. I think it’s required for full bright scholars.
  6. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Below is my timeline. I recommend contacting the congressman/senator for help if your status is pending beyond normal processing time.
  7. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Guys, DOS sent a favorable recommendation. I went to the senator’s office and they sent DOS an email on my behalf. I think this is what helped me a lot. Good luck!
  8. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    It’s been about 3 months since my application is stuck at DOS level. Im looking at O-1 routes
  9. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Thank you for your response. All the best for your future!
  10. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Hardshipwaiver, congratulations!!! were you satisfied with the help you received from the congressman? Did they make phone calls on your behalf and update you timely?
  11. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Has anyone used the assistance of senator/congressman in this matter ? Does this route really work?
  12. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Power, did your J-1 have govt funding? Does DOS require sponsor views to process your case?
  13. Patiencemed

    Hard ship waiver

    Lot of us here are on the same boat. Below is my timeline. 8 June 2017 : submitted documents to USCIS and DOS 9 Jan 2018 : Case on Hold at USCIS 23 Jan 2018 : DOS received I-612 and I-613 29 Jan 2018 : Letter of Need received waiting since then.
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