Hi, Folks I am from India, Andhra Pradesh. I got J1 wavier on the basis of "No Objection". . Here I am giving the timeline. 1.29th June send affidavits to MHRD, Delhi, Passport office, Hyd and Secretariat of AP. (cover letter along with affidavits received from Indian consulate Chicago). 2. 12th July received letter from MHRD Delhi saying that incomplete application, and in-reply I send the letter with required information. 3. 11th Aug received waiver letter from MHRD Delhi. 4. 28th Aug Secretariat of AP send the waiver letter directly to Indian Consulate Chicago, (I got this information when my father inquired at Secretariat of AP) 5. 22nd Sept Passport office of Hyderabad send the waiver letter by email to the Indian consulate Chicago. ( (I got this information when my father inquired at Passport office hyd.) 6. Contacted Indian Consulate Chicago by mail/phone to confirm that they received all three waiver letter but no response from Chicago consulate. Finally decided to send the stage 2 NORI application to Indian consulate chicago. 7. 29th Sept. send the stage II NORI affidavit and fee along with cover letter stating that all three departments send the waiver letters to directly to Indian consulate Chicago. ( I attached copy of MHRD waiver letter and copy of Secretariat of AP waiver letter, my father able to get a copy of this letter) 8. 29th Sept fill the DS3035 application and send this application to DOS along with all the DS2019 forms, SOR and other documents (passport copy). 9.13th Oct received waiver letter from Indian Consulate Chicago. 10. 26th Oct Received copy waiver letter that send to DOS from Indian Consulate Washington 11. 04th Nov got copy of favorable recommendation send to USCIS from DOS 12. 06th Nov got letter from USCIS saying that they received letter from DOS and receipt numer. I used this number the check the status online. 13. 12th Nov USCIS updated on the website that they send the approved notification. 14. 16th Nov received the final waiver approved notice from USICS. It took 4 and half month for me to get complete wavier. Note: Don't wait by assuming that you will receive copy of waiver letter from respective departments in India. That may not be true, since I read the threads from the same forum saying that they did not receive letter from Indian after 1 year or so. So send someone to those departments get the information. also note if Chicago consulate receive all three letters then also they will not inform you that they received the letters from India. Thanks to you all since I got to learn many things regarding J1 waiver from this forum. All the best who being in the process of getting waiver and others. If you have any doubts let me know.