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My husband's interview was today at the consulate in Casablanca. His appointment time was at 8 am (2 am my time) at 7:25, my time my phone rang and it was him telling me that he had been told they "forgot" about his inteview. He was told to get some lunch and come back at 2pm local time (8am my time). He went back and he was told that I didn't make enough in 2015, even though I had sent letters explaining that I had lived in Morocco until the end of May 2015 and only had 6 months of income in the US. I also had sent in every single pay check stub from both of my jobs and letters from my current employers stating what my position was, how often I got paid, what my hourly wage was and how much I would make annually. I thought it would be enough but it wasn't. When he called me back to tell me that, I was devastated. But of course you do what any other married couple who is in love and just wants to be together does, you find a co-sponsor.

My question is, I am going to overnight the co-sponsors information to Morocco on Friday. It doesn't state that there is a time limit that we have to get his back to them. It just says to take it and another letter he was given to the Aramex office where his passport will be picked up. Does anyone know, will they take a copy of this I-864 in case I can't get the signed original there before any sort of deadline we don't know about ? Has anyone else been though this process in Morocco or anyone else for that matter ?

Thanks,

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*** Country-specific thread is moved from the CR-1 Process forum to the Middle East/North Africa regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I haven't personally been through that situation at this point, but my suggestion is to write an email and/or call the consulate (during their very limited hours when they take calls) to ask if there is a deadline to turn it in. Another option here may be to contact Aramex and ask them, since he was instructed to turn in the documents there...perhaps they were given information about a deadline from the consulate, or they have experience with others who had this same issue and can possibly advise your husband.

FedEx the joint sponsor's documents (make sure the right form is used, it's complete, and has the proper supporting documentation attached to it as described in the form instructions) to your husband ASAP, but I would also email him a copy of it all, just in case...that way he could show them that it's done and the original is forth-coming (if the mail takes a long time to arrive).


My Convoluted Story (see my profile for more details)
Jun 2009 - Met on Facebook
Mar 2010 - Visited Morocco for the first time, got engaged
Dec 30, 2011 - Wedding in Morocco (5th visit)
I-130/CR-1 (first time around)
31 Aug 2012 - Priority Date (Vermont, transferred to NBC)
31 Dec 2012 - NOA2
27Jul 2013 - Broke up/Separation (while waiting for case complete at NVC)
9 Jan 2014 - Filed for divorce in US (never completed)
4 Apr 2014 - USCIS NOIR
May 2015 - Reconciliation
Nov 2015 - Vacation together in Spain (7th in-person visit with each other)
I-130/IR-1 (second time around)
4 Feb 2016 - Priority Date
19 Apr 2016 - NOA2

17 May 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned

31 May 2016 - Sent AOS/IV package to NVC

5 Jul 2016 - NVC Case Complete

10 Aug 2016 - Medical Exam

25 Aug 2016 - Interview - APPROVED

1 Sep 2016 - Husband picked up his visa

Husband POE'd @ IAD - 5 November

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I haven't personally been through that situation at this point, but my suggestion is to write an email and/or call the consulate (during their very limited hours when they take calls) to ask if there is a deadline to turn it in. Another option here may be to contact Aramex and ask them, since he was instructed to turn in the documents there...perhaps they were given information about a deadline from the consulate, or they have experience with others who had this same issue and can possibly advise your husband.

FedEx the joint sponsor's documents (make sure the right form is used, it's complete, and has the proper supporting documentation attached to it as described in the form instructions) to your husband ASAP, but I would also email him a copy of it all, just in case...that way he could show them that it's done and the original is forth-coming (if the mail takes a long time to arrive).

Thank you. He went to Aramex this morning and they told him he has one year, but I don't believe that. We have tried calling the consulate before at the numbers we've found for them during the times they say they take calls with no luck.

I will just get our co-sponsors things together today and get them FED-EXed to him.

Also, I'm confused because they gave him everything back. Our petition that they had, in addition to all our paperwork except for his medical.

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Thank you. He went to Aramex this morning and they told him he has one year, but I don't believe that. We have tried calling the consulate before at the numbers we've found for them during the times they say they take calls with no luck.

I will just get our co-sponsors things together today and get them FED-EXed to him.

