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  Petitioner's Name: Kim
Beneficiary's Name: Hany
VJ Member: tru_loves_journey
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2017-07-11
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Immigration Checklist for Kim & Hany:

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 : 2010-09-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-09-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-03-02
NVC Received : 2011-03-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-03-24
Consulate Received : 2011-03-27
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-04-23
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-09
Interview Date : 2011-06-29
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-07-09
US Entry : 2011-08-09
Marriage : 2011-08-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 174 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 293 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-08-09
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE at JFK Hany was ask 2 questions.(1)Is your fiancee a US Citizen? (2) How did you meet her? They looked through his embassy package and took a paper from it and wrote on it then he was sent to an office to have his I-94 stamped. Total time was 15 minutes (from getting off the plane to getting the stamp) It was a very good experience :)

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Date Filed : 2012-05-29
NOA Date : 2012-06-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-26
AOS Transfer** : 2012-07-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-10-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-10-29
Comments : 06/26/2012 -Biometrics took 20 Minutes to complete.
07/03/2012 -I-485 Transferred to CSC.
10/23/2012 -I-485 Approved / No interview.
10/25/2012 -Green Card mailed to address on file.
10/25/2012 -Green Card - The USPS picked up mail containing your new card.
10/27/2012 -Welcome To The USA - NOA Letter received via USPS.
10/29/2012 -Green Card received USPS Priority Mail.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-05-29
NOA Date : 2012-06-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-26
Approved Date : 2012-08-07
Date Card Received : 2012-08-16
Comments : 1st Email Notification:
On August 7,2012, We ordered production of your new card

2nd Email Notification:
On August 10,2012, We ordered production of your new card.

3rd Email Notification:
On August 13, 2012, we mailed the new card directly to the address we have on file.

4th Email Notification:
On August 13,2012 The USPS reported that they picked up mail from USCIS containing your new card.

