It really depends on the type of waiver. If we focus on a spouse petition, a US citizen spouse, and the spouse have filed a 601-A provisional waiver, then that spouse generally is returned within one week.
There’s a separate type of a waiver. For example, there’s nothing to deal with the out-of-status time and some more of a criminal or other immigration violation. Those individuals can stay out of the country for six months to a year. It depends on the country.
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