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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Has anyone here or their spouses/fiances been through customs at LAX? And especially anyone from a MENA country? About how long does it take?

Thanks :)


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Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

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Has anyone here or their spouses/fiances been through customs at LAX? And especially anyone from a MENA country? About how long does it take?

Thanks :)

Have all your papers ready and in order. Don't bring any replica or pirated items. The less you bring the better. Make direct eye contact and relax. Smile and say thank you. Should be no problems. I'd say up to 90 minutes is fair for hubby to be waiting for ya! Congratz!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I'm waiting for him:)) 90 minutes, wow that's a long time. I'm glad I asked so I know what to expect. Has anyone had shorter or longer waiting times? Thanks :)

Have all your papers ready and in order. Don't bring any replica or pirated items. The less you bring the better. Make direct eye contact and relax. Smile and say thank you. Should be no problems. I'd say up to 90 minutes is fair for hubby to be waiting for ya! Congratz!


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Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

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Has anyone here or their spouses/fiances been through customs at LAX? And especially anyone from a MENA country? About how long does it take?

Thanks :)

Customs at LAX was a 4 hour wait, with no questions. Don't bother getting there early. I am LE from Ca and talked to the Security guards where you wait. They all said 3/4 hours, buy some flowers and wait.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Oh wow, that's a long wait. I don't want to get there late either, just in case for some reason he breezes right through (wishful thinking). What is LE? Will I wait at baggage claim or is there a better place to wait for him? Thanks!

Customs at LAX was a 4 hour wait, with no questions. Don't bother getting there early. I am LE from Ca and talked to the Security guards where you wait. They all said 3/4 hours, buy some flowers and wait.


Moroccan-Americanflag.jpg

Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

APPROVED

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My fiance came through customs in early June... and he had to go through the slow line due to a misunderstanding.

He flew on American - so landed in the American terminal...and honestly - he was through in about 20 minutes. That is - from getting off the plane, immigration officers, bags, customs - all of it. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Oh wow, that's a long wait. I don't want to get there late either, just in case for some reason he breezes right through (wishful thinking). What is LE? Will I wait at baggage claim or is there a better place to wait for him? Thanks!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I am so happy for you.

I leave in 18 days for Adil's interview.

Wishing the best to both of you.

Jeanne and Adil

Has anyone here or their spouses/fiances been through customs at LAX? And especially anyone from a MENA country? About how long does it take?

Thanks :)

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Are you asking about US Customs or Immigration? Not the same thing.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Oh, I don't know. I didn't realize he would go through two different things. I guess I meant immigration, or both.......

Are you asking about US Customs or Immigration? Not the same thing.


Moroccan-Americanflag.jpg

Met in December 2008

Married in Morocco December 22, 2009

Filed IR1/CR1 - April 2010

NOA1 - April 29, 2010

RFE - November 12, 2010

Response to RFE - December 22, 2010

NOA2 - January 18, 2011

Paid AOS and IV Bill - January 27, 2011

Sent AOS/IV documents - March 15 2011

NVC received/signed for documents - March 17

Interview May 10

APPROVED

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