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DOS timeline for J1 hardship waiver

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Hi @J1MDhardship have you heard anything back? I am in the same boat, DOS received my I-612/613 on 7/11/2019 and still waiting for a decision. Status check still shows pending. 

Pls update when you get a chance. 

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DoS issued a favorable recommendation, see timeline below for J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver. 

Original waiver request sent to USCIS in Apr 2018, USCIS issued RFE in Feb 2019 - responded to RFE by May 2019; USCIS sent to DoS for advisory opinion in July 2019; status changed on DoS site this morning. Lawyers say a few weeks before USCIS paperwork comes in the mail. 

Department of State Advisory Opinion Finding: Favorable Recommendation
 
Item Action Date
Recommendation Sent March, 02 2020
Form I-612 Received July, 11 2019
Form I-613 Received July, 11 2019
Fee Received April, 25 2018
Form DS-3035 Received April, 25 2018
Form DS-2019 Received April, 25 2018
Passport Data Page Received April, 25 2018
Form G-28 Received April, 25 2018
Statement Of Reason Received April, 25 2018
Other Received April, 25 2018

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Congratulation 9 for your hardship approval. A great news. My application is in DOS since 12/5/19 and still pending .. what is your experience about the reasons of delay? Can we ask for expediting ? Any one else in the same boat? Appreciate anyone input ? 

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On 4/8/2020 at 6:09 PM, Hardship dos time said:

Congratulation 9 for your hardship approval. A great news. My application is in DOS since 12/5/19 and still pending .. what is your experience about the reasons of delay? Can we ask for expediting ? Any one else in the same boat? Appreciate anyone input ? 

For our j1 hardship, Uscis sent their recommendation in April 2020 to DOS. Its still pending. Ive sent a request for expedited processing through the senator's office but haven't heard if DOS have accepted the request or not.

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On 3/3/2020 at 8:44 PM, sbp79 said:

DoS issued a favorable recommendation, see timeline below for J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver. 

Original waiver request sent to USCIS in Apr 2018, USCIS issued RFE in Feb 2019 - responded to RFE by May 2019; USCIS sent to DoS for advisory opinion in July 2019; status changed on DoS site this morning. Lawyers say a few weeks before USCIS paperwork comes in the mail. 

Department of State Advisory Opinion Finding: Favorable Recommendation
 
Item Action Date
Recommendation Sent March, 02 2020
Form I-612 Received July, 11 2019
Form I-613 Received July, 11 2019
Fee Received April, 25 2018
Form DS-3035 Received April, 25 2018
Form DS-2019 Received April, 25 2018
Passport Data Page Received April, 25 2018
Form G-28 Received April, 25 2018
Statement Of Reason Received April, 25 2018
Other Received April, 25 2018

Congratulations! I have a question that you may be able to answer!

I applied for the j1 hardship waiver to USCIS and DOS at the same time. USCIS has recently recommended our I-612 and since April 15, 2020, our case is with DOS. Prior to this recommendation, in response to RFE from USCIS, I sent a revised statement of hardship and provided additional evidences. Should I send this new information now to DOS too? Or would USCIS directly send this new information to DOS along with their recommendation?

 

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On 4/8/2020 at 6:09 PM, Hardship dos time said:

Congratulation 9 for your hardship approval. A great news. My application is in DOS since 12/5/19 and still pending .. what is your experience about the reasons of delay? Can we ask for expediting ? Any one else in the same boat? Appreciate anyone input ? 

@Hardship dos time Did you hear anything back from DOS?

My application has been with DOS since March 26, 2020. 

Do you have any updates on your timeline?

Thanks in advance 

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Hey everyone, just chiming in here.  I'm waiting too. My case has been at DOS since April 29 2020....remains pending. I will update if there are any changes. Hang in there guys. 

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