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I'm 33 years old and my mother is a US citizen, we have been discussing for a long time me coming to the USA and in august this year I stupidly was caught with 7.2 grams of cannabis and received a police caution. I have not used any cannabis since and have no worry's about passing my medical but I'm worried about what this will do to chances when my mother starts the process to sponsor me. 

 

I understand I can apply for a waiver as my offence was for under 30 grams but hear horror story's of people being flat out denied or being banned for a year even with a waiver. I was confident about my situation when i learned of the waiver but I wont lie I'm starting to freak out the more I read especially as my caution is so recent . Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 

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4 minutes ago, matthewD said:

I'm 33 years old and my mother is a US citizen, we have been discussing for a long time me coming to the USA and in august this year I stupidly was caught with 7.2 grams of cannabis and received a police caution. I have not used any cannabis since and have no worry's about passing my medical but I'm worried about what this will do to chances when my mother starts the process to sponsor me. 

 

I understand I can apply for a waiver as my offence was for under 30 grams but hear horror story's of people being flat out denied or being banned for a year even with a waiver. I was confident about my situation when i learned of the waiver but I wont lie I'm starting to freak out the more I read especially as my caution is so recent . Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 

when was the last time you used?

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1 minute ago, Khallaf said:

when was the last time you used?

The last time I used was the day I was caught, I was regularly testing my urine with home test kits and when I passed on them I had a private drug test and passed both blood and urine results. I was not willing to apply and have the possibility of failing the drug test at my medical.

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2 minutes ago, matthewD said:

The last time I used was the day I was caught, I was regularly testing my urine with home test kits and when I passed on them I had a private drug test and passed both blood and urine results. I was not willing to apply and have the possibility of failing the drug test at my medical.

it is typical the medical exam will ask you if you have ever used it, I urge you not to lie about this, they will likely ask you the last time you used it, and that typically takes a 1 year ban even a waiver can not help with.

 

I could be wrong but I remember another thread where a mother was put on a ban that was to be 1 year from the last time she used.

 

as long as it has been more than a year from the last time used, and mind you they will know, then you should be fine.

Edited by Khallaf

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What country? Some tend to do a 6 month or 1 year ban than others.

How long ago it happened, when you last use, etc. can be part of the consideration by the panel physician.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

it is typical the medical exam will ask you if you have ever used it, I urge you not to lie about this, they will likely ask you the last time you used it, and that typically takes a 1 year ban even a waiver can not help with.

 

I could be wrong but I remember another thread where a mother was put on a ban that was to be 1 year from the last time she used.

 

as long as it has been more than a year from the last time used, and mind you they will know, then you should be fine.

Id never lie as they would just catch me out at my interview as my police certificate will show my caution. I'm just wondering what the ramifications of my caution being so fresh will be.    

Just now, geowrian said:

What country? Some tend to do a 6 month or 1 year ban than others.

How long ago it happened, when you last use, etc. can be part of the consideration by the panel physician.

I'm in the UK 

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14 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

I could be wrong but I remember another thread where a mother was put on a ban that was to be 1 year from the last time she used. 

The ban is generally not from the last time used  but from when they applied. People that last used over 5 years ago n some countries have been hit with a 1 year ban (and drug testing in the mean time).

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 minutes ago, matthewD said:

I'm in the UK 

UK tends to be more lenient in my observations. I'll otherwise defer to others who went through London/Knightsbridge.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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