How difficult is it to file an I-601 waiver for E2 visa holders from Canada? What are the chances for the approvals, or is it just a waste of money for attorneys?
No you will not get the E-2 with out a wavier but I-601 is for green status you need a wavier of inadmissibility. It will give you 3 years entry in the United States with a wavier you can apply for the E-2. What is does is forgive the crime I have gotten armed robbery waviers so it can be done depending on the felony. It does take a few months to one year.
Do I need to fill out a financial statement form if I get a full tuition waiver and RA/TA?
If that is necessary, the university or the faculty will inform you of that. These things can vary from university to university. Your best option would be to check your university website, financial services office or the Bursar office in your university.
How long will a medical waiver take to get approved for the military?
There are two parts to this:MEPS and USAREC MEDICALMEPS can be very unpredictable. Your waiver can go back and forth between the recruiter and the Chief Medical Officer for a number of reasons. This can go on for a week or two. The best way to help your recruiter fight that, is by requesting ALL your medical records from birth to present. Trust me, we are not doctors, we only request what they request from you.After all the hoopla, it may be requested that you go to MEPS and take a physical and you may be referred to a consult with a specialist dealing with your specific issue. Again, this can take another 2 weeks to a month.After the consult, the CMO will determine if you are qualified or disqualified. If you are disqualified they will then determine if the issue is waiverable or not. IF it is, THEN, your case is sent to the top Doc in USAREC.Depending on the case load. There are hundreds of cases going on at any one time from across the whole nation, the top doc has to review these each. It is at this point that the recruiter can tell you how much longer it will take for your record to be reviewed, because there are a certain number of records that can be reviewed per day and we know the ratio. So whatever day yours was turned in determines when it will be reviewed.Not as easy as most people think!