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Hi guys,

We had the interview in September 18th and the officer requested additional information. From me the petitioner she asked for proof that I’m not married which is a legal document we have in Egypt. I had already gotten this document and included it in the package of document sent to the embassy prior to the interview. Despite it being valid for 3 moths and clearly stating that I’ve never been married, she requested another one dated after the interview. She also requested proof of domicile in the US from my fiancé because he lives with me in Egypt.  We asked if this means we are on AP, she said no and that I don’t have to go back for another interview.
 
We prepared these documents and sent them along with my passport to the embassy the next day.  It’s been 2 weeks now and we haven’t heard anything only that my file is still with the officer via email after several email requests for and update of the case status.  
 
Has anyone experienced something like that? 
 
The embassy here is not supportive or helpful. Can anyone recommend next steps, is there anyone we can contact, senators or congressmen, and when do you think we should start that process? 

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Not much you can do but wait at this point and occasionally check in for updates. They are still reviewing your case. It;s also not uncommon for extended AP due to background checks from Egypt.

A congressperson can request an update (if there is one), but cannot influence any decision or speed one up.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 minutes ago, DinaSRaafat said:

Thank you for your response, so you think we might be on AP even if she said we weren’t? Also occasionally check with the embassy or USCIS website?

Everything after the interview is AP until they refuse or issue a visa (even the act of printing the visa is part of AP).

Check with the embassy. USCIS will only deal with the I-129F, which was already approved by them.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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The Family Registration Certificate doesn't have a expiration.  Is that what they told you?


Met June 2015 

First Trip - October 2015

Second Trip (w/ Family too) - March 2016

Third Trip - July 2016 - He proposed, I said YES! 

Fourth Trip (w/ Family too) - October 2016 (Engagement Party)

Fifth Trip and 6 month move to Egypt - January 2017-end of July 2017

March 2017-Family and Friends come for Wedding (March 20th, 2017)

Sixth Trip - October 2017

Seventh Trip (w/ Family) - February 2018

Eighth Trip - May 25th, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018

BOOKED - Ninth Trip - October 26th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018 (counting down the days)

 

CR-1 Visa Journey...

Service Center: Nebraska

I - 130 Stage (USCIS):

November 13th, 2017 - I-130 sent

November 24th, 2017 - NOA1 (Received Hard Copy by Mail)

June 7th, 2018 - Online Case Update - Case Transferred and /New Office Has Jurisdiction

June 8th, 2018 - was told my petition is being sent to The National Benefits Center (NBC)

June 8th, 2018 - Online Case Update - we received your case

June 8th, 2018 - Online Case Update - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction

June 14th, 2018- Hard Copy of Transfer Notice (sent 6/6/18)

July 9th, 2018- worked with caseworker at congressional office, made a inquiry

August 3rd, 2018 - caseworker was told by liaison that my case had been transferred to another department for review

August 17th, 2018 - expedite request sent per caseworker, due to USCIS error.

August 27th, 2018 - our petition was yet again sent to the wrong office (Adoption Unit...) another request for expedite was placed by caseworker.

August 30th, 2018 - petition was sent BACK to Nebraska Service Center.  Caseworker spoke with NSC liaison detailing the erroneous transfer that has put your case behind normal processing times, as well as the delays/lack of communication/action at NBC"

September 13th, 2018 - Case was transferred to a new office

September 13th, 2018 - Case is now at local office

September 14th, 2018 - Case transferred and new office has jurisdiction - called and they said it was at Nebraska still...

September 14th, 2018 - Case is APPROVED

September 14th, 2018 - AGAIN says - case transferred and a new office has jurisdiction....

September 17th, 2018 - Hard Copy NOA2 Received (PD SAYS 9/13/18)

NVC--

September 26th, 2018 - Sent to the Department of State (online notification)

October 2nd, 2018 - NVC Received

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, DinaSRaafat said:

They meant the individual registry the pne you get fron Abasseya and it says weather you are married or not. And it does expire after 3 months 

I have the family registration from Abassya. And no where on the paper does it say an expiration. Both Arabic and Translation. 

