• Parviz Malakouti, Esq.

How to Make a USCIS Expedite Request

Updated: Sep 30


By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.


In some cases, applicants can make an expedite request of USCIS. In this video, I explain:


  • Who might qualify for a USCIS expedite request?

  • How to make a USCIS expedite request; and

  • Tips for making the most convincing request possible


USCIS states that they consider an expedite request on a case-by-case basis if a situation meets one of the following criteria


  • Severe financial loss to a company or person

  • Emergencies and urgent humanitarian reasons;

  • Nonprofit organization (as designated by the Internal Revenue Service) whose request is in furtherance of the cultural or social interests of the United States;

  • U.S. government interests (such cases identified as urgent by federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or other public safety or national security interests)

  • Clear USCIS error.

To start a request for USCIS to expedite your case, you can call (800) 375-5283. Be prepared to wait on hold for 40-60 minutes.


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The information in this page could become outdated. The Law Office of Parviz Malakouti does not guarantee the accuracy of information presented nor assume responsibility for actions taken in reliance of this information. Each immigration case is particular and you should consult with a qualified, licensed immigration lawyer about your case before taking any steps.


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