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append delete nina514

Hi everyone! i applied for my 3rd waiver in april 2017, im expecting to receive it the first few days of august and I have a wedding in the states August 5 .. im scared to follow up bcuz i keep reading that if i do that, my application will be more delayed. What if my attorney who signed my G-28 follows up for me? will this delay it too?
has any one been in this situation before?
i also have to book my flight but I dont want to risk losing it or not having my waiver on time, kinda confused on what to do. any advice?

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append delete #1. Sha


Go ahead and ask for an update. You are not penalized for inquiring and your application is not delayed for asking. Either you or lawyer can ask for update.

append delete #2. Bunches99

I sent in 2 emails and they replied the next day. I got my waiver fast. I don't think it delays it at all!

append delete #3. nina514

thanks for the replies ! i will definitelt email them then.. do you think i should wait for the 90 days since my application to pass?
that would be on july 4, i should wait right? at least for the 90 days to have passed?

also another question, when i email them, you guys think i should explain the situation about the wedding, flight etc? or is that too much

append delete #4. eve

Their website states they will respond after your application is on file for 150 days, so I would not expect to get a response mailing earlier. This is also stated on the auto generated email when you inquire.

Your lawyer is more likely to get a response, although not a lot of detail other than what you receive yourself.

If you're very lucky and given it's your third waiver you may get it in time, but I wouldn't count on it and suggest booking a refundable airfare.

append delete #5. Bunches99

Some sites say 150 and some say 90. At 90 days I emailed and got a reply. At 120 days I emailed and got a reply.

Do NOT tell them any details. They do NOT care.

Just ask for information regarding your application status. You applied X place, X day. Your full name and birth date.

append delete #6. BeesNest

@nina514 Although I do agree that you should follow up with the ARO for your own peace of mind, I do not think you should be booking any flights for the beginning of August.

If you read through some of the other posts on here, the average wait time is 4 1/2 -5 months.

That same timeline for you would mean end of August at the earliest. I am hoping you do receive your waiver in time for your trip because no one wants to miss a wedding, but I would not buy a flight without cancellation insurance.



append delete #7. Eds

@nina514 I am in a very similar situation and I agree with @BeesNest. I am at 146 days, I sent an email to ARO asking for a status update at the 143 day mark and have not received a response.

A limited number of posters still seem to be receiving their waiver at the 120-130 day mark but not many. I would 100% get the cancellation insurance and plan for the worst but hope for the best.

append delete #8. BeesNest

@Eds Have you checked your junk mail folder? That's where my response ended up. If the ARO are anything they are vigilant at responding to inquiries.

I only wish their waiver processing was as quick as the email responses :/




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