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Is I-1601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility | USCIS can take a Year ?

Anaheim, CA |

me and my Husband have submitted My application Last Year 12/05/12, I haven't heard anything yet till now, I Tried to call Customer service to get any updates, they advised that the case now in initial review. should I be worried, & what I can do? my lawyer advised me just wait.

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The I-1601 Application for Waiver It is very arcane and very complex procedure. Realistically speaking, its completion may take even longer than a year. Work with your retained counsel as this matter requires a great deal of patience.

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yes and longer.

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If your attorney has not given you any reason to doubt her/him then you should follow her advice. These things take a long time sometimes.


Yes, it could take a year. You can track the progress of the waiver online at, and putting in the receipt number.

Good luck.

Christy Han Mohan, A Law Corporation
Immigration Attorney
19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 1000, Irvine, CA 92612
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