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Hi All,

 

My husband had his interview last week and was approved. But one thing I realized, is all of the documents were given back to us. aren't we supposed to receive them in a sealed envelope to give the officer when we enter the country?

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No sealed packet given at the interview.  Your husband will get the sealed packet along with the passport with visa.  Note that some embassies are sending electronic packets directly to DHS now, so you may not get a sealed packet at all.  Not sure if that's the case for Cairo.

 

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1 hour ago, Ate said:

No sealed packet given at the interview.  Your husband will get the sealed packet along with the passport with visa.  Note that some embassies are sending electronic packets directly to DHS now, so you may not get a sealed packet at all.  Not sure if that's the case for Cairo.

 

Got it, but what I meant is mailed to us not the day of the interview. what documents are in the envelope because they returned everything (original) back to us. They didnt keep anything. Obviously they have access via the CEAC site, which we uploaded everything to.

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1 hour ago, db2016 said:

Got it, but what I meant is mailed to us not the day of the interview. what documents are in the envelope because they returned everything (original) back to us. They didnt keep anything. Obviously they have access via the CEAC site, which we uploaded everything to.

Assuming they're doing it electronically, they don't need the originals...


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16 minutes ago, db2016 said:

Sorry, doing what electronically? And what do they put in the envelope?

From Ate's post above: "Note that some embassies are sending electronic packets directly to DHS now, so you may not get a sealed packet at all.  Not sure if that's the case for Cairo."


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40 minutes ago, EM_Vandaveer said:

From Ate's post above: "Note that some embassies are sending electronic packets directly to DHS now, so you may not get a sealed packet at all.  Not sure if that's the case for Cairo."

Got it, thanks so much for your help ☺️

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Hey There!  Congrats on your approval.  Cairo no longer sends you a seal envelope.

You will pick up your passport with the Visa inside at the Aramex office you choose for pick up.  I suggest downloading the APP.  So you can track your passport and know when its available for pick up.  They send you a text when ready.

In your packet will be your passport with your visa, and instructions on exactly how to pay the Green Card Fee.

All of your information is now online so they have no need to send your paperwork in a seal envelope anymore for the Cairo Embassy :)

 

Hope this helps!


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