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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Hi Everyone!

My fiance and I are 1 week away from our interview at the consulate in Casablanca, Morocco and we were hoping for any last minute advice that you may have!

We feel prepared and then again, we don't if that makes sense.

Happy thought and sound advice are welcomed!!!

Thanks everyone!!!

Love,

Liza and Redouane

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Liza

Moroccan Fiance

Mailed I-129F - October 17, 2011

Received Notice of Action (I- 797C) - October 19, 2011

Received NOA2 - February 28, 2012

Interview - April 23rd

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Laos
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Hi Everyone!

My fiance and I are 1 week away from our interview at the consulate in Casablanca, Morocco and we were hoping for any last minute advice that you may have!

We feel prepared and then again, we don't if that makes sense.

Happy thought and sound advice are welcomed!!!

Thanks everyone!!!

Love,

Liza and Redouane

Yes, take a deep breath and relax. I'm sure by now you have all the photos, emails, letters, etc etc all in order. You and your fiancee are ready! :yes: Be confident, strong, and convincing ok? You two have a bona fide relationship; you have provided everything that needs to be shown.

As far as advice, be at the embassy earlier than your interview time. That way, you may be one of the first to have your interview and then it's party time :dance::dance: . If you don't know the answer to a question the CO has asked, be honest and say "I'm don't know". Never try to guess an answer or lie. Remember, honesty is all the best policy! Cell phones are not allowed inside the embassy just so you know.

You are ready so talk with your fiancee as you have been all along. Talk about other issues and not about the interview. Good luck to you both.

Oops! Me and my typos :blink: I meant to say: "I don't know", regarding a question that you don't know the answer to. And I meant to say: "honesty is ALWAYS the best policy". LOL sorry for my typos!


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Laos

I-129F Sent : 2011-07-16

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-07-19

I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-11-28

RFE Reply(s) : 2011-12-13 Received my initial evidence, 2012-01-03 congressional inquiry conducted; officer is looking at the documents; says should have decision in a few weeks

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-01-25

NVC Received : 2012-02-03

NVC Left : 2012-02-14

Consulate Received : 2012-02-21

Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-29

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-19

Packet 4 Received : 2012-04-02

Interview Date : 2012-05-10

2012-05-25 Evidence given to consular officer.

Interview Result : Approved!

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Wishing you good fortune in your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Great pics by the way, make sure he has copies of pics of your family's visit to Morocco or UK not sure where they were taken but either way have them available. You have made alot of trips and it has also included your family which is always a plus but with Casa it can always be tricky. Just make sure he has all the proof of those trips. Ensure you documented your time with him over the summer. I always say you can never be too prepared for Casa, he needs to know your childhood, your boyfriends, your jobs, your school history, bestfriends, your children (if applicable) any and everything you can imagine to include financial standings. Your goals, habits, hobbies, lol I have to laugh everytime I tell the story of drilling my husband like he was going to a promotion board in the Army. In our case they asked about my ex-husband, my children and their girlfriend and boyfriend's names and their hobbies.

Good luck, always rooting for a favorable outcome....

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Good luck! My last minute advice would be just to make sure your fiance is just as confident and relaxed as he can be during the interview...they do watch body language a lot. One thing my husband said was that they kept asking the same questions over and over and over again, luckily he was calm and confident in his answers because he got his visa. Casa is a tough consulate, but as long as you are prepared it should be fine.

Good luck with your inteview!

Jackie

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I agree with MIBEN and bahisgirl. It's a difficult balance between being confidently prepared and crazy nervous because Casa is so tough these days.

Here is what else I can think of that hasn't been said. --

Tell your fiance to talk to the CO as if he is someone in his family - don't be too nervous, be conversational, and confident, don't be bashful about providing personal information, and let his personality come through.

The other thing is if he doesn't know an answer to a question for whatever reason - admit that he doesn't know - but provide other information about the subject that he does know. Ex - If they ask about where a certain family member lives (let's say a cousin, just for example) and your husband doesn't know - he should say, "I don't know; we don't talk about that cousin much, but I know they only see each other at holidays". Something along those lines that shows even if he doesn't know the answer to the question that they're asking, he does know something about the topic.

I think that helps. Good Luck.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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That's not reasonable advide for the Casa consulate.

Seriously....this is why I think she should be asking this question in MENA....otherwise, you get the wrong advice. Legit couples get denied everyday in MENA, so please, don't give advice unless you know about the consulate the OP is going through.


Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers

K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009

-Approved October 2009

-Interview in Casablanca January 2010

-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010

-Filed June 2010

-Approved October 2010

-NVC Journey 13 Weeks

-Interview in Casablanca March 2011

-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011

-NOIR received January 30, 2012

-NOIR sent February 21, 2012

-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012

-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!

-NVC received petition March 19, 2012

-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012

-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012

-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!

-Interview results--APPROVED!

-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012

-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday

-IR1 received--April 9, 2012

-POE--May 9, 2012

-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012

-Received SS card--May 26, 2012

-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012

-GC mailed--June 1, 2012

-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012

-Applied for citizenship--February/March 2015

-Request for more proof/evidence--July 2015

-Approved--July 2015

-Citizenship Ceremony-- August 2015

NO MORE IMMIGRATION!!????

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I agree with MIBEN and bahisgirl. It's a difficult balance between being confidently prepared and crazy nervous because Casa is so tough these days.

Here is what else I can think of that hasn't been said. --

Tell your fiance to talk to the CO as if he is someone in his family - don't be too nervous, be conversational, and confident, don't be bashful about providing personal information, and let his personality come through.

