Asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: Is form i-824 a must to get to the NVC, or is it just a way of expediting?

USCIS sent me a notice stating i need to file i-824 for them to forward my case to the NVC because on the i-130 i had chosen the adjustment of status route but i ended up leaving the USA. Im so disappointed, i-824 will add about 550 dollars to the cost of the immigration process. Is it possible to eventually get to the NVC without filing i-824?

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Ileana M Rivera
Ileana M Rivera
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Hello, Form I-864 is a requirement when adjusting status in the US. If you would have chosen the consular process in your I-130, you would have to submit the I-864 directly to the NVC. In either scenario, the I-864 is required.

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