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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I know getting a visa to USA can take a looooooooooooooooooooooong time..

and..

According to the USCIS, cases may be expedited if they involve a serious financial loss, an

extreme emergency,or a humanitarian situation.

I wanna know, does anyone here tried to expedite their application? how? :help:


There is a pride most will never understand, it is a series of late night phone calls, I miss yous, see ya laters, sexy dress blues, lots of tears, endless prayers, care packages & love letters, countdowns, homecomings, best friends you've never met, dog tags, Skype dates: a military thing, you will never understand.

AOS Timeline:

03/14/2013 - AOS Package sent

03/19/2013 - I-485 and I-131 NOA's

03/26/2013 - I-765 Rejection Notice (signature missing)

03/30/2013 - I-765 sent

04/02/2013 - Received Biometrics letter for AOS - Appointment 04/26/2013

04/16/2013 - I-765 NOA

04/17/2013 - Received Biometrics letter for I-765 - Appointment 05/10/2013

04/26/2013 - Biometrics done in Hagatna, Guam

05/15/2013 - Got letter in the mail we have out interview date!

06/15/2013 - AOS Interview

06/7/2013 - Got my Advance Parole in the mail

06/17/2013 - GC approved!

06/26/2013 - Received GC in the mai!

ROC Timeline:

5/21/2015 - ROC packet sent

5/26/2015 - Extension Letter

8/4/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received in the Mail (8/14)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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just call the uscis line.. that's all it...


Febuary 13 - Sent I-129f

Febuary 17 - NOA1

March 15 - RFE

March 16 - Replied RFE

March 21 - NOA2

March 26 - NVC received

March 26 - Got MNL case #

March 26 - Received NOA2 hard copy

March 26 - Paid BPI $350

April 17 - Medical( St. Lukes)

April 24 - Interview (Administrative Review 221g

May 15 - received text from to go that visa is ready for pick up!! (OMG! finally!!)

THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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I know getting a visa to USA can take a looooooooooooooooooooooong time..

and..

According to the USCIS, cases may be expedited if they involve a serious financial loss, an

extreme emergency,or a humanitarian situation.

I wanna know, does anyone here tried to expedite their application? how? :help:

The language you read concerning expedites is "boiler plate" and included in any instructions for any visa or any petition. They do not generally apply, in practice, to K-1s

It is very common for K-1s to ask for expedites, it is extremely rare for them to be granted. 2 scenarios that seem to work...the petitioner (US Citizen) is in the military and has orders to be deployed to a combat area. The other is that the foreign beneficiary has a child that is likely to "age out" (turn 21) during the process. Not much else works. You need to provide evidence of either.

There really are no humanitarian issues pertaining to the PIs, hard to prove a financial loss of a fiancee that cannot work when they arrive and what "extreme emergency" would apply to a K-1? Expedites apply ONLY to the adjudication process, do not eliminate the chance of an RFE, and do not speed the process with NVC or the consulate. That requires separate expedite requests.

But it is FREE to try.

Edited by Gary and Alla

VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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we did it with our situation .we were granted after 5days..we tried it out and thought we will fail but we went thru it succesfully oweee! no harm in tryng though. and oh! never heard of humanitarian issues got approvd


Febuary 13 - Sent I-129f

Febuary 17 - NOA1

March 15 - RFE

March 16 - Replied RFE

March 21 - NOA2

March 26 - NVC received

March 26 - Got MNL case #

March 26 - Received NOA2 hard copy

March 26 - Paid BPI $350

April 17 - Medical( St. Lukes)

April 24 - Interview (Administrative Review 221g

May 15 - received text from to go that visa is ready for pick up!! (OMG! finally!!)

THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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If there are any other ways, I speak on behalf of the majority here when I say "PLEASE LET US KNOW!"


Feb 3, 2012 - I129F sent
Feb 6, 2012 - NoA1 Received
August 22, 2012 - NoA2 ( 198 days!!!!!)
Sept 6, 2012 - NVC Received Case
Sept 10, 2012 - London Received Case
Sept 15, 2012 - Packet 3 Received
Sept 20, 2012 - Medical
Oct 5, 2012 - All forms sent to the embassy
Nov 5, 2012 - Interview
Nov 5, 2012 - Administrative Processing crying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gifranting33va.gifcray5ol.gif

Love conquers all.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Honduras
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Tried but they didn't approve our expedite request... But it doesn't hurt to try. :)


El destino me ha unido a vos.


