IGA advice? I just got my J1 waiver under "No Objection" basis denied (damn Fulbright!). I was wondering if anyone out there has gotten a waiver based on an IGA, prefereably under the Department of Health (HHS)? I need to decide whether my application would be strong enough to make it worth applying for and if so, make sure I don't leave anything out. Or has anyone seen a successful application in a forum/website and can give me a link? For those concerned about the timelines for waivers, here is mine: Recommendation Sent September 11, 2009 Sponsor Views Received September 11, 2009 Request for Sponsor Views Sent July 22, 2009 No Objection Statement Received July 14, 2009 Fee Received June 16, 2009 Form DS-3035 Received June 16, 2009 Form DS-2019 Received June 16, 2009 Passport Data Page Received June 16, 2009 Statement Of Reason Received June 16, 2009 Other Received June 16, 2009 The USCIS took 3.5 weeks to forward the official decision on the matter. Another Fulbright friend from a different country (Brazil) submitted hers around the same time and the timeline was pretty much the same. A word of caution: the status of my friend's waiver showed as Favorable Recommendation on the DoS website, she was all happy, only to receive a call a couple of weeks later, letting her know that it was a mistake. Before you move on with the rest of the steps in the waiver process, WAIT for the letter from the USCIS giving you the final word on a DENIED or GRANTED.