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After living in Morocco with my husband (married May 10th, 2016), I returned to Atlanta to start the process. I was able to verify teaching certification and  got a job teaching and started in Aug of 2017.  My pay stubs and contract were enough to prove to NVC sponsorship and we were approved, interview Jan. 9th, 2018.  When he went for his interview, everything went smooth except tax information.  We were asked to get a co-sponsor, which my parents did and we sent all of that paperwork in by May 2018. We have been on Administrative Processing since (last updated May 3rd, 2019).  In this time I have worked another year and my taxes show more than double what is required.  I sent them an email and attached my current taxes.  Still no update.  I contacted NVC directly because I get no response from the embassy in Casablanca, I email every month or so to check in.  They stated that someone had "dropped" the ball and they would reach out. Nothing.  It has now been a year and a half since his interview. My husband and I have now been apart for nearly 3 years and as a teacher can only go back twice a year.

 

Any Advice?

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Have you sought the help of your representatives in Washington?


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8 minutes ago, SAH070985 said:

I just filled out the form and will send it in. I have read that they cannot do much, but at this point I will try anything and everything.

If someone dropped the ball, your representative might be able to get it rolling again.........


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  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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There are many from Morocco in the same AP 

it seems to be a black hole that the casa embassy does not know how to deal with

Many VJ members and those on facebook have been asked for additional documents and/or cosponsors but all seems to be in vain

Derik's wife had a December 2018 interview (ds 5535 given) and they still wait 

he teaches so he is in Morocco now during the summer break to be with his wife 

He even made an appointment last February and flew to Morocco to speak to a CO/  his questions fell on deaf ears

 

and a congressman May not be able to help but the house is not in session now and the Senate is out after August 2nd till September

try to contact the local office as they may be working locally during this time 

 

also use this site (box on the right that says contact us)  for the embassy as it is the direct one for immigrant visa questions after the interview

 

https://ma.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/family-based-immigration/after-the-interview/

 

 Regarding immigrant visa issues, U.S. citizens must write ivcasablanca@state.gov for assistance   (but you probably already know it is not a lot of help either

 

and NVC will not know about the case if the embassy has it

 

allah yekbel 

wishing you the best

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Same situation here i had my interview December 2018 n i dropped the papers February 2019 n it’s now 6 months we didn’t hear nothing i have been calling almost everyday from February i had one guy talking to me but he didn’t give NO INFORMATION 😒 i think they enjoy torturing people bcz there’s no reason to all that waiting time. But anyway i hope we hear something soon 🙏🏽

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2 hours ago, BA/M said:

Same situation here i had my interview December 2018 n i dropped the papers February 2019 n it’s now 6 months we didn’t hear nothing i have been calling almost everyday from February i had one guy talking to me but he didn’t give NO INFORMATION 😒 i think they enjoy torturing people bcz there’s no reason to all that waiting time. But anyway i hope we hear something soon 🙏🏽

to both you and OP

try this email ID Admincasablanca@state.gov

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Thank-you for all the comments and suggestions: I have sent my congressmen and inquiry and I attempted to send an email to Admincasablanca@state.gov and it was undeliverable... any more suggestions?

3 hours ago, BA/M said:

Same situation here i had my interview December 2018 n i dropped the papers February 2019 n it’s now 6 months we didn’t hear nothing i have been calling almost everyday from February i had one guy talking to me but he didn’t give NO INFORMATION 😒 i think they enjoy torturing people bcz there’s no reason to all that waiting time. But anyway i hope we hear something soon 🙏🏽

What number do you use to call, I haven't seen one anywhere that will actually connect me to someone at the embassy?

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use this contact form

https://ma.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/immigrant-visa-unit-contact-form/

 

as there is a number but they say on the immigrant and non immigrant page ,the phone # is only for US citizen emergencies Only

 

Immigrant visa inquiries: ivcasablanca@state.gov
Non-immigrant visa inquiries: nivcasablanca@state.gov
Fax: (212) 522-20-41-27

 

be real proactive and address a fax directly to the ambassador David Fischer 

make him see he has not solved the issues in casablanca

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48 minutes ago, SAH070985 said:

Thank-you for all the comments and suggestions: I have sent my congressmen and inquiry and I attempted to send an email to Admincasablanca@state.gov and it was undeliverable... any more suggestions?

What number do you use to call, I haven't seen one anywhere that will actually connect me to someone at the embassy?

+212 5 22 64 20 00

then do 0 and it will take u to the embassy calls center when they answer u tell them that u want to ask about ur case it took me 4 months of calling to talk to him once but u can try 

good luck 

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i feel for you all going thru this as our visa took 6 years to be approved

and it is heartbreaking

i cried a lot 

but it will be worth it in the end

 

just try this next week to contact the senator office locally and make an appointment as they will be on a break from Washington

 

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On ‎7‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 10:52 AM, SAH070985 said:

After living in Morocco with my husband (married May 10th, 2016), I returned to Atlanta to start the process. I was able to verify teaching certification and  got a job teaching and started in Aug of 2017.  My pay stubs and contract were enough to prove to NVC sponsorship and we were approved, interview Jan. 9th, 2018.  When he went for his interview, everything went smooth except tax information.  We were asked to get a co-sponsor, which my parents did and we sent all of that paperwork in by May 2018. We have been on Administrative Processing since (last updated May 3rd, 2019).  In this time I have worked another year and my taxes show more than double what is required.  I sent them an email and attached my current taxes.  Still no update.  I contacted NVC directly because I get no response from the embassy in Casablanca, I email every month or so to check in.  They stated that someone had "dropped" the ball and they would reach out. Nothing.  It has now been a year and a half since his interview. My husband and I have now been apart for nearly 3 years and as a teacher can only go back twice a year.

 

Any Advice?

Wow !  A year ?  That's unreal ! I guess a lot has changed since 2016 when we went through the same thing. We had to find a co-sponsor as well because I had only been back in the US about 6 months when we filed, after living in Morocco for a year. But when my husband had his interview, they told him he would be approved when we found a co-sponsor. They gave him back his passport and a paper telling him what to do. I sent the co-sponsor paperwork and he took it and his passport to Aramex. He had his passport with visa within about 2 weeks after that. How did the consulate receive your co-sponsor paperwork ? Did you husband take it to Aramex as my husband did or did they have a new and different procedure in place ? I am sorry you have had to wait so long.

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June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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