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I recently went to an Infopass appointment in Chicago to ask about my I131 application to travel as I applied in July(5months ago) and it hasn't even registered on the USCIS website to check up on. The guy was really nice, telling me that my case was at the final stage where it was basically sat on someone's desk waiting to get approved. I told him that I need to travel back to the UK in 2 weeks (4th Jan 2017) and that we had booked tickets and planned to attend my Mother's wedding with the understanding that it takes up to 90days for the form to be approved. He told us that we should email to ask for an expedite as my case is being processed in MO.
We did not have an email address for the MO centre so I rang them and expedited over the phone. The man at the Infopass appt. said that as it had been well over the 90days and that we had booked to attend my mother's wedding that expedition would go through as it is an emergency case. I received an email three hours after I requested expedition telling me that my case would not be expedited.

What can I do now? Everyone I have spoken to, including a family friend who is an immigration lawyer, says that firstly just the fact that it has been well over the 90days that we have grounds to expedite; plus that I am attending my Mother's wedding too makes it an emergency.

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I don't think going to a wedding makes it an emergency. if it was really that important you attend they can always postpone. the being over 90 days may though. good luck

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Expedites are for emergencies like medical reasons and such. Request for expedite for a wedding is highly likely to get denied.

ETA: Over the 90 days is not grounds for expedite but rather grounds for "getting a move on" your case so to speak. One thing to note that this is the holiday season so processing times are a lot slower. It may have played a factor in the delay. For now, keep inquiring.

Edited by NuestraUnion

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