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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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My husband has been on Administrative Processing since November . Yesterday he received via courier a document from the embassy that asks him to obtain a Movement Certificate. We called the place where he was suppose to get this from yesterday and they said that it takes 1 day to get it. When he arrived today and they found out that he was going to the USA - the timeline grew to not less than 15 days. After he received the document, I called the embassy to see how long after the embassy receives this document to the finishing of the visa process and they said that because of the amount of people going through Cairo now, the times have increased. He gave me an estimate of 6 months in total more. I'm just sick - I thought we were so close. So for all those going through Cairo - I really recommend that you obtain the Movement Certificate. This shows the embassy where specifically the person applying for the visa has traveled. Get this - for all the other folks that were at theis office today - they were told to come back and pick up their completed documents tomorrow. How funny is that?


05.02.2008 - Sent AOS & EAD package to Chicago.

05.04.2008 - Package recieved in Chicago.

05.09.2008 – Received NOA's.

06.04.2008 - Biometrics appt.

07.25.08 - Work Permission Received in Mail

07.28.08 - Applied for Social Security Number

08.04.08 - Received Social Security Number in Mail

09.29.08 - Started job

01.29.09 - AOS Interview

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My husband has been on Administrative Processing since November . Yesterday he received via courier a document from the embassy that asks him to obtain a Movement Certificate. We called the place where he was suppose to get this from yesterday and they said that it takes 1 day to get it. When he arrived today and they found out that he was going to the USA - the timeline grew to not less than 15 days. After he received the document, I called the embassy to see how long after the embassy receives this document to the finishing of the visa process and they said that because of the amount of people going through Cairo now, the times have increased. He gave me an estimate of 6 months in total more. I'm just sick - I thought we were so close. So for all those going through Cairo - I really recommend that you obtain the Movement Certificate. This shows the embassy where specifically the person applying for the visa has traveled. Get this - for all the other folks that were at theis office today - they were told to come back and pick up their completed documents tomorrow. How funny is that?

It just amazes me how each consulate has such a different list of documents to obtain (read: hoops to jump through). I hope this is resolved quickly for you and the wait is very short!


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24 March 2009 I-751 received by USCIS

27 March 2009 Check Cashed

30 March 2009 NOA received

8 April 2009 Biometric notice arrived by mail

24 April 2009 Biometrics scheduled

26 April 2009 Touched

...once again waiting

1 September 2009 (just over 5 months) Approved and card production ordered.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Egypt
Timeline

That does suck Iam very sorry for you and for all people going through AP in Cairo ..

God give you patience ..

Salwa


AOS JOURNEY:

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2007- April -25: AOS SENT AND FILED

2007- April -27:AOS package delivered

2007- May -05: NOA1 recieved in Mail

2007- May -23: Biometrics Appointment @ 9 Am

2007- May -15: RFE recieved

2007- June-05:RFE paper sent

2007- June-08: RFE recieved

2007- August- 08 : Interview at 10 A.M

2007- october- 04 :Card production ordered

2007-october- 05: Welcome letter recieved in mail

2007-october-11 : Approval notice sent

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Not funny at all! I hear your pain! Sorry about all this, I am in even worse predicament - nobody knows a thing! I'm just tired of changing my signature, it's the month #20 now.


Met online - May 2004

Met in person - August 2004

Got married - May 2005

Filed I-130 - July 2005

Filed I-129 - August 2005

Interview - February 2006 - 221(g) - still under investigation.

Another useless interview - July 2006 - got nowhere!

August 23, 2007 - he's finally here!

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Filed: Country: Senegal
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Not funny at all! I hear your pain! Sorry about all this, I am in even worse predicament - nobody knows a thing! I'm just tired of changing my signature, it's the month #20 now.

What happened at your 2. interview ?

Our case is in AP for 3 month now.

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We were in administrative processing for almost 9 months on a K-1. I really don't know all the reasons why Cairo moves so slowly. They are very methodical but one thing most of us can attest to that have dealt with them, at least they are not denial-happy. It seems to me there have been recent changes in Cairo's standard operating procedures and I sure wish I had more time to investigate that. I know the waiting is difficult, believe me. I also know how frustrating having your future at the mercy of bureaucracy is. But it does eventually come to closure and the day will come when it will be a like a bad dream you can put behind you as you build your new life with your husband. Take one day at a time. Try to put the visa process out of your mind as much as possible and one day your hubby will call you and say "I have the visa!" I still can't believe Moh is here sometimes. I'm still a bit numb from it all. Hang in there and feel free to pm me if you need someone to vent to.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

No word has been mentioned as of yet from the embassy about a second interview. I'm just hoping the DOS was wrong.


