How long does a waiver take to get approved?
In terms of processing times, USCIS and DOS are coordinating closely to make sure that the timing of the approval of a provisional unlawful presence waiver application is close to the time of the scheduled immigrant visa interview abroad. Generally, it takes 4 to 6 months to process an I-601A waiver application.
What happens after I 601 is approved?
Once the waiver is approved by the USCIS, the applicant should receive a packet of information from the U.S. Embassy of her country of origin. This packet will generally be sent via DHL the day the consulate receives the I-601 approval notice from USCIS. This is generally 2-3 days after the USCIS approval.
How long does it take for an I 601 to be approved?
Filing your I-601 waiver while you are outside the United State can take around six to twelve months. This is longer than the processing time for waivers that are filed in the United States of four to six months that generally occur. Expect the time to vary by the overseas USCIS office that’s involved.