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Manda16

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About Manda16

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  • Location Washington, D.C., DC, USA

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  • Gender
    Female
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    Washington
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    District of Columbia

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Chicago Lockbox
  • Country
    Egypt

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  1. Hi there. Just curious if you had any updates. We paid January 2019 and my husband entered Feb 1 2019. We've sent several inquiries, contacted the ombudsman, and nothing. To make things worse we can't make an infopass appointment online for our local office and they have been evasive about giving us an appointment over the phone, saying that the stamp is sufficient. My husband is about to travel internationally for the first time since entry, and we are very worried about him re-entering. I know he shouldn't have a problem in theory, but I have heard of people having problems. USCIS seems to be less and less responsive every time we call. Anyway, hoping you've made some progress on your end!!
  2. Thanks @nguoivietnam2019. I thought that too, but now twice in the last week they've said BUSINESS days, which is the first time any USCIS agent has mentioned that to us. I hate to be a conspiracy theorist but I am wondering if they are now saying this since issuing green cards seems to be going slower. Anyway, we are all no strangers to waiting at this point :/ We'll just hope everything is fine with the stamp. Thanks!
  3. Hi there, Apologies if this has already been asked. My husband entered on a CR-1, has a stamped I-551, and is waiting on his permanent green card (137 days since payment January 3, 108 days since POE February 1). I know it's typically 120 days from POE, but when we call for case status, it says to call USCIS 120 days from our date of payment. In the off chance we could get things moving, we've called USCIS a few times now. One agent agreed it had been beyond the standard processing time, and submitted an inquiry on our behalf. In response to this inquiry, they only confirmed payment and said to call 120 days from that date.... the whole reason we submitted an inquiry in the first place. An agent on Thursday asked us to call back in the morning to speak with a tier 2 agent since we clearly got an incorrect response on our inquiry and have to wait 30 days before we can make another one. Fast forward to today, the tier 2 agent said it is 120 BUSINESS days, not total days, and that we'd have to wait until late June to inquire. This is the first time USCIS has ever said that to us. Has anyone else heard this? Also, would it be crazy for my husband to travel internationally to visit his family before receiving the card? The tier 2 agent said he can travel with the stamped visa, but I've read some horror stories on here about that. Any advice you have would be great! Thanks VJ!
  4. I'm in the same boat. What form option did you choose to file this? Thanks!
  5. Hi there. I have an interview letter from NVC stating our interview is on December 19th. However, on the Egypt pre-interview checklist (https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/CRO-Cairo.pdf), it says we need to bring "Confirmation of your online appointment registration (see Step 1) confirming passport information", in addition to the NVC letter. Do I need to register this appointment? Step 1 in the doc just talks about registering the address for Aramex. There is an immigrant visa option to make an appointment on the site, but December 19th is not available and I don't want to screw it up. I don't know how to get this confirmation letter. Thanks!
  6. So happy for you! I got a letter today too - December 19!!! I hope the rest of you received one as well My husband's name is very misspelled on the letter - should I call NVC and have them fix it?
  7. Thanks @tawakol. @Mady @Allison and Ahmed @Sdkmu keep us posted if you hear anything. I will do the same! Wishing everyone a speedy process.
  8. Yeah I will definitely do that. No, only an email that there was an updated to our case, and the only thing that changed was that a document we resubmitted was approved. That's when I called to confirm a case complete and they told me we didn't have one, even though all of our documents had been approved. There were no messages on CEAC or emails. Yeah, thanks for the suggestion. I will call again on Monday. Fingers crossed!
  9. Congratulations! Quick question - was there a delay between when your documents were accepted and cc? All of my documents said accepted and my case status says "At NVC", but I called NVC and they said I DON'T have a case complete. The guy said all of my documents are approved but my case is not complete. When I asked him how that was possible, he didn't have an answer. He said I need to wait 3 weeks from the date that my last document was submitted. I don't have any messages in the system. Anyway, was your cc immediate?
  10. Hah, we have been going through this for a month and they finally accepted it today! Thanks the tip. Did you get an interview scheduled yet? I am so sorry to hear that - I hope things go very quickly for you! I know how heartbreaking this is at the end of a long process - we went all the way through the fiance visa process before getting married and starting over. I don't know about AP either - I think it varies quite a lot. Did you attend the interview with your husband? Also, how long did it take after all of your documents were accepted at NVC to get an interview scheduled?
  11. I had the same experience. Very frustrating. Good luck to you!
  12. Hi All! All of our documents were submitted and approved just fine, except for our marriage certificate. They said it is from the wrong issuing agency (even though it is the original, official, appropriately copy). My husband went to the office listed on the Dept. of State document reciprocity page, and they said that they do not issue marriage certificates and this information is incorrect. I submitted a letter explaining the situation, and NVC is taking longer to review than they did for all of our other documents. On the phone they gave their standard 3 weeks spiel, and said that the office listed is the only place to get the document from. We of course want to submit a valid document and get on with our case, but they have left us no options to do that. Any advice? Anyone else, particularly from Egypt, find a marriage certificate from that office? Thank you!
  13. I am sorry if this has been asked before. Our case is at NVC and everything was going smoothly until they deemed our marriage certificate invalid (all of our other documents were accepted). We got married in an Egyptian Embassy outside of Egypt, and submitted the original, notarized certificate issued at the time of our marriage, along with an English translation. We went to the state department document reciprocity site, and my husband went to the office where they said acceptable marriage certificates are in Cairo to get a new one. The office said they don't issue marriage certificates (even though my husband showed them the state department website directing people there). I submitted a letter with a description of this situation and called the NVC a few times last week. They say I have to wait up to 3 more weeks for them just to review the letter. At this point we are very concerned, particularly because the document they deemed unacceptable is our valid, notarized marriage certificate. Any other Egypt filers out there run into problems with the marriage certificate? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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