Also, I'm confused because they gave him everything back. Our petition that they had, in addition to all our paperwork except for his medical.

AHA! I just found the answer! Aramex was right.

"If some document is missing, or an additional document needed, or if your case requires further administrative processing for any reason, the officer will inform you of this at the end of the interview, and give you a paper explaining what is needed. If additional documents are requested, you will have one year (or, for Diversity Visas, until the end of the program on September 30th) to provide the missing documents."

Source: http://morocco.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas.html


My Convoluted Story (see my profile for more details)
Jun 2009 - Met on Facebook
Mar 2010 - Visited Morocco for the first time, got engaged
Dec 30, 2011 - Wedding in Morocco (5th visit)
I-130/CR-1 (first time around)
31 Aug 2012 - Priority Date (Vermont, transferred to NBC)
31 Dec 2012 - NOA2
27Jul 2013 - Broke up/Separation (while waiting for case complete at NVC)
9 Jan 2014 - Filed for divorce in US (never completed)
4 Apr 2014 - USCIS NOIR
May 2015 - Reconciliation
Nov 2015 - Vacation together in Spain (7th in-person visit with each other)
I-130/IR-1 (second time around)
4 Feb 2016 - Priority Date
19 Apr 2016 - NOA2

17 May 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned

31 May 2016 - Sent AOS/IV package to NVC

5 Jul 2016 - NVC Case Complete

10 Aug 2016 - Medical Exam

25 Aug 2016 - Interview - APPROVED

1 Sep 2016 - Husband picked up his visa

Husband POE'd @ IAD - 5 November

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Also, I think it's a good sign they gave him back his documents. If they had kept them, then there'd still be a chance of denial because they'd have his intact casefile that they could send back to USCIS. It looks like they're DEFINITELY going to approve him, as long as the joint sponsor's stuff is squared away and approved.


My Convoluted Story (see my profile for more details)
Jun 2009 - Met on Facebook
Mar 2010 - Visited Morocco for the first time, got engaged
Dec 30, 2011 - Wedding in Morocco (5th visit)
I-130/CR-1 (first time around)
31 Aug 2012 - Priority Date (Vermont, transferred to NBC)
31 Dec 2012 - NOA2
27Jul 2013 - Broke up/Separation (while waiting for case complete at NVC)
9 Jan 2014 - Filed for divorce in US (never completed)
4 Apr 2014 - USCIS NOIR
May 2015 - Reconciliation
Nov 2015 - Vacation together in Spain (7th in-person visit with each other)
I-130/IR-1 (second time around)
4 Feb 2016 - Priority Date
19 Apr 2016 - NOA2

17 May 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned

31 May 2016 - Sent AOS/IV package to NVC

5 Jul 2016 - NVC Case Complete

10 Aug 2016 - Medical Exam

25 Aug 2016 - Interview - APPROVED

1 Sep 2016 - Husband picked up his visa

Husband POE'd @ IAD - 5 November

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Also, I think it's a good sign they gave him back his documents. If they had kept them, then there'd still be a chance of denial because they'd have his intact casefile that they could send back to USCIS. It looks like they're DEFINITELY going to approve him, as long as the joint sponsor's stuff is squared away and approved.

Thank you so much for the information, and for finding that for me. I'm just a nervous wreck right now and want to get them what they need so we can get on with it. He said that the CO told him everything was good and that once the cosponsors information was submitted to ARAMEX along with his passport that they would issue the VISA within 10 days. I guess I'm just being paranoid and overly cautious and not thinking clearly due to lack of sleep the past few days.

Thank you again !

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You're welcome!

I'd be just as much of a nervous wreck, so I don't blame you at all! I hope the mail gets there quickly and that he does get his passport/visa back in only 10 days (or less).