 

The police report has a expiration date, but my husband and I both don’t see where on the family registration (certificate stating whether you are married or not) that it expires. 


Met June 2015 

First Trip - October 2015

Second Trip (w/ Family too) - March 2016

Third Trip - July 2016 - He proposed, I said YES! 

Fourth Trip (w/ Family too) - October 2016 (Engagement Party)

Fifth Trip and 6 month move to Egypt - January 2017-end of July 2017

March 2017-Family and Friends come for Wedding (March 20th, 2017)

Sixth Trip - October 2017

Seventh Trip (w/ Family) - February 2018

Eighth Trip - May 25th, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018

BOOKED - Ninth Trip - October 26th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018 (counting down the days)

 

CR-1 Visa Journey...

Service Center: Nebraska

I - 130 Stage (USCIS):

November 13th, 2017 - I-130 sent

November 24th, 2017 - NOA1 (Received Hard Copy by Mail)

June 7th, 2018 - Online Case Update - Case Transferred and /New Office Has Jurisdiction

June 8th, 2018 - was told my petition is being sent to The National Benefits Center (NBC)

June 8th, 2018 - Online Case Update - we received your case

June 8th, 2018 - Online Case Update - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction

June 14th, 2018- Hard Copy of Transfer Notice (sent 6/6/18)

July 9th, 2018- worked with caseworker at congressional office, made a inquiry

August 3rd, 2018 - caseworker was told by liaison that my case had been transferred to another department for review

August 17th, 2018 - expedite request sent per caseworker, due to USCIS error.

August 27th, 2018 - our petition was yet again sent to the wrong office (Adoption Unit...) another request for expedite was placed by caseworker.

August 30th, 2018 - petition was sent BACK to Nebraska Service Center.  Caseworker spoke with NSC liaison detailing the erroneous transfer that has put your case behind normal processing times, as well as the delays/lack of communication/action at NBC"

September 13th, 2018 - Case was transferred to a new office

September 13th, 2018 - Case is now at local office

September 14th, 2018 - Case transferred and new office has jurisdiction - called and they said it was at Nebraska still...

September 14th, 2018 - Case is APPROVED

September 14th, 2018 - AGAIN says - case transferred and a new office has jurisdiction....

September 17th, 2018 - Hard Copy NOA2 Received (PD SAYS 9/13/18)

NVC--

September 26th, 2018 - Sent to the Department of State (online notification)

October 2nd, 2018 - NVC Received

 

 

 

 

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On 10/5/2018 at 6:48 PM, DinaSRaafat said:
Hi guys,

We had the interview in September 18th and the officer requested additional information. From me the petitioner she asked for proof that I’m not married which is a legal document we have in Egypt. I had already gotten this document and included it in the package of document sent to the embassy prior to the interview. Despite it being valid for 3 moths and clearly stating that I’ve never been married, she requested another one dated after the interview. She also requested proof of domicile in the US from my fiancé because he lives with me in Egypt.  We asked if this means we are on AP, she said no and that I don’t have to go back for another interview.
 
We prepared these documents and sent them along with my passport to the embassy the next day.  It’s been 2 weeks now and we haven’t heard anything only that my file is still with the officer via email after several email requests for and update of the case status.  
 
Has anyone experienced something like that? 
 
The embassy here is not supportive or helpful. Can anyone recommend next steps, is there anyone we can contact, senators or congressmen, and when do you think we should start that process? 

If you don’t mind me asking what evidence did you provide for domicile 

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37 minutes ago, Sdkmu said:

If you don’t mind me asking what evidence did you provide for domicile 

For domicile we did US bank account/ investment account and money transfer from Egypt to the USA. My fiancé’s parents house information as a place for us to live till we find our own. I think that’s it we don’t have jobs there yet as we’re living in Egypt.

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