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I have kind of a silly question, but I want to be sure of it before I file the visa.

My fiance is living in Egypt and I would like to start filling out the K-1 visa. This is her address pulled off of Google Maps:

El-Mohandes Salah St
Kafr Tohormos
Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour
Giza Governorate, Egypt

Is Giza Governorate the city? I have had people tell me that, Giza, Cairo, etc. Can I just put a city and country and exclude province, state, etc?

Thanks in advance!

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does she receive any bills of any kind? if yes, use that.


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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Middle East/North Africa regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Egypt has 27 governorates, which are essentially states or provinces (Giza is a governorate as well as a city): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_EgyptIt seems like you could use "Kafr Tohormos..." as your city and Giza as your governorate. For my husband's petition, we did it this way:

apartment/building number/neighborhood number (this is how the addresses are in his city; they don't use street names at all)
city
governorate
Egypt
n/a for postal code as far as I remember

Thus far, we haven't had problems (from the i-130 at USCIS to the i-864 at NVC)


CR1 Visa

10/03/2014 Priority Date (NOA1)
03/18/2015 NOA2
03/30/2015 NVC Received
04/09/2015 Paid AOS fee + DS261

---NVC system error---
05/18/2015 Scan Date
05/27/2015 DS261 reviewed over phone (after several attempts)
06/11/2015 IV fee invoiced (not available online)
06/16/2015 Checklist

06/27/2015 Checklist Scan Date
07/05/2015 IV fee available online (paid)
07/08/2015 DS260 available (completed)

07/20/2015 CASE COMPLETE!
08/21/2015 Received Case Complete letter dated 8/17/2015
12/01/2015 Interview Scheduled (134 days from CC)
12/14/2015 Received Interview Appointment email (P4)
12/22/2015 Medical Exam

12/30/2015 CEAC changed to 'ready' (no 'in transit' message)
01/14/2016 Interview (178 days from CC) RESULT: APPROVED!
01/18/2016 CEAC changed to "Issued"
01/21/2016 Visa In Hand!!


(F)

475 days from NOA1 to visa in hand (1 year, 3 months, and 18 days)

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Egypt has 27 governorates, which are essentially states or provinces (Giza is a governorate as well as a city): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_EgyptIt seems like you could use "Kafr Tohormos..." as your city and Giza as your governorate. For my husband's petition, we did it this way:

apartment/building number/neighborhood number (this is how the addresses are in his city; they don't use street names at all)

city

governorate

Egypt

n/a for postal code as far as I remember

Thus far, we haven't had problems (from the i-130 at USCIS to the i-864 at NVC)

So under "City or Town" you recommend I put Kafr Tohormos and under "Province" Giza? I was also given a postal code of 12111. Should I put that in or leave it blank?

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I don't know for sure, but I don't think it matters that much. All of our correspondence with USCIS/NVC has been via phone, email, or letters sent to a US address. But yes, I'm saying use the area you mentioned as the "city." I think it's just a neighborhood in Giza, so alternatively, you could use it as part of the street address (if it will fit on the form) and Giza as the city AND province. The mail system in Egypt isn't good, so I don't think there's a set standard. Just make sure you write everything important somewhere in the form and remember the way you write it for future forms. As for the postal code, if you have it, include it (it can sometimes be hard to figure out in some areas of Egypt).


CR1 Visa

10/03/2014 Priority Date (NOA1)
03/18/2015 NOA2
03/30/2015 NVC Received
04/09/2015 Paid AOS fee + DS261

---NVC system error---
05/18/2015 Scan Date
05/27/2015 DS261 reviewed over phone (after several attempts)
06/11/2015 IV fee invoiced (not available online)
06/16/2015 Checklist

06/27/2015 Checklist Scan Date
07/05/2015 IV fee available online (paid)
07/08/2015 DS260 available (completed)

07/20/2015 CASE COMPLETE!
08/21/2015 Received Case Complete letter dated 8/17/2015
12/01/2015 Interview Scheduled (134 days from CC)
12/14/2015 Received Interview Appointment email (P4)
12/22/2015 Medical Exam

12/30/2015 CEAC changed to 'ready' (no 'in transit' message)
01/14/2016 Interview (178 days from CC) RESULT: APPROVED!
01/18/2016 CEAC changed to "Issued"
01/21/2016 Visa In Hand!!


(F)

475 days from NOA1 to visa in hand (1 year, 3 months, and 18 days)

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All things considered, Egypt has a great postal delivery system.

Giza is not a city; it is just what it says, a governorate (kindof like a province or state)

El-Mohandes Salah St

street

do you have a building number, floor number, and/or apartment number? these are common.

Kafr Tohormos
neighborhood
Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour
city
ETA: Enter it on the form like this: Kafr Tohormos, Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour
Giza Governorate
province
Egypt
country
Don't worry about a postal code.
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All things considered, Egypt has a great postal delivery system.

Giza is not a city; it is just what it says, a governorate (kindof like a province or state)

El-Mohandes Salah St

street

do you have a building number, floor number, and/or apartment number? these are common.

Kafr Tohormos
neighborhood
Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour
city
ETA: Enter it on the form like this: Kafr Tohormos, Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour
Giza Governorate
province
Egypt
country
Don't worry about a postal code.

Thank you so much for your response!

She does have a building number. 32 El-Mohandes Salah. The building belongs to the family so I'm sure any mail will make it to her as long as it makes it to the building. Just to make sure, I should put Kafr Tohormos, Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour on the "city" line?

Thanks again,

Kareem

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Thank you so much for your response!

She does have a building number. 32 El-Mohandes Salah. The building belongs to the family so I'm sure any mail will make it to her as long as it makes it to the building. Just to make sure, I should put Kafr Tohormos, Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour on the "city" line?

Thanks again,

Kareem

Yes, enter the city just like that.

Whether the building belongs to family is irrelevant. Floor numbers and apartment numbers are common address formats, so use them.

Building 32 El-Mohandes Salah Street, Floor ____, Apartment _____

It's normal to break an address down this way when navigating an extremely populated concrete jungle - not only for the postal service, it's helpful for delivery guys, too.

Governorate > City > District > Building Number/Street Name > Floor Number > Apartment Number

Combine the city and the district, separated by a comma, on the "city" line.

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Yes, enter the city just like that.

Whether the building belongs to family is irrelevant. Floor numbers and apartment numbers are common address formats, so use them.

Building 32 El-Mohandes Salah Street, Floor ____, Apartment _____

It's normal to break an address down this way when navigating an extremely populated concrete jungle - not only for the postal service, it's helpful for delivery guys, too.

Governorate > City > District > Building Number/Street Name > Floor Number > Apartment Number

Combine the city and the district, separated by a comma, on the "city" line.

It doesn't look like I have space to enter all that in the city name.

3a. Name

3b. Street number and Name

3c. Apt Ste Flr

3d. City or Town

3e. State

3f. Zip code

3g. Postal Code

3h. Province

3i. Country

In the "city or town" field I can put in "Kafr Tohormos, Qesm" and there is no room to write anything else.

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It doesn't look like I have space to enter all that in the city name.

3a. Name

3b. Street number and Name

3c. Apt Ste Flr

3d. City or Town

3e. State

3f. Zip code

3g. Postal Code

3h. Province

3i. Country

In the "city or town" field I can put in "Kafr Tohormos, Qesm" and there is no room to write anything else.

Then use the district: Qesm Boulaq Ad Dakrour

Use the building number for the street number on line 3b.

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