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imlucky

No Objection Waiver Timeline

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Hi, 

I'd like to share my timeline with you guys. I know how hard this process is, and I hope this information helps someone.

  • June 06, 2017 - Fee and documents received by DOS
  • November 17, 2017 - No Objection Statement received by DOS
  • November 21, 2017 - DOS sends Favorable Recommendation to USCIS
  • November 24, 2017 - Received Favorable Recommendation letter in the mail 
  • November 29, 2017 - Received Receipt Notice from USCIS in the mail

I am still waiting for the final decision from USCIS. I am also in the process of applying for the Adjustment of Status based on Spouse Petition (I'm married to a U.S. Citizen). I'm currently on the Academic Training Program, which ends in October. Hopefully, I will get my I-140 approved soon, and the waiver as well. 

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What service center is handling your I-612? Mine is vermont service center.

  • November 17, 2017 - Sent DS-3035 and other documents to DOS
  • December 21, 2017 - DOS sends Favorable Recommendation to USCIS
  • December 28, 2017 - I-612 case was accepted at USCIS lockbox
  • January 4, 2018 - Received Receipt Notice from USCIS in the mail

I am waiting for the USCIS approval. Any idea how long it takes? The service center processing time says that they are processing July 1st, 2017 case right now. My waiver is based on no objection.

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Hi, I finally received my waiver!!!! I got it on 01/19/2018! Mine was handled by the Vermont Service Center.

Edited by LMDSTAR
left some information out by mistake

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@fastmandarYes, it took about 2 months to get the final waiver approval from USCIS. I wouldn't go by the processing times that says on the VSC site. 

Edited by imlucky

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Received approval notice from USCIS today.

My J1 waiver timeline based on no objection,

  • November 17, 2017 - Sent DS-3035 and other documents to DOS
  • December 21, 2017 - DOS sends Favorable Recommendation to USCIS
  • December 28, 2017 - I-612 case was received at USCIS lockbox
  • January 4, 2018 - Received Receipt Notice from USCIS in the mail
  • January 29, 2018 - Received approval notice from USCIS. Case status online is not yet updated.

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On 1/29/2018 at 7:03 PM, fastmandar said:

Received approval notice from USCIS today.

My J1 waiver timeline based on no objection,

  • November 17, 2017 - Sent DS-3035 and other documents to DOS
  • December 21, 2017 - DOS sends Favorable Recommendation to USCIS
  • December 28, 2017 - I-612 case was received at USCIS lockbox
  • January 4, 2018 - Received Receipt Notice from USCIS in the mail
  • January 29, 2018 - Received approval notice from USCIS. Case status online is not yet updated.

I didn't know you had to submit I-612 for No Objection case

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Not sure about that. Based on I-612 instructions you should NOT file I-612 if you are applying via IGA, NOS, or Conrad..that is strange...

I recently applied for NOS waiver. I have not submitted I-612....any thoughts from the forum?

Thank you.

HAA

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Hi Forum,

Have anyone applied for J1 wavier in 2018. I have applied under "No Objection", and still waiting for Fav. Recommendation from DOS for past 5 weeks.

Is anyone facing the similar situation, is there a way to followup and request for expedite. My J1 Visa is expiring June 2018. Worried!

My TimeLine:

NO Update after that....

Feb 27 - Received No Objection

Feb 12 - Received Fee, DS 3035, DS 2019, Passport Data, Statement Of Reason

Feb 05 - Sent the package

Edited by j1wavierIndia

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I’d like to provide a detailed account of my trials, tribulations and triumph in my quest to obtain a J-1 waiver almost 10 years after returning from the US.

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