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I'm am not completely sure it would happen or be the case for everyone, but my deployment window is coming up. I have not been notified, nor do I have orders to deploy...just the window where I am vulnerable to deploy. Anyway, yesterday I called the military helpline and asked what my options were and he said he would open a case for me and I will most likely get an email asking for evidence within 5 days. This morning I got just that. So I typed a quick memo stating my circumstances signed it, and got memo from my commander stating I was coming up as vulnerable for deployment between XX day and XX day being sure to let them know I hadn't been tasked and may not get tasked (I didn't want to deceive). I sent it from my work email as a pdf attachment and to my surprise 7 minutes later I received an expedite approval email stating I met the requirements. As I said, this may just be based on who is looking at the case, but it seems to have worked for me.


On 03/19/2015 you, or the designated representative shown below, contacted us about your case. Some of the key information given to us at that time was the following:

Caller indicated they are:
-- Applicant or Petitioner

Attorney Name:
-- Information not available

Case type:
-- I129F

Filing date:
-- 01/20/2015

Receipt #:

Referral ID:
Beneficiary (if you filed for someone else):
-- Information not available

Your USCIS Account Number (A-number):
-- Information not available

Type of service requested:
-- Expedite

The status of this service request is:

You or your representative contacted USCIS concerning your Form I129F to notify us that you were requesting an expedited review of your case. Below is a summary of what we found and how the issue has been or may be resolved.

We have received the information and/or documents you submitted and found that they meet the requirements for expedited processing of your Form I129F.

Your case is now under expedited review. You should receive a decision or notice of further action within 45 days from the date of this letter.

We hope this information is helpful to you.

Thank you,

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Follow-Up. I was also approved the same day (yesterday). There are private circumstances which would benefit her coming here before my deployment, it has to do with my children as they've already moved 4 times in the last 3 years and if I deployed again that would make a 5th. Anyway it wasn't really about just getting her over here asap, but continuity for my children. They are also no stranger to one another as we all lived together for over a year and half overseas.....

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Great news.

Just so you know, you would have to request for expedite for each step of the process. USCIS, NVC & Manila Embassy. Not sure if you were aware. Good luck!

My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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I did the same thing. Depends on who you deal with at USCIS. First 1-2 times I was told must have an actual tasking, then spoke to someone who told me to send a copy of proof that my window was coming up. Once that happened things rolled fast.

NVC & embassy was fast, didn't even bother expediting with them.

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I'm gathering my I-129f papers and I called up the Military helpline they told me to include my Orders, so I did, about to mail my packet within next week.

Make sure on the cover you put expedite and include a request letter. I'm sure they told you all that though, just looking out for you.

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