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Hi all,

 

Hurricane Harvey victim here. I requested an expedition of my case on 09/12/17 and have yet to hear from USCIS. My house got completely destroyed with about 5.5' of water. Unfortunately, I was uninsured so I have to take a $200k loan out to fix my house. On top of that, I have to pay for my apartment that I am currently staying in and I am paying for my wife's living expenses abroad. As many of you can imagine, this has caused an extreme financial burden on me and a huge financial loss. Everything I have been working for since graduating 5 years ago, gone. I wrote my congressman to see if he could somehow help me expedite my case. He sent me an email and said he would contact them. I hope he can help.

 

USCIS has yet to ask for evidence or assign my case to a caseworker. Do you guys think I will have any success?

 

*EDIT-wife is also pregnant. 

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No harm trying.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Just received a response:

 

"The status of this service request is:

Your request has been forwarded to the proper department for further review. You should receive a decision or notice of other action shortly.

We hope this information is helpful to you."

 

When I tell someone I'll get back to them shortly, I mean 10-20 minutes. It's been 3 days...

 

Does anyone know how long it takes to expedite? 
 

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10-20 minutes doesn't happen with immigration.

 

Hopefully it's within a few more days, but there is no hard timeline. I've seen approvals in a few days and denials take months to hear back.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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We actually heard back on ours months after filing it - it was a no.  We already had a second I-130 approved by then.

 

The pregnancy thing is not going to help.


3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.

 

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Expedite approvals are usually done within a couple of weeks.  If it's a denial, it can take longer till you hear, or you may not hear anything at all till your case gets approved within the normal timeframe.


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3 hours ago, Jones.Chris said:

I had my case expedite approved within 3 days when I explained to them my wife was in an area devastated by Harvey - hope you have some luck with them.

Hollywood?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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On 10/13/2017 at 5:13 AM, Jones.Chris said:

I had my case expedite approved within 3 days when I explained to them my wife was in an area devastated by Harvey - hope you have some luck with them.

What was your reason to expedite? Financial loss?

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I called USCIS today and spoke with a Level 2 officer. She said my request is under review and I should call next week if I don't hear anything. I think I have a strong case and it would be quite shocking if I were to be denied.

 

I'll keep everyone posted.

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18 minutes ago, Gegee said:

Where do I go to request an expedite?

Call up USCIS.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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On 10/20/2017 at 5:44 PM, HoustonCPA1989 said:

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Happy Friday Everyone! My expedite was approved and my I-130 was also approved!

Hi @HoustonCPA1989, congrats on getting your expedite approved and I hope by now your family is together. I wanted to see how your case went as I just had my expedite for severe financial loss accepted and I-130 accepted on Feb 12, then today Feb 14 my case was sent to NVC. How long did it take you to get your NVC case number? Did you expedite the case at NVC also? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


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October 13, 2017: I-130 sent via USPS Priority

October 16, 2017: I-130 received

October 19, 2017: I-130 NOA1 email received

October 24, 2017: I-129F sent

October 26, 2017: I-129F received

November 2, 2017: I-129F NOA1 email received

November 14, 2017: I-129F request to expedite by phone

November 30, 2017: I-129F request to expedite denied

February 9, 2018: I-130 request to expedite by phone

February 9, 2018: I-130 approved

February 9, 2018: I-129F terminated

February 12, 2018: I-130 NOA2 email received

February 12, 2018: I-129F NOA2 email received

February 13, 2018: I-130 request to expedite denied (lol, I didn't understand the denial to expedite since the I-130 was approved on the same day as the request)

February 14, 2018: I-130 sent to NVC

February 20, 2018: NVC received

April 30, 2018: NVC Case Number Generated

May 1, 2018: Paid IV and AOS Fees

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