Shawna Mahmoud's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Shawna Mahmoud
Beneficiary's Name: Ahmed Mahmoud
VJ Member: Shawna Mahmoud
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2013-11-12
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Immigration Checklist for Shawna Mahmoud & Ahmed Mahmoud:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Egypt
Marriage : 2007-11-21
I-130 Sent : 2008-01-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2008-02-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-03-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-05-05
NVC Received : 2008-05-12
NVC Left : 2008-05-13
Consulate Received : 2008-05-19
Packet 3 Received : 2008-05-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-06-24
Packet 4 Received : 2008-06-30
Interview Date : 2008-07-16
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-08-02
US Entry : 2008-08-28
I-130 Approval : 2008-05-05
Comments : GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 56 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 148 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2008-08-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Ahmed said that everyone was very nice to him and he was in and out in about 45 minutes. They knew what the K3 visa and it went very smoothly.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2008-10-04
NOA Date : 2008-10-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-03-03
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-03-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-03-16
Comments : We are done till December 2010!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-10-04
NOA Date : 2008-10-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-29
Approved Date : 2009-01-19
Date Card Received : 2009-01-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 107 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-12-03
NOA Date : 2010-12-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-03-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2011-03-21
Comments : No interview

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2012-03-21
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2012-08-07
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-08-31
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 16, 2008
Embassy Review : Ahmed arrived at the Consulate sooo early they were not even opened yet. LOL He said that a line started to form quickly and there were LOTS of people there. He sat for almost 3 1/2 hours before anyone even called him. The CO was the same man that refused to give us an Affidavit of support when we tried to marry last year. Ahmed said as soon as he saw him he was immediately nervous. He had to calm himself and say a little prayer. The CO only asked him 4 questions.... How did he meet me? How long did I stay in Egypt for the wedding? Did he know my family? and How do we communicate now. My baby answered all the questions in English and asked the CO if he wanted to see any of the 200 photos he brought and see the phone bills from November of 2007 to the present. LOL The CO said that was not necessary and he believed him. He told him congratulations and that he would receive his passport in 1 week. Ahmed said he told some of the other people waiting that they would get their passports in 2-3 weeks.

I am soo happy!!! Inshallah we will get the visa quickly and he will be with me next month!
Rating : Very Good

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