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has anyone else noticed that the recent promising speed up in cairo seems to have slowed to a crawl?

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or is it just me. I'm trying to be patient , really I am :crying: I feel like I'm lost in a maze. Its seems so unfair and random!!!


K1 process

10/05/2006 filled :)

05/03/2007 interview -> AP -> hell -> AP -> 9 months of AP Hell - 2 home visits :(

01/26/2008 visa in hand with a typo :(

02/03/2008 2 weeks more of waiting.... Visa in hand...... :)

2/20/2008 on US soil :)

2/21/2008 marriage :)

AOS

03/12/2008 Sent AOS/Work/Travel

03/16/2008 shows delivered chicago

4/12/2008 check cashed :)

4/13/2008 NOA's for all 3

4/18/2008 bio letter

4/29/2008 bio appt.

5/06/2008 RFE 2007 tax return

5/07/2008 returned RFE overnight

5/08/2008 received-lees summit

5/12/08 case updated online/RFE received

5/27/08 checked the website for the third time today -says AP and EAD approval letter sent 5/24- it was not updated online till today - and no e-mail update either

5/27/08 emails sent in afternoon AP and EAD approvals

5/29/08 AP touch

5/29/08 email EAD card production ordered

6/02/08 AP in hand

6/03/08 email EAD card mailed

6/05/08 EAD card in hand :)

7/28/08 AOS letter received

9/02/08 AOS interview

9/10/08 card production ordered email :)

9/17/08 welcome letter email and snail mail arrive same day

9/19/08 Greencard in hand :)

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Yes i noticed it too!! I see that is how Cairo works one minute you will see a lots of visa's being handed out then it slows down for awhile. We have been on A/P now for more than 4 1/2 months so i know how frustrating it is believe me. But who knows maybe in the next bunch we will be next!! That would be great! Chin up i know its not easy but we made it this far were almost there! before you know it our loved ones will be here! :yes:

AJ1 :thumbs:


7/17/2005----I met the love of my life.

1/18/2006----Arrived in Egypt to visit my love.

5/11/2006----Sent I129F.

6/15/2006----Recieved NOA1.

6/22/2006----Recieved RFE (IMBRA).

7/12/2006----Replied to RFE (IMBRA) Sent back.

7/17/2006----Our 1 year Anniversary!!!!

7/19/2006----VSC recieved RFE (IMBRA).

7/20/2006----touched

8/18/2006----touched

8/18/2006----NOA2!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!!

8/18/2006----VSC sent our petition to NVC.

8/19/2006----touched

8/22/2006----NVC recieved our petition.

8/23/2006----NVC sent our petition to Cairo Embassy.

8/25/2006----Recieved NOA2 Approval letter in the mail.

8/28/2006----Recieved NVC letter with new case number.

8/31/2006----Cairo Embassy recieved our petition.

9/24/2006----I emailed the Embassy reguarding my fiance's packet 3.

10/17/2006--Cairo sent packet 3 for the second time to my fiance. First one was never recieved.

10/19/2006--Packet 3 recieved.

12/20/2006--Packet 3 sent.

12/21/2006--Cairo Embassy recieved packet 3.

2/21/2007---Packet 4 recieved.

3/12/2007---Interview (He Passed)!

3/12/2007---Administrative Processing begins.............God please help me get through this!

7/17/2007---Our 2 Year Anniversay!!!

10/23/2007--7 months and 2 weeks of A/P and still waiting..........God help me!

4/22/2008---2nd Interview ( keep us in your prayers)

4/22/2008--He was approved for the Visa 2-3 weeks until he recieves it in the mail lets hope so!!

6/03/2008--VISA IN HAND! Thank you god!

7/03/2008--Our Wedding Day!

"NEVER GIVE UP"

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Hang in there. Im not at this point in our Journey, but I can certainly understand the frustration of waiting. Each case is different based on the outcome of the name checks, and the other security checks. So there is no method to this madness. Ive decided up front to assume the full 6 months of AP. Then hopefully be pleasantly surprised. I hope all of your APS go fast and you are soon issued visas and reunited with your loved ones. In shaa Allah.

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I have definitely notice a slow down. :crying: There is no predictability with Cairo except to be completley unpredictable and inconsistent. :wacko::ranting: We are now approaching six months since Sam's interview and nothing as far as news of coming to some type of end. We are just at the point of just tell us YES or NO!!! Can't take much more of this, honestly. :help::help::cry: Feeling that things are okay one day and the visa will be coming soon to a few days later like the visa will never come and we might as well go to plan B.


K3 Visa

03/26/06 Wedding day!!

waiting for documents to be translated and sent to me in US

05/21/06 Return to Egypt to visit for 9 wonderful days!

06/06/06 I-130 sent (finally!!)

07/12/06 NOA1

10/02/06 Approved!!!

07/20/06 I129f sent

07/24/06 NOA1

09/27/06 I129f approved!!!!

10/06/06 At NVC and case # assigned. Woohoo!!!

10/10/06 NVC sent K3 documents to Cairo today!!!

10/15/06 K3 documents received at Cairo consulate.

10/29/06 Packet 3 received.

11/01/06 Medical appointment

11/08/06 Medical certificate received

11/10/06 Packet 3 sent by delivery service

11/12/06 Packet received at consulate

02/05/07 Interview Date

02/16/07 10 day trip to Egypt

06/25/07 Home visit by field investigator

01/14/08 Got the email to send in his passport for visa!!!!

