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Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

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Hello All,

I am wondering if any of you have or are going though this issue at the time. I have applied for my K1 Visa and was dinied since I left the US 5 months after I turned 18 voluntarily. I already went to Ciudad Juarez and had my physical and interview on June of 2014 and I was denied obviously. I then applied for the I-601 and we sent it and USCIS received in on September 12, 2014. It has been 8 months since they received it and we have not heard a single thing from them.

Does anyone know how long does this actually take? Our case was very simple. I was taken to the US as a newborn and spent 18 years in the US before I decided to go back to Mexico to continue my education but me and my high school sweethear stayed together. I never had any criminal records or any type of issues with any law enforcement of any kind. Never worked or did anything to cause trouble.

Our case was easy to prove since my fiancee is currently in college and the area I live in Mexico is really dangerous for her to live in and most importantly my fiancee suffers from a few medical conditions that would make it hard for her to move here.

We thought our case was easy and our waiver was really well put, but we have not heard anything since.

Can someone tell me or just give us some light as to what we can expect? We have been apart for three years now since I first moved to mexico and 8 months since we sent our waiver and it is really hard.

I just really want this to be over so that I can be with her for good. ;(

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Call your local senator's office and ask them to do an inquiry on your waiver. Maybe you received an RFE but never received the notice in the mail. I've seen it happen several times on VJ.


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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But I have checked it online at uscis.gov and it still states that the case was received but have not seen any movement from there on. Plus, I am not wanting to call because I heard that if you call, they put your file all the way back which makes no sense but at this point, Im afraid to try.

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Not true. They don't update the USCIS status online until they approve or deny. There are no updates. You have to contact the senator's office.

They also give very short ####### answers when you Call yourself. The senator's office is able to get detailed info.


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Don't listen to negative rumors, the Senators get status update easier than

an atty at times, it was a str8 forward case but for many reason it could be

delayed , slow adjudicator, name hits etc was it a strong package? though

dealing with humans you will find some nit-pick at the teeniest thing, stay

positive, I also think they are a bit backlogged right now, tour day is coming

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Yes it was a strong package and although the case was easy, we gather a lot of information and proof so that we could make the case easier to approve. I have not lost hope but it is becoming really hard because me and my fiancee's schedules are off and we barely talk at times but thankfully she will be coming down on June and I hope this is the last time she has to come down and hopefully we hear back from them as soon as possible. By the way, what is "tour day"? Do you know how long it would take for our Senator's office to provide us with an update once we call them for the inquiry? Thank you for the helpful info!

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Our senator's office got back to us within a week. The beneficiary is the one who signs the release since its their waiver. The petitioner won't Be able to request information for the waiver. The USCIS is strict with that. it's not the same process as the original petition. I can't believe you waited this long to make an inquiry.

The proof you need for an I601 waiver is the hardship on the petitioner and why they can't live in your country. I feel like maybe you received an RFE and they are waiting for a response. The letter would go to your country. My husband received the notices in Costa Rica. The first thing you do today would be to call and make an inquiry with the senator's office. The waivers aren't taking a year ...they are getting backlogged but you filed a year ago.


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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The USCIS does not send emails. They send hard copy letters and some people NEVER get them. The text alerts are only good in the US. My husband never received an email or text from the USCIS when he was in Costa Rica. I'm trying to tell you that you can't rely on the USCIS to notify you

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Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Just wondering what the waiver was for as you did not mention anything.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Okay I already told my fiancee of all this information so that I can get a call to our local sernator's office. And @Boiler, my waiver is form I-601 Waiver for grounds of inadmissibility becuase I stayed past 6 months after I turned 18 and I left voluntarily so that automatically trigerred the ban

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In your original post you said 5 months.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Just checking obviously important.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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