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Hi everyone, 

I’m wondering if anyone has experienced this or has any feedback. My fiancé interviewed at the Cairo embassy on April 24th 2019, his interview went very well and the CO immediately told him he was approved and took his passport. He told him to wait for the visa return. Never asked for any additional documents never mention administrative processing or anything else. We waited a week post interviews and then I emailed them asking why our status never updated post interview it still says ready. They replied back to please fill out a questionnaire and send it back (ds5335) Although it does not have any title on it. I filled it out and sent it back. Now our case status is in AP and I’m not sure what to do. A part of me thought knowing the chaos that is Egypt whoever replied didn’t even look my case up and send me a generic form but at the same time maybe it’s real and there is a problem. My fiancé has never been married before never travelled outside of Egypt and has never had a different address even. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Why did they approve him verbally and take his passport with no request for any additional evidence just to put him in AP? 

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Ds 5535 was created in 2017 for additional security checks

it investigates all social media , travel (although you say there isn't any , it still asks),  all phone numbers the bene can use,  and siblings

you will be lucky if the case stays in Cairo and the process is done there

but the case can be returned and DHS does the legwork

Several Moroccans are getting hit with this form including women

and there is a special site here under the portal for people going thru this/ look under "other topics"

normal  processing time is a year but one went thru in a month

Derik (USC ) and his Moroccan wife have been in AP since December interview along with many others

 

you will ask should he ask for his passport back?   Not unless you want to go thru additional screening

 

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36 minutes ago, Sohamahmoud91 said:

Hi everyone, 

I’m wondering if anyone has experienced this or has any feedback. My fiancé interviewed at the Cairo embassy on April 24th 2019, his interview went very well and the CO immediately told him he was approved and took his passport. He told him to wait for the visa return. Never asked for any additional documents never mention administrative processing or anything else. We waited a week post interviews and then I emailed them asking why our status never updated post interview it still says ready. They replied back to please fill out a questionnaire and send it back (ds5335) Although it does not have any title on it. I filled it out and sent it back. Now our case status is in AP and I’m not sure what to do. A part of me thought knowing the chaos that is Egypt whoever replied didn’t even look my case up and send me a generic form but at the same time maybe it’s real and there is a problem. My fiancé has never been married before never travelled outside of Egypt and has never had a different address even. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Why did they approve him verbally and take his passport with no request for any additional evidence just to put him in AP? 

DS5535 in Cairo have been taking up to a year to complete.

 

AP being a black hole could take months to years to complete.

 

I hope that it will process quickly for him.

 

there is one that had interview 2019, got DS5535 it took about 3 months for it to complete here is their profile.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=294903

Edited by Khallaf

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Agreed like others, there is no definitive timeline for AP. It's open ended, cannot be bypassed or expedited.

Can be 2-3 days, 2-3 weeks, 2-3 months, even years. Everyone goes through some form of AP though.

 


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32 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

Ds 5535 was created in 2017 for additional security checks

it investigates all social media , travel (although you say there isn't any , it still asks),  all phone numbers the bene can use,  and siblings

you will be lucky if the case stays in Cairo and the process is done there

but the case can be returned and DHS does the legwork

Several Moroccans are getting hit with this form including women

and there is a special site here under the portal for people going thru this/ look under "other topics"

normal  processing time is a year but one went thru in a month

Derik (USC ) and his Moroccan wife have been in AP since December interview along with many others

 

you will ask should he ask for his passport back?   Not unless you want to go thru additional screening

 

We don’t need the passport back for anything other than him coming here. How can I get updates during this time of AP? 

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No updates.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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On 5/13/2019 at 8:35 AM, Sohamahmoud91 said:

We don’t need the passport back for anything other than him coming here. How can I get updates during this time of AP? 

you wait it out, do not be in a rush to contact the embassy I have discovered this can work against you. just be paitent

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1 minute ago, Khallaf said:

you wait it out, do not be in a rush to contact the embassy I have discovered this can work against you. just be paitent

Ya I almost wonder if my initial email to them is what prompted their sending the questionnaire in the first place since they never mentioned it at interview or after only when I emailed asking why my status wasn’t updated post interview 

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1 minute ago, Sohamahmoud91 said:

Ya I almost wonder if my initial email to them is what prompted their sending the questionnaire in the first place since they never mentioned it at interview or after only when I emailed asking why my status wasn’t updated post interview 

Cairo by experience hates to be bothered with Emails, I found a few that got out from under a DS5535 in a few months to so that has taken 18 months it is a black hole, I only advise contacting them after 90 days have passed and there has been no progress.

 

constant emails reflects desperation to Cairo, this will cause them to look deeper.

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1 minute ago, Khallaf said:

Cairo by experience hates to be bothered with Emails, I found a few that got out from under a DS5535 in a few months to so that has taken 18 months it is a black hole, I only advise contacting them after 90 days have passed and there has been no progress.

 

constant emails reflects desperation to Cairo, this will cause them to look deeper.

Well everyone should be desperate to have their lives move forward I think that’s a terrible approach and transparency should be honored for anyone undergoing AP we all have a right to know what’s going on. But I know the system is horrible so I’m not surprised 

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1 hour ago, Sohamahmoud91 said:

Well everyone should be desperate to have their lives move forward I think that’s a terrible approach and transparency should be honored for anyone undergoing AP we all have a right to know what’s going on. But I know the system is horrible so I’m not surprised 

its a complete "f"ery in Egypt I hope it all goes fast for you.

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