Soloenta's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Silvia
Beneficiary's Name: Waleed
VJ Member: Soloenta
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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Immigration Checklist for Silvia & Waleed:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Egypt
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-10-16
I-130 Sent : 2013-06-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-06-29
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-04-08
NVC Received : 2014-04-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-05-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-05-28
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-06-10
Submit DS-261 : 2014-05-28
Receive IV Bill : 2014-07-07
Pay IV Bill : 2014-07-07
Send IV Package : 2014-07-22
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-12-16
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-02-19
Interview Result : Denied
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2019-05-21
US Entry : 2019-07-01
Comments : Still waiting for a Reaffirm or NOIR on our case it's currently at USCIS and it states they are reviewing it at this time. Not sure it's true or not but they do take their time.
Still at USCIS 03/19/2016.
Recieved Reaffirm 11/20/2017.
CEAC changed from AP to READY, two days after 3ed interview, 05/06/2019.
Arrived in the US, July 1, 2019.

Bottom line, they made their decision before you show up with the exception if you mess up.
If they are nice to you, the Visa is yours.

When we were refused they had nothing, thus the reaffirm. It's a horrible wait and only those that really love each other will survive it.

My prayers are with all of you.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 283 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 600 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2019-07-01
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The Embassy had nothing on us, yet they made us wait forever for no reason at all. Everything they asked us to do we did it and they got tired of trying.

They were just lovely at LAX, they fixed a problem the Airline caused with my husband's name. They were just so helpful and nice.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : January 1, 2020
Embassy Review : They know before you arrive if you're going to get the Visa. It's simple, if you don't mess up at the interview and their nice to you, the Visa is yours, if their mean nasty and rude like they were in our experience, your denied.

At my husbands first interview, they were just horrible, rude and condescending! They also kept his new (at the time) passport and when he was at his second interview, they returned it damaged, stapled all over. Just mean and spiteful ill mannered punks!!!?

Last interview they were very nice and helpful.
They really don't need to be mean, but we both are convinced they enjoy it.

(updated on February 29, 2020)
Rating : Very Poor

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