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Sick husband, needs emergency surgery. How do I expedite his case?

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I’m a us citizen and my husband is sick, in constant pain and he needs an emergency surgery. He case was approved / all required documents today (feb 2 2019). I know it’s getting close but the surgery can not wait and needs to be done ASAP. The medical care in his home country is very bad and they can’t perform surgery. How can I expedite this ?

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Is your case at the NVC? I think you would need a NVC case number to be able to submit an expedite now and I’m not sure how that works once the case is transferred to the embassy. You can certainly try to expedite it under an emergency situation circumstance with proof that he cannot receive the care he needs in his country. Is it possible for him to travel to another country for the procedure? That might be the quickest way to get him the care he needs. Best wishes to you! 


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POE: 06/07/2018

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Just now, Camarasaran said:

I’m a us citizen and my husband is sick, in constant pain and he needs an emergency surgery. He case was approved / all required documents today (feb 2 2019). I know it’s getting close but the surgery can not wait and needs to be done ASAP. The medical care in his home country is very bad and they can’t perform surgery. How can I expedite this ?

To be honest I don't know if they expedite a case based on the beneficiary needing surgery. Where is your case now? Still at USCIS or at NVC already? The first step would be to call the 'location' where the petition is right now to find out if your situation would be applicable to expedite. They usually can tell you after that what you need to do to put in an expedite request.

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20 minutes ago, NigeriaorBust said:

  Expedite can only speed things up so much ,  he would still need medical and an interview.   How long can he put things off and do you have proof of his diagnosis ? 

 

Yeah I agree with this it’s kinda tough now. You can expedite at the NVC stage but that stage is only a few weeks long anyway. By the time you did you probably would have your case forwarded to the embassy already and from there it just a waiting game for open interviews and a medical. Make sure you get everything ready for the medical and interview ASAP and seriously look into a possible third country option for the surgery. 


K-1 VISA

I129F Sent: 08/23/2017

NOA 1: 08/25/2017

NOA 2: 02/27/2018

NVC Received: 03/14/2018

NVC Case #: 03/15/2018

NVC Left: 03/24/2018

Embassy Received: 03/28/2018

Medical: 05/08/2018

Interview: 05/15/2018 

Visa issued: 05/18/2018

Visa received: 05/23/2018 

 

AOS

POE: 06/07/2018

SSN applied: 06/12/2018

SSN received: 06/28/2018

AOS Sent: 07/27/2018

Biometrics: 08/23/2018

Interview: 10/30/2018

Approval: 10/30/2018 

NOA2: 11/05/2018

Green card Received: 11/08/2018

 

 

NO MORE USCIS UNTIL ROC!!!!!😁

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, K & R said:

Is your case at the NVC? I think you would need a NVC case number to be able to submit an expedite now and I’m not sure how that works once the case is transferred to the embassy. You can certainly try to expedite it under an emergency situation circumstance with proof that he cannot receive the care he needs in his country. Is it possible for him to travel to another country for the procedure? That might be the quickest way to get him the care he needs. Best wishes to you! 

Yes it’s currently At the NVC. Yes possible for him to go to another country but it’s very expensive. 

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1 hour ago, C90 said:

To be honest I don't know if they expedite a case based on the beneficiary needing surgery. Where is your case now? Still at USCIS or at NVC already? The first step would be to call the 'location' where the petition is right now to find out if your situation would be applicable to expedite. They usually can tell you after that what you need to do to put in an expedite request.

It’s currently at the NVC . Waiting for an interview. 

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1 hour ago, K & R said:

Yeah I agree with this it’s kinda tough now. You can expedite at the NVC stage but that stage is only a few weeks long anyway. By the time you did you probably would have your case forwarded to the embassy already and from there it just a waiting game for open interviews and a medical. Make sure you get everything ready for the medical and interview ASAP and seriously look into a possible third country option for the surgery. 

Money is just currently tight right now . 

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20 minutes ago, Boiler said:

How would you afford it in the US?

I obtained a ITIN for my spouse last year and added her to my insurance this year so covered as soon she touches down in the US. Deductibles will still have to be met and that in itself is not cheap. I have a high deductible insurance so I have saved a lot (the max allowed per year) in my HSA account for the past 8 years for emergencies like surgeries. I don't know what her situation is but I'm assuming she probably already started preparing for the husband's care in the US.

Edited by nastra30

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Might raise some public charge issues as well if there is a pending medical issue with emergency surgery needed and money is already too tight to do it in a nearby country.

Keep in mind costs if things don't go as planned.

 

Not suggesting it will be an issue...just something to consider.

 

No harm in requesting an expedite.

 

I wish you both the best.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Please don’t listen to any of these people. I waited so long before requesting expedited for my case, that I could’ve been in serious medical danger. I was expedited at both USCIS and NVC. Please feel free to message me. And don’t feel discouraged!

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