Samoray's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Wifey
Beneficiary's Name: Sam
VJ Member: Samoray
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2011-07-18
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Immigration Checklist for Wifey & Sam:

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): 2009-10-14
I-130 Sent : 2010-01-22
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-01-27
I-130 RFE : 2010-07-28
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-08-16
I-130 Approved : 2010-10-18
NVC Received : 2010-10-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-10-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-10-31
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-01
Send AOS Package : 2010-11-02
Submit DS-261 : 2010-11-01
Receive IV Bill : 2010-11-01
Pay IV Bill : 2010-11-08
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-11-08
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-12-10
NVC Left : 2010-12-31
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-03-31
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-21
US Entry : 2011-06-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 264 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 428 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-06-30
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Went Very Smooth

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 1, 2011
Embassy Review : Hello Guys

First thing i arrived at the embassy at about 6:30 AM, i waited outside with other people, about 7:30 a guy came out of the embassy's front door then started calling names from a piece of paper that he had in his hand but he called my name wrong, then asked me if i had an interview appointment, then he said ok guys you gonna have to go and stand on the other side of the street until i get the full list of names, around 8:30 we started standing in line to get into the embassy, once i got in they took my phone and they gave me everything else, i went in and took a piece of paper with a number and waited among other people, around 9 AM they called my number and i went to the window to that Arabic speaking woman, she look like thirty some years old but wow she was so sweet, and kind to me, i gave her the medical report and after that she was sorting some of our papers and she gave me a stack of papers that my wife sent to USCIS then i asked her for the original documents, she said ok but you have to pay to get them lol i said of course anything you want :P she told me to go to the DHL desk and gave them my address and phone number and stuff and by the way you don't pay for the DHL there any more, you just pay when you receive the package. anyway did that then went and sat down with some guys that two of them were diversity lottery and the other was a spouse too, then i was called again to do the Finger Prints, the woman at the Finger Prints window told me something very funny before i put my fingers on the screen, ( she said wipe your fingers on your shirt ) :rofl: i started doing that but then i realized i had some tissues lol then i asked her if i could use them instead of my shirt, she said yes of course lol
Then i went back to sit again and wait for my name to be called then about 15 minutes later they called my name i went to the window, and there was a guy that neither looked Arabic nor American and he had a British accent, well don't ask me how i have no idea :no: :D He had a girl next to him with a scarf that was translating everything he said, well i didn't need her to do so but she did it anyway and she was also sorting out papers for him, Anyway he said Good Morning, I said Good Morning then he started asking me :

1. How did you meet your wife ?
2. When was that ?
3. When did you first meet your wife in person ?
4. How many times have you seen her in Person ?
5. When was the last time you've seen her in person ?
6. How long has she stayed in every visit ?
7. He mentioned my wife's father name and asked me who is that ?
8. He asked me to show him pictures of us together
9. When did you get married ?

Then He said well everything looks good and your part of the process is done now, let us continue the Administrative processing and we will contact you when we gonna issue the visa and he gave me my passport, I asked him if i could ask him a question ?, He said sure, i said how are u gonna give me the visa when you don't have my passport, He said we will contact you and you will send it to us Via DHL, i said why don't you just keep it with you, He said cause it might be lost. I said so How long the AP might take, He said a month, i said exactly ?, he said well it might be less or longer than that, i said how longer ? he said two months, i said ok thank you very much sir and i just left :D :D That's it
Rating : Very Good

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