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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I have applied for a K-1 Visa for my fiance currently finishing her masters in Cairo. Any information, thoughts, suggestions, or insights to the process going through Cairo would be extremely helpful. Honestly, I thought this whole thing was going to be a breeze, but within the past 24 hours it is as if this massive weight has crushed down upon my entire being. We have been engaged for nearly 3 years and I can not imagine pushing back our wedding any further. The I-129F has not even been approved, but when it is I want to be able to move through the following steps as quickly as possible. Help??

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Be sure to check out the regional forum also, found here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/97-middle-east-and-north-africa/

My only advice to you at this point is do not set a firm date for the wedding. Also fill out your time line so people can see where you are in the process it will really help people to help you.

When did you submit your petition?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Be sure to check out the regional forum also, found here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/97-middle-east-and-north-africa/

My only advice to you at this point is do not set a firm date for the wedding. Also fill out your time line so people can see where you are in the process it will really help people to help you.

When did you submit your petition?

I sent my Petition in December 2, 2011, but due to an error in address and they also spelled my name wrong it was not finally approved until December 28. I will update my time line, even though I am at the very beginning. Thank you!

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There are lots of experienced Egypt members here who will give you all the good inside consulate information. I'm not sure how the service centers are processing now but you likely have a couple of months to get prepared and it's never too early to do that.

Be sure to check out the MENA forum to start educating yourself on the Cairo consulate.

Good luck and welcome to VJ!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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There are lots of experienced Egypt members here who will give you all the good inside consulate information. I'm not sure how the service centers are processing now but you likely have a couple of months to get prepared and it's never too early to do that.

Be sure to check out the MENA forum to start educating yourself on the Cairo consulate.

Good luck and welcome to VJ!

Will do. We have already started preparing for the upcoming process, I simply want to do it correctly and only once:).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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NOA2 is a 4 - 6 month wait. From our NOA1 to receiving the NOA2 was 174 days, from NOA 2 to interview date was 119 and from the initial filing date to receiving to the interview was 299 days, add another 10 days for receiving the K-1 Visa for a total of 309 days. Ours could be alittle more or less than other couples from Egypt. You can check out the Immigration Timelines at the top of the page in Blue. Make sure to fill in your Timeline so you will be able to view the estimated time you will receive your NOA2, our Timeline estimate was correct.Below you can view our timeline. This process is depressing and can make you feel like it will never end, but keep faith and stay strong and all will go well. Look this over also http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Egypt&cty=Cairo Good Luck to you :)

09 - 03 - 2010 : I-129F - Sent ( Using Certified Mail )

09 - 07 - 2010 : I-129F - Received by Dallas,Texas Lockbox

09 - 09 - 2010 : NOA1 - Received Hard Copy from VSC

10 - 03 - 2010 : Our Only Touch

03 - 02 - 2011 : NOA2 - Received the Approval Email Notification

03 - 09 - 2011 : NOA2 - Received Hard Copy - 174 Days From NOA1 Date

03 - 10 - 2011 : NVC - Received and We Were Issued a Case Number

03 - 24 - 2011 : NVC - Sent To US Embassy In Cairo By: DHL at 6:06pm

03 - 27 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Received & Signed For at 8:39am

03 - 28 - 2011 : NVC - Received Hard Copy In The Mail

03 - 29 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Logged into the system

03 - 31 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Hany Received Packet 3

04 - 23 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Sent Packet 3 back to Embassy

04 - 26 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Embassy Received Packet 3 at 9:39 am

05 - 09 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Received Packet 4

06 - 29 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Interview Date

06 - 29 - 2011 : VISA APPROVED

07 - 09 - 2011 : VISA in Hand in 10 Days

08 - 09 - 2011 : Going Home! POE ~ JFK ~ Arrived in America

08 - 19 - 2011 - Applied for Social Security Card

08 - 24 - 2011 - Received Social Security Card

08 - 29 2011 - We Got Married!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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NOA2 is a 4 - 6 month wait. From our NOA1 to receiving the NOA2 was 174 days, from NOA 2 to interview date was 119 and from the initial filing date to receiving to the interview was 299 days, add another 10 days for receiving the K-1 Visa for a total of 309 days. Ours could be alittle more or less than other couples from Egypt. You can check out the Immigration Timelines at the top of the page in Blue. Make sure to fill in your Timeline so you will be able to view the estimated time you will receive your NOA2, our Timeline estimate was correct.Below you can view our timeline. This process is depressing and can make you feel like it will never end, but keep faith and stay strong and all will go well. Look this over also http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Egypt&cty=Cairo Good Luck to you :)

09 - 03 - 2010 : I-129F - Sent ( Using Certified Mail )

09 - 07 - 2010 : I-129F - Received by Dallas,Texas Lockbox

09 - 09 - 2010 : NOA1 - Received Hard Copy from VSC

10 - 03 - 2010 : Our Only Touch

03 - 02 - 2011 : NOA2 - Received the Approval Email Notification

03 - 09 - 2011 : NOA2 - Received Hard Copy - 174 Days From NOA1 Date

03 - 10 - 2011 : NVC - Received and We Were Issued a Case Number

03 - 24 - 2011 : NVC - Sent To US Embassy In Cairo By: DHL at 6:06pm

03 - 27 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Received & Signed For at 8:39am

03 - 28 - 2011 : NVC - Received Hard Copy In The Mail

03 - 29 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Logged into the system

03 - 31 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Hany Received Packet 3

04 - 23 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Sent Packet 3 back to Embassy

04 - 26 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Embassy Received Packet 3 at 9:39 am

05 - 09 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Received Packet 4

06 - 29 - 2011 : US Embassy Cairo - Interview Date

06 - 29 - 2011 : VISA APPROVED

07 - 09 - 2011 : VISA in Hand in 10 Days

08 - 09 - 2011 : Going Home! POE ~ JFK ~ Arrived in America

08 - 19 - 2011 - Applied for Social Security Card

08 - 24 - 2011 - Received Social Security Card

08 - 29 2011 - We Got Married!!