The other thing is if he doesn't know an answer to a question for whatever reason - admit that he doesn't know - but provide other information about the subject that he does know. Ex - If they ask about where a certain family member lives (let's say a cousin, just for example) and your husband doesn't know - he should say, "I don't know; we don't talk about that cousin much, but I know they only see each other at holidays". Something along those lines that shows even if he doesn't know the answer to the question that they're asking, he does know something about the topic.

I think that helps. Good Luck.

I think this advice pretty much sums it up....and even if you DO do all this, it won't guarantee an approval. Sometimes the consulate just doesn't believe the relationship...period. Also, I have found that most of the CO's have made a decision on the outcome before they even see the beneficiary. I will be praying for you OP!


Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers

K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009

-Approved October 2009

-Interview in Casablanca January 2010

-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010

-Filed June 2010

-Approved October 2010

-NVC Journey 13 Weeks

-Interview in Casablanca March 2011

-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011

-NOIR received January 30, 2012

-NOIR sent February 21, 2012

-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012

-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!

-NVC received petition March 19, 2012

-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012

-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012

-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!

-Interview results--APPROVED!

-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012

-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday

-IR1 received--April 9, 2012

-POE--May 9, 2012

-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012

-Received SS card--May 26, 2012

-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012

-GC mailed--June 1, 2012

-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012

-Applied for citizenship--February/March 2015

-Request for more proof/evidence--July 2015

-Approved--July 2015

-Citizenship Ceremony-- August 2015

NO MORE IMMIGRATION!!????

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Great pics by the way, make sure he has copies of pics of your family's visit to Morocco or UK not sure where they were taken but either way have them available. You have made alot of trips and it has also included your family which is always a plus but with Casa it can always be tricky. Just make sure he has all the proof of those trips. Ensure you documented your time with him over the summer. I always say you can never be too prepared for Casa, he needs to know your childhood, your boyfriends, your jobs, your school history, bestfriends, your children (if applicable) any and everything you can imagine to include financial standings. Your goals, habits, hobbies, lol I have to laugh everytime I tell the story of drilling my husband like he was going to a promotion board in the Army. In our case they asked about my ex-husband, my children and their girlfriend and boyfriend's names and their hobbies.

Good luck, always rooting for a favorable outcome....

Good overall advice, but I assure you, too much knowledge can, and will backfire. Then it looks like you prepared, and are memorizing facts, instead of having a genuine knowledge of your SO. This happened to us in 2010, this is why Casa is so difficult, there really is no rhyme or reason to it :bonk:


Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers

K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009

-Approved October 2009

-Interview in Casablanca January 2010

-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010

-Filed June 2010

-Approved October 2010

-NVC Journey 13 Weeks

-Interview in Casablanca March 2011

-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011

-NOIR received January 30, 2012

-NOIR sent February 21, 2012

-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012

-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!

-NVC received petition March 19, 2012

-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012

-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012

-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!

-Interview results--APPROVED!

-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012

-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday

-IR1 received--April 9, 2012

-POE--May 9, 2012

-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012

-Received SS card--May 26, 2012

-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012

-GC mailed--June 1, 2012

-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012

-Applied for citizenship--February/March 2015

-Request for more proof/evidence--July 2015

-Approved--July 2015

-Citizenship Ceremony-- August 2015

NO MORE IMMIGRATION!!????

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Seriously....this is why I think she should be asking this question in MENA....otherwise, you get the wrong advice. Legit couples get denied everyday in MENA, so please, don't give advice unless you know about the consulate the OP is going through.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Thanks for the advice everyone! You have been most helpful and most reassuring!!!! Where is MENA? Can someone post me the link? Thanks again!!!!!!!


Liza

Moroccan Fiance

Mailed I-129F - October 17, 2011

Received Notice of Action (I- 797C) - October 19, 2011

Received NOA2 - February 28, 2012

Interview - April 23rd

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Thanks for the advice everyone! You have been most helpful and most reassuring!!!! Where is MENA? Can someone post me the link? Thanks again!!!!!!!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/97-middle-east-and-north-africa/

Study this forum....seriously, some great info...Many, many pages have some great info


Never give up on anything God has told you to believe for; never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God." -Joyce Meyers

K1 Journey

-Filed August 2009

-Approved October 2009

-Interview in Casablanca January 2010

-Results DENIED

CR1 Journey

-Married March 2010

-Filed June 2010

-Approved October 2010

-NVC Journey 13 Weeks

-Interview in Casablanca March 2011

-Results DENIED

-USCIS received May 10, 2011

-NOIR received January 30, 2012

-NOIR sent February 21, 2012

-NOIR received by USCIS February 22, 2012

-NOIR response February 28, 2012--REAFFIRMED!

-NVC received petition March 19, 2012

-Petition sent to Casa March 20, 2012

-Consulate called husband to set interview March 26, 2012

-Interview set for April 2, 2012 at 3pm!!

-Interview results--APPROVED!

-Civil documents in--April 5, 2012

-Consulate called April 6, 2012 to pick up visa following Monday

-IR1 received--April 9, 2012

-POE--May 9, 2012

-Applied SS card--May 23, 2012

-Received SS card--May 26, 2012

-Received Welcome Letter--May 29, 2012

-GC mailed--June 1, 2012

-Received 10 year GC--June 4, 2012

-Applied for citizenship--February/March 2015

-Request for more proof/evidence--July 2015

-Approved--July 2015

-Citizenship Ceremony-- August 2015

NO MORE IMMIGRATION!!????

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