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Hello visa journeyers :)

I had my interview this morning at casablanca consulate, and al hamdolillah my visa was approved.

I would love to share my case expedition experience with you and I really do hope that, one day, my post be helpful for someone.

January 15th, 2015 my husband was diagnosed with an illness that necessitates my presence with him :cry:

We were waiting for our case to be completed but an expected REF popped up and we got a checklist on February 27th, 2015 :(

So we decided to ask for an expedition and delay sending the corrected form to the NVC until we receive a response concerning our request.

March 3rd we sent the following email attached with the doctor report and the analyses report to NVCExpedite@state.gov

SUBJECT: Request to Expedite CR1 Case.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the following:
  • Letter from my doctor,
  • Analyses report.

(a paragraph where you introduce yourself and explain the reasons in detail why you're seeking for an expedition) .


So I would like to kindly request NVC to please expedite the processing of my spouse's case at the earliest convenience and hope that NVC considers this expedite request.

Case details as follows:
Case Number: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Name of Principal Applicant: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date of Birth: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Petitioner Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks in advance,

Very truly yours,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: (put the phone number of the principal applicant that the consulate can reach him on)

March 10th my husband called the NVC and the representative told him that our expedition request has been approved :dancing:

March 11th we received an email confirming our expedition request approval

March 13th the case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC

March 16th the case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC

March 20th I received a call from the consulate asking me to get my medical exam ready and bring it to them so they can schedule an interview appointment form (I didn't receive any convocation for the medical exam, they asked me to choose a doctor over the phone and they called him and gave him my name)

March 21st I called the doctor to confirm the appointment date

March 23rd I had my medical exam ready, I took it to the consulate at 2 pm, and then I was notified that I had been scheduled for the interview on March 25th

March 25th I had my interview, al hamdolillah it was fairly good, the first questions were about the expedition reason and my husband's illness, the remaining questions were about our marriage story and our future plans.

Estimated "visa in hand" date: March 30th, 2015 in sha'allah :star:

Good luck for everyone (F)


Started talking on skype: Mar 28th, 2012
Got married: Feb 4th, 2014 (L)
I-130 sent (F2A case type): Feb 20th, 2014
USCIS approval (California Service Center): Apr 8th, 2014
Case received by NVC: May 20th, 2014
My hubby got his citizenship: Sep 19th, 2014
Case upgrade request sent: Sep 21th, 2014
case upgraded to CR1: Nov 26th, 2014
AOS and IV packages sent: Dec 28th, 2014
Checklist (cuz of missing info in I-864): Feb 27th, 2015 :crying:
Expedition request sent: Mar 3rd, 2015
Expedition under review email received: Mar 7th, 2015 :clock:
Expedition request approved: Mar 10th, 2015
Email confirming our expedition request approval received: Mar 11th, 2015
case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC: Mar 13th, 2015
case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC: March 16th, 2015
medical exam: Mar 23rd, 2015
interview date(visa approved: Mar 25th, 2015
visa in hand: Apr 7th, 2015

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Thank you :)


Started talking on skype: Mar 28th, 2012
Got married: Feb 4th, 2014 (L)
I-130 sent (F2A case type): Feb 20th, 2014
USCIS approval (California Service Center): Apr 8th, 2014
Case received by NVC: May 20th, 2014
My hubby got his citizenship: Sep 19th, 2014
Case upgrade request sent: Sep 21th, 2014
case upgraded to CR1: Nov 26th, 2014
AOS and IV packages sent: Dec 28th, 2014
Checklist (cuz of missing info in I-864): Feb 27th, 2015 :crying:
Expedition request sent: Mar 3rd, 2015
Expedition under review email received: Mar 7th, 2015 :clock:
Expedition request approved: Mar 10th, 2015
Email confirming our expedition request approval received: Mar 11th, 2015
case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC: Mar 13th, 2015
case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC: March 16th, 2015
medical exam: Mar 23rd, 2015
interview date(visa approved: Mar 25th, 2015
visa in hand: Apr 7th, 2015

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Congratulations !

Whatcha cooking, to celebrate?

please take a moment, now, to finish up yer timeline,

over at

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=203320

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=203320

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=203320

Thanks so much, and Thanks in advance !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Congratulations !

