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  1. I (US citizen) applied for an IR1 visa for my wife (non US citizen). She got documentarily qualified over three months ago by NVC. The email said they would work with the US consulate in Lagos to schedule an interview and they would let us know. We still haven't heard anything since then. I've been reading some stuff about a huge backlog at the US consulate in Lagos regarding interviews. I'm considering applying for our case to be rescheduled l expedited. Our kids are US citizens but they are with her. They cannot be here with me in the US as there will be no one to take care of them while I work. My wife is also unable to work in Nigeria as she is by herself and there is no one to look after the kids if she goes to work. Can I apply for an expedited interview on this basis because honestly, we need to be together as a family. I hate being away from my wife and kids and vice versa. I would also like our kids to start preschool here soon and that's impossible without my wife being here. I appreciate your advice.
  2. We have recently put in a request to expedite (via Senator, same route we expedited successfully through via USCIS) our NVC case 1 day after we submitted all documents and paid fees, in hopes to be DQ'd quicker and get interviewed quicker. One thing we're concerned about though is if by some chance that we get the interview scheduled prior to us being able to get the medical exam done, since that's required before the interview can take place. Is this situation common? Should we be worried? Appreciate your help.
  3. I want to ask if i decide to expedite my NVC case will that somehow affect in a negative way out case? We have provided more than once all required documents and keep getting rejected even though we went through the nvc website thoroughly, and provided everything required by the rules and regulations and information from the nvc website. So we are thinking to ask for expedition due to my wife is disabled and is going through a hardship with the childcare while her mom is at work all day. My stepsons have behavior and mental and physical health issues our oldest boy is Autistic and younger one is suffering with ADHD and expressing loads of bad behavior around his brother. My wife have a back issues which she needs to address but unfortunately the wait for her surgery is very long and currently there is over a 6 month wait for her even to see the doctor for consultation. Also she would need someone to look after the kids when she is recovering from her surgery. So my question (excuse the rambling) is if we decide to send a EXPEDITED request will that affect our case in negative way or not. Thank you for all your help
  4. I was married on a K1 visa but had to leave the US after the wedding in May 2022 due to my PhD program in the UK (again I want to thank all these people who helped me on VJ!). Currently, we are applying for the CR-1 visa and filed the I130 online in November 2022. I will be completing my PhD by the end of 2023 and have plans to pursue a NIH postdoctoral fellowship in the US. However, the fellowship requires a permanent residence status, which means I must obtain the visa by the end of 2023 or early 2024 to not lose this opportunity. Our service center for the visa is Vermont, and the average processing time is 14 months. Is it possible to get the visa before January 2024? If not, are there ways to expedite the process? I've read about "financial loss" as one of the possible reasons to make an expedite request, but not sure if I can make a strong case for it. Thank you for your help!
  5. Hello! I am a Fiancee of a male from the United States, and we've been dating for about 4 years now. Right now, we are preparing requirements for the petition for alien fiancee. I am wheelchair-bound and was born with a degenerative disease called muscular dystrophy (myotonic-congenital type), that causes me to progressively lose muscle mass and my locomotive abilities, and me and my fiance very much wants to be married in the US soon and spend the rest of my life by his side. So, we wonder if our case can be expedited with this reason. Here's a sidenote, I am from a middle-class family in the Philippines. Though we're not able to get the necessary treatments for my scoliosis and other certain health problems because of certain specialists uavailable in our province, we get by very well and my basic needs are sustained by my immediate family (like: foods, dental, doctor's appointment for minor sickness, education, clothes, etc.). I have documents as proof for my degenerative disease, and my fiance also just wants to provide me the quality life I need, treatments that are easily available in US, and just be able to prolong my life and time with him. Both of our families and friends are also very much willing to support us. Hope to hear you guys' input on this. It would really mean a lot! Thank you all in advance.
