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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hello Everyone!

Just wondering how long administrative processing took for those of you who have dealt/are dealing with the US Embassy in Cairo.

We filed our K1 petition in August. Everything went pretty smoothly and very quickly. My <3 finally had his interview on March 11th - he was approved and told that he would receive the visa within 3 weeks. It's been over a month! We contacted the embassy; we're in administrative processing. Not so surprised. Just kinda wondering why it's taking so long though!? We want to buy out tickets and I am ready to get back to Amrika!!! He received a B2 (tourist) visa in December (he went home with me for the holidays). He went through administrative processing then also (I kind of get the feeling that everyone does in the Middle East?!), but it didn't take quite as long.

How long did you wait for the visa to finally arrive???????????


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

I-129F Sent : 2009-08-13

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-18

I-129F RFE(s):

RFE Reply(s):

I-129F NOA2 :2009-10-07

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-15

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-15

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2010-03-11

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

PS - Does it help or make a difference at all that they actually kept his passport? It's not like the interview ended with a "hanshoof" type attitude... the CO told him he was approved, they kept the passport, and told him he would receive the visa + passport within 3 weeks. Grrrr. They're driving me nuts - I just cannot get over it!


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

I-129F Sent : 2009-08-13

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-18

I-129F RFE(s):

RFE Reply(s):

I-129F NOA2 :2009-10-07

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-15

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-15

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2010-03-11

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
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It can take a while - a few months - or be quick - a few weeks. There's a whole thread on how long this takes including a spreadsheet that tracks how long us MENA-peeps are put in AP. Here's hoping it's not long for you both - it's absolute torture!!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/145739-ap-tracker/

Good luck.


Meredith & Brahim

2 April 2009 - Married in France

23 April 2009 - Sent K3 Petitions

23 August 2009 - Petitions approved, sent to Paris

9 December 2009 - Interview: Approved, pending AP

7 May 2010 - 5 MONTHS LATER: DOS Confirms Visa Final Approval

10 May 2010 - Embassy Confirms Visa Being Issued

11 May 2010 - VISA IN HAND

14 May 2010 - Flights to Newark!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Were you there for his interview? The CO told me and my husband the same thing at his interview and my husband got his visa exactly 1 week afterwards! He got the call from DHL 1 day after I left!!!

Did you call to find out where the AP was at? Is it at the consular level or sent back to DOS?

Good luck with getting it soon!!


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

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Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

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N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

PS - Does it help or make a difference at all that they actually kept his passport? It's not like the interview ended with a "hanshoof" type attitude... the CO told him he was approved, they kept the passport, and told him he would receive the visa + passport within 3 weeks. Grrrr. They're driving me nuts - I just cannot get over it!

My fiancee is in Cario and waiting for her K1 interview shedule date for the last 2 weeks. I don't undestand why it takes over 2 weeks to schedule the interview. But as to keeping your passport after the interview, I heard that it is a good sign and also the CO intention to issue you a visa. Good luck!

HandA

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

It all depends some have a fast AP and some of us have AP from hell. We were in AP for over a year and a half. Some lucky couples only get weeks. What ever yours ends up being I wish you a fast AP so you can be with your hubby


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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My husband had his interview on April 26th, he received his visa May 10th

The whole process moved very fast for us... I was quite shocked ! I also heard that most go into AP... my husband did not, again, which was shocking... considering hes Egyptian

Good Luck

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

Thanks for all the responses everyone!

I'm not sure why things are taking so long, especially since he was just issued a B2 last fall and went through the security check very quickly.

We got a call from the embassy Sunday. Apparently the paperwork was completed on the 14th but they wanted one more document to finalize things - a document from Mogamma basically outlining all travel since 1995. This is so strange to me because they have both passports that he has ever had and thus have his travel history... Lame. Especially because it will take at least two weeks to get the document. I'm assuming they are requesting this because his very first passport was not issued until 2005 and he just recently renewed the passport (as in weeks before the interview) to help facilitate the issuing of the K1 visa (per the consulate's recommendation) as it was due to expire in August. However they have his old passport and the new one so... I think they're just being difficult to torture me.

And no, I didn't actually attend the interview - even though I do live in Egypt. :) He didn't want to me miss work (I would have been happy to!)... but moreover, he said I would make him nervous. :) I really wanted to go since it's hard being an observer to most of this (besides the fact I did all of the forms/applications, etc.).

Insha'allah we'll get it sooon!

Good luck to those of you still waiting!


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

I-129F Sent : 2009-08-13

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-18

I-129F RFE(s):

RFE Reply(s):

I-129F NOA2 :2009-10-07

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-15

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-15

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2010-03-11

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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My fiancee is in Cario and waiting for her K1 interview shedule date for the last 2 weeks. I don't undestand why it takes over 2 weeks to schedule the interview. But as to keeping your passport after the interview, I heard that it is a good sign and also the CO intention to issue you a visa. Good luck!

HandA

We waited two and a half months to hear about the interview!!! We submitted the application on Dec. 15th but then left to the US from Dec. 22-Jan. 6th (we wrote to them in advance to request that the interview be scheduled after we returned). They called his cell while we were in the States. He missed the call because of the time difference so he was sleeping. From then on the embassy was such a huge pain in the butt... and we didn't hear any news from them until the end of February regarding his interview. Annoyiiiiiiiiiiing.


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

I-129F Sent : 2009-08-13

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-18

I-129F RFE(s):

RFE Reply(s):

I-129F NOA2 :2009-10-07

NVC Received :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-15

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-15

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2010-03-11

Interview Result : Approved

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Marriage :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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