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My waiver package was about 3 inches thick...done By an attorney...it's way more than just filling out forms...and I had at least 3 serious issues...And many secondary issues.  

 

My suggestion is to get a lawyer who's experienced in waivers...the last thing you want is a delay because your package isn't complete


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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4 hours ago, LoveMyTico said:

My waiver package was about 3 inches thick...done By an attorney...it's way more than just filling out forms...and I had at least 3 serious issues...And many secondary issues.  

 

My suggestion is to get a lawyer who's experienced in waivers...the last thing you want is a delay because your package isn't complete

Around how long does it take for the waiver to get approved and for the person to get the visa ? 

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We filed the waiver Aug 28, 2014...requested an expedite in mid Oct. Expedite was approved Oct 20th.  His waiver was approved Dec 17th. The holiday kind of interfered so he didn't enter til January 17th, 2015. I'm reading now that it's taking18 months...

We used a lawyer. His only offense was a tourist visa overstay. No other crimes. He had a 10 year ban.


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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8 hours ago, LoveMyTico said:

We filed the waiver Aug 28, 2014...requested an expedite in mid Oct. Expedite was approved Oct 20th.  His waiver was approved Dec 17th. The holiday kind of interfered so he didn't enter til January 17th, 2015. I'm reading now that it's taking18 months...

We used a lawyer. His only offense was a tourist visa overstay. No other crimes. He had a 10 year ban.

18 months just to get approved ?? 

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On 9/22/2017 at 6:41 PM, LoveMyTico said:

My waiver package was about 3 inches thick...done By an attorney...it's way more than just filling out forms...and I had at least 3 serious issues...And many secondary issues.  

 

My suggestion is to get a lawyer who's experienced in waivers...the last thing you want is a delay because your package isn't complete

After 601 is approved, do you have to go back for another interview for the original visa you applied for? K1, CR1?

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We did not have another interview. They just called him to pick up his passport.  He did have to get a new medical exam though...

Costa Rica is really easy...they will tell you if they need another interview. 


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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