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  • Do you know how many people are on the waitlist for u visa?

    I just want to get an idea of how long I have to wait to receive u visa. I applied on July 15, 2014. I'm in the waiting list since December 2016

  • #2
    Originally posted by Alma94303 View Post
    I just want to get an idea of how long I have to wait to receive u visa. I applied on July 15, 2014. I'm in the waiting list since December 2016
    Almost 100,000 principal applicants (92,000-96,000 approx) and next year 2018 is 10th anniversary of the program, so Visa Cap definitely needs to increased and Pro Bono lawyers have to use these 2 factors to advocate for this. I think after Parole Policy will be in place by October, 1, 2017, in around 2018-2019 we might see some movement towars negotiating of changing the Cap, this is just a guess. Lets be strong.

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    • #3
      You should be getting in the next 2 years. As long as you have DA and EAD, you are good.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alma94303 View Post
        I just want to get an idea of how long I have to wait to receive u visa. I applied on July 15, 2014. I'm in the waiting list since December 2016
        Buddy, you are lucky at least you got DA. There are some people who are still waiting for it from June 2014 onwards. Btw, you stand good chance at FY 2018.

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        • #5
          I have da since 12/2016 but I haven't received my EAD

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=Alma94303;5218]I have da since 12/2016 but I haven't received my EAD

            What's the date on your receipt notice ?
            Uvisa app. 8/11/2014
            Transfer to NSC 11/29/2016
            DA. 1/26/17
            DA EAD APP. 3/10/17

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            • #7
              My date is 12/20/16. I haven't received anything

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              • #8
                After 2.5 years finally !!
                just got a call from our lawyer our case has been approved but because of the cap we have been granted deferred action for now ..
                my husband the applicant - will have to apply for the work permit :/ we are greatfull , it's a long process..

                Me - I have daca and uscis has already sent in my new DA card ..
                dates
                Application received - Oct 15 2014
                Biometric done - Nov 2014
                Approval - June 2017

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GVisa2014 View Post
                  After 2.5 years finally !!
                  just got a call from our lawyer our case has been approved but because of the cap we have been granted deferred action for now ..
                  my husband the applicant - will have to apply for the work permit :/ we are greatfull , it's a long process..

                  Me - I have daca and uscis has already sent in my new DA card ..
                  dates
                  Application received - Oct 15 2014
                  Biometric done - Nov 2014
                  Approval - June 2017
                  Congratulations!!. At last patience and perseverance paid off. Was your case transferred to NSC.? I am from October 09, my case isn't transferred and I am yet to hear that good news from my lawyer .

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                  • #10
                    Very happy to see some good news! I applied in June 2015 so hopefully we hear something within the next 6 months! Again keep us posted on your case.

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                    • #11
                      I'm not sure if it was transferred we will meet with the lawyer tommorrow ill keep u updated

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                      • #12
                        Yes please keep us Updated,Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by January2016 View Post
                          Almost 100,000 principal applicants (92,000-96,000 approx) and next year 2018 is 10th anniversary of the program, so Visa Cap definitely needs to increased and Pro Bono lawyers have to use these 2 factors to advocate for this. I think after Parole Policy will be in place by October, 1, 2017, in around 2018-2019 we might see some movement towars negotiating of changing the Cap, this is just a guess. Lets be strong.
                          I'm not sure about Parole policy and how does it work. Is it possible for anyone to travel beyond states after successfully gaining U Visa and 4 year EAD with parole even they had overstayed/No valid status before. Thanks.

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                          Fiscal Year 2018 U Visa Approved
                          Application Date - April 14 2014
                          DA EAD - April 10 2015
                          2nd EAD Application Date - Dec 16 2016
                          2nd DA EAD - June 18 2017
                          I-918 Approved - Oct 12 2017

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                          • #14
                            http://www.klinkeimmigration.com/en/...dates-2017.php according to this article there are only 7000 application on wait list.

                            USCIS informed us that there are currently only 7,000 people on the wait list. I suppose the good news is that if you have been placed on the wait list and granted deferred action status you should be able to convert to actual U status starting in October 2017 with the new fiscal year.


                            I hope this is true. the above information is from the blog from the link i posted. I am not sure if Mr. Shah can verify the same.

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                            • #15
                              Congrats

                              Originally posted by GVisa2014 View Post
                              After 2.5 years finally !!
                              just got a call from our lawyer our case has been approved but because of the cap we have been granted deferred action for now ..
                              my husband the applicant - will have to apply for the work permit :/ we are greatfull , it's a long process..

                              Me - I have daca and uscis has already sent in my new DA card ..
                              dates
                              Application received - Oct 15 2014
                              Biometric done - Nov 2014
                              Approval - June 2017
                              I'm happy about that. I'm apply in May 1015 .

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