  6. I 130 (standalone) I applied for an expedite today and was denied within 7 hours of the request . My husband and child are in Khartoum sudan . In the middle of the conflict with no water ,power ,or food for 3 days . Bombs and war planes ... Gunfire... And the death tole rising . I have never been so upset in my life . But we don't meet the criteria 😭
  7. After about a month following my expedite request and then filling an inquiry about the result, I just received this response... Basically not an approval nor a denial but a... Maybe lol. Just sharing in case someone else has either received or soon receives the same message. Very helpful indeed 🙄
  8. Hello everyone, I have 2 cases at NVC for my parents, I submitted all the required documents and paid the fees. 2 days after that I requested an expedite from NVC and provided the supporting documents. NVC responded that the expedite request has been approved as below. My question is that does this also expedite the processing at NVC (reviewing the affidavit of support + DS260) or just expedite the process at the embassy once they receive the case from NVC? Thank you
  9. Any comments about your expedite requests experiences appreciated here! I have submitted numerous expedite requests. About (6) so far. The last two have been send and responded with an answer on the same day. They have came back the same day advising they “sent my case to consulate” and my case cannot be expedited. Are these automated messages? How can they possibly send my case to consulate and determine it cannot be expedited on the same exact date I send the request?
  10. Hello, my husband recently got DQ’d for his CR1 visa. His embassy is Abu Dhabi. He also recently got a job offer for residency in the US as he is a doctor and he is due to start in July 2023. What is the procedure and is this job offer sufficient means to expedite his case? If any one has any insight on this expedite procedure please do share. Thank you in advance!
  11. Hi everyone, im 20yo son of LPR and i need help making a expedite request I have heart problems and my doctor recommended that I go to the United States as soon as possible because my country does not have enough doctors or equipment to diagnose me and the treatments in my country are very expensive. so you would be better off in the USA financially and health alike What documents should I present as evidence? And how to formulate my situation so that my petition is approved?
  12. Hello everyone! I am new to this forum, and I had a question... I applied to my wife's immigration visa from emirates to the US. Our documents were qualified by the NVC on October 27 2021, and we received an email from the NVC that Abu Dhabi us embassy will schedule an interview. I filed an expedite request on February due to my graduation ceremony and the fact that traveling is so expensive to the point where I can visit once a year. I heard back same week from Abu Dhabi that it's denied and that I have to wait for fairness with other applicants. Now of course, they don't give any info other than our documents are approved and in the NVC waiting for an interview date. I am have been looking at other cases on the website and it seemed to vary between cases. Does anyone know what's the expected time? I would appreciate any recommendation, thoughts, or sharing experience.
  13. Hello! I am a dual US/UK citizen by birth, wanting to move my UK citizen husband to the US. I have two questions. 1. I have received an offer of employment in the US which would require me to relocate in 12 weeks. We are almost ready to file our I-130 (see question 2), but would like to expedite this once submitted along with filing a CR1 with DFC in London. Does anybody have advice on how we could go about this? I have also seen different resources in different places, some saying that this is a legitimate reason to expedite a visa and some saying it is not. 2. My husband and I have a trip planned to the US in December for which he will need to get an ESTA. On the I-130 USCIS online form under Beneficiary's Immigration Information / Beneficiary Class of Admission, I have submitted the details for his last ESTA he obtained to visit the United States under class of admission B2 - Temporary Visit for Pleasure. Will this be a problem / will I need to update his application when he gets his ESTA for our trip in December? Many thanks, B
  14. Hi everyone, Here I am again hoping to get some wisdom from this amazing community! So, last week I requested to expedite my AOS (i485) through Emma and last Friday I got an email from USCIS asking to turn on the evidence. I saw a phone number and assumed I'd have to send a fax, so I started gathering the evidence and got everything ready on Tuesday. But when I looked up the email again, I realized they actually wrote that I was supposed to call that number and make an infopass appointment! They weren't giving me the option to send a FAX. So I called them today and after a 45 wait, I was able to talk to an agent, who was quite rude to me. She didn't know why I got that email, as they don't schedule appointments for certain things and that she couldn't do anything for me. I was like... What? She basically didn't do anything and did all she "politely" could to get rid of me and end the call. I mean... USCIS told me to call and make an appointment, it was not my idea lol So I called again, 50 more minutes on the phone before being able to speak to someone, and then finally reached another agent. That lady was surprised as well an said it was the first time she saw something like that! USCIS usually requests to turn in the evidence via FAX, not in person. She had to dig in few minutes before being able to understand how to put me in the queue for an appointment. But she eventually managed and now I'm expecting a call from them in the next 72h to book the infopass appointment. But now I am wondering... Should I be worried? Why would they wanna see me in person for that? Maybe something is wrong with my case? Or maybe, on the other hand, I'd get interviewed on the spot if they think that the evidence is satisfactory? (I've been waiting for my interview for Green Card for over two years now) Did anyone else had a similar experience? Thank you!
