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Hello all,

I am new here to these forums, and I have to say that the contents of these message boards is an incredible resource!

I do have a couple of questions, but first let me explain my situation. I am the USC and I married my wife in May 2010 in Mexico. Due to some health problems and some very expensive medical bills, I haven't been fortunate enough to have the financial resources to begin the K3 visa process until now. I have been traveling back and forth to Mexico since May to visit my wife and spend about a week or so at a time with her. Well, the last time I went to Mexico, I suffered complications from my diabetes, almost died, and spent a week in the ICU of a Mexican hospital. I was hit very hard financially because my health insurance isn't valid in Mexico.

I would live in Mexico here with my wife while the visa application process runs it's course, however I would be putting my life at risk by doing so, seeing as I don't have the financial resources to pay for more medical bills w/o insurance.

I need to be receiving a new medical treatment in the US in February, so two weeks ago my wife applied for a B-2 non-immigrant visa, and had her interview at the Mexico City Embassy so that she could be with me while I get medical treatment. Well, once they found out that I was a USC they denied her B-2 immediately, no questions asked, wham bam thank you ma'am.

I would go the route of a DCF here with the Embassy, however, I haven't been here for more than 6 months on the current Mexican Visa that I have, and staying here much more time isn't really a viable an option for me.

So I am going to file my I-130 with the intent of getting a K3. If my I-130 gets approved first or if my I-129f gets administratively closed, well so be it, we'll go the CR-1 route.

Ok, so after my schpiel, my questions are:

Can I have the petition/visa application process expedited at both the USCIS and NVC levels? If so, how would I go about doing so?

Would a letter from my congressman work? A letter from a doctor?

The bottom line is, I need my wife to be with me in the US as soon as possible so that she can be with me during my medical treatments. I need your advice! HELP!!!


Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2010-May-28

I-130 Sent : 2011-01-21

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-01-25

I-130 Approved : 2011-05-13

Official NOA2 Received: 2011-05-16

NVC Received: 2011-06-01

Received/sent ds-261: 2011-06-02

AOS Bill Received: 2011-06-03

Pay AOS Bill: 2011-06-07

Pay IV Bill : 2011-06-21

Send AOS/IV Packet: 2011-06-21

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-06-24

Consulate Received : 2011-06-24

Biometrics Appt: 2011-08-03

Medical Appt: 2011-08-10

Interview Date : 2011-08-12

Visa Received : 2011-xx-xx

POE : 2011-xx-xx

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 108 days from your NOA1 date.

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http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=16a6b1be1ce85210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD\

Here is the link you need for expedites. It is much more than simply asking for one. You'll need documentation to back up your claim and sufficient reason why your wife MUST go to the US to be with you

K-3 is dead, don't even bother with the I-129F. And there is no 'if' your I-129F will be administratively closed...it WILL be administratively closed.

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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you can ask for the expedite - unsure if you'll get it (my failing, not yours ) - but -

here's my handy-dandy expedite template -

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/255138-k3-k4-visa-converted-to-cr-1-by-national-visa-center/page__p__3918125#entry3918125

it's for K-4 child, but can easily refactor it for an I-130/Spousal petition.

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Most definitely do an expedite! Have u submitted the I-130 yet? If u have and already have a receipt notice (NOA1) with your receipt # u can call USCIS and ask for a service request for an expedite due to medical reasons. Start gathering your doctors notes/letter stating your condition and needed treatment. Within 5 days after u submit the service request, u will get an email from the officer working on your case asking u for evidence to support your expedite request. He will give u directions in the email on how to send it to him, usually via fax. Expedite usually takes up to 90 days for them to approve it. I got an approval after one month. Some people get an approval less than one month.

