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Does a Congressman's help initiate an Expedite Request?

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Hi everyone,

I contacted my congressman in late January for help with the visa process. He has since reached out the NVC, and he sent me a letter with the following response from the NVC:

"Thank you for your email regarding the immigrant visa filed by X on behalf of Y with Case Number CRO123456.

The National Visa Center (NVC) received Ms. X's expedite request for the immigrant visa petition on behalf of Mr. Y. The request was forwarded to the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. When a response is received, your office will be notified with further instructions.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to your office or to your constituent.

Kind regards,"

I am confused. I did not initiate an expedite request. I just wanted to see if my Congressman could get more info and updates on our case. If you get your Congressman involved, does that initiate the expedite?

Also, why would the NVC send the request to the Embassy in Cairo when all the paperwork is still at the NVC? We are still waiting for a CC.

Any thoughts?

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Ask the intern who did it?


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Unfortunately your response doesn't help me as I don't know the "intern" who has my case.

Perhaps I should be more clear in my question. Does getting your congressman/woman involved automatically intiaite an expedite request because a third party is involved?

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Perhaps I should be more clear in my question. Does getting your congressman/woman involved automatically intiaite an expedite request because a third party is involved?

No

As for the "ask the intern" statement in a previous post, the actual Representative or Senator does not make the call to the agency, one of their staff member's does it on their behalf. Did the staffer in your Congressman's office that you have been dealing with take it upon themselves to request an expedite on your behalf?


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