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Hi all,


I wish I had better news, but my fiancée and I are still waiting for the NOA2. But, 

We are in the time frame to receive something, hopefully soon.


On average, how long does it take to receive Visa in Hand ūü§ö after the NOA2 has been issued?


Best of luck,

Thank you


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Hard to say in a country like Morocco. It will take about 1 month after NOA2 for your petition to arrive at the NVC and be assigned a case number. Once Casablanca receives the petition, you can expect to wait another 1-2 months for an interview date. After the interview, we got our visa within 1 week, but that's not always a common experience in Morocco. Many wait under administrative processing for weeks or months before getting the visa in hand, so unfortunately it's just not possible to make anything but a somewhat educated guess on when the visa will be issued. Good luck and I hope your NOA2 arrives soon.

K1 Visa Process                                                                                                   



December 19, 2016: NOA1 receive date 

May 5, 2017: NOA2 hardcopy (still listed as 'received' online...)

May 23, 2017: NVC case number assigned

July 10, 2017: Interview
July 14, 2017: Visa in hand
July 27, 2017: POE at ORD

August 5, 2017: Married!


See my 'About Me' section on my profile for a more detailed step by step journey of our K1 Journey through the Casablanca consulate in Morocco


AOS Process  

September 8, 2017 : Mailed AOS Packet

September 16, 2017 : NOA1 text/emails (receive date Sept. 12)

October 2, 2017 : Biometrics Appointment

October 13, 2017 : RFIE letter received in mail (they want an English translated Birth Certificate, which we included in the original petition...)

January 24, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in hand

August 9, 2018: AOS Interview (Approved)

August 9, 2018: "Card in Production"

August 16, 2018: Green card in hand


May 2020: ROC!

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So, we hope to receive the NOA2 this month. We ll give it a month to arrive in Morocco, another 2 months for the interview and 2 more months for her to receive the Visa in hand. We will prepare ourselves that she gets here by Spring break, April. If she comes before then, it ll be great. I also plan to go visit in December. Thanks,


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visa is not issued until the interview is passed 

some things to know in Casa :

go into interview fully confident

be completely serious as this is serious business to them

morocco financee must know all things about USC

and not be afaid to express love and feelings ( i know this is not the norm in Morocco but it is needed _in interview)

answer questions with short replys / do not go into a long story '

good luck as casa is hard 

incha allah u will succeed

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No one can really answer that.  For us, it took longer between the NOA 2 and interview than it took to get the NOA2.  

<3  Our K-1 Visa Journey <3

I-129f sent -- 2-18-2016        

NOA1 -- 2-24-2016

NOA2 -- 05-02-2016

NVC received -- 05-13-2016

NVC left -- 05-18-2016

Embassy received -- 5-22-2016

Interview Date -- 8-31-2016

Interview Result -- APPROVED!!!

AP -- (09-07-2016)

Visa Issued -- 9-08-2016

US Entry -- 09-24-2016

<3 MARRIAGE -- 10-21-2016 <3

AOS, EAD, AND AP Filed 01-05-2017

NOA1 -- 01-19-2017

Biometrics -- 02-06-2017

EAD and AP approved -- 05-19-2017

AOS approved -- 08-24-2017

Received card -- 09-01-2017

‚̧ Baby boy is here!!¬†December 26th¬†2017¬†‚̧


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