Can I expedite my case at the National Visa Center? Hi, I'm Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States out of our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. A lot of people are seeing a lot of delays of their immigration cases, and they believe that if they send in an expedite request, that is to try to get their case moving along faster that the National Visa Center, or even USCIS or the embassy will make their case go faster.
In my experience, requests to expedite unless they are the most dire of circumstances, somebody is literally dying, request for expediting are almost always denied. Or in other words, they just go off into the ether and no one ever rules on it, nothing ever happens on the case. So filing a motion to expedite is something that you can do. You can request that the embassy move faster, or the National Visa Center move faster or USCIS move faster.
And in the vast majority of cases, this doesn't work. Now, I'm sure there'll be people who will comment down below that say that that does work. And I'm not saying don't do it. I'm just saying, don't get your hopes up. Really, the only thing that works is suing them. And threatening to sue them, that doesn't work, having a Senator or a Congress woman email them or contact them that doesn't work, getting the ombudsman involved or emailing them every day. None of those things work.
And I don't think that requests to expedite work. So I'm really shooting this video because people keep asking in immigrant home, our Facebook group and or in emails to us, "Can I go ahead and ask for expediting?" I mean, right now in particular with everything so backlogged as it is, request for expediting are really dead on arrival.
So I wouldn't waste much time on it. I certainly wouldn't spend any money on it, but if you want to do it, go ahead. I just don't think you should get your hopes up. And I don't think it's going to work. So motions to expedite for the most part, do not work. If you have questions, give us a call (314) 961-8200.
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