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I have been reading about the expedites for the I-129F petition.

I am the petitioner and I was wondering how it works for medical reasons. My mother is in severe declining health: congestive heart failure, 100% pacemaker dependent, and 30% heart function and steadily declining. And in all honesty with the way things are going I really don't know if my mom with even still be with us in the 7-9 months projected at TSC for my fiancé and I to get married.

She has met my fiancé once, but I want them to be able to spend more time together before it is too late.

Does anyone have any experience with this, do you know if this is a valid reason for the expedite of our petition?

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you so much.


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01/22/2018 - I751 sent to CSC

01/24/2018 - Delivered to CSC

01/26/2018 - Check cashed

01/29/2018 - NOA received (dated 01/24/2018)

05/11/2018 - Biometrics letter received (dated 05/05/2018) - USCIS reusing old biometrics, no appointment necessary

08/17/2018 - 18 month Extension Letter received

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I have been reading about the expedites for the I-129F petition.

I am the petitioner and I was wondering how it works for medical reasons. My mother is in severe declining health: congestive heart failure, 100% pacemaker dependent, and 30% heart function and steadily declining. And in all honesty with the way things are going I really don't know if my mom with even still be with us in the 7-9 months projected at TSC for my fiancé and I to get married.

She has met my fiancé once, but I want them to be able to spend more time together before it is too late.

Does anyone have any experience with this, do you know if this is a valid reason for the expedite of our petition?

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you so much.

I'm sorry to say, this won't help you expedite.


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I have been reading about the expedites for the I-129F petition.

I am the petitioner and I was wondering how it works for medical reasons. My mother is in severe declining health: congestive heart failure, 100% pacemaker dependent, and 30% heart function and steadily declining. And in all honesty with the way things are going I really don't know if my mom with even still be with us in the 7-9 months projected at TSC for my fiancé and I to get married.

She has met my fiancé once, but I want them to be able to spend more time together before it is too late.

Does anyone have any experience with this, do you know if this is a valid reason for the expedite of our petition?

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you so much.

If the medical issue was with the petitioner or the beneficiary, then an expedite might be possible.

Anyone else, no.


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http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

You can try, it won't hurt if you get denied but it may add more time to your process.

99% certain it will be denied as they are only given in extreme circumstances.

Also pretty sure it has to be the petitioner or beneficiary that is directly affected, being your mother (which I am so sorry to hear) I don't believe it is grounds to rush your finances visa.

Maybe set up a visit to the states? So they can spend some time together?


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Thanks everyone for your info!

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

You can try, it won't hurt if you get denied but it may add more time to your process.

99% certain it will be denied as they are only given in extreme circumstances.
Also pretty sure it has to be the petitioner or beneficiary that is directly affected, being your mother (which I am so sorry to hear) I don't believe it is grounds to rush your finances visa.

Maybe set up a visit to the states? So they can spend some time together?

Is this true about more time to the process? I was going try, just to try, because I felt like I had nothing to lose/nothing to gain if it didn't work. But I was not aware that it would add more time to my process.


ROC Timeline
01/22/2018 - I751 sent to CSC

01/24/2018 - Delivered to CSC

01/26/2018 - Check cashed

01/29/2018 - NOA received (dated 01/24/2018)

05/11/2018 - Biometrics letter received (dated 05/05/2018) - USCIS reusing old biometrics, no appointment necessary

08/17/2018 - 18 month Extension Letter received

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Thanks everyone for your info!

Is this true about more time to the process? I was going try, just to try, because I felt like I had nothing to lose/nothing to gain if it didn't work. But I was not aware that it would add more time to my process.

Don't quote me on that, I could be very wrong about longer process. I just don't want you to jeprodize the wait you've already gone through for something you could be denied for when you are in a hard situation.

Try and get your fiance to visit, spend some time together with your mum, and I hope you get your mum for longer yet.

All the best.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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I have thought about scheduling a visit, but honestly my fiancé and I are scared to do that. We know he can travel while in the process for the visa, BUT: ever since he received his tourist visa in 2013, every single time he enters the US, they take him to a room and question him. They always tell him someone has tried to use his visa to enter the US via Mexico and they always call the Pentagon.

So we have decided that any visits will be made be me to Colombia, because add those issues with his tourist visa and then immigration see he's in the process for a K1, we think its too risky.

Thank you for your well wishes for my mom!

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ROC Timeline
01/22/2018 - I751 sent to CSC

01/24/2018 - Delivered to CSC

01/26/2018 - Check cashed

01/29/2018 - NOA received (dated 01/24/2018)

05/11/2018 - Biometrics letter received (dated 05/05/2018) - USCIS reusing old biometrics, no appointment necessary

08/17/2018 - 18 month Extension Letter received

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I have thought about scheduling a visit, but honestly my fiancé and I are scared to do that. We know he can travel while in the process for the visa, BUT: ever since he received his tourist visa in 2013, every single time he enters the US, they take him to a room and question him. They always tell him someone has tried to use his visa to enter the US via Mexico and they always call the Pentagon.

So we have decided that any visits will be made be me to Colombia, because add those issues with his tourist visa and then immigration see he's in the process for a K1, we think its too risky.

Thank you for your well wishes for my mom!

The worst that could happen is he would be denied entry and sent back, but it would have no affect on your k1, if anything it'll show that he tried to visit you and couldn't which would have a positive affect on the k1 and to why you are doing it.

But I inderstand your resistance as that is a very odd situation when he visits you and obviously very stressful.

Let's just hope TSC speeds it's butt up, it's horrible seeing how long you all have to wait compared to CSC. Breaks my heart for every single person who has to be without the person they love, especially in situations like yours.

Keep us posted on your journey.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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