Anxious About Not Having Received a Receipt Notice? Ask Emma

As USCIS continues to grapple with backlogs and extended processing delays, the issuance of receipt notices has also be impacted with some taking 3 weeks or longer to arrive by mail. Coupled with mail delivery issues at USPS, it has now become a challenge just to get the receipt notice in hand. It is no longer easy or expected to receive the receipt notice within a few short days. Receipt...

I-601A RFEs

Since 2013, certain aliens who are only inadmissible based on the 3-year or 10-year unlawful presence bar may seek a provisional unlawful presence waiver while present in the United States by filing Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. An approved provisional unlawful presence waiver is not effective unless and until the alien departs from the United States, appears...

I-601A Processing Update

Update Post 09/13/2021 We received a new I-601A approval. Total processing time is about 19 months. No RFE. Filed: 12/09/2019 Approved: 09/02/2021 Original Post 09/08/2021 The current processing time of I-601A waiver is about 18 to 24 months. We received a recent approval which took about 21 months. This I-601A also successfully overcame an RFE challenge. Filed: 11/21/2019 Approved: 08/02/2021