How to expedite the visa process through the National Visa Center

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) and the National Visa Center (NVC) are experiencing extensive delays and backlogs in case processing. Currently, many applicants experiencing delays are wondering: What is the current status of my case, and when will a decision be finally reached? If an applicant believes that their particular set of circumstances is critical, then they may be eligible to file for an NVC expedite request in order to expedite visa processes.

About the NVC Expedite Process

Those applicants that feel that their particular situation is critical, providing undue hardship, might be eligible to file for an NVC expedite request. The NVC expedite process would begin by contacting the National Visa Center directly at NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, if you have not received any correspondence from the National Visa Center. Through the NVC expedite process, individuals have an opportunity to describe their particular situation and hardship that they are experiencing, and request an update on the current status of their case. Some critical need examples may include: emergency family matters, emergency financial matters, and/or compelling U.S. government interests.

NVC Expedite – State.Gov Tips

Below please find NVC expedite – state.gov tips:

First, you should plan to start the NVC expedite request process if you have not received any correspondence from the NVC within 30 days of an I-797 Approval Notice from USCIS. Then you should contact the National Visa Center via the following email: NVCINQUIRY@state.gov. In this email, please make sure to include your USCIS receipt number or NVC case number in the subject line of the email. Additionally, please make sure to include the Petitioner’s name and date of birth, and the Applicant’s name and date of birth in the body of the email. Lastly, provide the NVC with the reasons as to why your case is critical.

Second, you may receive a response from the National Visa Center asking for you to file an NVC expedited request through the NVC Public Inquiry Form at: https://nvc.state.gov/inquiry. On the NVC Public Inquiry Form page, you will be asked to submit the NVC case number or USCIS receipt number, Applicant’s full name and date of birth, Petitioner’s full name, who you are and contact information, and lastly provide an explanation as to why you might be eligible for an NVC expedite request.

NVC Expedite Email Sample

If you are an applicant experiencing extensive delays with the National Visa Center and your particular set of circumstances is critical, please reach out to The Batrakova Law Office (TBLO) for an NVC expedite email sample.

NVC Expedite Interview

An NVC expedite interview is not applicable in most cases. If you are required to have an interview in order for NVC to expedite your case, please reach out to us for tips to prepare for the upcoming interview.

Contact TBLO to help expedite the visa process

Please keep in mind that, if an NVC expedite request is filed, it may take the NVC some time to respond, and there is no guarantee that they will expedite your case. If you believe your case to be critical, however, please reach out to us for more information on how to file an NVC expedite request with NVCINQUIRY@state.gov and/or the NVC Public Inquiry Form.