But I'm just going to say it now...CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :D


My Convoluted Story (see my profile for more details)
Jun 2009 - Met on Facebook
Mar 2010 - Visited Morocco for the first time, got engaged
Dec 30, 2011 - Wedding in Morocco (5th visit)
I-130/CR-1 (first time around)
31 Aug 2012 - Priority Date (Vermont, transferred to NBC)
31 Dec 2012 - NOA2
27Jul 2013 - Broke up/Separation (while waiting for case complete at NVC)
9 Jan 2014 - Filed for divorce in US (never completed)
4 Apr 2014 - USCIS NOIR
May 2015 - Reconciliation
Nov 2015 - Vacation together in Spain (7th in-person visit with each other)
I-130/IR-1 (second time around)
4 Feb 2016 - Priority Date
19 Apr 2016 - NOA2

17 May 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned

31 May 2016 - Sent AOS/IV package to NVC

5 Jul 2016 - NVC Case Complete

10 Aug 2016 - Medical Exam

25 Aug 2016 - Interview - APPROVED

1 Sep 2016 - Husband picked up his visa

Husband POE'd @ IAD - 5 November

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You're welcome!

I'd be just as much of a nervous wreck, so I don't blame you at all! I hope the mail gets there quickly and that he does get his passport/visa back in only 10 days (or less).

But I'm just going to say it now...CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :D

You've got me crying now ! You are too kind.......I appreciate you. (L)

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I mailed the I-864 with supporting documents from our co-sponsor yesterday via FedEx. My husband should have it by Monday and to Aramex on Tuesday. The CO that interviewed him said that once he submitted this information to ARAMEX, along with his passport he would have his visa within 10 days....does anyone think this is realistic ? Our co-sponsor more than qualified to sponsor us so I know there will be no problems there.

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People seem to not be answering Moroccan threads lately...

Yes, I do think 10 days is realistic. I've done the math and it takes about that long for most people to get their visa/passport back in Morocco (as long as they didn't have a security check/other kind of AP, which your husband doesn't have to go through).


My Convoluted Story (see my profile for more details)
Jun 2009 - Met on Facebook
Mar 2010 - Visited Morocco for the first time, got engaged
Dec 30, 2011 - Wedding in Morocco (5th visit)
I-130/CR-1 (first time around)
31 Aug 2012 - Priority Date (Vermont, transferred to NBC)
31 Dec 2012 - NOA2
27Jul 2013 - Broke up/Separation (while waiting for case complete at NVC)
9 Jan 2014 - Filed for divorce in US (never completed)
4 Apr 2014 - USCIS NOIR
May 2015 - Reconciliation
Nov 2015 - Vacation together in Spain (7th in-person visit with each other)
I-130/IR-1 (second time around)
4 Feb 2016 - Priority Date
19 Apr 2016 - NOA2

17 May 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned

31 May 2016 - Sent AOS/IV package to NVC

5 Jul 2016 - NVC Case Complete

10 Aug 2016 - Medical Exam

25 Aug 2016 - Interview - APPROVED

1 Sep 2016 - Husband picked up his visa

Husband POE'd @ IAD - 5 November

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People seem to not be answering Moroccan threads lately...

Yes, I do think 10 days is realistic. I've done the math and it takes about that long for most people to get their visa/passport back in Morocco (as long as they didn't have a security check/other kind of AP, which your husband doesn't have to go through).

Thank you so much for your help. You have been great and you are right, people don't seem to be answering the Moroccan threads as often and it's a pity because this consulate can be very daunting at best.

I will post later what happens and also a review of the consulate. - Thank you again and good luck with your interview as well.

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Good luck to both of your Ladies.


Adjustment of Status from a Visitors Visa:

Married: January 3, 2013

Chicago lockbox:

Sent: 9/12/16: I-130 + I-485 + I-765 (USPS)

Delivered: 09/15/2016

Received Texts of All 3 receipt's: 09/23/2016

10/04/2016 Received all (3) I-797C receipts via USPS

10/08/2016 Received Biometrics letter received

10/13/2016 Biometrics, walk in-successful.

11/18/2016 EAD card Approved. I-765 //64 Days

11/23/2016 Text from USCIS- EAD card mailed today

11/26/2016 EAD Card received in the mail.

12/01/2016 Applied for Social Security Card

12/08/2016 Received Social Security card in mail

12/14/2016 Applied for Texas ID card.

12/27/2016 Received Texas ID card in mail.

08/08/2017  Sent in paperwork for renewal of EAD card.

