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Mahmir's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mir
Beneficiary's Name: Mah
VJ Member: Mahmir
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2023-04-21
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Immigration Checklist for Mir & Mah:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Egypt
I-129F Sent : 2021-05-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-05-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-06-16
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2022-08-18
NVC Left : 2022-08-30
Consulate Received : 2022-09-01
Packet 3 Received : 2022-09-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2022-09-15
Packet 4 Received : 2022-09-27
Interview Date : 2022-10-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-10-13
US Entry : 2022-11-21
Marriage : 2022-12-06
Comments : Process has moved pretty quick since the embassy received our petition from NVC. Gathering all the necessary paperwork was a bit frustrating, we had an issue with getting the CIB payment slip and had to email the embassy to have it fixed. Once we submitted the payment and other documents we received an interview email with the date and time. We had 2 weeks to get medical done and to get the results back for the interview..
my fiancé arrived at 730 am for 8 am interview time. He had a lot of paperwork we had put together for ongoing relationship, but the only thing they asked for was Aramex receipt, address registration , passport photos, passport copy, CIB receipt, military and police clearance…
Total time spent at the embassy was 1.5 hrs from start to finish..
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 402 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 519 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2022-11-21
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Extremely long lines, but was quick once he made it to the CBP officer, no problems.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Oklahoma City OK
Date Filed : 2022-12-23
NOA Date : 2022-12-27
RFE(s) : 2023-04-20
Bio. Appt. : 2023-01-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-12-23
NOA Date : 2022-12-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2023-02-03
Date Card Received : 2023-02-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 42 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-12-23
NOA Date : 2022-12-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2023-02-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 46 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : October 26, 2022
Embassy Review : Arrived at 730 for an 8am appt. He left his phone with a friend since is not allowed inside, said all went smooth for the security checks before going in.. they checked documents, took fingerprints and next up was the actual interview. Pretty straight forward questions nothing crazy. CO was nice and no problems. Approved. Status changed that same day, visa issued the next day, and in hand 2 days after the interview. Walked out of embassy by 9 am… 1.5 hrs total from start to finish.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 14

MeG@Am on 2022-10-05 said:
Hi Mir! I see you're fiancé has an upcoming interview. I hope it will go smoothly. You don't mind if we connect? My fiancé is also from Egypt, we got approved a month ago and is waiting for NVC. I am also in contact with other women, who's finances are from Egypt as well. I thought it is helpful to support each other especially when it comes to the interview and stuff like that. Thank you!
blank avatar Mahmir on 2022-10-05 said:
Hello!! Sure I don’t mind at all! I have had a lot of help from another lady who was approved last month, she has helped GREATLY! This embassy is very confusing to deal with. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try and help out based on our experience this far!
MeG@Am on 2022-10-11 said:
Congratulations Mahmir! I was thinking about you guys. I am very happy for both of you. What were the questions asked?
blank avatar Mahmir on 2022-10-11 said:
Sure, He was asked my full name, when we meet, how we meet, how many times I visit him in Egypt, if either of us was married before, if either of us have kids, the Names of the kids, when was the last time I went to see him, where I live in America, where we will marry at.. and if we will come back to marry in Egypt also..There were a couple more questions but I don’t remember what he told me they were… And thank you ☺️ It’s crazy not knowing what will happen in the interview or what kind of questions they will ask… I have read that 1 or 2 of the CO’s aren’t too friendly.. and he did say he encountered a grumpy lady who checked his documents, but other than this the interview was quick and easy… If you need help or have questions when the time come for you guys, I am more than happy to help if I can… I had a lot of help from one lady, without her.. I think we would not have had the interview yet.. So.. are you on Facebook?
MeG@Am on 2022-10-13 said:
I read about that grumpy lady as well. lol I sent you a PM :D thank you!
Laura And Taha on 2022-11-01 said:
Hi there! Congratulations on your approval! So excited 😊 our interview is December 12th for Spousal visa. I'm hoping it goes smoothly as well! May I ask, what is the CIB receipt? I don't recall seeing anything with those letters.
blank avatar Mahmir on 2022-11-01 said:
This is the receipt from the bank (CIB) to show that the visa fee was paid. We actually had to send a copy in with the paperwork the embassy requested. And then they asked for the original at the interview. I hope you get your approval! 🙏🏼
Laura And Taha on 2022-11-02 said:
Ah ok! Thank you! That must be for the K visas. We paid our visa fees through the NVC. Only thing we've gotten so far that wasn't on the list is his family register as we have been hearing they keep asking for it at the interviews recently.
MeG@Am on 2022-11-25 said:
Very excited for you and your fiancé! Such a awesome gift for Thanksgiving. :D
Jo_Ha on 2023-01-25 said:
Hello, your Port of Entry Review mentions extremely long lines at JFK. Does your fiance happen to remember about how long the lines might've been? we're trying to schedule the flights and want to ensure we give enough time for the layover for these lines.
blank avatar Mahmir on 2023-01-25 said:
He arrived at 2 pm and didn’t come through until 5 pm… he said that it was the lines that were long waits ! Not the CBP officer that was less than 10 mins…
Jo_Ha on 2023-02-13 said:
Thank you for that answer! One more question if that's okay... you said "they asked for was Aramex receipt, address registration". are those two different things? We only have the SLS address registration page (with the barcodes) from ustraveldocs. do you know where we can get the aramex/sls receipt itself from?
blank avatar Mahmir on 2023-02-13 said:
The proof of shipment (packet 3) email from SLS is what it was. But we just made a copy of it.. not really sure why they asked for it, but glad he took it with him! They are 2 different things.
blank avatar Jenna B on 2023-03-29 said:
Hi!!! Congratulations on everything!! I see you even have your EAD!! This is so encouraging to see!! My fiancé is in Egypt, and our k1 visa is in transit. I don’t know if you will see this, but I was wondering is you would mind helping us out with information regarding what we should do now? I keep seeing these “packet three and four” statements. What is that? Is this something that I need before I can file the Ds160?
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