Ahmed&Rachel's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rachel
Beneficiary's Name: Ahmed
VJ Member: Ahmed&Rachel
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2010-08-17
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Immigration Checklist for Rachel & Ahmed:

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 : 2009-09-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-10-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-12-14
NVC Received : 2009-12-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-12-18
Consulate Received : 2009-12-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-06-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-16
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : Exact dates or receive/Sent times from time it left NVC are unknown but are within one week of actual date. (Interview date is correct)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 56 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 246 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : July 3, 2010
Embassy Review : Interview went ok... We did it together, I made sure to come to the interview because I thought it would help our case and also so I could support him.
We were aware of the change in price of the visa but were unaware that we would be paying the difference of 219 dollars... and we did not have the money... so Ahmed had to run out of the embassy and find an atm. I sat waiting nervously while they continued to call our number for biometrics, and I had to tell the lady that he ran out for a bit... so I think we got shuffled to the end of the list and had to wait forever once he did get back.

Finally when we were called, We were interviewed by a man in about his 30's I would guess. He was unemotional, and very quiet as he looked through our papers and as we answered which made me so nervous because I couldn't tell what he was thinking about our answers. It was mostly general things like what dates I had visited, how long and where I had stayed, Why had it taken so long for us to file since we had known each other for almost 3 years. Ahmed kept trying to show him photos and different things but the man kept waving them off and saying he wasn't ready for that. He eventually did look... Then finally he said without even looking at us (Rather shuffling through our papers) "I'm going to go ahead and approve you guys..." so we got so excited and we hugged each other... but then he added "You should receive your visa in about one month and can check it's status within 2 weeks." So then we knew we were in AP and are now extremely frustrated... Said all that jazz about it being "standard" yada-yada-yada... Well... the fate of our lives and our ultimate happiness are once again controlled by the whims of US government. Got a lot more crying and frustrated arguments ahead of us. WE JUST WANT TO MARRY ALREADY! Anyways, we have decided that if this does not go well, I will be moving to Egypt and we will NOT be applying for the marriage visa because honestly, we are both tired of this crap and just want to start living our lives together.
Rating : Moderate

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