Thank you!!!!! Seriously, I am very thankful for this post and your candid demeanor. For some reason I had it stuck in my head that we would be able to get through this within 6 months. Guess I better amp up those prayers! thanks again!

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NOA2 is a 4 - 6 month wait. From our NOA1 to receiving the NOA2 was 174 days, from NOA 2 to interview date was 119 and from the initial filing date to receiving to the interview was 299 days, add another 10 days for receiving the K-1 Visa for a total of 309 days. Ours could be alittle more or less than other couples from Egypt. You can check out the Immigration Timelines at the top of the page in Blue. Make sure to fill in your Timeline so you will be able to view the estimated time you will receive your NOA2, our Timeline estimate was correct.Below you can view our timeline. This process is depressing and can make you feel like it will never end, but keep faith and stay strong and all will go well. Look this over also http://www.visajourn...Egypt&cty=Cairo Good Luck to you :)

I know some smart MENA member would be along... and a tar heel to boot.

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Thank you!!!!! Seriously, I am very thankful for this post and your candid demeanor. For some reason I had it stuck in my head that we would be able to get through this within 6 months. Guess I better amp up those prayers! thanks again!

You can follow my timeline as well. It took us 8 months from NOA1 to visa in hand.

Good luck!


Don't ever do anything you're not willing to explain the paramedics.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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I have applied for a K-1 Visa for my fiance currently finishing her masters in Cairo. Any information, thoughts, suggestions, or insights to the process going through Cairo would be extremely helpful. Honestly, I thought this whole thing was going to be a breeze, but within the past 24 hours it is as if this massive weight has crushed down upon my entire being. We have been engaged for nearly 3 years and I can not imagine pushing back our wedding any further. The I-129F has not even been approved, but when it is I want to be able to move through the following steps as quickly as possible. Help??

yes man there are alot of egyptian members here and they are able to give some good info I can tell u that. you can follow my timeline too to have an idea about how long u might be waiting. its just a waiting game man dont worry. just wanted to ask u where was your fiancee when u applied cuz u saying she is studying in Egypt. I mean if u applied while she was in Egypt it shouldnt take as long time as if she was in the U.S when she applied. just get any proof of relationship set and ready during this time u waiting. like emails, chats, photos for u together and your family, call records etc.. anyway good luck u need it for this process


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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yes man there are alot of egyptian members here and they are able to give some good info I can tell u that. you can follow my timeline too to have an idea about how long u might be waiting. its just a waiting game man dont worry. just wanted to ask u where was your fiancee when u applied cuz u saying she is studying in Egypt. I mean if u applied while she was in Egypt it shouldnt take as long time as if she was in the U.S when she applied. just get any proof of relationship set and ready during this time u waiting. like emails, chats, photos for u together and your family, call records etc.. anyway good luck u need it for this process

Good point! Good advise. PLease gather EVERY POSSIBLE HINT OF EVIDENCE. Egypt is a high fraud country and the embassy scrutinizes diligently. Please save all of your trip receipts and bank statements, passport stamps, etc. Get photos with her family and friends. I mean, make sure you can proof beyond unreasonable doubt she is your love.

Good luck.


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My fiance is in Egypt too, the petition I-129F has been approved, and forwarded to the consulate, I have the letter of employment, letter from the bank with all the info they are asking, I have the Affidavit of Support ready, my question is: where I have to send all this papers, do I have to send it to Vermont Service Center or do I have to send everything to my fiance in Egypt?

The phone number of the consulate in Cairo does not work, in their website says 20 2 2797 3300, many many rings, no answer.

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My fiance is in Egypt too, the petition I-129F has been approved, and forwarded to the consulate, I have the letter of employment, letter from the bank with all the info they are asking, I have the Affidavit of Support ready, my question is: where I have to send all this papers, do I have to send it to Vermont Service Center or do I have to send everything to my fiance in Egypt?

The phone number of the consulate in Cairo does not work, in their website says 20 2 2797 3300, many many rings, no answer.

the consulate will send what is called packet 3 to your address with all forms that u need to fill in for them and other documents u need to send for them and also where u should do the medical examination. forget about calling them send them an email thats better and they ll reply and tell u whats going on.


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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the consulate will send what is called packet 3 to your address with all forms that u need to fill in for them and other documents u need to send for them and also where u should do the medical examination. forget about calling them send them an email thats better and they ll reply and tell u whats going on.

In this case I am the petitioner, the consulate will send the packet 3 to my fiance in Egypt, right?, but me (as a petiotioner) what I have to do now?, the form I-134, letter of the bank, income tax return, etc, what I have to do with all those papers?, do I have to send it to my fiance in Egypt?

Thanks for your reply!, I am very confused and nervous, I want to do everything right.

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