05.02.2008 - Sent AOS & EAD package to Chicago.

05.04.2008 - Package recieved in Chicago.

05.09.2008 – Received NOA's.

06.04.2008 - Biometrics appt.

07.25.08 - Work Permission Received in Mail

07.28.08 - Applied for Social Security Number

08.04.08 - Received Social Security Number in Mail

09.29.08 - Started job

01.29.09 - AOS Interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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i think its called shahadet taharakaut


6/23/06- Engagement Party in Egypt

7/19/06- NOA1

10/02/06- RFE email

10/07/06- RFE received (birth certificate)

10/11/06- CSC received RFE

10/24/06- APPROVED!

10/28/06- NOA2 in mail

11/08/06- Left NVC

11/09/06- Petition arrived at Cairo Embassy

11/23/06 - Packet 3 received!!!

12/05/06- Sent in Packet 3

12/14/06- Went to Egypt

1/17/07- Came back :(

1/18/07- Packet 4!

2/1/07- Interview ! ! !

07/17/07- Finally in Hand

07/22/07 - Arrived in Dallas :)

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Filed: Timeline

My husband got one of those lovelies, too. He left for Cairo this morning for it. Then in 15 glorious days will be off again to pick it up. That is if it's finished in the time they promised. I'm pretty much numb at this point.

For those of you who have asked...you must get it at the passport office.

I find it quite amuzing that they can't get that info on their own. It's the gubment for cryin' out loud.

Hmmmm wonder what they'll come up with once this is taken care of. Jumping through hoops of fire perhaps?

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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sorry but cairo sucks major azzzz

:angry::angry::angry:


12/28/06 - got married :)

02/05/07 - I-130 NOA1

02/21/07 - I-129 NOA1

04/09/07 - I-130 and I-129F approval email sent!!!!

04/26/07 - Packet 3 received

06/16/07 - Medical Examination

06/26/07 - Packet 3 SUBMITTED FINALLY!!!!

07/07/07 - Received pkt 4

07/22/07 - interview consular never bothered to show up for work.

07/29/07 - interview.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Did he say up to 6 months or is it really going to take another 6 whole months for them to "process" the paperwork after this one document comes in. I'm sorry.....I am just disgusted.....how can this be


I-130

8/07/06 mailed I-130 to VSC

8/17/06 NOA1

12/14/06 NOA2

1/24/07 sent I-824 to have I-130 forwarded to NVC

6/15/07 NVC case # assigned.............It's about time!!

9/16/07 case complete after 2 RFE's for DS230

10/9/07 Interview

10/16/07 VISA!!

I-129F

9/10/06 mailed I-129F

9/19/06 NOA1

12/15/06 NOA2

1/09/07 Packet 3 received from Cairo Embassy

2/12/07 Packet 3 returned to Cairo Embassy

5/6/07 Interview..........It's about time!!

ضَاقتْ فلّما استَحْكمَتْ حَلقا تها فُرِجَتْ..................وَ كِدْتُ أظنها لا تفرجُ

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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all of these unnecessary delays are just stressing me out....i CAN NOT BELIEVE the CO had the audacity to tell you "oh, it should be done in another 6 months" you have got to be kidding me.....i think i'm gonna cry.....this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ridiculous.

i am going to be so happy for you cairobound when you get your visa.....really.....i'm going to be so happy....you'll hear my cheers coming from NJ......i'm waiting for you and the rest of you on AP to get your visas cuz this will give me some hope.....that is very much needed at this point


I-130

8/07/06 mailed I-130 to VSC

8/17/06 NOA1

12/14/06 NOA2

1/24/07 sent I-824 to have I-130 forwarded to NVC

6/15/07 NVC case # assigned.............It's about time!!

9/16/07 case complete after 2 RFE's for DS230

10/9/07 Interview

10/16/07 VISA!!

I-129F

9/10/06 mailed I-129F

9/19/06 NOA1

12/15/06 NOA2

1/09/07 Packet 3 received from Cairo Embassy

2/12/07 Packet 3 returned to Cairo Embassy

5/6/07 Interview..........It's about time!!

ضَاقتْ فلّما استَحْكمَتْ حَلقا تها فُرِجَتْ..................وَ كِدْتُ أظنها لا تفرجُ

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I just got an email from Cairobound. She spoke again with someone at the embassy and they told her it would take 3 weeks after receiving the movement papers. She and I are about 2 weeks apart from each other in processing.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Hmmmm wonder what they'll come up with once this is taken care of. Jumping through hoops of fire perhaps?

or nailing jelly to the ceiling? :P


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