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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hello all,

So my husband has an interview in 6 days, and I am so so nervous. Does anyone have any advice for him? Any what-so-ever?

Your help is very much appreciated!


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10-25-2011 - Got Married

12-26-2011 - Sent I130

01-03-2012 - 130 NOA1

06-26-2012 - 130 Approved

07-16-2012 - NVC Received

10-11-2012 - Case Completed at NVC

11-01-2012 - Interview Scheduled - Approved

11-06-2012 - Passport In Hand

11-13-2012 - POE at LAX

11-29-2012 - Permenant Resident Card Received

12-10-2012 - SS# Received

08-13-2014 - Must Apply to Remove Restrictions

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Big hugs!

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Don't be worried if there is nothing in your case to worry about and you've been honest with them. Be sure to bring copies of everything you've submitted along with additional evidence of the relationship they may not have or may request from you all. They also may not look at it but it's better to be safe than sorry. Read the Embassy reviews for Egypt and get an idea of what questions will be asked and be prepared for most anything. Hopefully it will go smoothly. Sending you my best wishes on your upcoming interview!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Good luck!!! :)


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Good luck! Please try to remember as much questions as possible from what they ask and share it with us-- plus if there was anything memorable about the interviewer. We have several posts through out this forum where people review their interviews. I find them most helpful. I think also, not to far down, there is a discussion on what kind of questions they may ask. From what I gather-- be prepared for everything and be annoyingly thorough with your answers.


RFQ [uSA] & SIMA [EGYPT]
Sima Applies for B2: 12/2012
5yr B2 approved: 02/2012
Married: 03/09/2012
NAO1: 04/25/2012
NAO2: 07/26/2012
8/8/2012: NVC Case Received
NVC #: 8/29/2012

1/24/13: AoS and 230 accepted
01/31/13: Rec'd checklist (expectedly)
02/14/13: Item @ NVC

CASE COMPLETE: 2/24/13
03/15/13: Interview date received
03/17/13: Medical
INTERVIEW: 4/03/13
"Approved Pending AP"
11/07/2013: Request for Updated Documents (via Egyptian consulate AP page)

12/20/2013: Request for return of Passport to Embassy (phone call)
01/13/2014: Passport returned to embassy

01/15/2014: Status Changed (CEAC) Visa Printed
VISA RECEIVED: 1/17/14 dancin5hr.gif

POE: JFK on 3/12/14 CLEARED!
Baby1 1/2015 Baby2 8/2106 isA

2016 Beginning naturalization process later this year, isA

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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First of all PRAY.. :) second.. Eat before going to the embassy.. Third.. Just relax, be honest when answering them and don't forget to smile.

Good luck... :)

Thank-you very much Sherlyn :thumbs:


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10-25-2011 - Got Married

12-26-2011 - Sent I130

01-03-2012 - 130 NOA1

06-26-2012 - 130 Approved

07-16-2012 - NVC Received

10-11-2012 - Case Completed at NVC

11-01-2012 - Interview Scheduled - Approved

11-06-2012 - Passport In Hand

11-13-2012 - POE at LAX

11-29-2012 - Permenant Resident Card Received

12-10-2012 - SS# Received

08-13-2014 - Must Apply to Remove Restrictions

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Big hugs!

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Don't be worried if there is nothing in your case to worry about and you've been honest with them. Be sure to bring copies of everything you've submitted along with additional evidence of the relationship they may not have or may request from you all. They also may not look at it but it's better to be safe than sorry. Read the Embassy reviews for Egypt and get an idea of what questions will be asked and be prepared for most anything. Hopefully it will go smoothly. Sending you my best wishes on your upcoming interview!

Thanks Dr. A&O

There is nothing in my case to really worry about. We are just so ready for this process to be over. I remember my father (Egyptian) telling me that back in 1970 it was alot easier to come to the USA. As a matter of fact during that time 40 of my dad's family members immigrated with-in a 5 year period of time. By 1980, most of his family memebers were here (with the few exceptions of uncles/aunts who didnt want to leave there business's). I really wish the immigration process was easier. Like the good ol days. It seems like now-a-days everything is heavely scrutinized. Which is understandable that the system changes, I just never thought it would change to this degree. We will definetly be bringing copies of everything (including more proof of our relationship). I guess I am extremely lucky I got to visit him 3 times in the last year - period of time. I am really thank-ful for that. I have read the reviews, but they make me more nervous especially those dreaded words "AP". Of course anyone wants to have a straight approval with-out AP, but looking at how long people wait in AP is just mind blowing. Thank-you for your wishes by the way, we need them :thumbs:

Good luck!!! :)

Thank you Mr. Mounir!

