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I filed for my I-765 in March and still hadn’t received it by August, so when I got a job offer to start September I applied for an expedite via my local congressman’s office. 

 

They told me if I have a job offer it’s pretty much guaranteed to be expedited, which is good because I’d heard the chances were pretty slim unless you had a huge financial hardship. I was worried about making rent like anyone else is but unfortunately he government apparently don’t consider that ‘extreme’ enough... 

 

Anyway, about 3-4 extra weeks since applying to expedite the response from USCIS came back and it sounds like they’re going to do it but it’s still confusingly vague, like it doesn’t give any kind of time frame, just says that I’m “in the queue”.....well wasn’t I already in the queue??! Here’s their response:

 

Thank you for your inquiry regarding this constituent’s immigration matter. This case will be routed for expedited processing. Once this case is reviewed, your constituent will receive a decision or notice of further action. Due to the extremely high volume of expedite requests for this case type, there are numerous cases involving exigent or humanitarian issues already in the expedite queue, and we are unable to provide a specific timeframe for the expedited review. The strict enforcement of the expedite criteria means that all cases sent for expeditious handling are urgent, and we assure you that this case will be adjudicated as soon as possible. 

 

So should I take that to mean they are going to expedite, or it’s still dependent on them reviewing my job offer evidence etc?? And if anyone here has been successfully expedited, what was the wait between getting this notice and getting your work permit??  

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11 minutes ago, peanutismint said:

I filed for my I-765 in March and still hadn’t received it by August, so when I got a job offer to start September I applied for an expedite via my local congressman’s office. 

 

They told me if I have a job offer it’s pretty much guaranteed to be expedited, which is good because I’d heard the chances were pretty slim unless you had a huge financial hardship. I was worried about making rent like anyone else is but unfortunately he government apparently don’t consider that ‘extreme’ enough... 

 

Anyway, about 3-4 extra weeks since applying to expedite the response from USCIS came back and it sounds like they’re going to do it but it’s still confusingly vague, like it doesn’t give any kind of time frame, just says that I’m “in the queue”.....well wasn’t I already in the queue??! Here’s their response:

 

Thank you for your inquiry regarding this constituent’s immigration matter. This case will be routed for expedited processing. Once this case is reviewed, your constituent will receive a decision or notice of further action. Due to the extremely high volume of expedite requests for this case type, there are numerous cases involving exigent or humanitarian issues already in the expedite queue, and we are unable to provide a specific timeframe for the expedited review. The strict enforcement of the expedite criteria means that all cases sent for expeditious handling are urgent, and we assure you that this case will be adjudicated as soon as possible. 

 

So should I take that to mean they are going to expedite, or it’s still dependent on them reviewing my job offer evidence etc?? And if anyone here has been successfully expedited, what was the wait between getting this notice and getting your work permit??  

No, they are just letting you know that it has been routed to the specialist to determine if it can be expedited or not. 

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Be careful for what you ask for . . . 

 

You are in the expedite line so hopefully you will get it this month.

 

Byt that line is also backlogged.  I've seen the occasional expedite take longer than normal processing when the request isn't made right after filing.  I thing you filed the expedite a few months ago so hopefully you are closer to the front of the line.


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25 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Be careful for what you ask for . . . 

 

You are in the expedite line so hopefully you will get it this month.

 

Byt that line is also backlogged.  I've seen the occasional expedite take longer than normal processing when the request isn't made right after filing.  I thing you filed the expedite a few months ago so hopefully you are closer to the front of the line.

That’s annoying, hope it doesn’t take too long. This is why I was concerned, because I was already in a queue to get a work permit, now it just feels like I’ve joined another queue without really knowing how long either of them are. This  system is completely broken. Extra frustrating when I could’ve probably applied for an expedite way back in like April if I thought it was going to make the process any faster. People on this forum said it was maybe 1% effective, and maybe that went up to 20% if you file through your Congress like I did, but speaking to the Congress office they say it’s pretty much guaranteed to get approved if you submit with a letter of job offer, so now I really wish I had done this months ago. With the backlog the way it currently is, it could’ve been as long as November or even December from me submitting my form mid March, so here’s hoping it comes through earlier now... USCIS is kind of a farce!  🤷🏻‍♂️

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31 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

No, they are just letting you know that it has been routed to the specialist to determine if it can be expedited or not. 

Actually, that’s not correct. I just spoke with my Congress office and they said that response means they ARE going to expedite, they just don’t know how long it will take.  Just wanted to let you know because there’s a lot of negative/inaccurate information floating around these forums. 

