Hi,My Change of Status application from H4 to F1 is pending with USCIS and it\'s been 2 months and a week(applied on may 31) . Since my h4 status expires on aug 20 , I need my F1 visa by that time in order to join the classes. I called the customer care and found that the last processed case was May 2nd. Can i expedite my case to USCIS stating the above reason ?
Attorney Bychok is correct. To expedite you need exigent circumstances.
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Your posting has no facts that would warrant an expedite. The fastest way to be on F-1 status is always to apply for an F-1 visa back home.
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I agree with my colleagues. You may request the matter be expedited, but it will probably get you nowhere. Change of status requests are processed on a first come, first serve basis. You must have extenuating circumstances to have the request expedited.
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My colleagues are correct ... you can't ask them to rush merely because you didn't file early enough.
How early is early enough? I recommend 5-6 months.
Or, you can fly home and get the visa before August 20th.
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