I-130 application pending - calling husband to US for surgery

Priority date 4/29/19. My application is with the Texas office. I need to have surgery and wanted my husband to be here. Im a US citizen and my husband is in Jamaica.

Who the process change if USCIS knew that I need this surgery?
I should have had it already actually. I didn’t want to do it alone.

Hi @Graham310

Your husband can apply for a B1/B2 visa for medical needs.

I am not sure if there is any way to expedite the I130 processing just because you want to have him by your side for your surgery.

You should talk to your attorney.

It might seems like I “just” want him by my side. He’s my next of kin and would need to make a decision regarding my health in the event that something goes wrong.

I thank you for your advice. I really appreciate your forum.

April G.

Hi @Graham310

I understand your situation. My only point is that USCIS may not recognize this as an emergency situation. You can try though.