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New Apostille Rule for Moroccan Documents

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I guess my search is wonky or something because I could not find this with the search. It just comes up with coding rather than search results.

I wanted to post about a new rule concerning Moroccan documents we found out went into effect 10 days ago from today.

Procedure:

After getting all the documents required - in our case - singlehood certificate, court record, police record, birth certificate, etc, the Moroccan partner should go to www.apostille.ma and create the form that applies to the ones that should be translated - that the partner has and that are on this website.

These papers should be printed and signed by the person or place that prepared them for you - such as the court, police station or adoul. This certifies that these papers are original and real.

This should be done prior to taking the documents to be translated.

After translation, all of these forms should be taken to embassy for submission at time of visa interview.

We were shocked because no where in our package from the consulate was apostille mentioned. However, during his wait at the medical office, my fiance was told by someone there that you needed this now and that he found out from the court. Then the translator confirmed this to my fiance.

The USA requires this as both USA and Morocco are part of the Hague agreement - Morocco having just signed this last year but only recently implemented it. It was not listed on our interview documentation.


Our Story:

Met online through dating app because I had no idea how to limit the location.

Became friends through chatting.

Fell in love along the way.

Met in person in December and got engaged.

Filed petition in late February.

Got NOA February 26.

Got NOA2 April 28. Approved!

Got Notice from NVC dated May 13th that they are sending Application to Consulate.

Waiting for Consulate Interview Date.

Consulate says Ready for Interview - updated same status on 2 dates - June 17, July 14 and August 2nd.

Interview Date with Packet sent August 23, 2016.

Interview Date: September 9, 2016. Wish us good luck, please!

AP Waiting Hell: September 9 to present!

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Does this apply to CR1 as well? I have never heard of this. I already have all my documents translated.


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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This is ridiculous, really. We need a confirmation about wether this is a must have at the interview or not.

Edited by Kikk159

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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You best bet is to contact the US Embassy in Casablanca & ask them. Right for the horses mouth


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.

 

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I would email them constantly! We had our interview on Aug. 12th but we never needed this. Granted this might be a very new thing, but I would email since yes - they NEVER answer ANY phone call :ranting:


Timeline:

  • Met on Facebook - September 18, 2016
  • Started Dating - December 30, 2016
  • Met in Person - September 25, 2017 (Surprised him for his birthday)
  • Got Engaged! - September 28, 2017 ♥
  • Filed for I-129F - December 22, 2017
  • Rec'd NOA1(Text/Email) - January 2, 2018 :D
  • Rec'd Hard Copy NOA1 (Letter) - January 3, 2018 (letter dated December 29, 2017)
  • Rec'd RFE notice (email 7/24/18) - Pending hard copy letter :whistle:
  • Rec'd RFE letter in mail (July 27, 2018). Needs details about previous petition <_<
  • Mailed RFE - Sept. 06, 2018 (will be rec'd Saturday and picked up by Monday)
  • USCIS confirmed RFE rec'd (email, text & USCIS App) - Sept, 11, 2018




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A very priceless video my sweetheart made about our time together and our engagement! :wub:

I LOVE this man! Can't wait to marry him! :P:D

 

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If you already interviewed, of course, you wouldn't need it. It went into effect about a 10+ days ago so not a lot of places even in Morocco itself knows because when my fiance went to get his police record, no one mentioned it. His friend asked the police chief in his hometown and he didn't know.

The consulate also do not answer their emails frequently either. I got an interview notice after about 2 months of both of us emailing them almost daily. They don't like picking up the phone and the operator there just shoos you off the phone even if you try to ask her a question.

Our interview is this coming Friday. As a precaution, to all new interviews - you should get this anyway.

In fact, the translator told my fiance he needed these apostilles before she would translate for him the papers we needed. So if you go to a translator - this one was given to my fiance at the medical office by a person who was also going through her visa journey.

I just thought to post this because this happened to my fiance. Up to you if you wish to take the chance or not but this is fairly recent.

The problem is you need to go directly to the province of where you got your papers and have them sign these papers with the originals. This may take time.

My fiance was unsure if it was required for us since we got our interview date on 8/23 and had less than 3 weeks to prepare. However, we prepared everything else already so he had court record, police record, birth certificate etc for translator. She told him this was needed. As did another fellow who was getting medical exam at the doctor's office on same day as my fiance.

Again, we are sharing this as courtesy so others do not get trapped in not having everything required.

Edited by AJ17

Our Story:

Met online through dating app because I had no idea how to limit the location.

Became friends through chatting.

Fell in love along the way.

Met in person in December and got engaged.

Filed petition in late February.

Got NOA February 26.

Got NOA2 April 28. Approved!

Got Notice from NVC dated May 13th that they are sending Application to Consulate.

Waiting for Consulate Interview Date.

Consulate says Ready for Interview - updated same status on 2 dates - June 17, July 14 and August 2nd.

Interview Date with Packet sent August 23, 2016.

Interview Date: September 9, 2016. Wish us good luck, please!

AP Waiting Hell: September 9 to present!

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It applies to all documents you get in Arabic that need to be translated to English.


Our Story:

Met online through dating app because I had no idea how to limit the location.

Became friends through chatting.

Fell in love along the way.

Met in person in December and got engaged.

Filed petition in late February.

Got NOA February 26.

Got NOA2 April 28. Approved!

Got Notice from NVC dated May 13th that they are sending Application to Consulate.

Waiting for Consulate Interview Date.

Consulate says Ready for Interview - updated same status on 2 dates - June 17, July 14 and August 2nd.

Interview Date with Packet sent August 23, 2016.

Interview Date: September 9, 2016. Wish us good luck, please!

AP Waiting Hell: September 9 to present!

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From what i am reading your moroccan documetns must be certifeid when you bring them to the US

it says "TO BE CAST TO THE FOREIGN AUTHORITIES" Arabic does not translate good into English so cast in this case does not mean throw but means "to be given to the US "

get your documents certified by the translator before you bring things like the translated copies of birth, marriage, school records, record of shots, etc.

la mochika or no problem as translation officals usually do this

Pursuant to the instructions of ownership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, aimed at streamlining administrative rulers Moroccan citizens, the Kingdom of Morocco on November 27, 2015 the deposit of its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Abolition of the ratification of the foreign public documents condition to be cast abroad, which entered into force for the Kingdom of Morocco for the States Parties to the present Convention on August 142,016.

هذا، وتتميز هذه الاتفاقية بكونها ترمي إلى تبسيط وتسهيل مسطرة التصديق على الوثائق الصادرة عن السلطات الوطنية والمراد الادلاء بها لدى السلطات الأجنبية ... This, of this Convention and is characterized by being designed to simplify and facilitate the procedure of ratification of the documents issued by the national authorities, to be cast to the foreign authorities ...

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