The NVC received my package of bonafides, cvil and financial documents as well as all paid fees and the DS-260 for the spousal case (CR1 visa, filed for my husband, an Italian citizen) 12 weeks ago. It states on their official website to allow up to 8 weeks for review and follow up communication. Every time I call the only status update provided to me is that "mail review is running behind and I should give it more time" with no indication whatsoever to how much longer it is actually going to take to be put in line for an interview. This is a huge financial and emotional burden on me and my husband and I am curious to know if hiring a lawyer at this point in the process would do anything to speed things up.
A lawyer can help make sure the documents are in order so that there are minimal "checklist" requests for additional documents, causing delay.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
Hiring a lawyer would have been beneficial at the beginning to ensure that everything was sent correctly, and avoid any delays for missing information. At this time, since you indicate that you sent the documents, probably hiring a lawyer won't make a difference because the only thing the lawyer can do is call the NVC to check on the status of the case. If for any reason they request additional documents, make sure to contact a lawyer to ensure everything is sent correctly and avoid any further delays. Good luck with your case.
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