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Is there a longer wait time for arab countries?

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
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Hello to all,

We have been waiting for over 4 months now for our K3 to be approved. :crying: Does anyone know if there is a different process and/or a longer wait time for men coming from arab countries?

It’s been 7 months since my husband & I have seen each other. This whole process has all be so frustrating & emotional. :crying: Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Debby & Ahmed


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September 07, 2005 – Met online

March 01, 2006 – Arrived in Tunisia to meet my Ahmed

March 09, 2006 – Married the man of my dreams! Woo-hoo!

March 13, 2006 – Ahmed’s B-2 Tourist Visa denied at embassy in Tunisia.

March 14, 2006 – To Algeria to meet my new in-laws

March 16, 2006 – Last day back in Tunisia

March 17, 2006 – Sadly returned back to usa

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07/03/2006 – RFE1 Reply

07/12/2006 – RFE2 (Int’l Marriage Broker Act) Error-duplicate req., Gggggrrrrrrrr!

07/15/2006 – RFE2 Reply

08/08/2006 – RFE3 (request for copy of marriage contract)

08/14/2006 – RFE3 Reply

08/18/2006 – Touched

09/17/2006 – Touched

10/05/2006 – Touched

10/09/2006 – Touched

10/11/2006 – I-129F Approved (NOA2)!

10/12/2006 – Touched

10/21/2006 – Touched

10/23/2006 – NVC Rcv'd Approval

11/25/2006 – Received Packet 3

11/28/2006 – Completed & Mailed Packet 3

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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In general, yes, visas for arab men take longer. Usually however, the wait comes after the petition has been approved stateside and is sent to the embassy. Then, there is usually a lot of name checking/administrative processing to be done, which can add weeks or months after an interview.

You may want to stop into the ME/NA subforum. We have several people going through Algeria, and it will be helpful for you once your case is sent to the embassy.

The most important advice I have is be patient :yes: My husband and I went a year and a half without seeing each other. The patience you get so well practiced at during the visa process will help oodles once he's here and you get to deal with all the lovely cultural differences.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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Processing times are relative to where your petition was filed, not what country your SO is from. All K-3 petitions are processed at MSC/NBC. If it's any comfort, mine took 5 months to get approved.

I haven't seen my husband in 7 months as well, so I completely understand how you feel.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Morocco
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Hello to all,

We have been waiting for over 4 months now for our K3 to be approved. :crying: Does anyone know if there is a different process and/or a longer wait time for men coming from arab countries?

It’s been 7 months since my husband & I have seen each other. This whole process has all be so frustrating & emotional. :crying: Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Debby & Ahmed

My husband and I are just in the final stages of our K3. We are currently on administrative review and awaiting a call from the Consulate to let us know his visa is ready for pick up. AR is common for arab countires. It's been about 9 months since we started the process. If you check "Immigration Timelines" http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/ this may help you get a better idea of what the current wait times are. You can also look specifically at timelines for people going through Algeria. Hope that helps.

I know the waiting is sooo very difficult. Stay strong, and patient, and believe that God has layed the path before you two.


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Filed: Timeline

Debby & Ahmed,

There's a longer processing time when the benficiary gets an IBIS 'hit'.

Whether an IBIS hit is more likely for men from Arab countries I don't know, but it could be.

Yodrak

Hello to all,

We have been waiting for over 4 months now for our K3 to be approved. Does anyone know if there is a different process and/or a longer wait time for men coming from arab countries?

.....

Debby & Ahmed

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Try a timeline search for your embassy, that should give you an idea of the average wait time. Good luck :thumbs:


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
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Thank you all for your quick reply. :) It really helps to know we are not alone.

Although my husband resides in Algeria, we are going thru the consulte in Tunisia. Do you think this will make any difference?

Thanks again & Salam


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In All the World, there is no Heart for Me like Yours... In All the World, there is no Love for You like Mine.

September 07, 2005 – Met online

March 01, 2006 – Arrived in Tunisia to meet my Ahmed

March 09, 2006 – Married the man of my dreams! Woo-hoo!

March 13, 2006 – Ahmed’s B-2 Tourist Visa denied at embassy in Tunisia.

March 14, 2006 – To Algeria to meet my new in-laws

March 16, 2006 – Last day back in Tunisia

March 17, 2006 – Sadly returned back to usa

I-130

04/19/2006 – Sent

04/21/2006 – NOA1

08/16/2006 – Touched

I-129F

05/08/2006 - Sent

05/17/2006 – NOA1

06/28/2006 – RFE1 (Int’l Marriage Broker Act)

07/03/2006 – RFE1 Reply

07/12/2006 – RFE2 (Int’l Marriage Broker Act) Error-duplicate req., Gggggrrrrrrrr!

