In a recent AILA / CBP liaison committee meeting, CBP indicated that the Admissibility Review Office (ARO) is processing I-192 waiver applications within the following timeframes:
- Waivers received from consular posts: 30 days processing time, from the time forwarded from the post (consulate processing times unknown).
- Waivers for Canadian citizens: 90-120 days from the time of the initial filing; 75-90 days for subsequent filings.
A foreign citizen seeking admission to the U.S. as a non-immigrant (e.g. TN, H-1B, L-1 visa status), may file an I-192 waiver application in order to enter the U.S. despite being subject to one of the inadmissibility grounds listed in INA § 212 (a).
See AILA National CBP Liaison Meeting (March 25, 2010), AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 10072870. (Posted 07/28/10).