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What seems to be the average wait between interview and visa in hand for Casa? Has anyone ever gotten visa in hand on the same day as the interview?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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i don't think there is an "average" in casa... every case is sooo different and each AP/AR is equally different w/ no rhyme or reason. you can search petitions from Casa and take a look for yourself. it's sad really :(


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Met again in Baton Rouge, LA March 25, 2005 - 2 souls feel as 1

Sept 17-Oct 3, 2005 Noura goes to Morocco to meet family & friends of Said (informally engaged)

Daily phonecalls, discover internet chatting w/ video cam - OMG!!!

March 25-April 14, 2006 Noura's 2nd trip to Morocco - formal engagement w/ family

April 24, 2006- mailed in K1 Visa package - TSC

Oct 5, 2006 - Interview SUCCESS

Oct 12, 2006 - Called to pick up visa tomorrow!

Oct. 16, 2006 VISA IN HAND!

Dec. 24, 2006 - Said arrives in NOLA, just in time for the holidaze!

Dec. 31, 2006 - OUR WEDDING!!! Ringing in a New Year as husband & wife!

Jan 8, 2007 - applied for SSN

Jan 15, 2007 - recieved SSN

Feb 6, 2007 - checks cashed for AOS/EAD/AP - YAY!

Feb 8, 2007 - NOA1 on AOS/EAD/AP

Feb 14, 07 - touched EAD/AP

March 8, 07 - Biometrics appt in NOLA

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Morocco
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What seems to be the average wait between interview and visa in hand for Casa? Has anyone ever gotten visa in hand on the same day as the interview?

I did see someone on the timelines that interviewed and got thier visa the next day. I think that was back in June of this year. Farid and I are on day 12 and still no Visa in hand...but I'm very sure tomorrow is the day!!!!


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01/31/06 :: I-130 mailed

03/01/06 :: NOA1

05/09/06 :: NOA2

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05/31/06 :: NVC case # assigned

06/12/06 :: AOS bill & DS-3032 generated

06/14/06 :: Emailed Choice of Agent

06/16/06 :: Email from NVC saying Choice of Agent accepted

06/19/06 :: IV Bill Generated

06/23/06 :: AOS Bill recieved

06/24/06 :: AOS Bill returned to NVC

06/26/06 :: IV bill recieved

06/27/06 :: IV Bill returned to NVC (NVC accepts 07/12/06)

07/15/06 :: I-864 Recieved (NVC didn't report it was generated)

07/17/06 :: I-864 Returned to NVC

07/17/06 :: DS-230 Generated

07/00/06 :: DS-230 Recieved (I was away in Morocco to visit my Love)

07/29/06 :: DS-230 Returned to NVC (NVC accepts 07/31/06)

09/05/06 :: RFE Generated (Mailed 09/09/06)

09/11/06 :: RFE Recieved (reqested a copy of biographical page of passport, I sent this with the DS-230))

09/12/06 :: RFE Returned (sent them what they asked for..for the second time!)

10/05/06 :: Case Complete

I-129F for K-3

03/02/06 :: I-129F Mailed

03/09/06 :: NOA1 (recieved 03/15/06)

03/21/06 :: Touched USCIS Recieved I-129 says 60-90 days for processing

07/03/06 :: RFE IMBRA Recieved

07/04/06 :: RFE IMBRA Returned (I did not send the second one)

08/07/06 :: NOA2 Approved

08/15/06 :: Petition sent to Casablanca & Case # assigned

09/01/06 :: Packet 3 Arrives INTERVIEW DATE SEPTEMBER 22nd!!

09/22/06 :: Successful Interview!! WOO HOO

10/12/06 :: Visa IN Hand

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I know there have been a few who haven't gotten the 221g, I know honeyblonde was one. My husband's AP lasted for about 2 weeks.

You're right, but we were't the only one. Last year during Ramadan it was sortof the norm. About 6 other people interviewed the same day as Abdel and all of them were told to come back the next Monday for their visas (they interviewed on a Thursday). All of their passports were kept after the interviews. There was some confusion with Abdel's visa when he went back Monday (they said they couldn't find it and tried to say they hadn't told him to come back Monday) but they managed to find it Tuesday (with an "encouraging" e-mail from me) and Abdel dropping by to "see if it was ready yet before he got on the train back to Taza". Appletree's husband was one that interviewed that day and got his visa instantly too, and that was a marriage visa, not a fiancee one.

OOH, for whoever was asking about rescheduling, Appletree35 was one that did. You can search on her name and see her timeline.

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i don't think there is an "average" in casa... every case is sooo different and each AP/AR is equally different w/ no rhyme or reason. you can search petitions from Casa and take a look for yourself. it's sad really :(

I agree, the search results were pretty discouraging. However you are pretty encouraging :) Congrats on your successful interview!

