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Dear visa journey members from Egypt, I have just received an interview date in Sept. but it,s on a Friday. I,m surprised if they work on Fridays. Has anyone ever had the same or could it be a mistake?

http://egypt.usembassy.gov/consular/acshours.html


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to MENA regional forum; topic is specific to Egypt.


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November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
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September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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I would double check the date with the embassy. Another thing to consider is we are just finishing Ramadan and Eid starts Saturday so who knows how long the embassy will close so with all the shortened hours and there is an influx of student visas they might have extended their hours to meet the demands.

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It does seem odd. I'd definitely double check!


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1/24/13: AoS and 230 accepted
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CASE COMPLETE: 2/24/13
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03/17/13: Medical
INTERVIEW: 4/03/13
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12/20/2013: Request for return of Passport to Embassy (phone call)
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Thanks everyone, we did email the embassy and they asked for the case no. To check, we sent it, but they will be closed this week for eid so I don,t expect an answer soon. We also called the national visa center today and they said the embassy would still have no information about the case cause they haven,t shipped it yet!, but that,s th date they have on their system! It,s annoying but we pray will be cleared up soon

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Did you know if you have a case number you can check the US Embassy in Cairo's website for your interview appointment too? It updates every week or couple of weeks.

Immigrant Visa Interview Schedule

To do a quick search on that page type the keys Ctrl + F at the same time and a small search box will open in the window. This will search the webpage for a word or series of specific letters and numbers. Then type in your case number in that search box making sure each character is correct. It will search the page immediately for a match as you type in the first three characters, and take you directly to your appointment where it will be highlighted if it is on the page.

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Also I was just exploring the website and this is new.

Check the Status of your Administrative Processing

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant's interview by a Consular Officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement at the conclusion of the interview. Most administrative processing is resolved within five months of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. The administrative processing occurs in Washington, DC and cannot be expedited or waived. Visa applicants are reminded not to make any non-refundable travel plans until they receive their visas.

Please note: we will not contact you when your administrative processing is complete. All Immigrant Visa applicants must check their own cases by entering your case number in the box here and click "Submit".

Then there is a little box you can type in your case number here to check your administrative processing.

If your administrative processing is still pending six months after your interview, please contact our office by email at: consularcairoiv@state.gov. Please include your case number and note "Administrative Processing" in the subject line.

We used to have to email the embassy every week and wait for an automated reply, but now you can check your AP/AR status online post-interview and have instant results with them apparently. That really nice! It even gives a brief explanation of what Administrative Processing is and it's expected processing times. Maybe they actually took some suggestions from that AP/AR Cairo specific thread a few years back and finally developed it?


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