What is happening with J-1 Visa Waivers under the President Trump Administration?
Well… Things have changed with the President Trump Administration, there have been a lot more Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s that have been issued for Request(s) For Evidence (RFE).
The other issue is that it’s taking 21 months to 25 months – are you kidding me!!??
That’s what’s happening, yes, it’s taking a long time to get J-1 Visa Waivers approved and so the most important thing is to start the process early on: if you start too late you’re going to be out of status because it takes so long to get the J-1 Visa Waiver approved.
Second, there has been one officer currently who has been issuing a lot of Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s. With the United States CIS administration we’re hoping to see this end soon, but that’s historically what’s been happening.
There are erroneous Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s, there are Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s where all the information has been presented and they are asking for the same information again: they are trying to nit-pick every single issue where arguments have been made to demonstrate extreme hardship so that’s not stopping us.
We’re just taking it one level further and preparing responses to those Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s where we’re retained by the client to demonstrate the extreme hardship one where the spouse is abroad and one where the spouse is here.
So, for instance they’re asking in many cases, they want updated documents and it’s their government’s fault that it’s taking 2 years to process the case but then they come back saying they want updated documents showing for instance financial hardship. So, then we have to go and provide that information even though we already provided it earlier.
So, these are kind of the games the government are playing we’re not letting that stop us, there’s still hope. We just have to work a little bit harder but as usual we’ll roll up our sleeves and get the job done.
If you have questions call us at (916) 613-3553 or check out our other videos on J-1 Visa hardship Waivers and other immigration issues and remember to file early, remember not to give up hope and to call us at (916) 613-3553 to see if you qualify because maybe it’s not in your best interest to qualify.
We have to evaluate your case and evaluate your situation. Keep in mind that if you did get government funding from the United States government that is going to also raise the bar on what you need to do to demonstrate extreme hardship because the department of state gets involved so not only do you have the United States CIS but you’ve also got the Department of State (DOS) – oh my gosh two agencies!
hey… don’t let that stop you! call us at (916) 613-3553 to find out if you should apply especially if you have United States government funding because if you have United States government funding it does make it more difficult to get an approval so you really need to make sure that you have a solid case.
That’s all for today, have an awesome day!