CR-1 Spouse Visa Not surprisingly, filling out immigration forms is not on the top of the list of favorite things we like doing. Without completing this step correctly, you may be denied the opportunity to spend the rest of your lives together. This was used in the past to describe anyone who is not a U. The more politically friendly term we use more often is foreign spouse or noncitizen spouse. Form I is not the actual visa application but is used to ask permission from USCIS to allow your foreign spouse to apply for the visa at the U.
By the end of this article, you will learn the following OPT Timeline with expedite request How to file EAD expedite request How to submit proof for financial loss And, you will see real examples and step by step process. Your OPT application I form is pending for over 90 days.
They have given an ultimatum.
You got two weeks to start your new job or employer could rescind the offer. Here are three key things you have to know about the expedite request. Ideally, you can submit an expedite request whenever your case is pending, but you do need a strong reason and evidence in doing so.
If approved, your case will be assigned to an officer and will hear back about the result faster than the average processing time. You will hear back in 5 days about the result.
USCIS might ask for more evidence, might approve it without asking, or might reject it. The result of the expedite EAD request is sent via email or physical mail.
When you want to talk to USCIS customer service center, you can either call them or live chat with them.
In my experience, the live chat takes so much less time. Then, if you go to his website, there will be a place for you to write their office an e-mail. You can also directly call him, but e-mail is fine. There, you can explain your situation and ask for help.
A few days later, you will either get an email or a call back from the immigration liaison of the office, and you can proceed from there. If you contact congressman, you will fill up a form provided by them. The form will ask you for reason for expedition.
To support you can attach letter from employer stating the financial loss to the company due to the card being delayed.
Otherwise, if you just mention the personal financial reason for expedition, it might work sometimes. Different congress members have different ways of processing these things. Just keep that in mind when contacting them. To submit the request via Ombudsman, you have to complete and submit the form This is the online form that you submit to the ombudsman, where you will explain your situation.
In my experience, ombudsman takes a bit longer to respond to you than your local congressman, probably because they are getting so many inquiries. See the example below for an OPT timeline with request submitted via Ombudsman office.
USCIS is at the sole discretion to approve or deny that request. Normally, you will need to get a statement from your employer specifying how your EAD delay is affecting them financially.
Where to get a document to prove financial loss? What should be included in the document? Worry Not! Answer to the above questions are in the following thread and please read them carefully.
Neither the congressman nor the ombudsman nor you have any control over that request process. Once you submit the request, there will be status update in your USCIS Case Tracker Account you must create an account and log in You will find something following status update under the Case History.
As you can see the most recent update says On July 23, , your request to have your case expedited, referral number.. Update 1: This is just information that your request to expedite the initial 12 months OPT application was received.