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Hello ,

I filed a K1 visa aplication for my fiance who lives in Egypt. Everything has been going smoothly for us up until now. My fiance submitted his package via aramex (police background, the affidavit of support etc) mid March. When wechecked our status online it says that our file has been "Ready" for interview since March 30th. My fiance called the Egyptian consulate last week to see what was going on and they told him to expect a call within a few days to recieve his interview date. Still no call so he emailed them. They replied back they are still scheduling interviews for people who sent in their aramex package in mid-January. I don't know what to do. They first said that we are ready for an interview and to expect a call but now they say that they are not finished scheduling interviews for the January applicants. Should I give them a call? When should he expect an interview call?

Thank you in advance!

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Might be they have a backlog - I believe the Cairo embassy had to take over some visa processing for some of the more unstable neighboring countries. I'd keep at it and call bi-weekly or so. They should hopefully be getting round to you soon.


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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Hello ,

I filed a K1 visa aplication for my fiance who lives in Egypt. Everything has been going smoothly for us up until now. My fiance submitted his package via aramex (police background, the affidavit of support etc) mid March. When wechecked our status online it says that our file has been "Ready" for interview since March 30th. My fiance called the Egyptian consulate last week to see what was going on and they told him to expect a call within a few days to recieve his interview date. Still no call so he emailed them. They replied back they are still scheduling interviews for people who sent in their aramex package in mid-January. I don't know what to do. They first said that we are ready for an interview and to expect a call but now they say that they are not finished scheduling interviews for the January applicants. Should I give them a call? When should he expect an interview call?

Thank you in advance!

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Try not to worry, the Cairo embassy is backlogged at the moment. There are some of us that have filed I-130 petitions that have had our cases completed by the NVC from the beginning of February, and are still waiting for interviews as well.

The email response you received seems to be the norm for the K1 visa interviews, as I have heard several others say they were told the same thing.

I have a spreadsheet I put together that tracks all Cairo cases. Based on the trends, it looks as though it typically takes 2-3 months from the date packet 3 is sent to the embassy before they notify you of the K1 interview date, and it also looks as though they are, on average, only giving about 2-3 weeks notice before the interview date, however, in one instance, they only gave 4 days notice.

If you sent your packet to the embassy in March, you will most likely receive notice of your interview date towards the end of June for a July interview. I say this, because I know the embassy just recently became backlogged again thanks to them taking on the cases from Yemen.


USCIS

10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)

NVC

11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

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I think the Middle East Embassies are backlogged :(

I myself am going on our 4th week waiting for the Riyadh Embassy to schedule my fiancee for her K-1 interview

sigh.. my patience is so thin now that we're so close


March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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I think the Middle East Embassies are backlogged :(

I myself am going on our 4th week waiting for the Riyadh Embassy to schedule my fiancee for her K-1 interview

sigh.. my patience is so thin now that we're so close

Hang in there! We have been waiting 9 1/2 weeks for Cairo IR1/CR1 interview.


USCIS

10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)

NVC

11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

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It took me 2 months and week to get my appointment

Hi Mon&fefe, Congratulations on finally getting your interview date! I remember reading a post by you a while ago about your wait! I do have a question though, what day did the embassey process your first package (the one with the financial support) and when is your interview? I am trying to get a better idea of when I should be expecting a call.

Best Wishes!

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That's really disappointing :( I submitted my package on 15th of April !

I can't expect any appointment soon! :unsure:

na11, I feel our pain :( My fiance submitted his papers to the embassey end of March...Its been a month and a week... I am saying worst case scenario we hear back mid June, but even then it's way too long!

Try not to worry, the Cairo embassy is backlogged at the moment. There are some of us that have filed I-130 petitions that have had our cases completed by the NVC from the beginning of February, and are still waiting for interviews as well.

The email response you received seems to be the norm for the K1 visa interviews, as I have heard several others say they were told the same thing.

I have a spreadsheet I put together that tracks all Cairo cases. Based on the trends, it looks as though it typically takes 2-3 months from the date packet 3 is sent to the embassy before they notify you of the K1 interview date, and it also looks as though they are, on average, only giving about 2-3 weeks notice before the interview date, however, in one instance, they only gave 4 days notice.

If you sent your packet to the embassy in March, you will most likely receive notice of your interview date towards the end of June for a July interview. I say this, because I know the embassy just recently became backlogged again thanks to them taking on the cases from Yemen.

Thank you for your reply! June feels like forever......

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Thank you everyone for all the replies, I am sorry for not getting back sooner! This whole waiting for an interview is making me really anxious! It has been exactly a month and two weeks. I keep thanking God that things have been running smoothly this fat, but I am getting impatient. I think what's making me angry is that we didnt submit the papers until nearly 3 weeks after the consulate emailed us, I am not sure why it took us so long to submit the papers. I do have a few questions though about the interview, I know my fiance did not revcieve an interview date yet, but when he does (god willing soon!) will I need to send updated paychecks?? Thank you again for everyone's replies and re-assurance. I hope that I by some miracle hear back soon from the consulate regaridng my fiance's interview date!

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