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Approved I-601 vaccination waiver. I offer help.

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OP should have just typed approx. time & procedure of the form and its #

here, they did not pin it and its good info

Recently someone was here with the same question, he wanted to

change his mind on the waiver but he could not in time to travel on the ticket he had

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Hey I am so sorry I didn't see your message earlier! I only get a notification to my Email when I receive a private message. I don't know if you have already gotten your answers but no moral does not mix with medical reasons. Medical reasons would be being allergic to ingredients in vaccines etc. Moral is because you are morally opposed to them. You can file a waiver for 1. medical , OR 2. moral, OR 3. religious reasons. They do not mix.

You have to wait until after the visa interview. They will send you a letter afterwards telling you that they won't issue you a visa because you do not have the required vaccinations. THEN you can send the waiver. You should have the waiver READY by that time instead of starting to prepare it to though. So you can speed up the process.

I can tell what your opinion about vaccinations is by the message you sent me and you shold definitely go fo religious grounds. If you still need my help send me a private message.

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Jawaree, I am not sure if I understood your message =), but I will just put out some general information about how it went down for me:

I went through the regular CR1 (Spouse Visa) process. After the interview at the U.S. Embassy I received a notice that stated that I won't be issued my visa due to missing vaccinations. There is no possibility to send a waiver off any time before that notice. You have to wait for that notice. I recommend having your whole waiver package prepared by that time so you can send it off right away. I sent my waiver to the Phoenix lockbox. When you send it to the lockbox you will get a notice once they received your waiver. You will also reveive a receipt number which you can use to check your case status online.

My waiver package included:

1) Filled out form I-601.

2) An introduction sheet that referes to the certain laws that apply to my case

3) I wrote an affidavit for myself (around 2 pages long), that explained how I came to my religious beliefs I hold today, why vaccinations are against my belief, why I think my waiver should be granted. ( This question is asked on the I-601 form, I decided to write it on a seperate sheet and put "please see attached brief" as answer for the question)

4) 4 different affidavits from friends, family members etc who states how important my religion is to me etc

5) A letter from my doctor. (He stated that I am aware of the risks of not getting vaccinated etc).

6) I had my panel physician write a letter that statet which vaccinations I have and which ones would be missing and that I am healthy

7) You have to include a copy of the ID or the passport of each person to state that they are real people. I excluded my doctor and panel physician since they have the stamp of the clinic.

8) Everything that is not in English needs to be translated into English.( You can do that yourself! ).

9) You have to get a money order or check and include it with the package (585 dollars)

I am from Germany. It took 4 month to get my waiver approved.Times can vary depending on which country you file from and how busy they are at that time.

I also want to Point out that my religious beliefs are SPIRITUAL. I am not a member of a religious group. I have my own personal beliefs about God and that belief is best described by spirituality and I stated that in my waiver very clearly. You do not have to be a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim etc to have the right to file a waiver on religious grounds.

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Hello everyone,

Was doing the step by step guidelines for I-130 and I-485, we will be including the I-601 waiver as well in the package, the guide says we don't need to include the fee for I-601 if filed together - can someone please verify this, we want to submit all the documents tomorrow.

** an I-601 is NO FEE, if, and ONLY if filed WITH an I-485. Later filing DOES require a fee. Whether to file an I-601 is an important decision -- like the J-1, consulation with an attorney is recommended.

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Hey,

it would be new to me that you can file a waiver without paying the fee.

I know someone who went from a green card holder to a permanent resident and he had to pay the fee as well. He also included the waiver with all the other documents right from the start.

If you will send of the waiver without a check or money order the worst thing that will happen is that they will send the waiver back to you , with a notice saying you need to include a check or a money order. That happened to me.

If you are in some kind of a hurr I would include it just to be sure, if you do not have to pay it, they will send it back or destroy it etc.

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Thank you simoncini03 , I did not think so either however following the guidelines on VJ I thought I should ask and verify.. We will be sending the package with the checks today. Thanking you once again.

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I filed the I-601 before the medical & Interview, didn't realize needed to be denied at the interview first! USCIS sent a request for evidence of being denied, so we are going to do the medical & interview, get the notice of denial and sent that to UCIS as the evidence.

"An individual who is outside the united state may file form I-601 only if he or she has been found inadmissible by U.S. consular officer at an immigration visa or nonimmigrant K or V visa interview."

Just hope they don't make a big deal about the denial date being after the requested I-601 waiver date

I guess after the evidence is sent in and a decision is made, we will be told to reschedule another interview

Edited by guitarjam

Mar 12, 2015 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila thru Embassy Outreach visit

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I was supposed to wait till after the interview denial, before sending in the I-601. So they sent a request for evidence of denial. So going to due the medical & Interview and wait for the denial notice and send that to them

How long did it take you to get the notice of denial due to missing vaccinations at the interview?

Edited by guitarjam

Mar 12, 2015 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila thru Embassy Outreach visit

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Yes, exactly, you first have to get the visa denied before you send off the waiver.

For me...ughh I don't remember exactly but I would say not more than 10 days. After you go to the interview you are supposed to get your visa within 10 days ( at least in Germany) anyways, so for me i got my denial within those 10 days lol.

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