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Just now, peanutismint said:

Actually, that’s not correct. I just spoke with my Congress office and they said that response means they ARE going to expedite, they just don’t know how long it will take.  Just wanted to let you know because there’s a lot of negative/inaccurate information floating around these forums. 

Ok.....

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30 minutes ago, peanutismint said:

Actually, that’s not correct. I just spoke with my Congress office and they said that response means they ARE going to expedite, they just don’t know how long it will take.  Just wanted to let you know because there’s a lot of negative/inaccurate information floating around these forums. 

And you think the worker at the congressional office knows more than these experienced VJ users?

 

Once this case is reviewed, your constituent will receive a decision or notice of further action. 

 

The decision might be "No expedite". That sentence does not say your constituent will be approved for expedite. 

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An expedite would be determined on the basis of meeting the requirements, not by which route you chose to seek it.


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10 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

And you think the worker at the congressional office knows more than these experienced VJ users?

I get what you’re trying to say, but honestly this quote is quite indicative of the incredibly arrogant and “know it all“ nature of a lot of VJ users. Of course somebody at an official government office is going to know better than some random on an unofficial web forum?! Come on...

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I would always bow down to an Intern in some Congresspersons office.


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Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, peanutismint said:

I get what you’re trying to say, but honestly this quote is quite indicative of the incredibly arrogant and “know it all“ nature of a lot of VJ users. Of course somebody at an official government office is going to know better than some random on an unofficial web forum?! Come on...

Why are you asking the question on that forum then? 

 

Honestly, I remember users telling you before you got the the US that you wouldn't be able to work... That was a known fact, why would they expedite your EAD and not all others?

Edited by Lemonslice

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2 hours ago, peanutismint said:

Actually, that’s not correct. I just spoke with my Congress office and they said that response means they ARE going to expedite, they just don’t know how long it will take.  Just wanted to let you know because there’s a lot of negative/inaccurate information floating around these forums. 

 

2 hours ago, peanutismint said:

I get what you’re trying to say, but honestly this quote is quite indicative of the incredibly arrogant and “know it all“ nature of a lot of VJ users. 

 

 

Wait...you started it didn't you with the part in bold? You got a very sensible, polite answer from Cyberfx. The others who agreed have a lot of reputation points and average 10+ years on VJ. I think you got some really good replies. 

 

Let it go. You will get your EAD before long, one way or another,  and that's what matters. Good luck to you, Jon. 

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2 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

Why are you asking the question on that forum then? 

 

Honestly, I remember users telling you before you got the the US that you wouldn't be able to work... That was a known fact, why would they expedite your EAD and not all others?

 Not sure whether I should be flattered or creeped out that somebody “remembers“ my previous posts… But thank you.

 

I was asking the question because I hadn’t yet had a response from the Congress office; I don’t mean to be insulting, but it just seems like they would be a more accurate source of information than this forum, the members of which seem to more often than not fit the bill that I describes… Do you not agree? 

 

Also, the reason I’d still be asking about this after being ‘told’ on this forum is that, contrary to what some people here would have you believe, this forum is not the be all and end all of visa information. It’s just a normal Internet forum operated by normal people who get their info from conjecture and hearsay like the rest of us,  so forgive me for having the cheek to question the grand wizards of immigration...! 😄

 

 

10 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

 

Wait...you started it didn't you with the part in bold? You got a very sensible, polite answer from Cyberfx. The others who agreed have a lot of reputation points and average 10+ years on VJ. I think you got some really good replies. 

 

Let it go. You will get your EAD before long, one way or another,  and that's what matters. Good luck to you, Jon. 

“Started” what?  This post? Yes, I am the OP…   I didn’t say the answer wasn’t polite, just incorrect, and it seems like some people on this forum don’t like finding out that they aren’t the fount of all visa knowledge .  I did get some good replies, yes, but I just don’t think being on an Internet forum for 10+ years or having some kind of fake “forum points” has the cache of a real-world official ruling, so I wanted to try and help with a correction. 

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What real work official ruling?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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On 8/13/2019 at 2:22 PM, Boiler said:

What real work official ruling?

Real "world", as in, the people who have real official answers outside of this forum. Where in Wales you from Boiler? I just moved from Cardiff! Hope you're enjoying CO.

 

Anyway, great news; my status FINALLY changed to 'card being produced' this morning so it looks like the expedite backlog isn't quite as long as feared 🙆‍♂️

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