windscry's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Bonnie
Beneficiary's Name: Ismail
VJ Member: windscry
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2014-05-06
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Immigration Checklist for Bonnie & Ismail:

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? No
Consulate : Egypt
I-129F Sent : 2012-06-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-12-07
NVC Received : 2012-12-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-12-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-01-20
Packet 4 Received : 2013-04-29
Interview Date : 2013-05-16 Submit Review
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-12-05
US Entry : 2013-12-13
Marriage :
Comments : 12/13/13 Arrived at JFK airport. at 4:10 pm (flight delayed 50 minutes from Cairo) He went into the visitor line, the man took his yellow envelope. then brought him to another room were he waited in line with more people and a lot of guards, then he went in the room and they asked when he was going to get married, he told them febuary 24, they said congratulations and that he had to be married by march 12. they took his finger prints and kept the envelope and stamped his passport. then he went to get his bags, he said everyone was very nice, but there were many guards. total time from exiting plane to exiting the airport 1 hour.

12/5 visa in hand :) :) :)
12/2 visa issued!!!!
11/27 embassy received the medical exam
11/25 got the x ray back everything is fine and mailed it to the embassy
11/18 back to Cairo for another x ray was told he is healthy and nothing is wrong, but has to wait until 11/24 to get official report from the hospital.

11/17 hospital won't give us the results because x ray messed up

hospital called result won't be ready until 11/16

he went to the drs to get an updated tb test on 11/10 was told results would be done on 11/13

My man got his passport back 11/7

My Fience got a call yesterday, 11/4 saying he is approved,after almost 6 months of being in AP. the embassy will mail his passport back to him, then he has to have a new tb test since its been over 6 months, then he mails he results and his passport back to the embassy and then the embassy will mail him everything back and his visa.

My Fience arrived at the embassy at 6:30 am and said that there was already people waiting. they let him in at 7:10 and gave him the number of 601. he waited until almost noon. he said it was nice inside and that the tea was good and cheap. when he was called up he asked if they could talk in arabic, the co asked if my fience and i talk in arabic, he said no. so the co said then you have to talk in english. then they took his fingerprints and his passport. he had to sign a piece of paper and write my name, then he gave them his orginal birth and military record, as well as his medical packet.
they asked him:
what are her parents names and their jobs, (he told them and asked if the co wanted to see copies of emails between my parents and him, the co asked if he talked to my parents and he said yes do you want to see the proff and the co said no)
then,what is her job
does she live alone
how did you meet (he told them the name of the website, the CO didn't know it so he had to write it down, then was asked why he was on this website. My fience said to make friends from other countries and to learn about other cultures)
the co asked how many times we met in person and when was the first time we met. (4 times do you want to see the plane ticket and photos of her here with me now? the co said no need)
through out the interview the co was very polite, and my fience kept offering to show him more proof like skype conversations emails, photos ect. the co kept refusing. My fience said the co looked at our big file and was asking questions from that. then the co handed him a piece of paper saying we were in ap and that we would know about our case in 3 weeks and that we could check the website after 1 week. my fience told him we were getting married in the states in 5 weeks and if there was any way that this could be done quicker. the co said it wasn't his department and he couldn't help us. my fience was unsure about what the paper ment and asked the co he said don't worry your case looks good but it needs to have administrative processing. then my fience asked an egyptian employee what this ment and the man said this happens to everyone and you will get your visa in 3 weeks. my fience said that he saw people being refused and that those people got their pasports back, he also said it was crowded and there were people of all ages there for interviews. he said the only ones that got approved right away from what he could tell where the ones getting a tourist visa. well, it has now been one week and so far our case isn;t in the system.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 163 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 323 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2013-12-13 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2014-02-25
NOA Date : 2014-03-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-01
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-02-25
NOA Date : 2014-03-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-01
Approved Date : 2014-05-02
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 66 days.

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