Is your Immigration Case Taking Longer Than Usual?
Waiting for your immigration case to be decided is one of the most difficult aspects of filing for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas alike.
If your case status has been stalled in administrative processing for an unusually long period of time, for example, over a year or longer, contacting your congressional representative is a good place to turn. Most senators and congressional representatives have staff personnel dedicated to returning phone calls, emails, and letters from their constituents who are experiencing nerve-racking immigration problems.
By contacting your congressional representatives, by virtue of their office and contacts, they can sometimes help expedite the delay by following up on your behalf with their liaisons at consulate offices. Of course there is no guarantee that they will be able to move your case forward, but in some cases it is worth the effort and you will get results quickly, depending upon the type of case you have and the issue that is causing the delay.
First find out who your representatives are in the U.S. House of Representatives via https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative and reach out to them by a phone call or email. Also reach out to your state’s U.S. senators via https://www.senate.gov/senators/index.htm. You will need to fill out a privacy waiver and include your immigration case number or receipt number, alien number (if any), name, date of birth, current address, and what forms you have filed and when, and describe the issues related to your request for their involvement on your behalf.
For more information, please contact our office for a free telephone consultation (15 minute) at 248-557-3645.
Associate Attorney, Immigration Law Department
The Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, PLLC