Direct Consular Filing of I-130's

Regarding direct consular filing of I-130's, under what exigent circumstances does the Consulate accept jurisdiction of I-130 Immediate Relative Petitions for consular review?

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The State Department says that consulates will accept I-30 direct filing requests for immediate family members (spouse, child, or parent of a U.S. citizen) in rare circumstances.  For example, where the U.S. citizen has a last minute deployment or where the beneficiary has a severe medical emergency.  See 9 FAM 42.41 (Adjudicating Exceptional Circumstances I-30 Cases,) for more information.

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