True Love at Last's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Melody
Beneficiary's Name: Tarek
VJ Member: True Love at Last
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2017-04-26
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Immigration Checklist for Melody & Tarek:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? Texas Service Center on 2013-06-21
Consulate : Egypt
I-129F Sent : 2013-01-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-01-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-07-06
NVC Received : 2013-07-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-07-26
Consulate Received : 2013-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2013-08-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-10-23
Packet 4 Received : 2014-02-25
Interview Date : 2014-03-24
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-04-14
US Entry : 2014-04-18
Marriage : 2014-07-11
Comments : Great first time expierence in arriving in the USA. We were able to complete the immigration process and proceed to our connecting flight with NO problems!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 162 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 423 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2014-04-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration was extremely easy. No interview. Simple screening and he was on his way in less than 1 hour. He did NOT receive a paper I-94 or the Temp Work Authorization. I-94 found online /done electronically now.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New Orleans LA
Date Filed : 2015-07-06
NOA Date : 2015-07-09
RFE(s) : 2015-07-14
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-11-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2016-01-04
Comments : Two years until removal of conditions !

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-07-06
NOA Date : 2015-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2015-11-02
Date Card Received : 2015-11-07
Comments : Sent RFE information in September. EAD good for 1 year.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 119 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2017-09-15
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 22, 2014
Embassy Review : K1 Interview

He went to Embassy at 7am on March 24, 2014 and found 2 lines, one is long and the other is short. The short line is for Immigration Visas and they come first. The long is for Tourist Visas and they enter 2nd (about 1 hour after Immigration). In the security line they check your interview letter (MUST HAVE TO ENTER) and passport and then allow you to enter. **NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED or DIGITAL WATCHES.** You enter the down stairs hall with windows on each side. One window for Tourist Visas and paying the fees and another set of inside windows that you can't see from the hall for Immigration Visas. You are given a number and you sit. There were 22 total there that day and he was number 10. They call his number to pay his fee. They take his birth certificate and military papers in Arabic (only-did not require English translations) and took his fingerprints(all fingers / both hands). This lady asked him some questions and he asked if she was the consular and she said no. After this she had him pay the visa fee of $240.00 and the DHL fee of 70 pounds. (You CAN pay all fees in Egyptian pounds or US dollars.) Then he got another number and he was free to walk around the embassy until his turn. He waited about 2 hours after paying the fees. They call his number finally and send him to a window with a number.

He was asked for his name and number. The man brought my Fiancés complete file, verified his name, picture, passport, and asked him to swear that everything was correct in the packages they received.

He asked my fiancés name, age, and asked about the “great love story” in a very kind and kidding way. My Fiancé explained our story.

He asked who started talking to whom first because we met online. All the while he was typing in the computer.

Question: Why do you love her? Response.

Question: How many times your Fiancé visited you in Egypt? Response.

Question: Was she married before? Response.

Question: Was he was married before? Response.

Question: How many times was she married before? Response.

Question: Which one of her ex's was Egyptian?

The man said to my Fiancé “he left her 2 months after he got his citizenship. So how did you convince her to go through this K1 Visa process again after he did this?" Response. (The man believes that my Egyptian ex-husband married me for the US Citizenship and he was concerned that my Fiancé would do the same.)

Question: how many kids does she have? Response.

Question: Is the girl from the Egyptian? Response.

Question: Does she live with her dad? Response.

Question: Is this okay to raise another mans child? Response.

He took his passport to enter information into the computer. Then a woman took the file, they gave him back his passport and a paper that said "Administrative Processing". He told him he is Approved. He asked for new TB test but my Fiancé already did it and gave it to him. He told him they will call in 2 weeks.

He received his passport on April 14, 2014!! Arrived in USA on April 18, 2014 and we couldn't be happier. May Allah bless you all in your new journey.

Rating : Very Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2005-12-29
Embassy Review : Process took way too long. 2 and a half hours, many questions ! Lots of paperwork.
Harassment Level : High

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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