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Hi everyone!

 

so I  have been waiting for a while for my case to become current. It seems like just when i thought i would be there sometime this year, everything started going at a snails pace. I am currently residing in the united states. my question is ...Is there a way that I can I have my petition fast track?  I am from the Bahamas and after Hurricane Dorian, I don't have a home to go to over there.

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What visa category?

 

The petition can be expedited with a valid reason. https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-a-chapter-5

If this is a family preference visa, the Priority Date cannot be expedited in any way. Expediting the petition would just mean it sits longer at NVC instead.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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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32 minutes ago, geowrian said:

What visa category?

 

The petition can be expedited with a valid reason. https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-a-chapter-5

If this is a family preference visa, the Priority Date cannot be expedited in any way. Expediting the petition would just mean it sits longer at NVC instead.

Also, on what status are you currently residing in the US?

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9 minutes ago, shipmate said:

I am living with some family members. I was given 6 months from CBD/ I am on 6 weeks so far

If you came here 6 weeks ago thinking you would stay until you could adjust status, you may be in for some unpleasantness.  If your number does not get current before your 6 months is up, you will have to leave - you cannot adjust from overstay (and you may get a ban depending on length of any overstay). Moreover if you do any work or go to school or anything not just “visiting” now you will have violated your B status and again be unable to adjust status.  

 

of course no one knows exactly how the visa bulletin will progress, but a quick look at the current VB doesn’t look particularly hopeful for you. 

When CBP asked you the purpose of your “visit”, what did you say?

Edited by SusieQQQ

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As noted, you can request an expedite for the petition with a sufficient reason.

Also as noted, the petition being processed faster does not impact the Priority Date (PD). You cannot be issued the visa before the PD is current (Edit: or file for AOS).

If the PD becomes current during your existing legal stay (overstay is not ignored in your case), you can file for AOS to remain in the US while your case processes. If not, you must leave before your I-94 expires. You cannot re-enter with intent to stay/file for AOS.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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Also, as a side note, riding out the B1 visa too the max ( 6 Months in this case) will look bad if you need to get another visa soon. If it's your first one you should be fine, but if you leave and them apply for another in a month or 2 after you leave you may get the visa, but when you enter I would expect a shorter duration of stay issued by CBP. Just be safe and don't press your luck. If they think you are trying to live in the US on a B1 visa, you will get turned away sooner than later.


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Filed: EB-3 Visa Country: Germany
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In the past 6 months the PD for F2B has moved less than 6 months. You need it to move over 12 months before your PD is current. As stated expediting will do nothing if your PD is not current. You should make plans to return to your home country because the chance of the PD becoming current during your stay are very very low.

 

Hopefully you are not doing any work while you are in the US because unauthorized work will not be forgiven in your case

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