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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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Hey guys! I just had a quick question about the possibility of my case being expedited. Is that option only for the benefit of the petitioner or the beneficiary as well? The problem is, currently in Trinidad, where I'm staying for a while, there's quite a bit of hurricanes and floods going on. Honestly it's quite annoying and I don't really want to wait it out unless I have too. If I can't expedite my case, I'll just transfer it over to Germany and wait there for my NOA2 approval. Any ideas/experiences/helpful tips anyone?

Edit//: Just to clear up any possible confusion, I am a dual citizen between Germany and Trinidad!!

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Hey guys! I just had a quick question about the possibility of my case being expedited. Is that option only for the benefit of the petitioner or the beneficiary as well? The problem is, currently in Trinidad, where I'm staying for a while, there's quite a bit of hurricanes and floods going on. Honestly it's quite annoying and I don't really want to wait it out unless I have too. If I can't expedite my case, I'll just transfer it over to Germany and wait there for my NOA2 approval. Any ideas/experiences/helpful tips anyone?

Edit//: Just to clear up any possible confusion, I am a dual citizen between Germany and Trinidad!!

Quick answer. No. There is a difficult criteria to be met to qualify for expedite a case. Bad weather isn't on the list.

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Quick answer. No. There is a difficult criteria to be met to qualify for expedite a case. Bad weather isn't on the list.

No I figured, but this is kind of worse than bad weather. A lot of my family houses are literally getting flooded out and the hurricane are kind of ruining peoples houses. For now I'm good, I'm just worried about the future.


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November 16th - Got marriage certificate

November 20th - Married!!! <3
December 9th - AOS package sent

December 18th - NOA's received for all three!!

December 21st - NOA1 hard copy in the mail

Dec 30th - Bio-metrics letter in the mail

Jan 12th, 2016 - Bio-metrics completed!!

Jan 15th - RFIEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 23rd - RFIE response mailed back
Feb 26th - RFIE response received
March 8th - EAD/AP APPROVEDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!! (On my birthday too~)

March 16th - Card received in the mail~
May 17th - GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!! NO INTERVIEW NEEDED

May 23rd - NOA approval in the mail

May 25th - Green card in HAAAAAAAAAAAAAND

Future ROC filing date: Feb 16th, 2018

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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No I figured, but this is kind of worse than bad weather. A lot of my family houses are literally getting flooded out and the hurricane are kind of ruining peoples houses. For now I'm good, I'm just worried about the future.

Having lived thru many monsoons so feel for you but I doubt they would allow an expedite for your case. Its not easy to get an expedite for any case.

Good luck to you.

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You can try. Nothing to lose. Just have really convincing proof that you need to get expedited because of natural disaster

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What proof do you suggest he submits? What would convince USCIS?

They have to meet one or more of the expedite criterion of USCIS. Here is the list:

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

If they can perhaps provide pictures of their current living situations, news about how bad the weather is, any bulletins or announcements from their local government. Stuff like that. Anything to show that it really is an emergent situation.

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I think I remember from one of your other threads that you said you lived in Germany...if your permanent residence isn't in Trinidad and you're just visiting family or whatever, then you're not going to get expedited. I also think that there is a pretty high bar for being expedited (as it should be), so unless these storms are life-threatening, I wouldn't get my hopes up.

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Hey guys! I just had a quick question about the possibility of my case being expedited. Is that option only for the benefit of the petitioner or the beneficiary as well? The problem is, currently in Trinidad, where I'm staying for a while, there's quite a bit of hurricanes and floods going on. Honestly it's quite annoying and I don't really want to wait it out unless I have too. If I can't expedite my case, I'll just transfer it over to Germany and wait there for my NOA2 approval. Any ideas/experiences/helpful tips anyone?

Edit//: Just to clear up any possible confusion, I am a dual citizen between Germany and Trinidad!!

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I definitely don't think so especially if you somehow mentioned you live or will live in Germany (I guess I have seen you saying something like that before). They're very picky about it and they don't accept even the people living under war conditions (Ex: Syrians). Last week my fiancé filled the request to get expedited since he's a member of the US Navy and still on duty. They said it is not an actual reason but if he leaves on deployment or for some other reason it could be. Since he is the ship he is always gone but won't be deployed again until 2016, they let him go for it but they gave him a 5 to 30 days to call him back about it. I am not stressing since we are almost reaching our 6 months mark.

Good luck!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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They have to meet one or more of the expedite criterion of USCIS. Here is the list:

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

If they can perhaps provide pictures of their current living situations, news about how bad the weather is, any bulletins or announcements from their local government. Stuff like that. Anything to show that it really is an emergent situation.

He will find a passing hurricane or even a flood that took place over a few days will be accepted as a need to expedite the case.

One good thing about your suggestion is it will occupy the people to take their minds off reality. The bad things are it wont work, provokes a false sense of hope and takes up USCIS time.

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He will find a passing hurricane or even a flood that took place over a few days will be accepted as a need to expedite the case.

One good thing about your suggestion is it will occupy the people to take their minds off reality. The bad things are it wont work, provokes a false sense of hope and takes up USCIS time.

Like I said on my previous post, it is up to them if they want to try or not. Nothing to lose from trying. Nothing on my post provokes a false sense of hope because I never once said "you have a good case, go for it. You will surely be approved". I'm merely stating the requirements they have to meet in order for their request to be approved (which can be found on the USCIS website as well).

Anyone CAN and are ALLOWED to request expedite (as long as they meet the requirements), its up to USCIS to decide if it is good enough or not. If USCIS thinks its a waste of time, then let them determine that.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Like I said on my previous post, it is up to them if they want to try or not. Nothing to lose from trying. Nothing on my post provokes a false sense of hope because I never once said "you have a good case, go for it. You will surely be approved". I'm merely stating the requirements they have to meet in order for their request to be approved (which can be found on the USCIS website as well).

Anyone CAN and are ALLOWED to request expedite (as long as they meet the requirements), its up to USCIS to decide if it is good enough or not. If USCIS thinks its a waste of time, then let them determine that.

I think everyone knows what they do is up to them. When I read your post is says they can simply send in proof of the " emergent situation " as though that will cause USCIS to approve the expedite which is I have to assume you gave the info.

I do agree there is nothing to lose in trying other than the time wasted on the effort and the sense of false hope during the wait. However I do admit its " up to them " which is why I suppose the O P asked the question.

Thanks for pointing out that USCIS is the governing agency and they determine what is a waste of time because its " up to them " to do that.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Trinidad has a rainy season which ends in December.

Seems that this year has been wet.


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Expedites are approved with real life and death emergencies

that's verified or due to enormous financial collapse to petitioner

like if they own a large company and with the beneficiary been there

the business cannot continue to keep employees and the lay-off would

affect many others and their families....but no harm in trying

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Libya
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Hi,

I definitely don't think so especially if you somehow mentioned you live or will live in Germany (I guess I have seen you saying something like that before). They're very picky about it and they don't accept even the people living under war conditions (Ex: Syrians). Last week my fiancé filled the request to get expedited since he's a member of the US Navy and still on duty. They said it is not an actual reason but if he leaves on deployment or for some other reason it could be. Since he is the ship he is always gone but won't be deployed again until 2016, they let him go for it but they gave him a 5 to 30 days to call him back about it. I am not stressing since we are almost reaching our 6 months mark.

Good luck!


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