01/28/08 VISA IN HAND!!!!!!!!!

03/17/08 Arrival in USA!!!!!!!

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I have definitely notice a slow down. :crying: There is no predictability with Cairo except to be completley unpredictable and inconsistent. :wacko::ranting: We are now approaching six months since Sam's interview and nothing as far as news of coming to some type of end. We are just at the point of just tell us YES or NO!!! Can't take much more of this, honestly. :help::help::cry: Feeling that things are okay one day and the visa will be coming soon to a few days later like the visa will never come and we might as well go to plan B.

I was just looking at your timeline :crying: What is the DEAL! Somtimes I feel like a second rate citizen. Do I not pay a ton of taxes every year!!! why does this whole process has to be so unorganized and sporadic ,I agree just give me a yes or no! My prayes are with you. Im taking a time each day to pray for all of us in AP/AR. Chin up we can do it......

(F) Water Girl


K1 process

10/05/2006 filled :)

05/03/2007 interview -> AP -> hell -> AP -> 9 months of AP Hell - 2 home visits :(

01/26/2008 visa in hand with a typo :(

02/03/2008 2 weeks more of waiting.... Visa in hand...... :)

2/20/2008 on US soil :)

2/21/2008 marriage :)

AOS

03/12/2008 Sent AOS/Work/Travel

03/16/2008 shows delivered chicago

4/12/2008 check cashed :)

4/13/2008 NOA's for all 3

4/18/2008 bio letter

4/29/2008 bio appt.

5/06/2008 RFE 2007 tax return

5/07/2008 returned RFE overnight

5/08/2008 received-lees summit

5/12/08 case updated online/RFE received

5/27/08 checked the website for the third time today -says AP and EAD approval letter sent 5/24- it was not updated online till today - and no e-mail update either

5/27/08 emails sent in afternoon AP and EAD approvals

5/29/08 AP touch

5/29/08 email EAD card production ordered

6/02/08 AP in hand

6/03/08 email EAD card mailed

6/05/08 EAD card in hand :)

7/28/08 AOS letter received

9/02/08 AOS interview

9/10/08 card production ordered email :)

9/17/08 welcome letter email and snail mail arrive same day

9/19/08 Greencard in hand :)

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I have definitely notice a slow down. :crying: There is no predictability with Cairo except to be completley unpredictable and inconsistent. :wacko::ranting: We are now approaching six months since Sam's interview and nothing as far as news of coming to some type of end. We are just at the point of just tell us YES or NO!!! Can't take much more of this, honestly. :help::help::cry: Feeling that things are okay one day and the visa will be coming soon to a few days later like the visa will never come and we might as well go to plan B.

I hear ya Becky... It is going on 6 mo for Medo and I :crying: And we cant take much more. I want a yes or no too! If i have to sell my house and move there I will. I have sent in 4 emails the last week and they haven't even responed to them :angry: I called the visa center and they just said it is still under AR. Im so sick of Cairo I just wish they would get there $hit togeather. Fineal Reveiw my A$$ they have every bit of info they asked for it is right there in a file collecting dust. There has got to be someone we can complain to about this. Other countrys hand out visa's the day of the interview. Cairo Sucks!!!!


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I hope all those awaiting AP/AR are reunified quickly..I cannot imagine the frustration of this and those that have been waiting for months and months...there does not seem to be any predictability to the situations which is frustrating in itself...but I tend to be an optimist..so for you folks on AP/AR no more papers to submit, interviews to go through...U R at the last phase.and while the waiting must be unbearable...the next phase IS:

YOUR SO COMES TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish you all the best!!!!!!!!!!! As for me - - still a little ways left to go..lol...awaiting NOA2 from VT - filed last month...maybe in August, who knows?! anywho...take care all, Melinda


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So, I was bored today and did some math from the timelines of egypt.

1. there seems to be no time of month when more visas are issued over others.

2 5! visas were issued in July and two or three a month in april, may and june, Well none for aug. yet.....

The waiting is crazymaking ... I will be so happppppppy for anyone of us to have a "visa in hand" and be reunited with our loved ones.


K1 process

10/05/2006 filled :)

05/03/2007 interview -> AP -> hell -> AP -> 9 months of AP Hell - 2 home visits :(

01/26/2008 visa in hand with a typo :(

02/03/2008 2 weeks more of waiting.... Visa in hand...... :)

2/20/2008 on US soil :)

2/21/2008 marriage :)

AOS

03/12/2008 Sent AOS/Work/Travel

03/16/2008 shows delivered chicago

4/12/2008 check cashed :)

4/13/2008 NOA's for all 3

4/18/2008 bio letter

4/29/2008 bio appt.

5/06/2008 RFE 2007 tax return

5/07/2008 returned RFE overnight

5/08/2008 received-lees summit

5/12/08 case updated online/RFE received

5/27/08 checked the website for the third time today -says AP and EAD approval letter sent 5/24- it was not updated online till today - and no e-mail update either

5/27/08 emails sent in afternoon AP and EAD approvals

5/29/08 AP touch

5/29/08 email EAD card production ordered

6/02/08 AP in hand

6/03/08 email EAD card mailed

6/05/08 EAD card in hand :)

7/28/08 AOS letter received

9/02/08 AOS interview

9/10/08 card production ordered email :)

9/17/08 welcome letter email and snail mail arrive same day

9/19/08 Greencard in hand :)

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