Whatcha cooking, to celebrate?

please take a moment, now, to finish up yer timeline,

over at

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=203320

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=203320

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=203320

Thanks so much, and Thanks in advance !

thank you, we had some moroccan sweets :dancing:

done :)

congratulation

thank you :)


Started talking on skype: Mar 28th, 2012
Got married: Feb 4th, 2014 (L)
I-130 sent (F2A case type): Feb 20th, 2014
USCIS approval (California Service Center): Apr 8th, 2014
Case received by NVC: May 20th, 2014
My hubby got his citizenship: Sep 19th, 2014
Case upgrade request sent: Sep 21th, 2014
case upgraded to CR1: Nov 26th, 2014
AOS and IV packages sent: Dec 28th, 2014
Checklist (cuz of missing info in I-864): Feb 27th, 2015 :crying:
Expedition request sent: Mar 3rd, 2015
Expedition under review email received: Mar 7th, 2015 :clock:
Expedition request approved: Mar 10th, 2015
Email confirming our expedition request approval received: Mar 11th, 2015
case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC: Mar 13th, 2015
case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC: March 16th, 2015
medical exam: Mar 23rd, 2015
interview date(visa approved: Mar 25th, 2015
visa in hand: Apr 7th, 2015

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Hello visa journeyers :)

I had my interview this morning at casablanca consulate, and al hamdolillah my visa was approved.

I would love to share my case expedition experience with you and I really do hope that, one day, my post be helpful for someone.

January 15th, 2015 my husband was diagnosed with an illness that necessitates my presence with him :cry:

We were waiting for our case to be completed but an expected REF popped up and we got a checklist on February 27th, 2015 :(

So we decided to ask for an expedition and delay sending the corrected form to the NVC until we receive a response concerning our request.

March 3rd we sent the following email attached with the doctor report and the analyses report to NVCExpedite@state.gov

SUBJECT: Request to Expedite CR1 Case.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the following:
  • Letter from my doctor,
  • Analyses report.

(a paragraph where you introduce yourself and explain the reasons in detail why you're seeking for an expedition) .

So I would like to kindly request NVC to please expedite the processing of my spouse's case at the earliest convenience and hope that NVC considers this expedite request.

Case details as follows:

Case Number: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Name of Principal Applicant: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date of Birth: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Petitioner Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks in advance,

Very truly yours,

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Phone: (put the phone number of the principal applicant that the consulate can reach him on)

March 10th my husband called the NVC and the representative told him that our expedition request has been approved :dancing:

March 11th we received an email confirming our expedition request approval

March 13th the case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC

March 16th the case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC

March 20th I received a call from the consulate asking me to get my medical exam ready and bring it to them so they can schedule an interview appointment form (I didn't receive any convocation for the medical exam, they asked me to choose a doctor over the phone and they called him and gave him my name)

March 21st I called the doctor to confirm the appointment date

March 23rd I had my medical exam ready, I took it to the consulate at 2 pm, and then I was notified that I had been scheduled for the interview on March 25th

March 25th I had my interview, al hamdolillah it was fairly good, the first questions were about the expedition reason and my husband's illness, the remaining questions were about our marriage story and our future plans.

Estimated "visa in hand" date: March 30th, 2015 in sha'allah :star:

Good luck for everyone (F)

Congrats...praying for the fast and full recovery.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Congrats...praying for the fast and full recovery.

Thank you


Started talking on skype: Mar 28th, 2012
Got married: Feb 4th, 2014 (L)
I-130 sent (F2A case type): Feb 20th, 2014
USCIS approval (California Service Center): Apr 8th, 2014
Case received by NVC: May 20th, 2014
My hubby got his citizenship: Sep 19th, 2014
Case upgrade request sent: Sep 21th, 2014
case upgraded to CR1: Nov 26th, 2014
AOS and IV packages sent: Dec 28th, 2014
Checklist (cuz of missing info in I-864): Feb 27th, 2015 :crying:
Expedition request sent: Mar 3rd, 2015
Expedition under review email received: Mar 7th, 2015 :clock:
Expedition request approved: Mar 10th, 2015
Email confirming our expedition request approval received: Mar 11th, 2015
case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC: Mar 13th, 2015
case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC: March 16th, 2015
medical exam: Mar 23rd, 2015
interview date(visa approved: Mar 25th, 2015
visa in hand: Apr 7th, 2015

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CONGRATS! were you able to track your case via DHL?

Thank you :)

No, I didn't know how to do that :content:


Started talking on skype: Mar 28th, 2012
Got married: Feb 4th, 2014 (L)
I-130 sent (F2A case type): Feb 20th, 2014
USCIS approval (California Service Center): Apr 8th, 2014
Case received by NVC: May 20th, 2014
My hubby got his citizenship: Sep 19th, 2014
Case upgrade request sent: Sep 21th, 2014
case upgraded to CR1: Nov 26th, 2014
AOS and IV packages sent: Dec 28th, 2014
Checklist (cuz of missing info in I-864): Feb 27th, 2015 :crying:
Expedition request sent: Mar 3rd, 2015
Expedition under review email received: Mar 7th, 2015 :clock:
Expedition request approved: Mar 10th, 2015
Email confirming our expedition request approval received: Mar 11th, 2015
case status updated to "in transit" at CEAC: Mar 13th, 2015
case status updated to "Ready" at CEAC: March 16th, 2015
medical exam: Mar 23rd, 2015
interview date(visa approved: Mar 25th, 2015
visa in hand: Apr 7th, 2015

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