07/15/2006 – RFE2 Reply

08/08/2006 – RFE3 (request for copy of marriage contract)

08/14/2006 – RFE3 Reply

08/18/2006 – Touched

09/17/2006 – Touched

10/05/2006 – Touched

10/09/2006 – Touched

10/11/2006 – I-129F Approved (NOA2)!

10/12/2006 – Touched

10/21/2006 – Touched

10/23/2006 – NVC Rcv'd Approval

11/25/2006 – Received Packet 3

11/28/2006 – Completed & Mailed Packet 3

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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I can't remember if we have anyone going through Tunisia. However, it seems pretty uniform that men interviewing anywhere in North Africa are delayed at the embassy.


10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

07/15/09 - Citizenship ceremony. Alhamdulilah, the US now has another american muslim!

irhal.jpg

online rihla - on the path of the Beloved with a fat cat as a copilot

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Filed: Timeline

Ahmed and Debby,

Any difference for the petition? No, not directly anyway. But if his travels have gotten him into the IBIS data base, or make it harder to distinguish him from someone who is in the IBIS data base......

Yodrak

.....

Although my husband resides in Algeria, we are going thru the consulte in Tunisia. Do you think this will make any difference?

....

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The_dip_sticks,

It's when the beneficiary's name, or a name suspiciously like the beneficiary's name, is found in the IBIS data base. At which point someone needs to research whether the beneficiary is the person in the data base or not, a manual effort that can be quite time consuming.

Yodrak

Debby & Ahmed,

There's a longer processing time when the benficiary gets an IBIS 'hit'.

Whether an IBIS hit is more likely for men from Arab countries I don't know, but it could be.

What is an IBIS 'hit'?

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
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Hi all, :)

Thanks again for your input. Would a person know if they were in the IBIS data base???


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In All the World, there is no Heart for Me like Yours... In All the World, there is no Love for You like Mine.

September 07, 2005 – Met online

March 01, 2006 – Arrived in Tunisia to meet my Ahmed

March 09, 2006 – Married the man of my dreams! Woo-hoo!

March 13, 2006 – Ahmed’s B-2 Tourist Visa denied at embassy in Tunisia.

March 14, 2006 – To Algeria to meet my new in-laws

March 16, 2006 – Last day back in Tunisia

March 17, 2006 – Sadly returned back to usa

I-130

04/19/2006 – Sent

04/21/2006 – NOA1

08/16/2006 – Touched

I-129F

05/08/2006 - Sent

05/17/2006 – NOA1

06/28/2006 – RFE1 (Int’l Marriage Broker Act)

07/03/2006 – RFE1 Reply

07/12/2006 – RFE2 (Int’l Marriage Broker Act) Error-duplicate req., Gggggrrrrrrrr!

07/15/2006 – RFE2 Reply

08/08/2006 – RFE3 (request for copy of marriage contract)

08/14/2006 – RFE3 Reply

08/18/2006 – Touched

09/17/2006 – Touched

10/05/2006 – Touched

10/09/2006 – Touched

10/11/2006 – I-129F Approved (NOA2)!

10/12/2006 – Touched

10/21/2006 – Touched

10/23/2006 – NVC Rcv'd Approval

11/25/2006 – Received Packet 3

11/28/2006 – Completed & Mailed Packet 3

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You can't know if your name is in database or not.. they don't tell you anything


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06/23/2006 Happiest day of my life, got married to my lovely Wife!

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12/19/06 Interview letter Issued!

12/26/06 Interview Notice Received!

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08/25/08 Filed Writ of Mandamus (Law Suit) against USCIS, DOS, FBI

09/16/08 Application Approved (IR6)

09/22/08 Card Production Ordered

09/23/08 Welcome Notice Received

09/29/08 10 YR. GC Received!

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08/23/11 Case status changed - FP letter sent

08/26/11 Fingerprint notice received in mail

08/26/11 Early Fingerprints completed

09/13/11 Original Fingerprints scheduled date

08/30/11 Case status updated: In-Line to be scheduled for an interview

09/12/11 Case status updated: Interview is now scheduled

09/15/11 Interview letter received!

10/19/11 Interview at Santa Ana, CA - I-130 is not approved in file

10/19/11 RFE issued

10/27/11 RFE response received and is being reviewed - even though I didn't get any RFE or responded to one!

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Filed: Timeline

Ahmed and Debby,

A person who is in IBIS might very well have a good idea that they were in there (if they know that IBIS exists).

A person who is not in there would not have a clue if they resemble someone who is.

Yodrak

Hi all,

Thanks again for your input. Would a person know if they were in the IBIS data base???

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