How can I expedite the I-829 filing receipt since my CPR is expiring soon? - EB5Investors.com

How can I expedite the I-829 filing receipt since my CPR is expiring soon?

I filed an I-829 petition more than 56 days ago but have not received the notice of receipt nor has the check been cashed. I wrote to the USCIS IPO office but haven”t received any response. I called the USCIS help line and was assured that a Tier 2 Officer would call back but I am yet to hear back. My CPR is set to expire on Feb 10. I have a FedEx receipt confirming that my petition reached them in Nov. What action can I take to expedite the I-829 petition filing receipt? What chances are there that the petition has been lost or rejected?

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Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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Everything has been slow but see if your check has been cashed as the file number may be on the back of that check-and follow-up with IPO, they will eventually reply.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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The USCIS in general, and the IPO in particular, are experiencing unusual and significant delays in cashing and filing fee checks, and issuing receipt notices. It is unlikely that your I-829 has been lost, but if that happens, you will need to "recreate" the filing and provide proof that it was timely filed in the first place. If the I-829 is rejected, it will be returned to you by USPS mail and will contain a notice detailing the filing deficiency; you can discern what the issue is, correct it, and refile it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you just have to wait for the checks to be cashed and extension/receipts to be issued.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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They are taking several weeks for receipts so your case is not unusual, which is why we stress to file 90 days before expiration, if at all possible. I don''t know of a way to expedite it.

Kristal Ozmun

Kristal Ozmun

Immigration Attorneys
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There is no method by which one can expedite the issuance of the receipt notice. However, you remain a conditional permanent resident even without the receipt notice as evidence of this fact.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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The USCIS has issued multiple notices that its mail rooms/processing facilities face a month-long backlog.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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I am pretty sure they will not expedite your case. I am not aware of anyone who has successfully done that. You might consider applying to change from F-1 to tourist B-2 before your status expires. What does your own lawyer say?

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