Hatem&Zeinab's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Hatem
Beneficiary's Name: Zeinab
VJ Member: Hatem&Zeinab
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2016-08-28
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Immigration Checklist for Hatem & Zeinab:

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 : 2010-07-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-29
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-01-31
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-02-16
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-03-03
NVC Received : 2011-03-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-03-14
Consulate Received : 2011-03-21
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-04-21
Packet 4 Received : 2011-04-25
Interview Date : 2011-05-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-30
US Entry : 2011-07-16
Marriage : 2011-07-29
Comments : Very easy entry. Nothing unusual.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 217 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 294 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-07-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Officer asked us to have a seat while paperwork is being processed. Once he was done, he handed us the passport and it was over

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2011-08-30
NOA Date : 2011-09-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-30
AOS Transfer** : 2011-10-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-11-02
Comments : Received green card with no interview

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-30
NOA Date : 2011-09-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-10-21
Date Card Received : 2011-10-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 52 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2013-08-05
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-11-15
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2016-08-28
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : May 19, 2011
Embassy Review : My fiancee's interview was today. I would say that the interview process was smooth and quick. She arrived only 30 minutes before the appointment. She gave the Egyptian lady her original birth certificate as requested. Then she waited for the interview was the consular.
From the very first minute till the end of the interview, the consular didn't even look at her face or see how she looks like. He was focusing on the file in front of him. She didn't hear his voice at all. She only heard the questions from the translator next to him. There was a gap like 3-4 minutes between every question. Like the interviewer will ask a question, the lady translates, my fiancees gives the answer. Then he looks in the papers infront of him for 3 minutes.
He only looked at her once, when he asked her if I was born in America, which I was not. I don't know why he looked at her on that particular question. Anyways, those are the questions that were asked.

How did you meet your fiancee? We met through family. Her uncle and his sons are my best friends here in Florida. Her cousin introduced us to each other when i was in Egypt on vacation, and we fall in love.
When was the first time you met him? We met for the first time in the late Summer of 2009
How many times or visit? 2 visits. 2009, and 2010 when we had our engagement party.
What does your fiancee do for living? I am in the limousine business.
When do you plan to travel to the US? Probably one month after the visa issuance inchallah
When would you get married in the US? As soon as she arrives. She will stay at her uncles home till we get married. Then moves to my house.

At the end, the lady told her the consular tells you congratulations, and you should receive your visa in 2 weeks inchallah.

Overall experience was good. She was treated nicely and with respect. I was worried of course, but I didn't expect a denial because our case is crystal clear. I am Egyptian, so she is. I am 35. She is 29. We speak the same language. Met through family. Been together for 2 years. So I would say it was a pretty simple case.
Thanks a lot, and good luck for all of you.
Rating : Very Good

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