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Old 08-21-2014, 11:14 PM
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It is very very rare to get a visa 4.5 months from Cairo. What nationality are they? The only ones I have ever heard of getting a visa around 4 or 5 months are Moroccans. Moroccans use to have a interview day in casa and get their visas about a month after but now from a few Moroccans we have on the forum they have been doing phone interview.

Maybe Cairo have changed to a fairer process now.

We applied last year and ours took about 9.5 months.

Also Cairo give a lot of standard responses and will just say processing. Who is your co? (Initials please).
Hi Mish, All Main applicants are Sudanese Nationalist. CO is Y.E.
CO communicates only when she want too, I was getting responses from different person C.E.

They where not asked for form 80, I was not asked for form 80. We only complete if they ask for it. I hear some people completing it without been asked.

The only thing not clear to me from the embassy is priorities given to visa type and how they process the application. From what I can see I don't think it matters much if the application is decision ready or perfect. My friends application last year was not even close to decision ready application he was submitting documents until 1 month before his visa was granted. We thought the 4.5 month was very long time lol


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It depends on the country if you need form 80 or not.

You call had YE? YE sounds familiar I think Sydney might have her.

I know of someone else who applied recently that has CE too.

Sometimes is luck of the draw or could be Cairp got busy. I was told by someone they got really busy mid last year before that they were good.

Did they apply early in the year?

When I first joined the forum was only 1 applicant from Cairo embassy now look at them all.

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Best wishes, Waliku.
Theres nothing wrong with hoping for the best. I'm really hoping for a fast processing time too. Even if its 1 in a 1000 cases lol.
Ours is decision ready too... but I guess everyone feels that after the effort they take to put a perfect application together.

I do Pray that Cairo has a fair processing system happening. I find that many people can be refused based on the ill actions of others which is sad.

Can you provide initials of the CO that processed your brother and your friend's visa in 4.5 months?
I understand we don't disclose actual full names, I wouldn't be comfortable providing that either, but initials I think are okay

As Mish was asking, what nationality are they? It actually hurts a little to think that it would make a difference. I truly hope this is purely for the purpose of security checks rather than racism.


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We have YE and she is very nice in terms of fast responding and answering our questions. Have been waiting for more than 9 months despite some special circumstances.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't really matter who is your CO it's more about policies of the specific embassy..


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lol.. great!

I supplied form 80 without being asked because I assumed its protocol. Was just following immigration protocol... it would be sad if this slowed things down for us

Thanks guys, you actually restored hope to me haha..

This isn't the first case I hear of that has been so fast. While I was in Sudan visiting my partner, I heard off a neighbor that had been granted a visa within 4 months to Australia and I was pretty shocked when I heard from my CO that the waiting period can very well be up to 12 months.

I mean, what is a special circumstance that can speed things up? Pregnancy? Isn't a wedding drastic enough?


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lol.. great!

I supplied form 80 without being asked because I assumed its protocol. Was just following immigration protocol... it would be sad if this slowed things down for us

Thanks guys, you actually restored hope to me haha..

This isn't the first case I hear of that has been so fast. While I was in Sudan visiting my partner, I heard off a neighbor that had been granted a visa within 4 months to Australia and I was pretty shocked when I heard from my CO that the waiting period can very well be up to 12 months.

I mean, what is a special circumstance that can speed things up? Pregnancy? Isn't a wedding drastic enough?
I think if they don't need your form 80 they will just ignore it so don't worry about slowing down the process because of it.

It's very possible that your neighbour's visa has been granted within 4 months depends what year he applied. To have the most recent info about processing times you can have a look at the list of people who applied from Cairo before you and make the calculation yourself.

No it's not pregnancy and obviously they don't care about the wedding date. Otherwise everyone here would set the wedding date as close as possible.

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lol.. great!

I supplied form 80 without being asked because I assumed its protocol. Was just following immigration protocol... it would be sad if this slowed things down for us

Thanks guys, you actually restored hope to me haha..

This isn't the first case I hear of that has been so fast. While I was in Sudan visiting my partner, I heard off a neighbor that had been granted a visa within 4 months to Australia and I was pretty shocked when I heard from my CO that the waiting period can very well be up to 12 months.

I mean, what is a special circumstance that can speed things up? Pregnancy? Isn't a wedding drastic enough?
When did they apply? If early last year that would explain why.

I think I mentioned Moroccans before if not will mention it again .... they use to get their visa's in 4-5 months but we haven't seen anyone from Morocco get theirs that fast anymore.

Looks like Cairo either got busy or as implementing a fairer system. They are also doing phone interviews with Moroccans now where previously did them in person in casa. The last face to face they did in Casa was in November last year.


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Mish, do you think my partner will be asked to come in for a face to face interview or called up randomly?

It would take time to travel and arrange going from Sudan to Egypt. I wonder how flexible they will be with scheduling interview dates if they preferred face to face?

I've heard in some cases when they note your relationship as genuine they skip the whole interview process all together. I'm not sure if this applies to high risk countries though?


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Negative Ned, how long have you been together with your fiancée?

I think this is the main factor they look at in Cairo to waive the interview.

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Mish, do you think my partner will be asked to come in for a face to face interview or called up randomly?

It would take time to travel and arrange going from Sudan to Egypt. I wonder how flexible they will be with scheduling interview dates if they preferred face to face?

I've heard in some cases when they note your relationship as genuine they skip the whole interview process all together. I'm not sure if this applies to high risk countries though?
They won't make you travel to Egypt they will do a phone interview.

It is very rare to not have an interview with Cairo embassy they interview the applicant majority of the time. We have only had one person here say that their interview was waived and that was because they were together a long time like maybe 8 years from memory (could be more).


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