I have applied a U Visa from abroad by myself in July 2017. Since then i got no reply from USCIS. i have made several inquiries to inquire about my case, but no reply. Its been a year now. Somehow i forgot to submit I-918 Supplement A forms with my case.
Now i am going to submit an inquiry to FOIA to get the receipt number.
I have a question
1). Should i submit an inquiry to FOIA to get the receipt number, and send them I-918 Supplement A forms for my family at the same time.
2. Or I should send inquiry to FOIA, get the receipt number first, and then send I-918 Supplement A forms to Vermont service center along with the receipt number.
If you filed the application improperly, it was not accepted for processing regardless of whether it occurred a year ago or longer. Did you get a receipt?
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The I-918 Supplement A is what generates the receipt number. The Supplement B is filed to show that law enforcement certified your request. I highly doubt if any FOIA will reveal anything.
And sadly your law enforcement certification is only good for 6 months so you cannot refile the Supp A with the old Supp B.
Your best bet may be to get a new Supplement B signed by the certifying agency and start all over again.
Furthermore, be cautious because merely filing a U visa does not mean you will be approved. You have to show 1) ongoing mental and physical injury; 2) why you should be allowed to remain the US, and; 3) the hardship you will suffer if you are not allowed to stay. Its a pretty sophisticated legal concept and you may be better off getting a lawyer to help you.
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