My wife's petition is been almost 3 month after it was returned to USCIS from US embassy. When first received, the USCIS sent me a letter and told me to wait until they review the case. How long will it take before I get any respond from them? My congress woman helped me with the US embassy, but now I have not ask her to send an inquiry to the USCIS. I do not know what to do now. Do I need to have a lawyer at the point or I have to wait until I get a Notice Intended to Revoke? How will the lawyer or congress would help me to shorten the period of time that USCIS will respond to my case? Thank you very much
Do you know the reason it was returned. Yes you should be working with an attorney from the start. Contact and retain an attorney and give them a copy of what you submitted. Let them look it over and they will give you a better idea of what if anything is wrong with your case. My firm handles these types of cases.
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It sounds like the Consulate has recommended revocation. Wait to see what response you get from USCIS. They do not always follow Consulate's recommendation to revoke. You may get a Notice reaffirming initial decision.
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What type of petition is it? If does take a long time for petitions to be reviewed after they are sent back by the embassy. You can call the 1-800 number of USCIS and put in a case status inquiry. That usually triggers a response by USCIS. The response will usually be in a form of a notice of intent to revoke but not always. After you respond then it usually takes a month or so for USCIS to make its decision what it will do with the case (reaffirm the approval or revoke it.) If it is reaffirmed the petition will be sent back to the embassy for further action.
There is no timeline for returned cases. You will need a lawyer to respond to the Notice of Intent to Revoke when you receive it.
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