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My U-visa case passed the processing time, but case status still showing "Initial Review"

Miami, FL |

My U-visa petition was received by USCIS on March 18, 2013. Current processing time for I-918 is June 13, 2013. How can i find out what happend with my petition and why I did not receive any updates.
Thanks in advance.

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You can call USCIS customer service at 800 375-5283 and ask them to initiate a service request to determine what is happening to your case. Alternatively, you could schedule an InfoPass on the USCIS website ( and visit your local USCIS office to inquire about your case. Good Luck

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The processing times are merely averages. Some cases take linger than others to be processed. You can follow up either by calling USCIS's customer service number or making an infopass appointment at the local field office.

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Many U visa cases won't be decided until October because the cap was met for the fiscal year. It is not unusual for the case to take long. Make sure that US CIS has your current address.

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