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Good Morning!

 

My friend has filed for her husband.  They are about 6 months in. He hads fallen very ill. Can their case be expedited? Married 11 months ago in Ghana 

 

 

 

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Cheschirecat 

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7 minutes ago, Cheschirecat said:

Good Morning!

 

My friend has filed for her husband.  They are about 6 months in. He hads fallen very ill. Can their case be expedited? Married 11 months ago in Ghana 

 

 

 

Thanks 

Cheschirecat 

There are lots of unknown factors. Why does the husband's illness not be treated in Ghana? Is it untreatable? How does expedite help him or the US citizen? Only way to know is to ask for an expedite and see what they say. 

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13 minutes ago, Cheschirecat said:

Good Morning!

 

My friend has filed for her husband.  They are about 6 months in. He hads fallen very ill. Can their case be expedited? Married 11 months ago in Ghana 

 

 

 

Thanks 

Cheschirecat 

If he is "very ill" how is going to be able to travel to the US? Do they know it's probably cheaper to treat him in Ghana anyway? IMO, you can always try, but probably not going to happen.


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Like above, a lot of questions about the illness can be asked. If it's something that can spread, definitely not I would say. He has to also do a medical exam... so depending on the illness, he might not even pass it... but your "Friend" can try for it I guess.


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It is sad when things tend to hinder the visa process. In any event, an expedite request for Ghanaian national may not be approved but your friend can certainly try.


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Expedite criteria: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

 

As others noted, the specifics matter. Can treatment be obtained abroad? Documentation of the medical condition, treatment options, prognosis, etc. is necessary.

Keep in mind that even with an expedite, you're likely looking at a couple months still. Nothing is "fast"...just "faster". He will also need to be able to go through the medical exam.

An expedite at the NVC & embassy/consulate stage will need to be requested as well.

 

Also be aware that treatment within the US is very expensive, so having evidence of the ability to pay for the medical costs (directly or via insurance coverage) is suggested to avoid being a public charge risk.


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Thanks all! It so sad that this has happened to them. He is not contagious. Like anyone else, I’m sure she would love to be his caregiver. That’s her husband.I can only imagine what she is going through. Of course I pray the Ghanaian healthcare system is as good as ours and he makes a full recovery. 

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1 hour ago, Cheschirecat said:

He passed away. He was 41. Such a sad day 

I'm sorry for the loss.


Timelines:

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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:

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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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14 hours ago, Cheschirecat said:

He passed away. He was 41. Such a sad day 

Sincere condolences to you. I am sorry to hear this news.


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