08/10/2015   Renewal petition for EAD delivered by USPS to USCIS

08/16/2017   Received text-email notifications EAD /AP renewal received by USCIS

10/02/2017   New medical done-other one long expired.

10/13/2017  Received letter of interview-- Nov. 13, 2017

11/02/2017  Received email and text, Interview cancelled, will be rescheduled.   Heartbroken....

12/18/2017  Still awaiting new interview date.  Have not received renewed EAD/AP card.....Waiting, waiting... Waiting.

12/29/2017  End of the year, not received new interview date or renewed EAD-AP card.  Happy New Year!!

01/25/2018  Welcome to 2018, not a damn word from USCIS on new interview date.

02/02/2018  RECEIVED NEW INTERVIEW DATE    FEB. 21   AND THATS MY BIRTHDAY TOO.

02/21/2018   Had interview, was told in about 4 weeks for a decision... more waiting......

02/23/2018   Renewal of EAD-AP card approved.

02/28/2018   Text from USCIS,  EAD-AP card mailed

03/03/2018   Received in mail EAD/AP combo card.

07/03/2018   Info Pass in Houston,   Houston USCIS office said they are 2000 petitions behind, give them till end of August, as they are doing clean up from interviews.

08/24/2018   Sent renewal petition for EAD/AP Card

12/07/2018   Still awaiting results from Houston interview.   We are not the only one's I hear. 

 

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Good luck MrandMrsMahzi. Praying for you husband :)


31 July 2015 = I-130 received by USCIS

17 December 2015 = Case approved

22 December 2015 = Sent to the Department of State

07 January 2016 = Case number assigned by NVC

22 February 2016 = First scan date

25 March 2016 = Checklist

18 April 2016 = Second scan date

20 May 2016 = Checklist

16 June 2016 = Third scan date

20 July 2016 = CASE COMPLETE

27 July 2015 = CC email confirmation

04 August 2016 = Interview scheduled

08 August 2016 = Received interview letter

15 August 2016 = In Transit

16 August 2016 = Case Ready

30 August 2016 = Medical Exam

13 September 2016 = Interview

15 September 2016 = Interview Rescheduled (APPROVED)

16 September 2016 = AP in the morning and a few hours later VISA ISSUED

21 September 2016 = Email from Aramex PASSPORT READY

23 September 2016 = Picked up passport with CR1 visa from Aramex

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We got the same request for more proofs. One handed and they have 30 to 60 days to review it. They reviewed mine under 60 days and then decided they wanted another co-sponsor.you do have a year to submit it or it goes back to uscis

Edited by FarrahIdir

7/30/2015 Sent I130 priority mail to have tracking, I suggest you do the same.

8/4/2015 NOA1 (Nebraska)

12/17/2015 NOA2

♤♤while waiting for noa2, I read this wiki to get through

NVC quickly ->http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

12/24/2015 Petition Sent to NVC from Nebraska

1/4/2016 petition received at NVC (call and confirm it arrives. About 15 days try to get your case number and receipt number, I got mine in 11 days)

1/15/2016 Called NVC and got case/invoice number logged into this site to pay fees, pick agent -> https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx 1/15/2016 picked agent DS-261

1/18/2016 paid aos fee

1/28/2016 review 261 to get iv fee unlocked ( unlocked once I did review,was taking to long)

2/1/ 2016 sent AOS & IV packets together to nvc while I waited for iv fee to open to save time.

2/4/2016 paid IV Fee and waited to do ds260

2/3/2016 nvc received aos and iv packets(scan date)

2/7/2016 ds260 completed and now waiting for cc

♧CASE COMPLETE. .. march 8th

3/11/15 interview email

4/20/15 shots 4/25/15 rest of medical exam

INTERVIEW APRIL 27TH @8:30

April 27th 221g for additional documentation and placed in administrative processsing.

June 20th submitted evidence requested

June 23rd case was touched by embassy

August 1st case was touched again.

AUGUST 16TH embassy called and wants a new co sponser yet he met requirements.

Found a new co-sponsor

Handed in aos sept 11th

Set 18th another update

Sept 28th update and embassy called

SEPT 29TH ISSUED FINALLY

OCT 2nd visa in hand

POE October 22nd 2016

APPROVED

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