  15. Hello! This is my first post on the forum. Thanks for any guidance! I filed the i130 petition for my husband (Chile) in March 2022. We both live in Chile, but I have been offered a job in the US that is uniquely suited to my experience (hard to find a position like this), starting in November. Question 1: If I go ahead with our 4-year-old son to take the job in the US while my husband works in Chile and waits for his visa here, we will go into debt every month, as the new job will not pay very much. On the other hand, I don't want to lose this job opportunity. Could this grounds for expedite due to financial hardship? I have already prepared budget examples, have the job offer letter, and a letter from the employer explaining why they need my particular skills/experience. I figure it's worth a try! Question 2: I called USCIS about the expedite request, and they informed me that they cannot consider it right now because my mailing address on the i130 is my Chile address, not US-based. They informed me that I would need to change the address, and it can only be done via snail-mail to the Texas Service Center! Has anyone else changed their address and had any luck? Finally, could I work with our embassy in Chile in any way? I'm at the point where I'm just thinking about hiring a lawyer to handle the expedite request and the next steps. However, thought I'd reach out here first to see what you all thought!
  16. Hello, I had a NOA1 on 11/23/2021, and we filed for a K1 fiancé visa (i129f). I am an American citizen, and my fiancé lives in Iraq. My fiancé has complained of severe abdominal (pelvic) pain associated with several other symptoms. She had a check-up with a doctor a few days ago and is suspected of having an ovarian tumor. So cancer..... Iraq has crappy Medical facilities, and I'm sure if she gets treated in Iraq, they will kill her before cancer. I want to get her to me ASAP and at least get proper testing for her to see what's going on. I love her and can't imagine my life without her, I was just with her for a visit a week ago, and I'm now back to work. Is this grounds to expedite our case? Or do I have to quit work and spend time with her until our case is done? Please advise..... I can get a copy of the ultrasound and a medical report describing her situation. I can have them officially translated and do whatever else I need to do. I appreciate any help. Thank you all in advance.
  17. I’m not really sure which section to post this in, so I’m going with here. We are in Ethiopia. I got an email from NVC saying our expedite case was approved (finally!). It also said it could take up to 2 weeks for the file to be transferred. We were planning a trip abroad for Easter in 3 weeks, but now I’m nervous about the timing of everything and wondering HOW QUICKLY they will schedule an interview from the time NVC sent the file. Do we need to cancel our trip or is it going to take something like 6 weeks or more?
  18. Case Expedited and visa approved during the interview but visa status says administrative processing. Please why does this happen? How long will it take for visa status to show issued?
