On the instructions, it says that "you must be the beneficiary of an approved petition..." Does that mean that you already need to have an I-130 on file or can an I-130 be petitioned now? Does anyone know if this waiver has an expiration date or will it always be valid?
Yes. The waiver is part of the overall visa process. It is filed after the I-130 is approved, the file is then transferred to the NVC, you pay the visa fee to the NVC, then you notify NVC you are doing the provisional waiver, then you file the waiver. NVC will hold the visa process while you apply for the waiver. It is a bit complicated. You might benefit from the assistance of an attorney.
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