Can I expedite my request to change my status from F-1 to J-1 clinical? If yes, under WHAT CATEGORY can I fit my request?

Asked about 1 year ago - New York, NY

I need to know this before I can retain an attorney. The thing is that all those categories, such as Humanitarian situation, Compelling interest of USCIS, etc are so broad that I don't know whether I can meet the criteria and if yes under WHAT category. I already filed my application BUT the processing time goal for Vermont center is 2.5m. I don't have that much time since the residency program starts at the end of June. Moreover, before I start my residency I need to already have my J-1 approved and possess SSN. I can't even apply for SSN until I have J1 approved.Plus, getting SSN will take at least a week as well. I need to lease a car and rent an apartment as well, without SSN I can't do any of this.The hospital also needs the resident to work. Can I make a compelling argument to USCIS?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . You cannot.

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  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . The way to expedite this is to go home and apply for a J-1 visa stamp there.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Humanitarian situations almost never motivate CIS to process a case faster.

    Consider going home, getting a visa stamp and returning in time for your residency.

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  4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . NO.

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