What seems to be the average wait between interview and visa in hand for Casa? Has anyone ever gotten visa in hand on the same day as the interview?

I did see someone on the timelines that interviewed and got thier visa the next day. I think that was back in June of this year. Farid and I are on day 12 and still no Visa in hand...but I'm very sure tomorrow is the day!!!!

Best of luck to you! Im sending some mojo your way ~~~~~ :dance: ~~~~~

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Yeah I agree and I don't think there is any way to tell... I was pretty bummed that Hicham got the 221g and I was freaking out. I think I called DOS 3 times a day to try to get a consistent answer as to if the checks were done or pending. Finally I got "cleared" on July 3rd, then on July 6th they issued the Visa and his interview was June 27th. I think the 4th of July had something to do with it not being issued right after he was cleared but who knows and who cares!

Kissies,

Sarah

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Morocco
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Like they have all said, everyone is different. My fiance at the time, had to wait 1 week. There was one person that I know of that received their visa the same day when we were going through this. I don't think there really is a norm any longer. Regardless, good luck on your journey.

Doreen


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6/14/03 Met Online

9/30/2003 He was denied a Tourist Visa

1/7/2004 Sent 1-129F-tried to prove hardship; many reasons

8/8/2004 Petition denied

After 214 Days of waiting

10/11/2004 Returned from Morocco even more in love.

11/15/2004 Mailed I-129F off to Nebraska

2/11/05 APPROVAL

2/14/05 EMAIL, OUR PETITION HAS BEEN APPROVED

86 Days what an awesome feeling

2/25/05 Email received from nvc, given case number

3/21/05 Email from consulate

b]INTERVIEW DATE 5/10/05[/b]

3/31/05 Fiance finally receives his packet from the consulate

4/12/05 He had medical exam

5/10/05 INTERVIEW WAS A SUCCESS

5/18/05 VISA IN HAND

Took 214 Days for a denial, but IN 205 days He will be HOME

6/10/05 Abdou arrives in America, what a happy day!

6/13/05 Applied for SSN

6/23/05 6 p.m. We were MARRIED; honeymoon in Gatlinburg

8/13/05 AOS and EAD paperwork mailed

8/25/05 NOAs in the mail!!! Yea!

11/25/05 - BIOMETRIC DATE

01/26/06 - AOS SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW AND HE GETS HIS FIRST JOB AT FIRST JOB INTERVIEW

02/13/06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED

4/22/06 - Driver's License!!

11/05/2007 Filed to Lift conditions[/color]

11/07/07 - NOA1 received

12/21/07 - Biometrics completed

04/08/08 - 10 YEAR CARD APPROVED

04/14/08 - CARD IN HAND !!!!!

11/3/08 - Filed for Citizenship

11/29/08 - Biometric Appointment

02/03/09 - Citizenship Interview, HE PASSED

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Morocco
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I know there have been a few who haven't gotten the 221g, I know honeyblonde was one. My husband's AP lasted for about 2 weeks.

You're right, but we were't the only one. Last year during Ramadan it was sortof the norm. About 6 other people interviewed the same day as Abdel and all of them were told to come back the next Monday for their visas (they interviewed on a Thursday). All of their passports were kept after the interviews. There was some confusion with Abdel's visa when he went back Monday (they said they couldn't find it and tried to say they hadn't told him to come back Monday) but they managed to find it Tuesday (with an "encouraging" e-mail from me) and Abdel dropping by to "see if it was ready yet before he got on the train back to Taza". Appletree's husband was one that interviewed that day and got his visa instantly too, and that was a marriage visa, not a fiancee one.

OOH, for whoever was asking about rescheduling, Appletree35 was one that did. You can search on her name and see her timeline.

I was the one asking about rescheduling. The reason I stressed is because Appletree35 had a rough time getting that second interview. Her interview was intially scheduled before ours in Aug of 05. I don't think she go the second interview for a couple of months later.

As far as the wait time...as everyone said it varies greatly. Getting the 221g for security checks is quite common, so I would NEVER expect to be approved the same day. I would rather expect that I get the 221g, and if I didn't then it would be a happy little surprise.

The interesting thing is that back about a year ago they did give visas the same day for those that got approved without additional security checks. Shortly after that they changed, and you need to go back the following day.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Morocco
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:dance: Rachid got his visa the next day.... :dance:

don't mean to brag (F)(F) .. I was so happy.... :thumbs: still it took him (for me) tooooo long to get the ticket and come here.... :(

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Interview on September 28th and visa on October 6th. Life is good.

How exciting! Mabruk! :dance:

:dance: Rachid got his visa the next day.... :dance:

don't mean to brag (F)(F) .. I was so happy.... :thumbs: still it took him (for me) tooooo long to get the ticket and come here.... :(

Wow! I hope we are that lucky :)

Thanks to all for the great feedback!

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