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Hi guys, I requested expedite through congressman recently based on financial loss. Could anyone who also chose this route share some experience about the timeline? 

Below is what I have so far:

Day 1: Congressman submitted request

Day 5 (the 3rd business day): Congressman forwarded USCIS reply: 

"We have requested the file and it will be reviewed by an officer once we receive the file.  Your constituent should receive a decision or notice of other action within 30 days of the date of this notice."

Then what? Have you received similar message? How many days after that did you get any progress?

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18 minutes ago, tiantian2 said:

Hi guys, I requested expedite through congressman recently based on financial loss. Could anyone who also chose this route share some experience about the timeline? 

Below is what I have so far:

Day 1: Congressman submitted request

Day 5 (the 3rd business day): Congressman forwarded USCIS reply: 

"We have requested the file and it will be reviewed by an officer once we receive the file.  Your constituent should receive a decision or notice of other action within 30 days of the date of this notice."

Then what? Have you received similar message? How many days after that did you get any progress?

My question to you is why would you expedite through a Congressman for only so called financial loss? You literally went from 0-10 without going through the steps in between. 

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Just now, Cyberfx1024 said:

My question to you is why would you expedite through a Congressman for only so called financial loss? You literally went from 0-10 without going through the steps in between. 

Hi, could you explain a bit further? What do you mean by "the steps in between"?

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1 minute ago, tiantian2 said:

Hi, could you explain a bit further? What do you mean by "the steps in between"?

You could have called the NVC directly and tried to have it expedited that way instead of going directly through to a Congressman. 

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Just now, Cyberfx1024 said:

You could have called the NVC directly and tried to have it expedited that way instead of going directly through to a Congressman. 

OK, I saw what you mean. I originally was planning the phone call route, thinking I have two months to sort this out. Then one day unexpectedly, I got boss pressuring me to get it immediately coz he can't stand the potential uncertainty. Plus ongoing medical treatments and bills. I got really scared and called local congressman, and his office was more than encouraging, they suggest I act immediately, and took my request and submitted right after. 

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Read this post it has all the steps you are looking for and very good info


01/08/2018: Priority Date

01/19/2018: Checks cashed

01/22/2018: 3 NOA's received in Mail (I-130, I-485 and I-765)

02/09/201: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter scheduled for 02/22

02/10/2018: Email notification of RFIE :(

02/12/2018: Early walk-in for Biometrics, successful

02/16/2018: RFIE received for birth certificate and translation, sent back the same day

02/20/2018: RFIE response delivered, sent via Fedex

02/23/2018: Case status updated to RFIE response received

03/05/2018: Courtesy letter for I-693, medical exam received, letter dated Feb 28th

03/08/2018: AP application delivered by Fedex

03/19/2018: NOA for AP received in the mailbox

05/03/2018: AP ONLY approved (Approved in 56 days)

05/11/2018: AP received in Mail

05/21/2018: Email received,EAD card in production (Day 133)

05/22/2018: Interview scheduled

05/25/2018: EAD approval letter received in Mail

05/29/2018: EAD card and letter for interview (Jun.26th) both received in Mail, Woot woot :)

06/26/2018: Interview completed, now waiting for the magical email/letter...

10/30/2018: Went to Infopass, officer has not made a decision yet, an email was sent to him tell him I came to inquire

03/26/2019: Moved so updated our address online with USCIS

04/16/2019: I-130 petition approved

04/20/2019: approval notice received in the mail

04/22/2019: received notification of RFE for AOS I-485

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11 hours ago, tiantian2 said:

OK, I saw what you mean. I originally was planning the phone call route, thinking I have two months to sort this out. Then one day unexpectedly, I got boss pressuring me to get it immediately coz he can't stand the potential uncertainty. Plus ongoing medical treatments and bills. I got really scared and called local congressman, and his office was more than encouraging, they suggest I act immediately, and took my request and submitted right after. 

If it is working the way you did it and the congressman was eager to help then congrats! Good Luck! 

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On 6/5/2019 at 5:36 PM, tiantian2 said:

Hi guys, I requested expedite through congressman recently based on financial loss. Could anyone who also chose this route share some experience about the timeline? 

Below is what I have so far:

Day 1: Congressman submitted request

Day 5 (the 3rd business day): Congressman forwarded USCIS reply: 

"We have requested the file and it will be reviewed by an officer once we receive the file.  Your constituent should receive a decision or notice of other action within 30 days of the date of this notice."

Then what? Have you received similar message? How many days after that did you get any progress?

Believe that the response you note on your Day 5 is the same canned response from USCIS that everyone gets. ;)


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without a concrete job offer, it is unlikely to be expedited.  ours was approved within 3 weeks of the initial call but we had a job offer in hand.


i 485, 131, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite

05/22/2019    Rec'd RFE for job offer letter for expedited EAD. Sent. Also submitted to Senator's Office for their assistance.

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

 

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12 hours ago, debbiedoo said:

without a concrete job offer, it is unlikely to be expedited.  ours was approved within 3 weeks of the initial call but we had a job offer in hand.

Thanks for your reply! I did have the job offer and other bills all submitted via congressman. In your case, did the senator help out in any way?

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7 hours ago, tiantian2 said:

Thanks for your reply! I did have the job offer and other bills all submitted via congressman. In your case, did the senator help out in any way?

I dont know if it made a difference or not. other than the initial correspondence we had with them to submit it/help expedite, we havent heard from them. 


i 485, 131, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite

05/22/2019    Rec'd RFE for job offer letter for expedited EAD. Sent. Also submitted to Senator's Office for their assistance.

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

 

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