When u get approved with USCIS, your case goes to NVC. Once u get a case # from NVC, give them a call and ask how to request for an expedite. They will give u an email address and they will tell u what to put in the subject line to send an expedite request. Usually they forward your expedite request to the consulate (in your case, Mexico) and they will accept or not accept the expedite. If they do, NVC will forward your case to the consulate and everything that wasn't submitted or done in the NVC stage, u will complete in the consulate. In my case, our case was forwarded to manila (Philippines) consulate. Once they received it I was able to schedule an early interivew. I kept calling and asking if they had it in the system. Once they did I booked an interview date. If u have any questions u can message me. Read around the forums cuz there are great people here that are more than willing to help the "newbies". Hehe

If u look at my timeline u will c our journey has been smooth and speedy.3 months after submitting the petition with USCIS, we were able to get an interview date :) I truly believe prays can do miracles. God is good alllll the time! Good luck!


Married<3 August 20, 2010

Check out our wedding video :)

USCIS:

10-13-2010 I-130 sent

10-20-2010 NOA1 priority date (email & text)

10-25-2010 received NOA1 hardcopy

10-27-2010 service request submitted for expedite (hardship)

10-28-2010 received email to turn in supporting docs for expedite

11-02-2010 Faxed supporting docs for expedite

12-02-2010 CASE APPROVED!

12-07-2010 Received NOA2 hard copy

NOA1 to NOA2 - 43 DAYS

NVC:

12-09-2010 NVC receives case

12-10-2010 attained NVC case# & IIN. PAID AOS FEES. emailed request for expedite & choice of agent

12-13-2010 AOS PAID

12-16-2010 received email granting the expedite request

12-17-2010 NVC sent case to US Embassy in Manila. SIGN IN FAILED! CASE COMPLETE!

NVC - 8 DAYS

CONSULATE:

12-17-2010 Consulate receives case (electronically)

01-03-04-2011 Medical @ St. Luke PASSED

01-11-2011 Original interview that was rescheduled to:

01-27-2011 INTERVIEW- VISA APPROVED!

02-02-2011 Received Visa in the mail!

02-04-2011 CFO Seminar

02-09-2011 I arrived in the Philippines

02-16-2011 POE @SFO -<3

late february- received Green Card

03-15-2011 Received SSN

ROC eligible in November 2012

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you can ask for the expedite - unsure if you'll get it (my failing, not yours ) - but -

here's my handy-dandy expedite template -

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/255138-k3-k4-visa-converted-to-cr-1-by-national-visa-center/page__p__3918125#entry3918125

it's for K-4 child, but can easily refactor it for an I-130/Spousal petition.

*** moving to IR-1/CR-1 forum ***

Pardon my ignorance, but how would I go about reformatting it for an original I-130 Spouse petition without having an existing case number like your example?


Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2010-May-28

I-130 Sent : 2011-01-21

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-01-25

I-130 Approved : 2011-05-13

Official NOA2 Received: 2011-05-16

NVC Received: 2011-06-01

Received/sent ds-261: 2011-06-02

AOS Bill Received: 2011-06-03

Pay AOS Bill: 2011-06-07

Pay IV Bill : 2011-06-21

Send AOS/IV Packet: 2011-06-21

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-06-24

Consulate Received : 2011-06-24

Biometrics Appt: 2011-08-03

Medical Appt: 2011-08-10

Interview Date : 2011-08-12

Visa Received : 2011-xx-xx

POE : 2011-xx-xx

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 108 days from your NOA1 date.

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Most definitely do an expedite! Have u submitted the I-130 yet? If u have and already have a receipt notice (NOA1) with your receipt # u can call USCIS and ask for a service request for an expedite due to medical reasons. Start gathering your doctors notes/letter stating your condition and needed treatment. Within 5 days after u submit the service request, u will get an email from the officer working on your case asking u for evidence to support your expedite request. He will give u directions in the email on how to send it to him, usually via fax. Expedite usually takes up to 90 days for them to approve it. I got an approval after one month. Some people get an approval less than one month.