  19. Hi All, I'd like to preface this message by asking that you all please be kind to me in your responses. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant, super fragile and suffering from several panic attacks right now, and just need empathy and support. While I appreciate honesty, I need empathy the most right now. I am the petitioner and my fiance is the beneficiary. Yesterday I contacted USCIS customer service and put in an expedite request for my fiance and my I129f form. My pregnancy was very much so unexpected (yes, I know what happens when you're not abstinent, but it still was unexpected). Like I said earlier in my message, I am suffering from several panic attacks to the point that I broke out in hives and had to go to urgent care at one point. I have a history of anxiety and depression and was on medication for years prior to my pregnancy. 6 months ago I was in a really good place mentally and emotionally and made the decision (with my doctor and therapist of course) to carefully ween off my medication. Well now that I am pregnant my anxiety and depression has come back full force! All my close friends have recently moved to distant cities or out of state to pursue wonderful careers. My family also lives in distant cities, and my parents are not able to assist as much as they'd like because they are currently taking care of my uncle who is receiving treatment for cancer. My OB, PCP and therapist are all concerned to the point that they went out of their way on their own to write a letter for me to send to USCIS urging that my fiance is here to support emotionally and mentally through this process as I don't have any one near by at the moment to help. They also don't feel it is a good idea for me to move to his country until the birth of the child because they need to keep me under their care at this time for my health and the health of our baby. I explained all of this to the representative over the phone yesterday and got the email today that my request is denied because it doesn't fall under any of the categories to submit an expedite request. I am so confused? They didn't even give me the chance to submit documents supporting my request! Now I have to wait an additional 5 business days to submit another request. Does anyone have some advice in regards to this? I am reaching out to a lawyer but wanted to reach out for support as well because these panic attacks are overwhelming and I am concerned about the health of my baby.
  20. Hi guys, is there anyone here who got expedited in Warsaw embassy? I got approved for expedite polish embassy and received this email. What does it mean? Have you received an email like this too? Do I have to do anything before my interview? My interview is in about a month and I submitted all of my documents to ceac website so this email confused me.. however I got expedited before being DQ! Is that the reason they sent me this email? Tell me your experiences please!
  21. Last month I had my senator request an expedited interview with the Dakar Embassy on behalf of my stepchildren due to displacement issues coming in Senegal. Our request was denied citing it would not be fair to other families waiting. I have contacted NVC to request an appeal of the expedite denial this week. My question is has anyone had any success appealing and denied expedite? If so were you given criteria of the Embassy for granting an expedited interview request?
  22. Is anyone else here still waiting on results of expedite request? I was asked to provide evidence for expedite request, and submitted evidence on March 2nd, and was told it was sent to an officer for review. I don't know what exactly they are reviewing, as it's pretty obvious to the entire world what is going on. I have recently reached out to my state senators office to inquire on my behalf which was done on Monday March 21st. I understand USCIS tends to take there time with things, but I honestly don't understand why it's taking so long for them to say either yes or no to expedite request. I don't want to sound entitled or impatient but it's been increasingly difficult as each day passes with no response. Anyways, sorry for the rant, just wanted to hear from any others if they are still waiting for results from their expedite requests, and if so how long.
  23. Hello. Please, if someone knows exact answer or has been in the same situation, let me know and reply below. My visa category is F22. I just got documentary qualified on March 24, finished all of the process at NVC. In this September 27th, I will turn 21 ( age out ). Here’s my concern: Is there any point in requesting expedition? Will I be aged out when NVC schedules appointment? What should I do? I know there is 5 months ahead till I turn 21, but due to huge backlog I’m very nervous. My priority date is current and has been for the past 2 years… My country for consultation is Tbilisi, Georgia. Here are my dates: Date of birth: 27 September 2001 Priority date: 23 November 2017 approval time: 26 August 2019 Documentary qualified: 24 March 2022
  24. Has anyone been able to expedite a F4 category with the NVC?
  25. Hello everyone, I am currently under processing with the i601 that was filed Jan 21st 2022. We are also working with a laywer who asked for an expedition 15th February 2022. The expedited processing got denied, my husband is a Marine so he could deploy any time so I'm wondering why it got denied and if we could appeal it? We also got help from a Congressman to expedite the NVC appointment date for the Green Card so I was also wondering if he could help expedite the waiver as well. Thanks for reading and for the help.
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