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Hello I wanted to know if anybody went through the Saudi Arabian consulate and can tell me about their experience. Is it a tough embassy ? Does it take time to get an interview scheduled ? My fiancé is a Pakistani national who resides in Saudi his whole life. What can we expect? 

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They will send a notice with steps to take and documents to gather. Once that is submitted to Riyadh, it's typically a little over a month or so before they will interview.

My now-wife started the process in KSA but transferred to Manila due to her work contract expiring, so she didn't interview there. But everything I've heard is that they are pretty fair. Not easy/strict, but not nearly as difficult as Islamabad either.

I've heard of generally short to moderate AP after the interview (unlike the months of background checks common with Pakistan).


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: 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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1 hour ago, geowrian said:

They will send a notice with steps to take and documents to gather. Once that is submitted to Riyadh, it's typically a little over a month or so before they will interview.

My now-wife started the process in KSA but transferred to Manila due to her work contract expiring, so she didn't interview there. But everything I've heard is that they are pretty fair. Not easy/strict, but not nearly as difficult as Islamabad either.

I've heard of generally short to moderate AP after the interview (unlike the months of background checks common with Pakistan).

Thank you so much for replying ! We were both pretty nervous but this made me a little ease !

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