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Criteria Used by USCIS When Assessing Expedite Requests


When you request for the USCIS to expedite your citizenship application, there are a couple of considerations that you should look at. Granting an expedited request means that your case will be adjudicated with the benefit of getting ahead of the others who filed earlier than you. 

Generally, granting an expedited request means that your case will be weighed based on the urgency and the merit of the case. 

This means that you need the USCIS to be on your side. How do you do that? Here at Haque Legal, we aim to provide you with some answers that will help you. Let us begin:

Severe Financial Loss

In the instance of severe financial loss to a company or any person, the USCIS can consider the fact that your case will need to get expedited. This means that they can consider looking at your case and how they can help. 

Of course, the company that applies with such an urgency would be required to demonstrate that it would suffer great financial loss at the risk of failing a critical contract, losing a critical contract, or having the need to lay off other employees because of the failure. 

This specific case applies to those who are in the United States for work. For example, there is a hospital that will lose patients’ lives and suffer a financial loss to a degree because the doctor was not able to get the benefit of citizenship just in time. Another example would be the loss of a contract because the contractor is one who failed to get the benefit of citizenship. 

Is any job loss enough?

The job loss must be sufficient enough to show that there would be a severe financial loss because of the loss of a person. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the job loss and its significance can be big or small. It depends on many factors that can only be determined by the company itself.

Is there an exception to this criteria?

Yes, the individual applying for urgent action on his petition must show that the need for the urgent action on the part of the USCIS is not as a result of the petitioner’s or applicant’s failure to timely file the benefit request or timely respond to any requests or any additional evidence.

What field do these criteria often apply to?

This criterion would often apply in the field of emergency services and the medical field. 

Clear USCIS Error

When it is clear that there is a USCIS error in the processing of your application that made the case take longer, you may request for the USCIS to expedite the case.

In this criteria, you need to have the help of a lawyer who can provide information for the USCIS as to why they failed to act properly on your case and what they can do to help. This criterion is often a last-ditch effort on the part of the person who needs to have the citizenship benefit right away but it is worth a try.

Here at Haque Legal, we always aim to provide our clients with information that would allow them to see that they can always try and they would always have our help.

There are other ways that you can apply to the USCIS to expedite your case. We will continue discussing them.

Haque Legal is Here To Help

We have been around. We have handled hundreds of cases on immigration. We can help you get your visa and work your way around getting that citizenship that you deserve. Haque Legal is here and you can find that the best kind of experience for you is to hire our law firm.

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your immigration case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with it.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have concerns about your immigration and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it especially in terms of the expenses.

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If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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