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Hello guys,

 

I have the following questions, thanks in advance.

 

* Is the Casablanca Consulate closed during the whole month of Ramadan for interviews?

* How soon can a beneficiary get a S.S. #? ( For apt purposes, this is needed)

 

 

Also, as a side note, I got my NOA1 first week of August, I have a projected NOA2 of end of January, when should I expect an interview if all goes smooth? I am a bit concerned with time frame and if it will coincide with Ramadan in May.

 

Have a good day everyone.

 

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No, they are open during Ramadan. They only close a day or two for Eid El Fitr.

He can apply for the SSN as soon as he arrives in the US. Documents needed to apply for SSN:

1. Passport with visa

2. Printed I-94 

3. Social Security Application Page 

4. Copy of birth certificate (translated from Arabic to English)

 

I'd estimate your interview will be around April/May with NOA2 at the end of January. Maybe late March if you get really lucky. 


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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    

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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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depending on type of visa like the CR1 ,immigration can apply for u 

if it is CR1 check the box marked for immigraiton to apply for your SS # on the ds 260

 

it helps us here it u fill out a timeline and we know visa type

we don't need personal info unless it is a help to u

 

also it will depend on visa type to know when u will interview 

12 months about for K1 / 14 months estimate for CR1

 

the US embassy as said is not closed in Ramadan but there are several holidays like January morocco independence day

 

our 1st interview was done during Ramadan

open this site for a look at 2018 calendar of closed days

 it will give u an idea

 

https://ma.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/

 

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1 minute ago, adil-rafa said:

depending on type of visa immigration can apply for u 

if it is CR1 check the box marked for immigraiton to apply for your SS # on the ds 260

 

it helps us here it u fill out a timeline and we know visa type

we don't need personal info unless it is a help to u

also it will depend on visa type to know when u will interview 

12 months about for K1 / 14 months estimate for CR1

 

the US embassy as said is not closed in Ramadan but there are several holidays like January morocco independence day

open this site for a look at 2018 calendar of closed days

 it will give u an idea

 

https://ma.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/

 

I am doing K1, I should get NOA1 but end of next month if all goes well according to my timeline. If it is January approval than April /May according to @RJandHamid. Thanks for the site info, I will take a look.

43 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

No, they are open during Ramadan. They only close a day or two for Eid El Fitr.

He can apply for the SSN as soon as he arrives in the US. Documents needed to apply for SSN:

1. Passport with visa

2. Printed I-94 

3. Social Security Application Page 

4. Copy of birth certificate (translated from Arabic to English)

 

I'd estimate your interview will be around April/May with NOA2 at the end of January. Maybe late March if you get really lucky. 

Thank you so much dear, very helpful.

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2 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

I am doing K1, I should get NOA1 but end of next month if all goes well according to my timeline. If it is January approval than April /May according to @RJandHamid. Thanks for the site info, I will take a look.

Thank you so much dear, very helpful.

it will be more like a year for the interview / u r looking closer to August for an interview 

it has slowed down a lot

even K1 cases sent to embassy try weeks to get an open date for interview

check the most recent K1 profiles here

for instance in 2009 we applied in July/  interview in November

not like that anymore

 

some of the August cc are still waiting for interview appointments

 

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5 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

it will be more like a year for the interview / u r looking closer to August for an interview 

it has slowed down a lot

even K1 cases sent to embassy try weeks to get an open date for interview

check the most recent K1 profiles here

for instance in 2009 we applied in July/  interview in November

not like that anymore

 

some of the August cc are still waiting for interview appointments

 

They are a K1 case though, they don't have to wait at the NVC for as long as the CR1 cases. If they get NOA2 in January or even February, I doubt it will take until August to interview. Generally it takes about 1 month at the NVC, then anywhere from 1-2 months to get the interview scheduled and visa issued if approved. 

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K1 Visa Process                                                                                                   

Spoiler

 

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    

Spoiler

 

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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3 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

The link is not working.

you in Morocco?

 

it is closed for new years day

morocco independece day

martin luther king day

presidents day (US)

morocco labor day

memorial day (US)

EID 

Us independence day

morocco throne day

revolution day (morocco)

morocco youth day

Eid el adha

american labor day

first murraham

US columbus day

US veterans day

US thanksgiving day

Eid Al Maoulid Ennabaoui

and Christmas day

3 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

They are a K1 case though, they don't have to wait at the NVC for as long as the CR1 cases. If they get NOA2 in January or even February, I doubt it will take until August to interview. Generally it takes about 1 month at the NVC, then anywhere from 1-2 months to get the interview scheduled and visa issued if approved. 

but it is held up in NVC till there is an open visa 

Nabil said his case was there almost 4 months

 

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47 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

you in Morocco?

 

it is closed for new years day

morocco independece day

martin luther king day

presidents day (US)

morocco labor day

memorial day (US)

EID 

Us independence day

morocco throne day

revolution day (morocco)

morocco youth day

Eid el adha

american labor day

first murraham

US columbus day

US veterans day

US thanksgiving day

Eid Al Maoulid Ennabaoui

and Christmas day

but it is held up in NVC till there is an open visa 

Nabil said his case was there almost 4 months

 

No, I am not In Morocco, I was able to use the link thank you.

 

I didn't think it would take that low for an interview, if I would've known that I would've really considered the CR1. 

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11 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

you in Morocco?

 

it is closed for new years day

morocco independece day

martin luther king day

presidents day (US)

morocco labor day

memorial day (US)

EID 

Us independence day

morocco throne day

revolution day (morocco)

morocco youth day

Eid el adha

american labor day

first murraham

US columbus day

US veterans day

US thanksgiving day

Eid Al Maoulid Ennabaoui

and Christmas day

but it is held up in NVC till there is an open visa 

Nabil said his case was there almost 4 months

 

Held up in NVC till there is an open visa?  Doesn't work that way for K-1s.  They are a clearing house between USCIS and consulates, that's it.

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1 hour ago, Jorgedig said:

Held up in NVC till there is an open visa?  Doesn't work that way for K-1s.  They are a clearing house between USCIS and consulates, that's it.

Exactly.

I'd add that a visa number is immediately available for the spouse of a USC, too...so again it's not held up for that reason.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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9 hours ago, geowrian said:

Exactly.

I'd add that a visa number is immediately available for the spouse of a USC, too...so again it's not held up for that reason.

then why did August CR1 cc wait till December and january for interviews?

i was given this answer that visa number had to become available when i inquired at NVC 

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