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Hi guys . Yesterday was my interview .I spent good time .the co  asked me a lot ,I answered with everything. He where laughing and he liked my language as well.but , at the end he returned my passport to me and give me a form then he told me we are gonna send you like form to fill out and resend it to us back.

I just want to know what dose it mean . Are we refused .OMG we are away from each other more time and now they make it more harder for us 

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*** Moved from IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Case Filing and Progress Reports to  "K-1 Fiance(e) Visa Case Filing and Progress Reports" *** 


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Sounds like they will ask you to submit the DS-5535, a form that will ask you for your social media history and family and travel information. Processing times vary, sometimes the DS-5535 is resloved in a few months, in other cases it can take over a year. It's all just a waiting game. I would advise you to follow the dedicated DS-5535 thread here: 

 

 


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December 19, 2016: NOA1 receive date 

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

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@mohamed el amrani,
 

The form they gave you should have what the need in order to issue you your visa. It means you should send them what they are asking for. Until they receive it, your case will be on hold. The sooner you send them what they ask for the sooner you can get through this process. Simply follow the instructions of the form they gave you.

 

You should also complete your timeline here for us to better help you. 


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Yep,  like Rj and Hamid said ,  you are going to be filling out the dreaded ds5535

there is a section here forums for people going  thru this extra security process

read what they say

it should be addressed under the section for OTHER TOPICS

to tell you what happened to another K1 on here ,  the consulate kept his passport and gave him a "welcome to the US " letter

and then 2 days later sent him an email saying "fill out the ds5535"

he waited over 2 months since December 7th interview and then was told his case would be returned to the USA

A returned K1 is allowed to die out in US / no appeal /nothing can be done

If this happens ,  the USC wlll need  to fly to Morocco and marry

takes 12 to 14 months from application of CR1 for marriage to the interview so the security check "should" be completed by next interview

 

FYI 

January stats 

K1   12 approved

CR1    60 approved

IR1   25 approved

and that is more K1 than say August 2018 when 0 were approved

 

Sorry to say all this bad news / just trying to be totally honest as Casa is a hard embassy

our K1 was denied in 2009 so we married 2010 and he finally got his visa in 2015

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Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

Yep,  like Rj and Hamid said ,  you are going to be filling out the dreaded ds5535

there is a section here forums for people going  thru this extra security process

read what they say

it should be addressed under the section for OTHER TOPICS

to tell you what happened to another K1 on here ,  the consulate kept his passport and gave him a "welcome to the US " letter

and then 2 days later sent him an email saying "fill out the ds5535"

he waited over 2 months since December 7th interview and then was told his case would be returned to the USA

A returned K1 is allowed to die out in US / no appeal /nothing can be done

If this happens ,  the USC wlll need  to fly to Morocco and marry

takes 12 to 14 months from application of CR1 for marriage to the interview so the security check "should" be completed by next interview

 

FYI 

January stats 

K1   12 approved

CR1    60 approved

IR1   25 approved

and that is more K1 than say August 2018 when 0 were approved

 

Sorry to say all this bad news / just trying to be totally honest as Casa is a hard embassy

our K1 was denied in 2009 so we married 2010 and he finally got his visa in 2015

well that is good news :/ geez

Edited by Hobidyali

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Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

Yep,  like Rj and Hamid said ,  you are going to be filling out the dreaded ds5535

there is a section here forums for people going  thru this extra security process

read what they say

it should be addressed under the section for OTHER TOPICS

to tell you what happened to another K1 on here ,  the consulate kept his passport and gave him a "welcome to the US " letter

and then 2 days later sent him an email saying "fill out the ds5535"

he waited over 2 months since December 7th interview and then was told his case would be returned to the USA

A returned K1 is allowed to die out in US / no appeal /nothing can be done

If this happens ,  the USC wlll need  to fly to Morocco and marry

takes 12 to 14 months from application of CR1 for marriage to the interview so the security check "should" be completed by next interview

 

FYI 

January stats 

K1   12 approved

CR1    60 approved

IR1   25 approved

and that is more K1 than say August 2018 when 0 were approved

 

Sorry to say all this bad news / just trying to be totally honest as Casa is a hard embassy

our K1 was denied in 2009 so we married 2010 and he finally got his visa in 2015

It's not surprising since he is from Fes but it looks like they are giving it out no matter what the city, I just don't get it tbh, they give it to couples who are for all intents and purposes,  a "good match, not an odd pairing with red flags", and then they don't for others who are so riddled with them it's mind blowing. I will never understand this consulate :(

 

Edited by Hobidyali

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7 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

It's not surprising since he is from Fes but it looks like they are giving it out no matter what the city, I just don't get it tbh, they give it to couples who are for all intents and purposes,  a "good match, not an odd pairing with red flags", and then they don't for others who are so riddled with them it's mind blowing. I will never understand this consulate :(

 

neither do i 

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My impression is that I see mainly K1's on this forum for this Consulate, has anybody kept count?


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6 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

neither do i 

Their way of operating seems to have no rhyme and reason, in walks a young married couple; same age , in love, did all the right things and they get denied or get a DS. Then, in walks, seriously no offense to anyone, an older petitioner, usually female with a young guy , has only one visit and does a k1 and gets approved instantly. Or, an older man with a young girl, it doesn't matter what the combo is , the matter is that they overlook things that they shouldn't and hone in on what should not be honed in on. Mind blowing.

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4 minutes ago, Boiler said:

My impression is that I see mainly K1's on this forum for this Consulate, has anybody kept count?

February stats not out yet

I posted January

K1 12 approved

CR1  60  approved

IR1  25 approved

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I still think the DS-5535 is given out randomly. If you are asked to submit it, it's not because there is anything 'wrong' with your case or visa petition. And it also can't be limited to certain locations in Morocco (Fes), as we have seen many people from other cities like Casablanca and Rabat being asked for the form, as well as people from other countries like Pakistan, Egypt and other countries in the MENA region.

 

And this forum does see a good number of K-1 visas going through the Casablanca consulate, but I do think that the number of CR-1 visas is also increasing now due to it having a seemingly higher rate of approval in Casablanca vs. the K-1. And people are also beginning to realize that the CR-1 is generally superior to the K-1, at least for now with K-1 processing times being just slightly shorter than that of CR-1, but with a much higher cost. 

 

About 5-15 K-1 visas are approved on average monthly through Casablanca, vs 45-60 monthly CR-1 approvals. 


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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Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, Boiler said:

My impression is that I see mainly K1's on this forum for this Consulate, has anybody kept count?

I have a theory on this and this is besides the obvious, people wanting to be together sooner. I think that most women are probably either at or close to menopause and want to bear children because they are older AND/OR they are pressured by the beneficiary because they are desperate to leave, this is my take on that just by what I have read and experienced.

Edited by Hobidyali

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2 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

Their way of operating seems to have no rhyme and reason, in walks a young married couple; same age , in love, did all the right things and they get denied or get a DS. Then, in walks, seriously no offense to anyone, an older petitioner, usually female with a young guy , has only one visit and does a k1 and gets approved instantly. Or, an older man with a young girl, it doesn't matter what the combo is , the matter is that they overlook things that they shouldn't and hone in on what should not be honed in on. Mind blowing.

So they tell one person ,  you need to submit proof you own a  home for the Moroccan to go to

and another girl can come here when her husband lives in a rooming house with 4 other men (he came on DV lottery and returned to marry)

the girl knew no English and others are told they need to speak and prove English writing skills

I, for one, had to get an affadivit from Adil's college to show he studied English although all our texts and chats were in English

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