Hardship waiver


RIV

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I received "Favorable Recommendation" at the Dept of State.

  Department of State Advisory Opinion Finding: Favorable Recommendation
 
Item Action Date
Recommendation Sent September, 22 2017
Form I-612 Received July, 13 2017
Form I-613 Received July, 13 2017
Fee Received November, 08 2016
Form DS-3035 Received November, 08 2016
Form DS-2019 Received November, 08 2016
Passport Data Page Received November, 08 2016
Form G-28 Received November, 08 2016
Statement Of Reason Received November, 08 2016

 

Now how long the USCIS takes to approve the case and send me the letter?

Wish you all the best for your cases.

 

 

 

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Hello, 

See below my J1 waiver based on hardship application timeline. The length was almost exactly a year.

Background of our case:

2009 :J-1 visa obtained with US funds for a 2 month program

2010: Came to the US for grad school with a F-1 visa

2014 - 2017: Used OPT and OPT STEM extension to work

2016: South American and American Citizen marry

Late 2016: With the help of a team of experienced lawyers in J1 waivers we applied to the hardship waiver based on: medical and psychological hardship, career disruption, economic disruption, and severe political and social conditions in the home country

Couple has no kids

I know how hard and painful this process is. But believe it or not one day it will be over! I can't believe I no longer have to check the j1waiver website everyday. I promise myself that once our case was finalized and I would share our case with other J1 waiver fellows. 

Wish you the best, stay positive, stay busy!

Office

Item

Action

Date

USCIS

Form I-612

Received

October 19 2016

DOS

Fee

Received

November 02 2016

DOS

Form DS-3035

Received

November 02 2016

DOS

Form DS-2019

Received

November 02 2016

DOS

Passport Data Page

Received

November 02 2016

DOS

Form G-28

Received

November 02 2016

DOS

Statement of Reason

Received

November 02 2016

USCIS

Non-USCIS advisory opinion for Form I-612

Requested

March 31 2017

DOS

Form I-612

Received

April 04 2017

DOS

Form I-613

Received

April 04 2017

DOS

Request for Sponsor Views

Sent

April 05 2017

DOS

Sponsor Views

Received

September 11 2017

DOS

Recommendation

Sent

October 10 2017

USCIS

Approval

 

October 17 2017

 
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On 2/9/2017 at 10:20 PM, RIV said:

Hello,

I am a Physician in training on J1 visa and will be finishing up in 6/2017, I have applied for hardship waiver with USCIS in 7/2016, DoS received my documents i.e I-612 and I-613 on 13th December but I am still waiting for final recommendation from DoS, can anyone else share their experience in similar situation specially the timeline, or if anyone in similar situation whose case is also pending with DoS?

 

Thanks.

 

Hello!

How will I know if DoS have received my documents? I saw that my case in USCIS is already on hold, as per message I got " On October 24, 2019, we requested another non-USCIS advisory opinion for your Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended).

Please let me know how I can check if they got it or not. Thanks.

 

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:11 AM, Teriyaki said:

Hello!

How will I know if DoS have received my documents? I saw that my case in USCIS is already on hold, as per message I got " On October 24, 2019, we requested another non-USCIS advisory opinion for your Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended).

Please let me know how I can check if they got it or not. Thanks.

 

Can you show me from the USCIS website screenshot what does it actually say because mine is the same just "Case is on hold".

Thanks

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