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Just want find out what your opinions are regarding the topic on hand. We're having problems here in "good old South Africa" for years now but only since A day or what ago I've really started to worry. My Kids and my own petition is way past 6 months and haven't gotten any news regarding a rfe or a noa2 at all. We deal with daily situations regarding violent land grabs and murder and all the other crime that we unfortunately see as normal by now here. The real problem is the terrible xenophobic attacks all over. Even though I consider myself South African I must say this is really worrying me even more since it seems that terrorist group boko haram has now Also become part of this whole terrible mess by giving the country 24 hours to put a stop to the xenophobic attacks claiming so many innocent lives here! And then of cause the butchering of South Africans will follow if they don't stop! Could this not be a good enough reason for us to ask for them to consider expediting our case?

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You can try, but it is a long shot.

Severe financial loss, illness, severe natural disaster and war-like civil unrest can be grounds for expedite. Which you have to prove to USCIS.

Also, given that you are 6 months in and hopefully due your NOA-2 in the next 1-2 months, I do not know how much time you gain. It is only the USCIS portion that gets expedited, the rest goes on as usual...

K1 time line


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016

AOS Time Line


AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)


ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018


ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)


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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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I personally don't think that what is happening is South Africa will qualify for an expedite. I think that would be very hard to prove. I think you would have to show that you and your kids have be directly affected by this.

Also I agree with Tabeak I don't know how much time you would gain. I think you are probably pretty close. And once your petition reaches South Africa it will move very fast.

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Oh yes! Everything is all together! Like my kids say " mommy needs to the stickers for our passports! "Lol think I might need to reapply for my police clearance if this takes much longer though! Just wish there was some indication that they're busy with it!

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No harm in trying, one person got it living in Nigeria

but she was a USC living there 7 yrs with her 2 USC kids

who had also picked up fly sores....her husband was deported

ohn an over-stay only & driving with no license...se was approved

I tink the fact that her & kids were USC & targets,they were approved

for expedite...terrorists had blown up her street & they had to sneak

into church on Sundays

Edited by Jawaree

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Have you thought of moving to a safer area?

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Well I don't know of a safer area to start off with. It's national the problem. Has been for years now. Not even mentioning the accommodation problems. Things are so expensive here and unfortunately things are still very devided here. There's no cheaper accomdation options for us or public transport. So unless I want to take a chance with my kids lives and set up a tent somewhere I really don't hve Any choice but to be grateful for the place we have currently. Just really praying we get that email soon seeing as it will take another month after that at the least still to get the interview and things done! So glad u all got the notices! Must b such a relief!

Edited by DerekYolande82

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