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Our K-1 visa was denied because my fiancee overstayed in the U.S and received a 10-year ban.. She left on 12 Oct 05 by her own choice (Immigration was never involved then). The embassy said we can ask for her case to be re-instated AFTER Oct 31st or file a waiver.

We live together in her country, Argentina. The only possible grounds we have for a waiver is that we have had death threats and need to be in hiding until her visa is issued. The embassy is aware of our situation and sympathetic, but says they can do nothing... either wait till the ban expires of file a waiver.

I'm not sure but I think a waiver might not be much quicker than waiting for the ban expiration. And I have no idea how to prove the legitimate threats we've received,or that the person making them has since gotten a gun.

Does anyone have any idea how long a waiver would take, and how we could prove that our lives are potentially in danger? When we filed the initial I-129, we stated that we would need to go into hiding by March 1st, and that is exactly what has happened, so we're not pulling this out of left field suddenly.

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You're right, a waiver is going to take broadly as long as it will take to wait out her ten year bar.

Certainly there's nothing stopping you from filing the waiver, but if I were in your position I would probably just wait until October and move forward from there.

Waivers seem to be coming in at around 3 - 6 months. I dare say if you filed tomorrow, got it approved by USCIS, who sent it to the NVC, who sent it to the embassy, then you wait on another appointment, you would probably wind up at around September - October.

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Waiver say 6 months and you are over doing it with the need for death threats. I would say wait it out. By the time you or your lawyer put it together it would be about the same.

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Have you thought about just expediting the waiver process

based on your safety?....can you get a verification of this from

the local police & tried contacting your senator/congress-person

from the last place you lived for help....just a thought

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