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Waiting for my sons i-130

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Hello everybody,

I was wondering if someone might be able to give me some advice on how to proceed with submitting the correct documents to allow my step-son to immigrate to the US? I filed I-130 in May. Is this situation treated differently from petitioning for a spouse? Do the same time lines apply?

Might I be able to request expidited processing due to humanitarian reasons? He is 3 years old and should be with his mom here in the US.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you


USCIS

4-7-10 Married

5-5-10 I-130 sent to Chicago Lock Box for (step)son

5-10-10 NOA1

8-18-10 Touched

8-19-10 NOA2

NVC

9-1-10 Received NVC Case #

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

You can try for an expedite for humanitarian reasons, you certainly cannot be approved for an expedite unless you ask. However, humantiarian visas are typically saved for those who have their lives in direct and imminent danger, not simply wanting to be with the mother. Plus, you'll have to answer as to why you didn't petition for the son when you petitioned for the mother so they could both travel together. Expedites are rare but certainly you can try

Otherwise, the processing times will be the same.

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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