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After my last visit my fiancee is pregnant with twins (based on the date of conception there's no doubt I'm the father since it falls in the middle of my month long visit), is this a reason USCIS would expedite or give preferential treatment to our case?  I did include this information in the petition.  Also, what causes such a large variance in processing times of petitions?  I have been looking at different timelines and see some get NOA2 very quickly while others take twice as long, some people have Visa in hand after 5 months, others take upwards of 9.  As a first time filer what can I generally expect?

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1 minute ago, legatoblue18 said:

is this a reason USCIS would expedite or give preferential treatment to our case?

Nope..


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15 minutes ago, Georgia16 said:

Congrats on the twins :)

 

No, being pregnant is not a reason for expedite then there would be A LOT of pregnant people out there doing immigration.

Thanks, any info on why there is such a large variance in processing times?  We are just trying to plan where she will deliver, her due date is early April and I just mailed the petition on September 1st.  If it's finished

 in 5-6 months we're hoping she will be able to deliver here.

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4 hours ago, legatoblue18 said:

Thanks, any info on why there is such a large variance in processing times?  We are just trying to plan where she will deliver, her due date is early April and I just mailed the petition on September 1st.  If it's finished

 in 5-6 months we're hoping she will be able to deliver here.

Processing times can be very different because of a lot of things  JFH pretty much explained it so I will not do it also.

 

Just be aware that giving birth here is expensive and you need to have her on your insurance first also often with twins you give birth earlier. 

 

What country is she from? And do you have any red flags?


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17 minutes ago, Georgia16 said:

Processing times can be very different because of a lot of things  JFH pretty much explained it so I will not do it also.

 

Just be aware that giving birth here is expensive and you need to have her on your insurance first also often with twins you give birth earlier. 

 

What country is she from? And do you have any red flags?

She's a Filipina nurse living and working in Ireland (legally of course).  The only thing I have I'm concerned about is my ex wife falsely accused me of domestic battery which resulted in me being arrested but everything was dropped against me because it was obvious it was total BS. I had it expunged and I sent in all the certified copies showing this etc. 

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If you want an idea of a timeline for the k1 here's mine -

 

K1 documents sent - January 3rd 17

NOA1 - January 10th

RFE - July 23rd (Almsost 7 months to be issued an RFE!!!!) 😡

 

.......... and stillllll waiting for NOA2. Haha it's not a fun process! 

 

Obviously every case case is different, but that's mine!

 

Congrats on the twins!!

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when is she due?

 

I applied on september 2011 and got noa2 on january...visa interview april 3rd. If she is at least 3 months pregnant, that puts her due date sometime february- march. Is very unlikely  you will get her visa approved. Even if is a little bit before that, she wont be able to travel due to her pregnancy...on top of that, she is carrying twins so that means is a high risk pregnancy and usually twin pregnancy don't get to the 40 weeks (usually 34 to 38 weeks).

 

My adviced would be just to be patient and make peaces with the fact she (most likely) will give birth abroad, which is not an issue for the babies in terms of immigration. Once they are born you can go to the US embassy there and register your babies...


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1 hour ago, Lsthorpe1 said:

If you want an idea of a timeline for the k1 here's mine -

 

K1 documents sent - January 3rd 17

NOA1 - January 10th

RFE - July 23rd (Almsost 7 months to be issued an RFE!!!!) 😡

 

.......... and stillllll waiting for NOA2. Haha it's not a fun process! 

 

Obviously every case case is different, but that's mine!

 

Congrats on the twins!!

Hi! Wow, your case is taking so long. I am sorry :(
Have you called the USCIS? I guess you have all the rights to be angry now and ask about your case

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I would recommend her to give a birth in her home country.  It is going to be very expensive to give a birth here with no insurance.  Being fiance will not give you a reason to add her to your insurance.  Like others - being pregnant doesn't make any difference in processing time.  If it does then everyone will get pregnant and we will have a lot of people here just because they want to be in America and it is the easy way to get in.  I also told someone who is in the same situation as you are in, and she was hoping to make a case just because she was pregnant.  Processing date depends on when you apply not the situation that you are in.

 

Again, I would recommend her to give a birth in her home country and more likely it will be covered by her home country.  In the US, a vaginal birth will cost you up to 8K, and a C Section, will cost you up to 20K.  And with the twins, they will be doubled.

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Just chiming in to plus-one the idea of giving birth in Ireland. If she's got healthcare there, you all are much better off having the babies there. Cheaper by miles, plus, you really may not have time to get her on your insurance before they arrive AND because we really don't know how the healthcare law will pan out... it's entirely possible that we'll return to the days of pre-existing condition wait periods or policies not including maternity care. I would not want to roll those dice. With twins, uninsured, you're looking at $100k easily. 


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1 hour ago, Marta Proniagina said:

Hi! Wow, your case is taking so long. I am sorry :(
Have you called the USCIS? I guess you have all the rights to be angry now and ask about your case

Yes, we call every other week pretty much! 😂 We probably annoy them haha! The last time we spoke to them we were told that we should have our response by September the 7th (this Thursday!!) as that's UCSIS dead line for our case! And if we don't have our response by Thursday we can call and make ANOTHER case enquiry! 

 

With how things have gone so far I'm guessing we will be submitting another case enquiry! (Yay for us, not!)

 

Im just hoping to be there by Christmas!!! Is that realistic??? 😩😩

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5 minutes ago, Lsthorpe1 said:

Yes, we call every other week pretty much! 😂 We probably annoy them haha! The last time we spoke to them we were told that we should have our response by September the 7th (this Thursday!!) as that's UCSIS dead line for our case! And if we don't have our response by Thursday we can call and make ANOTHER case enquiry! 

 

With how things have gone so far I'm guessing we will be submitting another case enquiry! (Yay for us, not!)

 

Im just hoping to be there by Christmas!!! Is that realistic??? 😩😩

Oh geez! You are so strong. Good luck to you! And I hope you'll be there by christmas (and me too. haha. We are the April fillers)

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1 hour ago, topazfae said:

Being fiance will not give you a reason to add her to your insurance.

Actually, if she's living here it could give you a reason. I get health insurance through my company. They offer health insurance to domestic partners as well as spouses. A domestic partner is defined as someone you live with that you're in a committed relationship with. I was able to get my fiance health insurance from the day she arrived doing it that way. I just had to submit a form to them saying we lived together and were in a committed relationship. Not sure if that will work for everyone but it worked for us

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