Tuesday, May 4, 2021

US EMBASSIES TO USE TIERED APPROACH TO WORK ON BACKLOG

U.S. embassies and consulates have begun using a tiered approach to manage their substantial backlog of immigrant visas.  Many embassies and consulates continue to have a significant backlog of all categories of immigrant visas.

 

Tier One: Immediate relative intercountry adoption visas, age-out cases (cases where the applicant will soon no longer qualify due to their age), and certain Special Immigrant Visas (SQ and SI for Afghan and Iraqi nationals working with the U.S. government)

 

Tier Two: Immediate relative visas; fiancé(e) visas; and returning resident visas

 

Tier Three: Family preference immigrant visas and SE Special Immigrant Visas for certain employees of the U.S. government abroad

 

Tier Four: All other immigrant visas, including employment preference and diversity visas

While the Posts will generally use these tiers in order, where possible, Posts are scheduling some appointments within all four priority tiers every month.  Still the State Department recognizes that visa applicants, “particularly those in Tiers Three and Four, will face continued delays.”

8 comments:

  1. Will this affect those on employment base visa but have been expedited by NVC and are just waiting for interview dates?

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  2. Good Day Sir Musillo… will this affect all EB3 applicants who are waiting their Interview date especially my case my PD is June 2019 and Document completed April 1 2020 (location UAE Abu dhabi ) which in here their basis of giving ID is when you got DQ(document completed)

    And as of now those applicants got DQ on the month of Jan and Feb 2020 got received their ID for the month of May 2021..

    Any advice Sir please

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    1. Yes- it remains to be seen how fast the Post moves, and is of course to the delays around COVID.

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  3. Hello Sir! My daughter age-out last March, We are still awaiting ID expedite case. Are we included in tier 1 Or those parents with greencard only?

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    1. If your daughter has truly aged out, then she is ineligible for the green card.

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  5. does this include those who were affected by the Manila Post 221g and have been reaffirmed by uscis? or these reaffirmed cases will be prioritized?

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