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Hello,

 

I am new to this site and I too share a frustration with this process. My fiance's petition was approved and forwarded by the NVC to the embassy in Casablanca, Morocco on February 6, 2019. We have literally heard NOTHING since then. If I email ivcasablance@state.gov, I get a canned email response. Here is the section regarding the K-1 visa:

 

Fiancé K-1 Visas
We are currently experiencing a high volume of fiancée petitions. We are scheduling interviews in the order in which the petitions were received at our office, and will send this interview notice to the applicant by email, along with further instructions. Any petitions that expire during this period will be extended as necessary to cover the additional time. At present, the interview backlog spans three to four months following the date which NVC forwards approved I-129F petitions to U.S. Consulate General Casablanca. In preparation for the interview, applicants are welcome to review our Fiancé Visa<http://ma.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiance-visas.html> webpage.

 

No one ever responds, (I have sent more than a dozen emails to date). I just keep getting this canned response. When I check on the site, https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=o/iS8zDpeAKjMWCuebHqOw==, to check the status of our case, it's in "READY" status. It's been in this status for over two months? I have triple checked that the email address in the packet sent to the embassy is correct. They have his email and mine, and both phone numbers. Is anyone else having this issue that has been in "READY" status for a few months? Am I supposed to do anything else at this point? We filled out the DS-160 and he's got the receipt with the bar code, (needed when he has his interview) and he's got the Affidavit of Support paperwork, along with the other documents needed for the interview. I am just at a loss. Any advice would be appreciated. 

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You are not the only K-1 case waiting for several months for the Casablanca consulate to schedule the interview. It seems like there really is a backlog of some sort at the consulate. I know of a couple approved petitions from January still waiting. Sadly there isn't much you can do other than keep emailing them and wait for a response. 


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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Thank you so much. It really is an exhausting process. I have been to Morocco three times now, all wonderful trips, but every time I have to leave, it makes me so sad. :( How often would you suggest that I email them? I don't want to anger anyone with excessive emails. May 28th, 2018 is when this process started for us, we're coming up on almost a year. 

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30 minutes ago, nharris3428 said:

Thank you so much. It really is an exhausting process. I have been to Morocco three times now, all wonderful trips, but every time I have to leave, it makes me so sad. :( How often would you suggest that I email them? I don't want to anger anyone with excessive emails. May 28th, 2018 is when this process started for us, we're coming up on almost a year. 

hard to anger a machine that is generating the response

you eventually will get a response from the email you sent

 

there is nothing you can really do except wait for the interview to be scheduled unless the letter told you how to schedule one / if so,  you need to open the site every day as many times as you can to get an open day

 

good thing is you have been there 3 times 

good luck 

allah yekbel

Ramadan mubarek karim

 

 

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3 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

hard to anger a machine that is generating the response

you eventually will get a response from the email you sent

 

there is nothing you can really do except wait for the interview to be scheduled unless the letter told you how to schedule one / if so,  you need to open the site every day as many times as you can to get an open day

 

good thing is you have been there 3 times 

good luck 

allah yekbel

Ramadan mubarek karim

 

 

Thank you for that Adil-Rafa. The only letter I actually received was from USCIS with the NOA-1 back in November 2018. I have an email into the NVC requesting the letter mailed to me.

Ramadan Mubarek Kareem 

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11 minutes ago, Mezyan said:

I’ve heard of people emailing daily, weekly and others less.  No one really knows if emailing lots helps or not. I’m behind you in line, we are at NVC now. Hopefully they will be able to catch up. Good luck! 

Good luck to you too! I am praying we hear from them shortly! 

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1 hour ago, adil-rafa said:

embassy may not yet have the case

I thought you said case was sent by NVC in February 

Sorry for the confusion, the NVC forwarded my case to the embassy on February 6th. It's in "READY" status with the CEAC. It's the website https://ceac.state.gov/, you can put in your case number and it tells you the status. 

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29 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

 

what i have seen is when the embassy receices a K1 ,  the interview is about 3 months later

and if you got a letter saying case is sent to embassy that is the NOA2

I don't remember getting a letter, but every email I send to them comes back with stating the case was forwarded to the embassy on February 6th, so I am pretty confident they have the case. My worry is that I didn't get an actual letter in the mail, that might of included more instructions that you referenced, (there is nothing you can really do except wait for the interview to be scheduled unless the letter told you how to schedule one / if so,  you need to open the site every day as many times as you can to get an open day) 

 

That is where I am concerned. I will try calling the NVC to see if they can resend a copy of the letter, or at the very least, ask them if there were instructions listed that I am not aware of. I just want to make sure I am doing everything I can.

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you do need that letter

as it should have instructions for the documents needed for interview

it also has a paper to take to dr appointment and he can not schedule that without it

 

this is the site for the 2 drs currently on the approved list 

i send the link as (at times ) it is hard to find

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/CSB-Casablanca.html#medical_exam_instructions

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Posted (edited)

The good news: Your interview is certain to take place.

 

Prepare and over prepare as K1 s have had low success rates, and unlike CR1's, one can not appeal if denied.

Furthermore, recently Casablanca Consulate has cut down on The Extreme Vetting (Ds-5535) forms.

 

Your wait could just be a blessing in Disguise :) 

 

Bon Courage.

Edited by Derik-Lina

Honest-Love-Respect

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1 hour ago, Derik-Lina said:

The good news: Your interview is certain to take place.

 

Prepare and over prepare as K1 s have had low success rates, and unlike CR1's, one can not appeal if denied.

Furthermore, recently Casablanca Consulate has cut down on The Extreme Vetting (Ds-5535) forms.

 

Your wait could just be a blessing in Disguise :) 

 

Bon Courage.

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are both so emotionally drained with this whole process. It's maddening that we cannot get anyone to respond to emails. What is a CR1? Sorry to sound naive. I am thinking it might be better to just fly back to Morocco and get married, then file for whatever visa is required for a spouse. What do you think? I am not giving up hope just yet, it's a waiting game, but I am feeling discouraged to say the least. 

 

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CR-1 is the spousal visa. If you were to go to Morocco and get married, you would need to file a CR-1 instead of a K-1. At this time, it is still better for you to wait out the K-1. The CR-1 process is currently taking 12-14 months, and that isn't including the time it would take you to go and get married and prepare another visa petition. You are not alone in your wait for an interview in Casablanca. Hopefully you and many other will hear some good news soon. 


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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