aishahossam's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: aisha
Beneficiary's Name: hossam
VJ Member: aishahossam
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2010-06-29
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Immigration Checklist for aisha & hossam:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Egypt
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-07-26
I-130 Sent : 2009-10-16
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-10-26
I-130 RFE : none
I-130 RFE Sent : none
I-130 Approved : 2010-02-27
NVC Received : 2010-03-10
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-03-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-03-19
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-03-19
Send AOS Package : 2010-03-27
Submit DS-261 : 2010-03-17
Receive IV Bill : 2010-03-27
Pay IV Bill : 2010-03-27
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-05-07
NVC Left : 2010-05-11
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-06-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-06-29
US Entry : 2010-07-02
Comments : 130 noa1 and 129f noa2 done at same time
took us 6 days to receive visa!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 124 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 240 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-07-02
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 29, 2010
Embassy Review : well it started off as the usual , line up in 2 lines outside at 630 am ,, they ask for the interview letter, i gave it to them so please take it they ask for sure, go inside , give them our cell phones and went to embassy, they give us a number and we sat and waited, about 10 mins later went to a nice egyptian lady, she asked for last tax return and sponsors also and asked for 2 photos of my hubby and for divorce papers so iwe gave them, she looked at me and said sorry ur co sponsor dont qualify and aftrer i debated with her she asked someone inside and she said im sorry ur right , she said pay dhl and sit plz, we did so we waited another 30 mins, and they call him againk, we went did finger prints ,, she was nice lady and we sat, we waited anxiously for about 30 mins then number called again, we went up it was a nice american co that greeted us with a smile, she had my husband sign the ds230 first then give us our originals back, i was like wow this is easy hehehe not! she then asked me very nice to go sit while she talked to hubby i said ok so i sat and was nervous wreck waiting, she asked my husband,,,
where y meeeet?
how lonhg u been together? when did u marry? why did u marry woman older than you?
why u marry foreighner?
whats kids names?
whats thier ages?
whats thier date of birth?
whats ur wifes date of birth?
does ur family approve>
do u know her family and what do they thinhk?
where did ur wife attend school?
how many brothers she has?
any sisters?
how manhy times she been to egypt?
do u plan on having children together?
whaat do u lovsboout ur wife?
what do u hate about her? my husband said i dont like how she makes mashi hehe, but dont tell her, shes l;ike omg come on no one perfect, he said well she perfect for me,, which later btw i killed him later on the mashi part cause i do my best hehe, anyways, more questions like wifes favorite color?her address in egypt, basically alotttttttttt then said ok get ur wife to me,, it was over 30 mins i was nervous,, then she interviewed me askin me questions and looking at her computer ,, we laughed ands talked, shes kind but thorough,, i respect her alot really i do , but anyways she said sit and we did and that must have been the3 longer 15 mins in our life sitting and waiting, i was with her about 30 mins also, anyway our number was called and we went, i keep praying whole time, and then she looked at us and said get ur luggage ur going homme to the kids ,, weve approved ur visa!! me and hubby was like whatwhat whatttocktttt... in shock and happy6 also,then we hugged and were crying outloud cause finally these yhears of this journey is over and now were gonna be a family and we looked at her and she even had a tear go down her face, she wiped it and said u will recieve ur visaa in 10 days congrats, and we got it in 6 alhamdillah!!! only thing i can advice is this,,, if u know each other well and believe in each others love then all shoould be fine, she was tough but the embassy isnt trying to keep u apart thier just making sure you are a bonifide couple, anyways good luckn to you all and i hopen you have the best journey ever to being with your loved one!! i give cairo embassy 8 stars!!
Rating : Very Good

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