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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hello guys, i know consulates are dealing differently with this, but for those who attended interviews in cairo ,Does the embassy allow you to bring your american fiancee/wife to the interview ?

and could this be more helpful to prove bona fide relationship ?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hello there

yes you are allowed to take your fiancee/wife to the interview.

I attended the interview with my husband, by the looks of it, it helped.

From the post I have read here, it does help.


  • Got Married: July 25, 2015 (L)

  • Sent I-130: August 23, 2016

I-130: Approved! wohoo! February 17, 2016

NVC Received: March 07, 2016

Sent IV Package : March 28, 2016 We got a checked list :ranting: - NVC lost English translated police certificate :protest: wuah! delayed us 1 month!

Received Instruction and interview appointment letter- June 29, 2016

Interview in Cairo August 29, 2016 :idea: - Interview went well, Approved :) wohoo!!!! *I (petitioner) attended interview with my husband. Overall interview went well, (with the help of this forum) questions asked to me When did I arrive Egypt? How many times have I visited? Do I live in Egypt? Questions asked to my husband Where did we meet? How did we connect?(this is what she asked, i guess she meant how did we stay in touch) Did we have a wedding?

Visa ready August 31, 2016.

Habibi (L) Received VISA September 08, 2016 :dancing:

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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~Moved from K1 Process to MENA Regional Forum~

~At this stage of the process instructions/requirements are often embassy-specific~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I attended the interview with my fiancé at the embassy in Cairo. I definitely think it helped.

There's no way to know for sure whether it had any impact on our case.

But it certainly made the stress for my fiancé and I a bit less. Just being next to each other for support is invaluable.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I attended the interview with my fiancé at the embassy in Cairo. I definitely think it helped.

There's no way to know for sure whether it had any impact on our case.

But it certainly made the stress for my fiancé and I a bit less. Just being next to each other for support is invaluable.

thank you ! and congratulations.

did they interview both of you together ? or asked you to wait until they finish with him ?

what was the questions if you remember ?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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They interviewed us together however my fiancé (the beneficiary) answered all the questions unassisted from me. That's how it should go. I just stood beside and let him and the CO conduct the interview.

There was one question the CO specifically directed at me but that was it.

The total interview was maybe 5-10 minutes. Only a few questions were asked. Nothing surprising - you can read/search the common questions.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Do you have an interview appointment soon? My fiance is sending our papers to the Embassy via aramex tomorrow. I wonder how long the interview wait til is...

thank you ! and congratulations.

did they interview both of you together ? or asked you to wait until they finish with him ?

what was the questions if you remember ?


6/25  Engagement day on the Nile River in Zamalak Cairo, Egypt 

K1 Petition:

7/5 Sent

7/6 Received

7/8 NOA 1

8/24 NOA 2

9/9 Received at NVC

9/13 Received case number for Embassy

9/18 Embassy received our approved k1 petition and emailed Packet 3 to us.

10/1 Mailed out Packet 3

10/3 Embassy Received Packet 3

10/4 Received Email from Embassy & Case # downloaded & ready to pay visa fee!

10/24 Interview

10/24 Visa Approved!

10/27 Visa Issued!

11/3 Visa in Hand!

12/7 Entry to Houston, Texas

12/16 Wedding Day!!! 

 

AOS

1/17 Filed AOS

1/24 NOA

2/13 Biometrics

2/17 AOS is ready to be scheduled for interview.  AOS, EAD & AP pending approval. 

4/21 EAD/AP Approved!

4/29 EAD/AP Card in hand! 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Hmmm, I just noticed you have a timeline that says you already had an interview last year November?

thank you ! and congratulations.

did they interview both of you together ? or asked you to wait until they finish with him ?

what was the questions if you remember ?


6/25  Engagement day on the Nile River in Zamalak Cairo, Egypt 

K1 Petition:

7/5 Sent

7/6 Received

7/8 NOA 1

8/24 NOA 2

9/9 Received at NVC

9/13 Received case number for Embassy

9/18 Embassy received our approved k1 petition and emailed Packet 3 to us.

10/1 Mailed out Packet 3

10/3 Embassy Received Packet 3

10/4 Received Email from Embassy & Case # downloaded & ready to pay visa fee!

10/24 Interview

10/24 Visa Approved!

10/27 Visa Issued!

11/3 Visa in Hand!

12/7 Entry to Houston, Texas

12/16 Wedding Day!!! 

 

AOS

1/17 Filed AOS

1/24 NOA

2/13 Biometrics

2/17 AOS is ready to be scheduled for interview.  AOS, EAD & AP pending approval. 

4/21 EAD/AP Approved!

4/29 EAD/AP Card in hand! 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hmmm, I just noticed you have a timeline that says you already had an interview last year November?

yes , i did a fiance visa last year .it usually took 2 months for the embassy to schedule an interview after you send packet 3 . i think things changed now and your fiance should be able to log on and schedule an interview himself.hopefully some one who had his interview lately can help you more with this.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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How did the interview go for you? What kinda questions were you asked? Were you approved?

yes , i did a fiance visa last year .it usually took 2 months for the embassy to schedule an interview after you send packet 3 . i think things changed now and your fiance should be able to log on and schedule an interview himself.hopefully some one who had his interview lately can help you more with this.


6/25  Engagement day on the Nile River in Zamalak Cairo, Egypt 

K1 Petition:

7/5 Sent

7/6 Received

7/8 NOA 1

8/24 NOA 2

9/9 Received at NVC

9/13 Received case number for Embassy

9/18 Embassy received our approved k1 petition and emailed Packet 3 to us.

10/1 Mailed out Packet 3

10/3 Embassy Received Packet 3

10/4 Received Email from Embassy & Case # downloaded & ready to pay visa fee!

10/24 Interview

10/24 Visa Approved!

10/27 Visa Issued!

11/3 Visa in Hand!

12/7 Entry to Houston, Texas

12/16 Wedding Day!!! 

 

AOS

1/17 Filed AOS

1/24 NOA

2/13 Biometrics

2/17 AOS is ready to be scheduled for interview.  AOS, EAD & AP pending approval. 

4/21 EAD/AP Approved!

4/29 EAD/AP Card in hand! 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Congrats! Will you update your timeline because its helpful to the rest of us going through the process to get ideas of the timelines from out of Cairo?

it was smooth and easy , just the normal simple questions to make sure you know eachother for real . and yes i was approved .


6/25  Engagement day on the Nile River in Zamalak Cairo, Egypt 

K1 Petition:

7/5 Sent

7/6 Received

7/8 NOA 1

8/24 NOA 2

9/9 Received at NVC

9/13 Received case number for Embassy

9/18 Embassy received our approved k1 petition and emailed Packet 3 to us.

10/1 Mailed out Packet 3

10/3 Embassy Received Packet 3

10/4 Received Email from Embassy & Case # downloaded & ready to pay visa fee!

10/24 Interview

10/24 Visa Approved!

10/27 Visa Issued!

11/3 Visa in Hand!

12/7 Entry to Houston, Texas

12/16 Wedding Day!!! 

 

AOS

1/17 Filed AOS

1/24 NOA

2/13 Biometrics

2/17 AOS is ready to be scheduled for interview.  AOS, EAD & AP pending approval. 

4/21 EAD/AP Approved!

4/29 EAD/AP Card in hand! 

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