When u get approved with USCIS, your case goes to NVC. Once u get a case # from NVC, give them a call and ask how to request for an expedite. They will give u an email address and they will tell u what to put in the subject line to send an expedite request. Usually they forward your expedite request to the consulate (in your case, Mexico) and they will accept or not accept the expedite. If they do, NVC will forward your case to the consulate and everything that wasn't submitted or done in the NVC stage, u will complete in the consulate. In my case, our case was forwarded to manila (Philippines) consulate. Once they received it I was able to schedule an early interivew. I kept calling and asking if they had it in the system. Once they did I booked an interview date. If u have any questions u can message me. Read around the forums cuz there are great people here that are more than willing to help the "newbies". Hehe

If u look at my timeline u will c our journey has been smooth and speedy.3 months after submitting the petition with USCIS, we were able to get an interview date :) I truly believe prays can do miracles. God is good alllll the time! Good luck!

Thank you so much! I when I receive my NOA I will deff do that!


Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2010-May-28

I-130 Sent : 2011-01-21

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-01-25

I-130 Approved : 2011-05-13

Official NOA2 Received: 2011-05-16

NVC Received: 2011-06-01

Received/sent ds-261: 2011-06-02

AOS Bill Received: 2011-06-03

Pay AOS Bill: 2011-06-07

Pay IV Bill : 2011-06-21

Send AOS/IV Packet: 2011-06-21

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-06-24

Consulate Received : 2011-06-24

Biometrics Appt: 2011-08-03

Medical Appt: 2011-08-10

Interview Date : 2011-08-12

Visa Received : 2011-xx-xx

POE : 2011-xx-xx

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 108 days from your NOA1 date.

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Hi. I read that your process took only 3 smooth months. How were you able to get them to expedite it? I want to expedite my petition and I need to know what to do. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

What bis your reason for expedite?


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Most definitely do an expedite! Have u submitted the I-130 yet? If u have and already have a receipt notice (NOA1) with your receipt # u can call USCIS and ask for a service request for an expedite due to medical reasons. Start gathering your doctors notes/letter stating your condition and needed treatment. Within 5 days after u submit the service request, u will get an email from the officer working on your case asking u for evidence to support your expedite request. He will give u directions in the email on how to send it to him, usually via fax. Expedite usually takes up to 90 days for them to approve it. I got an approval after one month. Some people get an approval less than one month.

When u get approved with USCIS, your case goes to NVC. Once u get a case # from NVC, give them a call and ask how to request for an expedite. They will give u an email address and they will tell u what to put in the subject line to send an expedite request. Usually they forward your expedite request to the consulate (in your case, Mexico) and they will accept or not accept the expedite. If they do, NVC will forward your case to the consulate and everything that wasn't submitted or done in the NVC stage, u will complete in the consulate. In my case, our case was forwarded to manila (Philippines) consulate. Once they received it I was able to schedule an early interivew. I kept calling and asking if they had it in the system. Once they did I booked an interview date. If u have any questions u can message me. Read around the forums cuz there are great people here that are more than willing to help the "newbies". Hehe

If u look at my timeline u will c our journey has been smooth and speedy.3 months after submitting the petition with USCIS, we were able to get an interview date :) I truly believe prays can do miracles. God is good alllll the time! Good luck!

Hi

I apply for expedite and the operators said it was granted today ( August 22, 2011). I don't receive the E-mail notification yet but how long it will take them to sand the case to the embassy

Jo


USCIS journey

02/28/2011 I-130 sent

03/02/2011 USCIS received the case.

03/07/2011 NOA1

06/18/2011 NOA2 (approved 110 days)

06/27/2011 Received hard copy of NOA2

07/28/2011 Idiots at CSC shipped approved petition to NVC

NVC journey (after 1 months and 5 days since approval)

07/31/2011 NVC case number assigned & invoice number given

08/01/2011 filled DS261 online

08/02/2011 Paid AOS

08/03/2011 AOS fee marked as PAID

08/03/2011 AOS package sent

08/04/2011 IV fee invoiced and paid

08/05/2011 IV marked as paid, IV package sent

08/08/2011 IV and AOS received by NVC

08/12/2011 REF and returned in the same day

08/15/2011 REF received by the office

08/15/2011 REF2 false

08/17/2011 REF3 false

08/22/2011 expedite granted

08/23/2011 RFE received according to AVS

08/23/2011 Case sent to Embassy

08/23/2011 Case complete!

