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Hi guys! So I need some clarification please!!

My petition for an expedited case at USCIS was approved. NVC received the case yesterday. I have called a few times to see what would be the next step. I have read so many different post about requesting to expedite case even at NVC as well. All 3 agents (when I called) told me that I don't have to request an expedite at NVC b/c it will automatically be expedited since the expedite was approved by USCIS. I asked to please make sure, b/c I am not doing too well (medically speaking) and was hoping to have an interview soon before a complicated procedure will be done to me. She asked me to hold and 2 minutes later she said, your case will be approved within this week to the next.

I am so confused, if it is approved, do I then pay AOS over there? I know that the IV is payed at time of interview because it has been expedited, but if people are having their cases expedited at USCIS, why are they expediting at NVC as well?

Please help!! Thank you!!


12/25/2013 - Officially became a couple

10/27/2014 - Married :wub:
12/26/2014 - Wedding Ceremony
02/20/2015 - NOA1
05/05/2015- NOA2
05/11/2015- NVC Received, Request for 2nd expedite
05/18/2015- Case Number assigned
05/27/2015- NVC/Embassy approved expedite request
05/29/2015- Case sent to Embassy
06/05/2015- Medical
06/08/2015- Vac Appointment
06/18/2015- Interview (APPROVED!!)
06/30/2015- Visa Issued!!! :dancing: :joy:
07/06/2015- Visa in hand
07/08/2015- POE (Miami)
07/18/2015- SS received

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I don't think that rep was correct in telling you that .

An expedite is only for the first step, you got approved for that and now that you are at the nvc stage you need to request an expedite with them and send in evidence for your reason .

Ask for a supervisor if you call again the first level people are kinda misguided sometimes .

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Hey mama,

They received your expedite quickly CONGRATS. If I was you I would still send the expedite email anyhow to NVC. It doesnt hurt to be on your P's and Q's. Plus with them you may never know.

Thank you ma!

Yes that is what I will be doing, I have the documents to prove it, might as well send it! :)

I don't think that rep was correct in telling you that .

An expedite is only for the first step, you got approved for that and now that you are at the nvc stage you need to request an expedite with them and send in evidence for your reason .

Ask for a supervisor if you call again the first level people are kinda misguided sometimes .

Will do, thanks for the advice!


12/25/2013 - Officially became a couple

10/27/2014 - Married :wub:
12/26/2014 - Wedding Ceremony
02/20/2015 - NOA1
05/05/2015- NOA2
05/11/2015- NVC Received, Request for 2nd expedite
05/18/2015- Case Number assigned
05/27/2015- NVC/Embassy approved expedite request
05/29/2015- Case sent to Embassy
06/05/2015- Medical
06/08/2015- Vac Appointment
06/18/2015- Interview (APPROVED!!)
06/30/2015- Visa Issued!!! :dancing: :joy:
07/06/2015- Visa in hand
07/08/2015- POE (Miami)
07/18/2015- SS received

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Just a clarification -- NVC cannot approve an expedite. They received the request and any supporting information, but they then have to contact the Embassy where the application will be processed. It is the Embassy that gives the approval (or denial) of the request to expedite.

I believe yu=ou have been given some bad information; I have never heard of there being an "automatic" expedite of the State Dept process just because USCIS expedited.

Good luck with your case.

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Just a clarification -- NVC cannot approve an expedite. They received the request and any supporting information, but they then have to contact the Embassy where the application will be processed. It is the Embassy that gives the approval (or denial) of the request to expedite.

I believe yu=ou have been given some bad information; I have never heard of there being an "automatic" expedite of the State Dept process just because USCIS expedited.

Good luck with your case.

Thank you so much for your information. I am writing the email as we speak.


12/25/2013 - Officially became a couple

10/27/2014 - Married :wub:
12/26/2014 - Wedding Ceremony
02/20/2015 - NOA1
05/05/2015- NOA2
05/11/2015- NVC Received, Request for 2nd expedite
05/18/2015- Case Number assigned
05/27/2015- NVC/Embassy approved expedite request
05/29/2015- Case sent to Embassy
06/05/2015- Medical
06/08/2015- Vac Appointment
06/18/2015- Interview (APPROVED!!)
06/30/2015- Visa Issued!!! :dancing: :joy:
07/06/2015- Visa in hand
07/08/2015- POE (Miami)
07/18/2015- SS received

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it may take 2-4 weeks for a response....So te trankila! Keep us posted.....I cant wait to hear when you get approved

I will mama, thank you!!


12/25/2013 - Officially became a couple

10/27/2014 - Married :wub:
12/26/2014 - Wedding Ceremony
02/20/2015 - NOA1
05/05/2015- NOA2
05/11/2015- NVC Received, Request for 2nd expedite
05/18/2015- Case Number assigned
05/27/2015- NVC/Embassy approved expedite request
05/29/2015- Case sent to Embassy
06/05/2015- Medical
06/08/2015- Vac Appointment
06/18/2015- Interview (APPROVED!!)
06/30/2015- Visa Issued!!! :dancing: :joy:
07/06/2015- Visa in hand
07/08/2015- POE (Miami)
07/18/2015- SS received

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to NVC forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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