Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Egypt's Heart

K1 or CR-1 ???? For Cairo

8 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Good day everybody.

I know Cairo is a tough embassy for IV or NON-IV visas.

Our problem is which would be best, K1 or CR-1 visa.

We are in our mid 40's both been married before, stable, responsible adults.

Amr was Officer in Egyptian military and now a teacher in Cairo.

Im a American, I work full time, stable employment same company for 11 years, same type of work for 18 years.

We have strong proof of a on going relationship all that is required to file K1, but we are kicking around idea of marring when Im there in September for 2 weeks.

"I do have knowledge of the steps, the roller-coaster effects of this journey"

Which is best way to go, K1 or CR-1???? Does it truly make a diference at interview at Cairo.

I do expect AP or AR, that is the norm there in Cairo. In meanwhile, I will fly back and forth to be with him as much as I can in our apartment. Oh yes a Orfie is involved, but we know it does not make us married legally for immigration reasons for USA.

Ive have 4 couple friends who went through Cairo, most on CR-1 visas, only 2 on K1, one went smoothly, the other in AP hell.

Any help or input is welcomed and much apprechiated.

Its nice to be here at VJ.

Thank you!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good day everybody.

I know Cairo is a tough embassy for IV or NON-IV visas.

Our problem is which would be best, K1 or CR-1 visa.

We are in our mid 40's both been married before, stable, responsible adults.

Amr was Officer in Egyptian military and now a teacher in Cairo.

Im a American, I work full time, stable employment same company for 11 years, same type of work for 18 years.

We have strong proof of a on going relationship all that is required to file K1, but we are kicking around idea of marring when Im there in September for 2 weeks.

"I do have knowledge of the steps, the roller-coaster effects of this journey"

Which is best way to go, K1 or CR-1???? Does it truly make a diference at interview at Cairo.

I do expect AP or AR, that is the norm there in Cairo. In meanwhile, I will fly back and forth to be with him as much as I can in our apartment. Oh yes a Orfie is involved, but we know it does not make us married legally for immigration reasons for USA.

Ive have 4 couple friends who went through Cairo, most on CR-1 visas, only 2 on K1, one went smoothly, the other in AP hell.

Any help or input is welcomed and much apprechiated.

Its nice to be here at VJ.

Thank you!!

Hello AQ, and Welcome to VJ! There are plenty of great people here to help you with your journey, which ever way you decide to go.

I got my husband here through the CR1 visa. We had all ready planned to get married when I was over there. If you should decide to go that way, make sure you have your divorce decree from your previous marriage. I went as far as getting it certified at the state and the government level before I traveled to Cairo. Once I got back to the US I started the paperwork to get my husband here. Monetary wise, it is cheaper to bring your husband over than to bring a fiance. CR1 you pay for basically upfront before you bring your husband here. Also, your husband will get his conditional green card and social security number and is able to work more quickly than with a K1 visa. If you choose K1 visa, you apply for an adjustment of status once they get here and then pay for it.

As far as AP or AR goes, well I don't know what triggers it, but it can and does happen with both kinds of visas.

Good luck with which ever path you want to go!


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

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
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

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

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

event.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to VJ! I dont know which one is better or if there really is a 'better' coming from Cairo... However, Adam & I married in Egypt in July 2006, then I came home and filed K3. His interview was May 2007, he received his Visa on Jan 1st 2008. All of us from the Embassy in Cairo have had very different experiences whether it was K1,K3 or CR1. Best wishes for whatever you choose! -Tamara & Adam


10407819_701840296558511_659086279075738

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The USA embassy in Cairo is just sucks

Dude, I really really REALLY dont know what your problem is that you have to write on every topic that the US Embassy in Cairo sucks. Be cautious what you say about them bcz some CO's read VJ. They have a job to do and I think they do a darn good job for what they have to do! Stop pouting and fussing and going on nearly every old and new topic writing about how you dislike the Embassy. Everyone one of us on here have been through or are going through the visa process. It takes time. Deal with it!


10407819_701840296558511_659086279075738

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude, I really really REALLY dont know what your problem is that you have to write on every topic that the US Embassy in Cairo sucks. Be cautious what you say about them bcz some CO's read VJ. They have a job to do and I think they do a darn good job for what they have to do! Stop pouting and fussing and going on nearly every old and new topic writing about how you dislike the Embassy. Everyone one of us on here have been through or are going through the visa process. It takes time. Deal with it!

This one sounds like a troll to me!


07/21/11 filed AOS off tourist visa

07/28/11 USCIS cashed check

07/30/11 Recieved NOA1 and Biometrics letter

08/24/2011 Biometrics

08/25/2011 RFE sent to us for some info we've already sent in

08/30/2011 sent in the rest of info USCIS asked for

09/13/2011 went to congressman's office to sign papers for expedite of work permit, due to financial hardship

09/15/2011 Work permit expedite approved!! He can finally find a job!

09/24/2011 work permit arrives

09/26/2011 Apply for social security number!

09/30/2011 Letter is sent for interview

11/07/2011 INTERVIEW!!!

Its 2012 and still no approval! Still waiting

01/27/2012 Letter sent stating that file was sent on for more review :(

9iad5hjppr.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This one sounds like a troll to me!

He might very well be, or just one that wants to complain about the Embassy. Hopefully hes just a troll bcz if he's for real... he's in for a long tough ride with the Embassy.


10407819_701840296558511_659086279075738

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello AQ, and Welcome to VJ! There are plenty of great people here to help you with your journey, which ever way you decide to go.

I got my husband here through the CR1 visa. We had all ready planned to get married when I was over there. If you should decide to go that way, make sure you have your divorce decree from your previous marriage. I went as far as getting it certified at the state and the government level before I traveled to Cairo. Once I got back to the US I started the paperwork to get my husband here. Monetary wise, it is cheaper to bring your husband over than to bring a fiance. CR1 you pay for basically upfront before you bring your husband here. Also, your husband will get his conditional green card and social security number and is able to work more quickly than with a K1 visa. If you choose K1 visa, you apply for an adjustment of status once they get here and then pay for it.

As far as AP or AR goes, well I don't know what triggers it, but it can and does happen with both kinds of visas.

Good luck with which ever path you want to go!

i think good idea to go with CR1 visa :thumbs:

btw! dont forget to have the last 3yrs Tax's to prove income :thumbs:

Dude, I really really REALLY dont know what your problem is that you have to write on every topic that the US Embassy in Cairo sucks. Be cautious what you say about them bcz some CO's read VJ. They have a job to do and I think they do a darn good job for what they have to do! Stop pouting and fussing and going on nearly every old and new topic writing about how you dislike the Embassy. Everyone one of us on here have been through or are going through the visa process. It takes time. Deal with it!

I agree :thumbs:


I-751 ROC TIMELINE

08/2010... Filed for ROC I-751

09/2010... NOA received

10/2010... Biometrics Appointment

05/2011... Interview

06/2011... I-751 Petition Approved

06/2011... GC 10y in Hand

Next step --->

N-400 Final step

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×