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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Ok I put this in the right forum and no one answered me so I'll try it here. How long after you sent back packet 3 was your interview? For a few reasons we would like the interview to not be before sept 20. When he sends packet 3 back I was thinking of putting a little note in there requesting this, but didn't know if they would listen or if it would cause any type of red flag or raise any questions. Or should we hold off on returning the packet until sometime in September?

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~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Egypt
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I'm assuming he hasn't gotten packet 3 yet, correct? It took about 1.5 months for packet 3 to get to my husband after the case was received in Cairo. Your fiance may not even get his packet 3 by Sept. 20. Or he may get it just around that time or slightly before. My husband's interview was scheduled about 3-4 weeks after he returned the packet 3. Your fiance's interview may not even be scheduled until October. I've looked at some recent timelines out of Egypt and time frame from consulate receipt to packet 3 to interview seems to be about the same as when we did this.

I don't know exact dates but our NOA2 came in mid August, the embassy received it late August. The packet 3 came in Sept. He returned it to the embassy in Oct. (about 2 weeks later). The interview was scheduled in November. The interview was about 2 weeks after being scheduled.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

No he has not received packet 3 yet, but according to DHL it was delivered to the embassy on 8/5 and I confirmed with DOS on 8/11 that they had it processed in their system. I have looked at some recent K1 filers also and have seen that packet 3 was sent out within a week of receiving the file, and an interview was done within 2 weeks of getting it back. Maybe they just got lucky, but that is why I was asking. Thanks for the info :)


~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Oh, it seems I was confused. To get packet 3 it took about a month and a half for us. We got packet 3 twice. Once in 2007 when we originally filed and then once in 2009 when the delay of the Egyptian military was over and we were together again and wanted to request an update on the packet 3.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Most of the recent timelines I looked at (mostly K1) it seemed that it took an average of two months from packet 3 to interview. Some more, some slightly less. So the point is, I don't think Mandy has anything to worry about regarding having the interview scheduled before Sept. 20.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I guess what I was asking was how long after he returns packet 3 is the interview. I understand that from when packet 3 was sent to interview may be a couple of months, but some of that delay may be from people gathering their information. I received an email from the embassy a while ago listing everything that he had to return, a link to complete all documents etc... I have already sent him everything he needs from me and the forms are completed. All he needs to do is have his documents translated. If he does this before he receives anything from the embassy can he just send it in, or does he have to wait to get packet 3 from them?


~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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That's what I originally thought you were getting at. After we turned in packet 3 the interview letter and interview was scheduled really fast for us. I haven't heard of anyone sending in packet 3 before the Embassy requests it but I have heard of people filling out packet 3 information from what they get from others online before the Embassy requests it. In our case both time we got the packet 3 request via email. Waiting for the request from them can cause some delay. A way to tell where they are at is to email the Embassy and they will tell you. It took about 6 emails from us before they sent us the email request for packet 3. Some people get the physical request for packet 3 and some get the email. You might email them asking them if you can send in Packet 3 now. Then you might get the email request.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Egypt
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If you have everything gathered then you may want to email the embassy to see if you can return it now. I know some folks never received packet 3 so they emailed the embassy and went from there. Your original post indicated that you were worried that the interview would be scheduled too soon. Why would you want to send the packet 3 info in early if you're worried about an interview scheduled too soon?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Because we were thinking of sending it and writing a little note and asking that the interview be after a specific date, but I didn't know if that would look strange, or if I should wait until about 2 weeks before we want the interview and send the packet back. Someone told me before that they give you about 1 months notice for the interview and I wanted to know if this was the case, because if it is we would send the documents next week in stead of in 2-3 weeks. Thats why Im wondering how long after they recieve the documents the interview will be. I will email the embassy and ask them, but according to the email I got from them before it said when he has gathered the required documents to send them in so an interview can be scheduled.


~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Egypt
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They give about a two week notice, on average. I think the note would look strange; however an email may not be strange. There have been members who have requested a delay for their interview for one reason or another. Personally, I would wait to see if the interview was scheduled prior to Sept. 20. If not, no harm done. If so, email a request to delay.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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ok thanks. I think we will wait a week or 2 and see if we get packet 3, if not I will email/call and ask if we can send the documents back, and go from there. thanks :)


~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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I sent them packet 3 about 10 days after they sent it to me ( I worked on it pretty hard, but you guys can take your time, a friend of mine sent it a month later) and 3-4 days later, they sent me packet 4, saying my interview is in a week. It moved super quick for me, but normally it's slow. It might be slower now that we are in the summer and they're pretty booked with people who want to visit the US. September is only 2 weeks away, so don't worry, just working on packet 3 takes a while.