On August 16, 2012 The EAD card Arrived via USPS Priority Mail.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 70 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-09-12
NOA Date : 2014-09-16
RFE(s) : 2015-04-27
Bio. Appt. : 2014-10-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-06-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2015-06-25
Comments : 10/16/2014 -Biometrics took 1 hour to complete.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Date Filed : 2015-12-15
NOA Date : 2015-12-23
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-13
Interview Date : 2016-04-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-04-05
Comments : 01/13/16-Biometrics took 25 minutes to complete.
02/25/2016 USCIS scheduled an interview for your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.02/29/2016 I received the Interview Date Letter for Naturalization.
04/04/16 I passed my interview. 04/05/16 I had the Oath ceremony.
I'm a US Citizen!
**I would like to caution those of you to be very sure of your partners intentions. I was certain Hany loved me, I was wrong! He moved out and left me 2 months after receiving his citizenship.Please beware of the Egyptian men. Many of them I have met in the USA have done this to many women. It broke my heart :(
I wish everyone the best.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 29, 2011
Embassy Review : Hany arrived at the US Embassy in Cairo at 11:10am, his appointment was scheduled for 12:00. Security ask for his appointment letter and his receipt from CIB.He was also ask for 1 - 5 x 5 size photo, Hany did'nt have this so security told him where to go get it.He went there and paid 25LE for 6 photo's. Hany returned to the embassy and security took his appointment date letter signed it and he was given a number,then he was ask to remove his belt, keys,cell phone and whatever else was in his pockets. Hany then sat down and his number was called after 17 minutes. He was called to window #12 to an egyptian lady about 25 years old. She informed Hany that if he was approved he would have to enter the USA before October 4,2011. She asked Hany a few questions, What is your name? Where do you work? What do you do in your work?What is the name of the company you work for? What is your position there ? When did you meet your fiancee? How long did she stay in Egypt? Does she have a Son ? Then she asked him as she looked at one of our pictures,Is this your Mom in this photo? (pointing to Hany's Mother). Then she ask him, Do you have your Birth Certificate? Military Record? She ask, Was your fiancee married before? He said yes,She said Do you have her divorce certificate? He gave it to her then she said, Did you pay CIB? He said I paid 790LE at CIB and sent a copy of the receipt in package 3,Then she ask for the original receipt.Then she told him to go pay the remaining $210 in window # 4 then wait for your number to be called again. But when he got to window #4 the man taking money was gone to lunch. Hany waited for another 15 minutes and his number was called again from window #7 it was a Japanese woman in a bad mood. Hany told her Hi and she didnt answer like she was sad or something then she told him put your finger here to take fingerprints and we will start the interview. Hany told her I haven't paid yet, She said okay we'll do the fingerprints then you can pay and I'll call you back for the interview. Hany said ok, and he hoped from god to not come to her window again. Still waiting at window #4 to pay, he heard his number called again but not at window #7, It wasn't the Japanese lady, It was window #15 a dark skinned lady this time. She told him lets begin and he told her the same, I haven't paid yet. She said you go pay. Hany told her I have been waiting to pay, she said you must pay before we can begin. Hany told her I'll pay and come to you again. She was nice to him and that's why he wanted to let her keep his paper so he could go to her again. Hany was waiting at window #4, When he heard his number called again from the dark skinned lady 2 more times, finally he paid at window #4 and went to her she started by saying Hey! He said Hey! She told him show me the receipt where you paid, He gave it to her and She began asking questions, When did you meet your fiancee? How long have you known her? When did she come to Egypt? What is your plan when you go to America? That was all, Then she stopped and talked with somone else, He couldn't hear the conversation of course,She then said to Hany Approved, He said huh? She told him again, He said you mean I'm Approved? She said Yes and you will get the visa after 3 weeks. She kept his passport. Hany said, Thanks so much and Have a good day! Hany left the US Embassy, his phone rang and it was the US Embassy calling, The Lady said. Mr. Hany she forget to tell you that you must sign a form and be sworn. Hany was finished after being there 50 minutes and left. ( They did keep his passport ) The CO said Hany would receive his visa/passport in about 3 weeks and he could pay DHL when it arrived. I have seen many in administative processing for several months and I'm sure this applies to Hany too. So we will be waiting to see how long it takes to receive it. UPDATE: There was no administrative processing for Hany the issue date on the visa is 7/05/11 and Hany received it by DHL on 7/09/11. A total of 10 days from the interview.

(updated on July 6, 2011)

(updated on July 9, 2011)
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Charlotte NC
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : April 8, 2016
Embassy Review : I had my Naturalization Interview at the Charlotte, NC location on 04/04/2016. I was scheduled for 8:25am. When I arrived I went through check in with my appointment letter and green card, then I was ask to remove my belt, watch, shoes etc.. I then went to the check in window and was given a number. I waited about 30 minutes before being called back. The officer (very nice) started a conversation with me and then went directly to the questions. I was ask six questions: 1.Who was the first President of the Us? -2. Who is the Governor of NC? -3. Name one of NC's Senators? -4. Name two National US Holidays? -5. Name one right only for US Citizens? -6. What movement tried to end racial discrimination? Then I was ask to read: In what month is President's Day in? I had to write the answer: February. Then we went over the yes and no questions on the N400. I passed all I had my Oath Ceremony on 04/05/2016. I'm a US Citizen

(updated on April 8, 2016)
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Maggie Wallace on 2018-09-15 said:
Oh God . That's sad . If you asked any of us the Egyptian women we would have warned you Kim and told you Don't do it . I am sorry to hear that . This is why many of us prefer to marry western men . I am Egyptian woman have been happily married to an American man for 15 years and have 2 teenage boys now . We live in Missouri. But Egyptian women are different than Egyptian men this is men in the US embassy are always given hard time . Because it's in the culture or part of the culture that women are just toys or things to play around with and the more she lives you the more you you need to use her because she is weak . But women are different . Women in Egypt appreciate man's love and always work hard to make her marriage work and likes to live happily with a man who truely loves her and not use her . Anyway, it was an experience and we live to.learn . I have been through many experiences myself and learnt never to take a step or take a decision without asking about the this experience first . I am sorry again Goodluck with your life Maggie
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