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Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know my husband made it home from Cairo on Saturday. His POE was Logan Airport in Boston (connected from Frankfurt). Flight landed at 2, he exited baggage claim around an hour and a half later.

Cairo issued the wrong visa (CR1 instead of IR1). We are working to fix that now, but the important thing is he is HERE! So happy to be back. And he got to see the Pats win on Sunday which he really wanted to be able to watch (hasn't really seen the Pats in four years since he was here last!).

Still hoping for all of you STILL waiting that you have speedy reunions!


Summer 2003- We met (in the U.S.) and began dating.

Summer 2004- My SO moved back to Egypt; I spent a month there with him.

December 2004- SO called my parents and got permission to ask for my hand in marriage; They said yes, of course!

Christmas 2004- I traveled back to Egypt and accepted his proposal while we were on the sands by the Red Sea...

July 2005- Got married; I moved to Egypt

Nov. 2005- Began the immigration process!!!

July 2006- Hubby's immigrant "interview" at embassy in Cairo was no interview- told to file waiver for past visa overstay

Aug. 2006- Waiver sent from Cairo to Athens

April 2007- Waiver transferred from Athens to Rome

August 2007 - I moved back to U.S. from Egypt in anticipation of waiver approval (just had a feeling!!) and to continue my career because my 2 year work contract had expired in Cairo and my wondeful job was still here waiting.

Nov. 2007- Waiver approved... thank the good Lord!!!!

Dec. 2007- Interview- but not really an interview- just had to sign the updated DS230; Told to expect visa in 2 weeks.

Jan. 2008 - Visa in hand! It actually did arrive in 2 and a half weeks... Hubby back in our home 2 days later!!!

Feb. 2008- Green Card arrives

Today and everyday- Loving life back in our home, having a blast, enjoying every moment with family and friends, praying for all of you still waiting! Miracles DO happen!!!

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Congratulation on the happy reunion !!! :dance::dance::dance:

P.S. What's the difference between these two visas?


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Citizenship (N-400)

09/15/2009 - Application mailed to Texas Lockbox

09/17/2009 - Delivered to the Lockbox

09/21/2009 - Check cashed

09/24/2009 - NOA dated 9/18/09

09/26/2009 - RFE mailed out dated 9/25 (biometrics notice)

10/14/2009 - Biometrics completed

01/01/2010 - finally an update - awaiting interview letter

02/08/2010 - interview (Garden City, NY) -- PASSED

03/03/2010 - Oath Ceremony in Brooklyn

03/13/2010 - U.S. Passport in hand

DONE!!!

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Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know my husband made it home from Cairo on Saturday. His POE was Logan Airport in Boston (connected from Frankfurt). Flight landed at 2, he exited baggage claim around an hour and a half later.

Cairo issued the wrong visa (CR1 instead of IR1). We are working to fix that now, but the important thing is he is HERE! So happy to be back. And he got to see the Pats win on Sunday which he really wanted to be able to watch (hasn't really seen the Pats in four years since he was here last!).

Still hoping for all of you STILL waiting that you have speedy reunions!


K1 process

10/05/2006 filled :)

05/03/2007 interview -> AP -> hell -> AP -> 9 months of AP Hell - 2 home visits :(

01/26/2008 visa in hand with a typo :(

02/03/2008 2 weeks more of waiting.... Visa in hand...... :)

2/20/2008 on US soil :)

2/21/2008 marriage :)

AOS

03/12/2008 Sent AOS/Work/Travel

03/16/2008 shows delivered chicago

4/12/2008 check cashed :)

4/13/2008 NOA's for all 3

4/18/2008 bio letter

4/29/2008 bio appt.

5/06/2008 RFE 2007 tax return

5/07/2008 returned RFE overnight

5/08/2008 received-lees summit

5/12/08 case updated online/RFE received

5/27/08 checked the website for the third time today -says AP and EAD approval letter sent 5/24- it was not updated online till today - and no e-mail update either

5/27/08 emails sent in afternoon AP and EAD approvals

5/29/08 AP touch

5/29/08 email EAD card production ordered

6/02/08 AP in hand

6/03/08 email EAD card mailed

6/05/08 EAD card in hand :)

7/28/08 AOS letter received

9/02/08 AOS interview

9/10/08 card production ordered email :)

9/17/08 welcome letter email and snail mail arrive same day

9/19/08 Greencard in hand :)

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Congratulations!

Doreen


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6/14/03 Met Online

9/30/2003 He was denied a Tourist Visa

1/7/2004 Sent 1-129F-tried to prove hardship; many reasons

8/8/2004 Petition denied

After 214 Days of waiting

10/11/2004 Returned from Morocco even more in love.

11/15/2004 Mailed I-129F off to Nebraska

2/11/05 APPROVAL

2/14/05 EMAIL, OUR PETITION HAS BEEN APPROVED

86 Days what an awesome feeling

2/25/05 Email received from nvc, given case number

3/21/05 Email from consulate

b]INTERVIEW DATE 5/10/05[/b]

3/31/05 Fiance finally receives his packet from the consulate

4/12/05 He had medical exam

5/10/05 INTERVIEW WAS A SUCCESS

5/18/05 VISA IN HAND

Took 214 Days for a denial, but IN 205 days He will be HOME

6/10/05 Abdou arrives in America, what a happy day!

6/13/05 Applied for SSN

6/23/05 6 p.m. We were MARRIED; honeymoon in Gatlinburg

8/13/05 AOS and EAD paperwork mailed

8/25/05 NOAs in the mail!!! Yea!

11/25/05 - BIOMETRIC DATE

01/26/06 - AOS SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW AND HE GETS HIS FIRST JOB AT FIRST JOB INTERVIEW

02/13/06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED

4/22/06 - Driver's License!!

11/05/2007 Filed to Lift conditions[/color]

11/07/07 - NOA1 received

12/21/07 - Biometrics completed

04/08/08 - 10 YEAR CARD APPROVED

04/14/08 - CARD IN HAND !!!!!

11/3/08 - Filed for Citizenship

11/29/08 - Biometric Appointment

02/03/09 - Citizenship Interview, HE PASSED

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Congratulation on the happy reunion !!! :dance::dance::dance:

P.S. What's the difference between these two visas?

I believe the CR1 is a conditional permanent residency for the beneficiary of a spousal visa that has been married to the US citizen/resident for less than 2 years. They have to file for a lifting of conditions.

Differences in filings, paperwork, etc. ... I have no idea. Maybe someone else could answer that. But, I think she was just saying they gave him the conditional visa.


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Hopeful, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait until I too can post that Hicham is home. I think his POE is going to be JFK if he flies back with us from the trip.

Our attorney mentioned the IR-1 when he was talking about what we should expect. Hicham and I have been married for 7 years. I am not aware of the differences between them.


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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! May your reunion with your husband be blessed and bring you all the happiness and joy your heart can hold!

Robin and Mohamed

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know my husband made it home from Cairo on Saturday. His POE was Logan Airport in Boston (connected from Frankfurt). Flight landed at 2, he exited baggage claim around an hour and a half later.

Cairo issued the wrong visa (CR1 instead of IR1). We are working to fix that now, but the important thing is he is HERE! So happy to be back. And he got to see the Pats win on Sunday which he really wanted to be able to watch (hasn't really seen the Pats in four years since he was here last!).

Still hoping for all of you STILL waiting that you have speedy reunions!

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Awesome! :dance: :dance: :dance:


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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:dance::dance::dance:

Hope you are enjoying the time finally back together! :thumbs:


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“O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient. (Al-Baqarah 2:153 )”

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