I-129F K1 Visa Process
[01.18.2012] Sent I-129F Petition
[01.20.2012] NOA1
[06.13.2012] NOA2 - no RFE's
[07.09.2012] Petition received at NVC; case number assigned
[07.11.2012] Petition sent to Honduras consulate
[07.13.2012] Consulate received petition package
[08.07.2012] Received interview date & Packet 4 in email
[10.10.2012] Interview smile.png - APPROVED!
[10.18.2012] POE Houston
[10.29.2012] Marriage <3

I-485 AOS Process
[12.14.2012] Sent I-485 Package with I-765
[12.19.2012] NOA1
[12.24.2012] Biometrics letter received
[01.02.2013] RFE notice
[01.05.2013] RFE hardcopy received
[01.07.2013] Biometrics appointment
[03.04.2013] RFE sent back to USCIS
[03.19.2013] EAD approved
[03.27.2013] EAD arrived in the mail

[09.21.2013] I-485 approved

[09.26.2013] Green card sent in mail

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Do you have a valid reason for wanting/needing an expedite? Do you have proof of this reason?

"It takes a loooong time" isn't a valid reason.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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It might be useful if people posted what reason they gave along with whether they were successful or not.


13th March 2012 - Petition Sent

15th March 2012 - NOA1 sent

20th March 2012 - NOA1 received

28th June 2012 - "Touched"

2nd October 2012 - NOA2

11th October 2012 - Received by NVC, Case # issued.

12th October 2012 - NVC sent case to London Embassy

15th October 2012 - Case received by London Embassy

7th November 2012 - Medical Exam

10th November 2012 - Packet 3 Sent

14th November 2012 - Packet 3 received by London Embassy

14th December 2012 - Interview Date Received

18th December 2012 - Interview - Approved pending updated Police Certificate

9th January 2013 - Updated Police Certificate & Passport sent to Embassy

16th January 2013 - Visa approved

21st January 2013 - Scheduled delivery of Passport & Visa

22nd January 2013 - Flying from LHR to DFW!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Honduras
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I filed an expedite request based on humanitarian reasons (danger in home country; based on countless worldwide news and government agencies reporting on the fact that the city we live in is #1 in the world most dangerous for violent crimes; sent in various news reports and evidence of imminent danger). Was denied on the basis of "not meeting expedite request criteria guidelines."


El destino me ha unido a vos.


I-129F K1 Visa Process
[01.18.2012] Sent I-129F Petition
[01.20.2012] NOA1
[06.13.2012] NOA2 - no RFE's
[07.09.2012] Petition received at NVC; case number assigned
[07.11.2012] Petition sent to Honduras consulate
[07.13.2012] Consulate received petition package
[08.07.2012] Received interview date & Packet 4 in email
[10.10.2012] Interview smile.png - APPROVED!
[10.18.2012] POE Houston
[10.29.2012] Marriage <3

I-485 AOS Process
[12.14.2012] Sent I-485 Package with I-765
[12.19.2012] NOA1
[12.24.2012] Biometrics letter received
[01.02.2013] RFE notice
[01.05.2013] RFE hardcopy received
[01.07.2013] Biometrics appointment
[03.04.2013] RFE sent back to USCIS
[03.19.2013] EAD approved
[03.27.2013] EAD arrived in the mail

[09.21.2013] I-485 approved

[09.26.2013] Green card sent in mail

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You seem to have misunderstood the point of an expedite request.

The criteria are set for a good reason, there is no any other way outside the criteria. The expedite option is there for people who really need it under extreme emergency situation and can prove it.

If there was a convenient way to expedite, everybody would request an expedite.

And if everybody virtually get expedited, there would be no differences.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I requested expedite due to upcoming military deployment with the evidence provided being- a letter from my flight commander stating high probability of an upcoming deployment, and a letter from myself stating why the lengthy processing would cause hardship.

For overkill I also included a few LES statements, orders to my current duty station (not deployment orders), photocopy of my CAC ID, my enlistment contract.

I was approved. I figure it doesn't hurt to try since all they can say is no, it will not delay your case if they deny it and you can request expedite every 60 days at most.

