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First of, my sincere apologies if this has already been answered somewhere else. Im desperately searching for answers while Im admitted to the emergency room. 

 

Unfortunately and unexpectedly, my cancer has spread pretty bad to my lungs, and Im in the process of being transferred to the hospital to do further tests, biopsies, ct scans, blood, etc etc before starting chemo and/or potentially surgery. 

 

My question is, my wife is British and London based, and is awaiting her i130 approval (dec 2018 filer-texas) to come to America. Do we qualify for an expedited visa under my circumstance, or is there some alternative option for her to come over to see me in case of (god forbid) stuff gets a whole lot worse for me? 

 

She applied for a b1/b2 visa in the past, but got denied due to insufficient paperwork. Not sure if we can go this route again, or something else, I dont know. 

 

I would be eternally grateful if someone out there can help in anyway at all. 

 

Sorry for panicking.. and if this is in the wrong place. Thanks so much guys. 

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Well using the VWP is the normal option for somebody to visit, so my first question is why she applied for a B, does she have issues that prevented her using the VWP.

 

How long ago did she apply for a B?

Just now, payxibka said:

I think the previous Visa denial precludes any future esta eligibility 

Not so, certainly complicates matters.


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Just now, payxibka said:

I think the previous Visa denial precludes any future esta eligibility 

I think I read otherwise.....but I'm sure it would be a consideration.....

 


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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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26 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Well using the VWP is the normal option for somebody to visit, so my first question is why she applied for a B, does she have issues that prevented her using the VWP.

 

How long ago did she apply for a B?

Not so, certainly complicates matters.

She exhausted her esta stay (not over extended) so it was suggested she apply for a b1/b2 visa as we travel back and forth between US and europe... often. 

 

B1/b2 she applied for i believe back in November. 

 

 

28 minutes ago, payxibka said:

I think the previous Visa denial precludes any future esta eligibility 

I was also under this impression (and what embassy officer told her). Although theoretically, she could renew her esta now, i just fear the denial and long flight from LA back to London for her.. 

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Abused may be a more accurate term than exhausted.

 

She can of course apply for ESTA, not sure she would be approved, and like you say she may still be bounced is she seeks entry as a tourist. Applying for the ESTA would at least open or close that option.

 

Otherwise seek an expedite for the Immigrant Visa, would make it quicker but not quick.

 

 


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Apply for the expedite immediately, you have a good reason.  There was an expedite approval posted on VJ a day or two ago because the USC wanted their husband or wife in the US for the birthday party of one of their kids.  Your medical reason is much more valid in my opinion.  Sorry you're going through this, good luck with your expedite request!

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I'm an oncology RN, sending you long-distance best wishes and hugs!  Can you get hold of your recent clinical notes, or even a letter from your oncologist?  I would say you definitely qualify for an expedite!

 

Regarding the B visa denial, you said it was due to insufficient documents?  Could she get the correct documents and then apply again?

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On 4/1/2019 at 10:10 PM, Jorgedig said:

I'm an oncology RN, sending you long-distance best wishes and hugs!  Can you get hold of your recent clinical notes, or even a letter from your oncologist?  I would say you definitely qualify for an expedite!

 

Regarding the B visa denial, you said it was due to insufficient documents?  Could she get the correct documents and then apply again?

Appreciate the kind words. 

 

To put an end to this thread, after 10 long days in the hospital, I am finally home. 

 

Luckily, we decided to reapply for the B2 visa again, albeit with all my hospital documentation, and more importantly, my wife's correct and sufficient documents regarding her ties back home. (VERY VERY IMPORTANT... lease/employment/car payment/etc.) 

 

We requested an expedited application, which was approved, and she was granted a B2 visa and able to make it into the country safely. 

 

I don't recommend obtaining a visa via cancer, but for those who may encounter this thread in the future under similar circumstances, I hope you find this information useful and you stay positive and strong no matter what you are going through.

 

 

P.s. God bless all oncology RN's... You are truly special people. 

 

 

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