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Hello Peeps!

 

We currently reside in Egypt and getting ready to file my wife's I-130 petition. I went through the instructions and submitting the following:

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- Completed I-130

- Completed I-130a

- Form G-1450  (or a check...still not decided)

- Form G-1145

- Copy of my naturalization form

- Copy of our translated marriage certificate

- Copy of divorce decree for previous marriage

- Copy of both daughters' CRBA issued at the embassy in Cairo. 

- Two passport-style photos for myself (the petitioner).

 

For some reason the guide here mentions that photos of the beneficiary are also needed, regardless where the beneficiary currently resides (we currently live outside the US), while the guide requests them only if the beneficiary is in the US. It won't be much of a hassle to include ones if needed, but will have to delay things for about a couple of weeks. Any thoughts?

 

 

 

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I-751 (waiver) Timeline:
1/22/2010 Sent I-751 Waiver to VSC
1/26/2010 NOA
2/19/2010 Biometrics
4/30/2010 Card Production ordered (الحمد لله )
5/05/2010 Received Approval Notice
5/22/2010 Card Received
N:400
12/07/2012: Sent N400

12/13/2012: Check Cashed
12/12/2012: NOA
12/26/2012: Biometrics
02/08/2013: Placed in line for interview
02/11/2013: Scheduled for interview
03/18/2013: Interview

05/03/2013: Call from USCIS for oath ceremony!(الحمد لله)

05/08/2013: Oath Ceremony & Passport application

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Just to share an extended thought; I don't want to include the photos and giving them the impression that she's in the States, since they're required accordingly if she's there.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I-751 (waiver) Timeline:
1/22/2010 Sent I-751 Waiver to VSC
1/26/2010 NOA
2/19/2010 Biometrics
4/30/2010 Card Production ordered (الحمد لله )
5/05/2010 Received Approval Notice
5/22/2010 Card Received
N:400
12/07/2012: Sent N400

12/13/2012: Check Cashed
12/12/2012: NOA
12/26/2012: Biometrics
02/08/2013: Placed in line for interview
02/11/2013: Scheduled for interview
03/18/2013: Interview

05/03/2013: Call from USCIS for oath ceremony!(الحمد لله)

05/08/2013: Oath Ceremony & Passport application

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2 hours ago, Okalian said:

Just to share an extended thought; I don't want to include the photos and giving them the impression that she's in the States, since they're required accordingly if she's there.

I included them for my husband while he was living in Egypt there was no issues, they never assumed he was in the states by a photo.

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On 3/8/2019 at 4:47 PM, Khallaf said:

I included them for my husband while he was living in Egypt there was no issues, they never assumed he was in the states by a photo.

Thanks. Looks like i will include them anyway, won't hurt. And you're right, there shouldn't be any confusion since there specifically are 2 different parts of the application that asks about the US current presence.

 

Any feedback on the list of documents I'm including?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I-751 (waiver) Timeline:
1/22/2010 Sent I-751 Waiver to VSC
1/26/2010 NOA
2/19/2010 Biometrics
4/30/2010 Card Production ordered (الحمد لله )
5/05/2010 Received Approval Notice
5/22/2010 Card Received
N:400
12/07/2012: Sent N400

12/13/2012: Check Cashed
12/12/2012: NOA
12/26/2012: Biometrics
02/08/2013: Placed in line for interview
02/11/2013: Scheduled for interview
03/18/2013: Interview

05/03/2013: Call from USCIS for oath ceremony!(الحمد لله)

05/08/2013: Oath Ceremony & Passport application

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3 hours ago, Okalian said:

Thanks. Looks like i will include them anyway, won't hurt. And you're right, there shouldn't be any confusion since there specifically are 2 different parts of the application that asks about the US current presence.

 

Any feedback on the list of documents I'm including?

Egypt is a tough embassy make sure you front load and side load the pettiton. Include pictures, affidavits from friends and family both in USA and Egypt. The nvc stage include proof of domicle since your currently kn Egypt.  Since you got to the USA from a previous marriage to USC expect to have a high degree of scruttany on the file. They will look at when your relationahip was with usc ex and when the relationship started with your current spouse they will look at the time lines of your childrens birth. They will go through it harder than a normal case. Just be prapared, never lie about any timelines, not saying you would but they will find anything. 

 

Good luck in your journey

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2 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

Egypt is a tough embassy make sure you front load and side load the pettiton. Include pictures, affidavits from friends and family both in USA and Egypt. The nvc stage include proof of domicle since your currently kn Egypt.  Since you got to the USA from a previous marriage to USC expect to have a high degree of scruttany on the file. They will look at when your relationahip was with usc ex and when the relationship started with your current spouse they will look at the time lines of your childrens birth. They will go through it harder than a normal case. Just be prapared, never lie about any timelines, not saying you would but they will find anything. 

 

Good luck in your journey

Thanks so much for the advice!

 

I only dealt with them with interviews for my daughters' CRBA and I don't know how to gauge their difficulty/toughness as an embassy :) But i certainly agree with you to be prepared nonetheless. 

 

Thanks once again :) 


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I-751 (waiver) Timeline:
1/22/2010 Sent I-751 Waiver to VSC
1/26/2010 NOA
2/19/2010 Biometrics
4/30/2010 Card Production ordered (الحمد لله )
5/05/2010 Received Approval Notice
5/22/2010 Card Received
N:400
12/07/2012: Sent N400

12/13/2012: Check Cashed
12/12/2012: NOA
12/26/2012: Biometrics
02/08/2013: Placed in line for interview
02/11/2013: Scheduled for interview
03/18/2013: Interview

05/03/2013: Call from USCIS for oath ceremony!(الحمد لله)

05/08/2013: Oath Ceremony & Passport application

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