together4evr's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: me
Beneficiary's Name: him
VJ Member: together4evr
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2014-07-07
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Immigration Checklist for me & him:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Egypt
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-04-13
I-130 Sent : 2011-05-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-05-24
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-09-11
NVC Received : 2011-09-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-10-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-10-04
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-10-05
Submit DS-261 : 2011-10-04
Receive IV Bill : 2011-10-05
Pay IV Bill : 2011-10-05
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-10-06
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-10-13
NVC Left : 2011-12-12
Consulate Received : 2011-12-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-11-30
Interview Date : 2012-01-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-03-15
US Entry : 2012-03-22
Comments : Divorced Jan 2014
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 110 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 240 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2012-03-22
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : No questions. One fingerprint and finished


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 20, 2012
Embassy Review : This is his interview experience.....

Approved with 14 weeks of washington AP

Husband was at embassy at 7am in a suit and tie. So handsome! and there were 100 people in a line waiting. My daughter and I were with him but they said there is a new rule of no american petitioners allowed inside the embassy and the beneficiary has to go alone. We walked back to the SHepheard Hotel and waited 4 hours and 45 mihnutes for his return.
He went into embassy at 735am He was number 628. He waited 2 hours to be called to egyptian lady speaking arabic. His papers were in a yellow folder and a yellow sheet of paper was on top
She asked one question. How long you been married.
He went and paid DHL
He waited another 2 hours
CO was a american woman light brown hair with glasses
She asked many questions.
Were you married before?
Was she married before?
How did you know you loved her?
What is the evolution of your relationship?
Did you ever travel to usa or anywhere before.
Does she have kids
Did you meet her kids
Did she meet your family
Did you have a wedding party-asked 3 times
DId your dad buy her any gifts-asked about 2-3 times
SHow me your favorite picture of her with family-he showed us with his parents in a thick photo album.
When did you first meet
How long did she stay on her first visit?
Did she come to egypt to meet you only or visit egypt and you
How many visits did she make
When was the last visit?

She then said Congratulations on your visa and she handed him a Full length white sheet of paper with nvc number and embassy website
He said Am I in AP?
She said What?
He said Am I in AP?
She said what is AP?
He said administrative processing
She said yes
He said in Washington or here at the embassy?
She said in Washington
and you can track it with this number in 14 weeks.

She kept his passport and never offered for him to take it with him.
His full white sheet of paper did not say 221G. It spoke of AR and never said AP. He was in AP 50 days and received his Visa on day 56.
I had my Congressman Adam Kinzinger involved with AP around the 6th week and 12 days later his AP was complete. I contacted someone everyday. I called DOS 1-3 times a day. We called the embassy 1-2 times a week. I emailed the embassy 1-3 times a week. DOS said still in AP even after visa was issued. Embassy AP site still says Pending even though his visa is on its way to him right NOW!

(updated on March 15, 2012)
Rating : Very Good


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