Om&Abo Malik's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Laila
Beneficiary's Name: Eslam
VJ Member: Om&Abo Malik
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2012-02-03
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Immigration Checklist for Laila & Eslam:

USCIS DCF 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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Egypt
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-07-06
I-130 Sent : 2011-05-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-05-10
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-10
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2011-06-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-07-17
Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-04
Interview Date : 2011-09-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-11-17
US Entry : 2011-12-04
Comments : I found out on Nov 17th that visa had been issued on the 15th. Visa in hand same day, alhamdulillah!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 0 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 128 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2011-12-04
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : He was in and out so fast...everyone was friendly and laughing and joking with him

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : September 16, 2011
Embassy Review : We arrived 2 hrs before our appt and found 3 or 4 others there. we were all told to stand on other side of the street and wait so we did. after awhile more people were coming and standing directly in front of the embassy so my husband said if they are coming 2 hours after us and standing in front so are we and we walked over and the others on our side of the street followed suit. Then the guard said something in arabic to my husband and my husband told him this mess was his fault for not saying anything to some people and letting others stand there beside him, lol. How about a sign that reads those here for interview please line up in the order that you arrive(wow).

Then about 710 the guard came out and said ok form a line here and everyone was trying to win the race, rediculous that we ended up behind people who had arrived since 5 minutes. Then we were divided into a second line for immigrants. we fared better this time only behind 5 people who just arrived since 5 minutes lol. All in all it was ok except for that we were finished by 930 am.
the consular was excellent with a translator who was very friendly and smiled the whole time and asked very few questions and approved his visa and said you should receive your visa in 2 weeks and gave him the number to track dhl.

i gave them 3 stars because i'm missing the good ol usa where we are taught to wait in line and take turns since preschool and because the mob atmosphere outside.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: Newark
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-12-04
Embassy Review : My husbands experience was excellent. he arrived at 655 pm (atleast that is what the online tracker said) the flight was so late though and i was stressing out so much because he only had a 2 hour layover and i was so sure he would miss it and i would be delayed another day. He claims that he made it out of immigrations at 7:05 which to me is simply amazing time..he said the officers were friendly and joking around with him and he was able to make it to his next flight in time...
Harassment Level : Low

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