Good Luck :thumbs:

Thanks :thumbs:

Good luck! :)

Thank-you very much

God bless h

Him

Thank-you :thumbs:

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Thank-you

Good luck! Please try to remember as much questions as possible from what they ask and share it with us-- plus if there was anything memorable about the interviewer. We have several posts through out this forum where people review their interviews. I find them most helpful. I think also, not to far down, there is a discussion on what kind of questions they may ask. From what I gather-- be prepared for everything and be annoyingly thorough with your answers.

RFQ - Thank-you for your wishes! I will be sure to post a review from the interview. I agree they are very helpful. Again, thank-you for your advice! I appreciate it! :thumbs:

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10-25-2011 - Got Married

12-26-2011 - Sent I130

01-03-2012 - 130 NOA1

06-26-2012 - 130 Approved

07-16-2012 - NVC Received

10-11-2012 - Case Completed at NVC

11-01-2012 - Interview Scheduled - Approved

11-06-2012 - Passport In Hand

11-13-2012 - POE at LAX

11-29-2012 - Permenant Resident Card Received

12-10-2012 - SS# Received

08-13-2014 - Must Apply to Remove Restrictions

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Good luck to him (F)


K1 Visa - Dates in UK format

02/05/2012 I-129F Sent
07/05/2012 I-129F NOA1
02/11/2012 I-129F NOA2
14/11/2012 NVC Left
29/11/2012 Packet 3 Received
07/12/2012 Medical
12/12/2012 Packet 3 Sent
30/01/2013 Packet 4 Received
20/02/2013 Interview Date - Approved!
28/02/2013 Visa Received
03/06/2013 US Entry smile.png

22/06/2013 Marriage (Beautiful day) heart.gifrose.gif

AOS & EAD - Dates in US format

07/29/2013 Filing date

08/06/2013 NOA1

08/28/2013 Biometrics Apt

06/23/2014 Green Card

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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You need to be prepared to answer the questions about any red flags.

Red flags are:

Age difference

American has been married before

American has kids

American woman cannot have kids

Different religions

Arranged marriage

Married on first visit

Short visits

He sends money to the american

Previous petitions

Previous marriage to foreigners

Family does not approve

Married to cousin

Did you send pics with you and his family in egypt?

Did you send letters from his family approving your relationship?

Good Luck


May 24, 2011 NOA1

Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number

Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday

Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2

Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date

January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1

INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

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TogethorForever13,

Wow you helped me out a ton! I definetly do not have 1 red flag at all. That makes me feel way way better! Those are some hard red flags to overcome too!

I did send pictures (many) from our Wedding in Egypt and other pictures throughout the years.

I also sent notarized letters (Affidavits of a Bona fide Marriage) from people who attended our wedding and my parents who traveled to Egypt for our wedding.

I feel pretty confident now! Thanks a billion!


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10-25-2011 - Got Married

12-26-2011 - Sent I130

01-03-2012 - 130 NOA1

06-26-2012 - 130 Approved

07-16-2012 - NVC Received

10-11-2012 - Case Completed at NVC

11-01-2012 - Interview Scheduled - Approved

11-06-2012 - Passport In Hand

11-13-2012 - POE at LAX

11-29-2012 - Permenant Resident Card Received

12-10-2012 - SS# Received

08-13-2014 - Must Apply to Remove Restrictions

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You are very welcome.

I am sure he will do great!

Tell him to be confident and look them in the eyes-even if it is a woman

Speak calmly at all times even if theysay something demeaning

Soon he will be with you in the USA

Christians do not seem to have AP as much as Muslims.

Common AP names are Mohamed, Ali, Ahmed

But some Ahmeds, Mohameds did not get AP so I do not think there is any rhyme or reason to Cairo!!

I pray for a visa in 10 days for him

Good Luck


May 24, 2011 NOA1

Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number

Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday

Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2

Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date

January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1

INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

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