Good luck!

P.S: In packet 3, they state that if you can't be at the interview on the date they specified, you should tell them that ( call or e-mail ) and they will reschedule it for you)

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K1 Timeline
03/08/10 - I-129F packet sent to VSC
07/07/10 - Interview Date - APPROVED!
10/28/10 - POE @ Chicago
11/21/10 - Marriage

AOS, AP, EAD.
01/18/11 - AOS, AP, EAD packet sent
03/07/2011 - Biometrics appointment
03/29/2011 - AOS, AP and EAD approved (After 2.5 months)
04/04/2011 - Green card in hand[/size]

ROC
02/12/2013 - ROC packet sent
02/21/2013 - NOA1 Received
03/09/2013 - Biometrics appointment
06/19/2013 - ROC APPROVED!

N-400 Naturalization

06/20/2014 - N-400 Packet sent

07/15/2014 - Check Cashedarrow-10x10.png

08/04/2014 - Biometrics

02/19/2015 - Interview

03/26/2015 - Oath Ceremony
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I sent them packet 3 about 10 days after they sent it to me ( I worked on it pretty hard, but you guys can take your time, a friend of mine sent it a month later) and 3-4 days later, they sent me packet 4, saying my interview is in a week. It moved super quick for me, but normally it's slow. It might be slower now that we are in the summer and they're pretty booked with people who want to visit the US. September is only 2 weeks away, so don't worry, just working on packet 3 takes a while.

Good luck!

P.S: In packet 3, they state that if you can't be at the interview on the date they specified, you should tell them that ( call or e-mail ) and they will reschedule it for you)

Thank for the info. Your timeline is one that I had looked at and had seen how fast it went for you. I already sent all the documents needed to my fiance; tax returns, W-2, employment letter, pay stubs, I-134, copy of NOA2, proof of ongoing relationship, letter of intent to marry, and we completed the DS-156, DS-156K and the DS-157 (he helped me complete and I printed them off and sent to him with the other documents). He is planning on going for the police report tomorrow or one day next week, and then he just needs to have his documents translated, so for packet 3 I think we have just about everything ready. Also, an email I received from the embassy said the fee was $131, but I have heard it has incresed; how much did you have to pay?


~ Our Journey ~

10/27/09 - Met online

04/21/10 - Travel to Egypt to meet in person

05/08/10 - Sent I-129F

05/10/10 - VSC receives I-129F

05/11/10 - NOA1

05/13/10 - Touched

05/14/10 - Touched

05/17/10 - Received NOA1 in the mail

07/06/10 - NOA2 - Approved!!!! :)

07/12/10 - Received NOA2 in the mail

07/13/10 - Received at NVC

07/16/10 - NVC changes embassy per our request

07/19/10 - Told we are in AP @ NVC

07/30/10 - Case sent to Cairo embassy

08/05/10 - Case received at embassy

09/07/10 - Received packet 3 - FINALLY!!!

09/15-10 - 2nd trip to Egypt, returned home on 10/5/10

12/14/10 - Received interview date

01/09/11 - 3rd trip to Egypt

01/12/11 - Interview - APPROVED!!!...but AP

01/24/11 - Returned to the states without my habibi :(

04/06/11 - AP was completed!! :)

05/10/11 - Visa has been issued!!!

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Sounds great! Looks like you got everything ready, send him an originals (for ex. your original divorce decree if you've been divorced before)

About the fees, I paid about $140 at CIB bank, and on my interview date, right before my interview, I paid $219 (He can pay with dollars or pounds) and I paid LE 75 at the DHL branch they have.

Let me know if you have more questions! :)

Good luck.


K1 Timeline
03/08/10 - I-129F packet sent to VSC
07/07/10 - Interview Date - APPROVED!
10/28/10 - POE @ Chicago
11/21/10 - Marriage

AOS, AP, EAD.
01/18/11 - AOS, AP, EAD packet sent
03/07/2011 - Biometrics appointment
03/29/2011 - AOS, AP and EAD approved (After 2.5 months)
04/04/2011 - Green card in hand[/size]

ROC
02/12/2013 - ROC packet sent
02/21/2013 - NOA1 Received
03/09/2013 - Biometrics appointment
06/19/2013 - ROC APPROVED!

N-400 Naturalization

06/20/2014 - N-400 Packet sent

07/15/2014 - Check Cashedarrow-10x10.png

08/04/2014 - Biometrics

02/19/2015 - Interview

03/26/2015 - Oath Ceremony
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