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Hello all,

I am new, hence if I am posting in the wrong section please forgive me and let me know.

I filed for I-612 Extreme hardship with USCIS and my case was sent to DoS for secondary opinion. The question I have is how will DoS view my funding. Initially, my program sponsor was ACTR/ACCELS, but the funding was from my home government, which is indicated on my DS 2019 form. I consulted a lawyer in the past who said that DoS will view that as US funding, even though no US funds were used. Any thoughts on this?

Thank you in advance for your response!

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As I understand it, those types of waivers are not straightforward to get.


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Hello all,

I am new, hence if I am posting in the wrong section please forgive me and let me know.

I filed for I-612 Extreme hardship with USCIS and my case was sent to DoS for secondary opinion. The question I have is how will DoS view my funding. Initially, my program sponsor was ACTR/ACCELS, but the funding was from my home government, which is indicated on my DS 2019 form. I consulted a lawyer in the past who said that DoS will view that as US funding, even though no US funds were used. Any thoughts on this?

Thank you in advance for your response!

Can you please share your timeline for both DoS and USCIS? I also applied and it seems to me that they are slow with the processing of my case?

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Hi Zarajon,

My case was initially with USCIS for full 4 months from them receiving the papers to sending them for an advisory opinion. DoS took 2 weeks to send favorable opinion once they got all of the documents.

Good luck on your case!

Mine is quite the opposite. USCIS took only 4 weeks, while DOS took nearly 3 months. Timeline in the signature below.


N-400 Naturalization acpplication

 

 

9/9/2018: 90 day window early application opened. (3 year rule)

9/9/2018: N-400 Application submitted ONLINE. Estimated case completion: November 2019 (14 months).

9/10/2018: NOA

9/15/2018:Scheduled for Biometrics appointment. Scheduled for 10/1/2018

10/1/2018: Biometrics completed. 

 

AOS / AP / EAD

 

7/22/2015: Mailed I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765

7/28/2015: Received electronic notification that USCIS has received my case and they are forwarding it to national benefits center.

8/1/2015: Received Hard copy of NOA of all 4 forms by mail.

8/6/2015: Received Biometrics appointment in mail, date 8/20

8/20/2015: Biometrics completed.

8/31/2015: Case updated to Interview scheduled for 10/1/2015

9/1/2015: Received interview letter hardcopy by mail

9/28/2015: EAD / AP Card in production

10/1/2015: Interview completed, unfortunately will need further review...

10/3/2015: Recieved EAD / AP combo card in mail

11/16/2015: Completed first Infopass. J1 file still pending from DOS

12/9/2015: I485 / I130 approved. I-485 updated to "New Card is being produced"!!!

12/14/2015: Received I130/I485 approval / Welcome letter

12/15/2015: Received Green Card in mail!!!!

 

J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver Timeline:

 

12/18/2014: Form DS-3035 was received by the DOS

11/2014-2/2015: We collected letters of support from Family

2/15/2015: Last DS-2019 was received.

2/27/2015: Sent I-612 + Affidavit and supporting documents (This was sent to California Service Center)

3/4/2015: USCIS received I-612 and sent Form I-797C notice of action in mail which I received later on.

4/9/2015: USCIS requested another non-USCIS advisory opinion for Form I-612

4/14/2015: From I-612 and I-613 were received by the DOS

5/6/2015: DOS: Post input: received,

6/27/2015: DOS decision turned to Favorable recommendation, Recommendation sent on 6/26

7/2/2015: USCIS approved I-612 application online

7/9/2015: Received Hard copy approval in mail

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