First of all my thanks to everyone who posted their comments and precious suggestions to help ppl makin their ways easier in immigration process. Below is my complete timeline of applying and getting J1 waiver.
Nov. 8, 2006 - Forms and affidavits got notarised to be sent to CGI Houston
Nov. 9, 2006 - Sent to CGI Houston for attestation
Nov. 10, 2006 - CGI Houston Recieves Documents and passport
Dec. 5, 2006 - Attested Documents return back to me (to be sent to authorities in India)
Dec. 6, 2006 - Attested documents sent to parents in India
Dec. 11, 2006 - Documents recieved in India
Dec. 19, 2006 - DS 3035, fee and other documents sent to DoS
Dec. 22, 2006 - Recieved New Delhi MHRD 'NORI'
Dec. 29, 2006 - DS 3035, fee and other documents recieving information available online on DoS website by entering case no.
Jan. 2, 2007 - Recieved Chandigarh Passport Office 'NORI'
Jan. 2, 2007 - Recieved Home Ministry Haryana (Chandigarh) 'NORI'
Jan. 3, 2007 - All No Objection Statements (NORIs) sent to me in US
Jan. 9, 2007 - NORIs recieved by me
Jan. 10, 2007 - NORIs and other documents sent to CGI Houston
Jan. 26, 2007 - All documents returned back bcos of incorrect fee
Jan. 30, 2007 - All documents sent back again to CGI Houston with correct fee this time.
Feb. 20, 2007 - Waiver Certificate recieved frm CGI Hosuton ( CGI forwarded one copy to Indian Embassy in Washington DC)
March 5, 2007 - Waiver Certificate recieved by Indian Embassy and sent to DoS
March 7, 2007 - DoS recieves Waiver Certificate (No Objection Statement from Indian Embassy)
May 9, 2007 - DoS sends Favorable Recommendations to USCIS
May 10, 2007 - USCIS recieves Favorable Recommendations from DoS
May 17, 2007 - USCIS approves J1 waiver
May 24, 2007 - Waiver recieved