Ashex's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ahmed
Beneficiary's Name: Nora
VJ Member: Ashex
Country: Sudan

Last Updated: 2011-06-29
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Immigration Checklist for Ahmed & Nora:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Egypt
I-129F Sent : 2010-08-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-25
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-02-02
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-02-10
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-02-15
NVC Received : 2011-02-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-02-24
Consulate Received : 2011-03-14
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-04-13
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-06-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-26
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 174 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 291 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 21, 2011
Embassy Review : Before we got in to the embassy we had to find a CIB bank to pay the interview fee at, the guard there will direct you to the CIB bank up the street in a hotel, but they don't accept payments for some reason (At least they told us that) so we had to get directions to one that did and find it.

Once that was taken care of we got in to the Embassy for our interview. Our appointment was at 2PM but we arrived early at around 10AM which was a good idea as you're going to be there for a few hours. I read previous reviews that the interview was done in a room, however this was not the case. Once we had entered we took a number and had to wait to be called to one of 14 windows where we were asked some questions and they took my fiancees passport and two photos. We then had to go pay the DHL fee along with some other consulate fees at a cashier window then we sat a bit more until we were called up again to be asked some other questions, then we were told our interview would be next.

We waited another hour or so for that to happen, the consulate who interviewed us asked the following questions:

How did you meet?
When did the you get engaged?
Are you related?
Do you have photos from the engagement party? (we didn't as my dad called hers)
What do you do for a living (to both of us)?
Have either of you been married before?
When do you plan to get married?
Where do you plan to get married?

After he finished asking questions he told us we had gotten the visa and congratulated us!
Rating : Good

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