Edited by Daryll and Janine

K-1 Visa Application Process | 01APR2012 - Met fiance in person

[uSCIS]

12APR2012 - Sent I-129F/K-1 Visa Application via USPS (Received at Dallas Lockbox 15APR2012)

18APR2012 - NOA1: Case Received via Text/Email | Requested military deployment expedite | Check cashed

19APR2012 - USCIS expedite evidence request received via EMAIL (Evidence faxed & NOA1 Hard Copy received 20APR2012)

24APR2012 - USCIS expedite evidence request received via US MAIL | Mailed back their letter & evidence via USPS

26APR2012 - NOA2: I-129F Approved via Text/Email (NOA2 Hard Copy received 30APR2012)

[NVC]

23MAY2012 - NVC Received petition and assigned case #

25MAY2012 - NVC Sent to consulate in Manila, PH

[uSEM - MNL]

30MAY2012 - SLEC medical exam completed; 1 day total

08JUN2012 - Interview PASSED! Visa Approved!

22JUN2012 - US Entry (Dallas POE)

08JUL2012 - Married!

"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." - Saadi

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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It might be useful if people posted what reason they gave along with whether they were successful or not.

I agree!

Can you please post your reasons when you tried to ask USCIS to expedite your application? :D


There is a pride most will never understand, it is a series of late night phone calls, I miss yous, see ya laters, sexy dress blues, lots of tears, endless prayers, care packages & love letters, countdowns, homecomings, best friends you've never met, dog tags, Skype dates: a military thing, you will never understand.

AOS Timeline:

03/14/2013 - AOS Package sent

03/19/2013 - I-485 and I-131 NOA's

03/26/2013 - I-765 Rejection Notice (signature missing)

03/30/2013 - I-765 sent

04/02/2013 - Received Biometrics letter for AOS - Appointment 04/26/2013

04/16/2013 - I-765 NOA

04/17/2013 - Received Biometrics letter for I-765 - Appointment 05/10/2013

04/26/2013 - Biometrics done in Hagatna, Guam

05/15/2013 - Got letter in the mail we have out interview date!

06/15/2013 - AOS Interview

06/7/2013 - Got my Advance Parole in the mail

06/17/2013 - GC approved!

06/26/2013 - Received GC in the mai!

ROC Timeline:

5/21/2015 - ROC packet sent

5/26/2015 - Extension Letter

8/4/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received in the Mail (8/14)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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I requested expedite due to upcoming military deployment with the evidence provided being- a letter from my flight commander stating high probability of an upcoming deployment, and a letter from myself stating why the lengthy processing would cause hardship.

For overkill I also included a few LES statements, orders to my current duty station (not deployment orders), photocopy of my CAC ID, my enlistment contract.

I was approved. I figure it doesn't hurt to try since all they can say is no, it will not delay your case if they deny it and you can request expedite every 60 days at most.

WOW, CONGRATULATIONS ON A SPEEDY APPROVAL!!!!

Thanks for your service. :dance::dance::dance:


K-1

04/06/2012: NOA 1
08/13/2012: RFE Notice
09/21/2012: RFE Response Receipt
09/27/2012: NOA 2
10/17/2012: Embassy Received
12/31/2012: Packet 3 Returned
01/31/2013: Interview - Approved
02/07/2013: Visa Received
03/07/2013: POE - LAX

05/03/2013: Married

AOS; EAD; AP

06/03/2013: AOS - NOA 1

06/05/2013: EAD - NOA 1

06/05/2013: AP - NOA 1

06/27/2013: Biometrics

08/03/2013: EAD & AP Approved (Card received 18/12/2013)

08/21/2013: AOS Interview / I-485 Held for Further Review

08/27/2013: AOS Approval Notice

09/06/2013: Green Card Arrival

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Filed: Country: Russia
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What do you guys think? My fiancée in Moscow 2 weeks ago was sexually assaulted when she entered her building. A man Cornered her while pleasured himself. Fortunately he didn't touch or harm her.

It's painful to sit here and not be able to do anything.

( we got 1 month into whole process)

Now she lives scared and wondering if this maniac is following her around and if he's going to strike again. I'm frustrated and worries every time she says she's out and about.

You guys think if we provide a police report and a proper petition , is this a valid reason to expedite?

Edited by miguel.angel

N-400

03/28/2016 - N-400 sent
04/07/2016 - NOA1
05/03/2016 - Biometrics done

XX/XX/2016 - Interview letter in mail.
XX/XX/2016 - Interview date.

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K1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2012-03-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-30
I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-09-20
RFE Reply(s) : 2012-09-26
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-16
NVC Received : 2012-10-23
NVC Left : 2012-10-25
Consulate Received : 2012-10-29
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-11-20 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved

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