08/23/2011 SIF!!! ( top part of the website said the case was forward to embassy)

U.S. Embassy

08/26/2011 Embassy electronically received the case

08/29/2011 Interview date assigned on 10-16-2011 rescheduling requested to 09-25-2011

09/19/2011 Medical- DONE!!!!

09/25/2011 Interview

09/27/2011 visa received

USA

10/11/2011 POE

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how or what reasons can u guys expedite all the time?i have depression and panic disorder can i expedite?i see that the diabetes thing might work....but everyone needs and wants it to go pretty fast!save the expedite who really needs it!im confused with this!?

I expedited my case based on US National interest. I hear Medical situation work too.

Jo


USCIS journey

02/28/2011 I-130 sent

03/02/2011 USCIS received the case.

03/07/2011 NOA1

06/18/2011 NOA2 (approved 110 days)

06/27/2011 Received hard copy of NOA2

07/28/2011 Idiots at CSC shipped approved petition to NVC

NVC journey (after 1 months and 5 days since approval)

07/31/2011 NVC case number assigned & invoice number given

08/01/2011 filled DS261 online

08/02/2011 Paid AOS

08/03/2011 AOS fee marked as PAID

08/03/2011 AOS package sent

08/04/2011 IV fee invoiced and paid

08/05/2011 IV marked as paid, IV package sent

08/08/2011 IV and AOS received by NVC

08/12/2011 REF and returned in the same day

08/15/2011 REF received by the office

08/15/2011 REF2 false

08/17/2011 REF3 false

08/22/2011 expedite granted

08/23/2011 RFE received according to AVS

08/23/2011 Case sent to Embassy

08/23/2011 Case complete!

08/23/2011 SIF!!! ( top part of the website said the case was forward to embassy)

U.S. Embassy

08/26/2011 Embassy electronically received the case

08/29/2011 Interview date assigned on 10-16-2011 rescheduling requested to 09-25-2011

09/19/2011 Medical- DONE!!!!

09/25/2011 Interview

09/27/2011 visa received

USA

10/11/2011 POE

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how or what reasons can u guys expedite all the time?i have depression and panic disorder can i expedite?i see that the diabetes thing might work....but everyone needs and wants it to go pretty fast!save the expedite who really needs it!im confused with this!?

I told the guys at NVC what I do and why I need expedite. they just say ok. I don't even have to sand them a single document to prove anything. I just told them the truth and they granted the request.

if you have medical satiation . you can apply for expedite but you have to provide them with documentations to prove it. that what I notice from those who request expedite.

You can try only you never know.

Jo


USCIS journey

02/28/2011 I-130 sent

03/02/2011 USCIS received the case.

03/07/2011 NOA1

06/18/2011 NOA2 (approved 110 days)

06/27/2011 Received hard copy of NOA2

07/28/2011 Idiots at CSC shipped approved petition to NVC

NVC journey (after 1 months and 5 days since approval)

07/31/2011 NVC case number assigned & invoice number given

08/01/2011 filled DS261 online

08/02/2011 Paid AOS

08/03/2011 AOS fee marked as PAID

08/03/2011 AOS package sent

08/04/2011 IV fee invoiced and paid

08/05/2011 IV marked as paid, IV package sent

08/08/2011 IV and AOS received by NVC

08/12/2011 REF and returned in the same day

08/15/2011 REF received by the office

08/15/2011 REF2 false

08/17/2011 REF3 false

08/22/2011 expedite granted

08/23/2011 RFE received according to AVS

08/23/2011 Case sent to Embassy

08/23/2011 Case complete!

08/23/2011 SIF!!! ( top part of the website said the case was forward to embassy)

U.S. Embassy

08/26/2011 Embassy electronically received the case

08/29/2011 Interview date assigned on 10-16-2011 rescheduling requested to 09-25-2011

09/19/2011 Medical- DONE!!!!

09/25/2011 Interview

09/27/2011 visa received

USA

10/11/2011 POE

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