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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Chicago Lockbox
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    We met online, remained in a long distance relationship from 2014 until 2015 when we finally met in person, and became officially engaged. Then, we parted for a few months while we both prepared for our upcoming marriage. We reunited face-to-face in late 2015 and married on August 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. We are now busy with married life adventures,work, study, saving, and planning for a puppy and baby after we relocate. Until we have our CR-1 visa in hand, we will enjoy the wait : ) God Willing!

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  1. same boat, no idea how to track it, and will see what next Aramex says no idea. hope you guys get it soon
  2. Thank you all for the great wishes, we hope we get it soon inshallah, and we wish you all easy and fast interviews and good luck to the ones are traveling soon.
  3. Congratulations on your approval!!!! :dance::dancing: So happy for you both! (L)

  4. First , would like to thank every one helped us and explained a lot of issues , and the awesome support. we had a nice interview yesterday. at the end counsel said congratulations you been approved and kept my passport and gave us paper with address to pay the 165$ fees upon receiving the visa. today check the visa it went from ready to AP . is that the normal process? and hope it will be issue soon.. thanks a lot
  5. switched now from Ready to AP ??!! hope its normal one
  6. now we were able to add the review, but we wanted to edit some of our review and give it 5 star but we couldnt ! so please look into that
  7. We arrived at the US Embassy in Cairo at 6:00AM and waited out in the cold across the street from the entrance until 7:30am. Our recommendations for arrival, comfort, and preparedness: 1. Dress warmly in layers because the weather has been quite cold in the early mornings! 2. Be prepared to walk quickly to secure a first place in the line at the entrance. You want to be the first face the consul sees that morning, inshallah. 3. Have your Aramex, two photographs, interview letter ready to be checked when you line up. 4. Leave your electronics at home except your mobile which you can leave with security. We finally got into the immigration and non-immigration waiting area with our number 600. We waited for our number to be called for about 30 minutes. We handed our birth certificate, copiy of it, marriage certificate, police certificate and copy of it, passport, two photographs to the Egyptian lady in the window. She asked us some basic questions: When did you get married? How long have you been married? Do you (US citizen petitioner) have a job in the US? How long have you been in Egypt? She had the US citizen petitioner (me, the wife) write a statement saying why I am not working. I stated that I have a residency permit here in Egypt that does not allow me to work and that I am a graduate student. This lady gave us back nearly everything we sent in. It was a huge packet. She said the consular officer may want to see some it, but they did not want it. Finally, about an hour and a half later, we were called to the consular officer interview in Window 15 which is a private room at the end of the hallway behind a door. Our consular office was pleasant and around our age (thirties). He swore in my husband and asked us: - How did you meet? - When did you decide to get married? - DId your family attend the wedding? (asked to US citizen) - How long were you in the United States? (asked to my husband, a former Fulbright scholar, who studied in the USA for 17 months) - How long have you been in Egypt? (asked to me about my length of stay here in Egypt with my husband) - When were you last in the United States (asked to me to check my domicile) - Do you have a home in the US? (asked to me to check my domicile) We then produced evidence of my US domicile consisting of voter registration and voting record, financial statements, investment accounts, graduate studies enrollment verfication certificate and transcripts from my American college, our pet's passport showing my US address, letter from my parents inviting us to stay with them at their home upon arrival) He typed quite a while on the computer and then congratulated us, said our visa was approved and would take up to two weeks to process. He kept my husband's passport and handed us a paper with the green card fee $165 to be paid online upon receipt of the passport from Aramex. Our advice to others is to arrive well-rested, organized, each file easily accessible, dress smartly, and don't worry yourself into a frenzy. And be sure to keep your answers short and to the point with pleasant tone of voice. Remember to breathe and smile. Best of luck to everyone. Take care : )
  8. Cannot leave a consulate review. When we click on the link to leave a new review, it tells us to register; however, we are already registered and signed in.
  9. No we dont have W2 from our Co he will have it by end of this month thanks for clearing that , make no sense to ask for w2 and tax of 2016 now
  10. any answer for these questions ? would be nice to know
  11. Hangout is free Yes, we always use it
  12. Happy New Year , good luck to every one