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Hey All!

 

I'm starting to gather information for my fiance for in the event of him receiving his visa and I want to see what kind of flight routes did everyone have when leaving Casablanca. My initial thought was to have him fly from Casa to Paris and do POE in Seattle, WA and then from there head to Alaska. Anyone have any issues with a K1 visa in Paris? How was it going thru customs/passport control? Any transit visa's needed?

 

Any experiences would be great!

 

Thanks! :D 


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  • Met on Facebook - September 18, 2016
  • Started Dating - December 30, 2016
  • Met in Person - September 25, 2017 (Surprised him for his birthday)
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  • Rec'd Hard Copy NOA1 (Letter) - Jan. 3, 2018 (letter dated Dec. 29, 2017)
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  • USCIS confirmed RFE rec'd (email, text & USCIS App) - Sept, 11, 2018
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  • In Transit to Embassy - Dec. 26, 2018
  • CEAC says 'READY' - Dec. 28, 2018 😀 (Super Fast)
  • PENDING Interview Date 🤯
  • Rec'd Interview Packet (Email) January 29, 2019
  • Interview Schedule FEBRUARY 26!!
  • Interview Results - Stuck in AP - Was given the DS-5535 Questionnaire. Kept his passport - pending results
  • After 8 CEAC updates (If I counted correctly) still waiting in AP. Last update was today-June 24, 2019.
  • CEAC updated #9 - August 8, 2019 - but this might be from an inquiry I made the day before - maybe not a true 'update'
  • CEAC Update #10 - Sept. 25, 2019 (my fiance's B-Day) - made another online inquiry to embassy & called NVC for status update
  • CEAC Update #11 - Sept. 27, 2019 - most likely based from my online inquiry
  • CEAC Update #12 - Sept. 30, 2019 - Case went from AP to Application Received. Switched from Immigrant Visa App to Non-Immigrant 😁😁😁
  • Rec'd Call from Embassy!! October 2, 2019 - Time to re-do medical exam!
  • Completed New Medical Exam - October 4, 2019 - Dropped off at Aramex 😀
  • Aramex Confirmation of Delivery to Embassy for Medical - Oct. 7th, 2019
  • CEAC Update #13 - Non-Immigrant Administrative Processing - Oct. 09, 2019
  • VISA ISSUED! October 11, 2019 (last CEAC update!) 😱 FINALLLYYYYY!!!!



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With a valid US visa no transit visa needed unless the following applys

 

the ticket is in more than one part / a ticket to paris and picking up a new ticket to the  USA/ some have bought online and been stopped at checking in as the ticket there was only to Paris

get a travel agent to make sure this does not happen as online sites don't say but all boarding passes need to be picked up in Morocco

or

if you have to change airports 

or 

if you are in paris over 24 hours

 

If you find a ticket to Canada for transit ,  they have a $7 transit visa fee and can apply online (easy)   and the international Canadian airports do US customs and immigration

 

 

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Mine flew Casablanca - Frankfurt - Chicago 

Customs/immigration was super simple and quick in his experience. 

 

Like mentioned above, no transit visa is needed to transit through the EU as long as you don't leave the secure area of the airport.

 

Great news about your fiance's visa progress, everything sounds very promising! 😊


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2 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

With a valid US visa no transit visa needed unless the following applys

 

the ticket is in more than one part / a ticket to paris and picking up a new ticket to the  USA/ some have bought online and been stopped at checking in as the ticket there was only to Paris

get a travel agent to make sure this does not happen as online sites don't say but all boarding passes need to be picked up in Morocco

or

if you have to change airports 

or 

if you are in paris over 24 hours

 

If you find a ticket to Canada for transit ,  they have a $7 transit visa fee and can apply online (easy)   and the international Canadian airports do US customs and immigration

 

 

We don’t need transit visa even if the second flight company isn’t the same as the first?? 

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36 minutes ago, BA/M said:

We don’t need transit visa even if the second flight company isn’t the same as the first?? 

If staying with the same airline and just changing planes ,  no transit visa needed 

If changing airlines ,  not needed unless you can not pick up that airline boarding pass in Morocco at check in

this is when a ticket is bought in 2 phases (one to Paris and one to the US)

 

you need to be able to  get all boarding passes in Morocco when checking in

make sure the check luggage is set to go to the final desination so you don't have to pick it up anywhere and check it back in

also ,   make sure he doesn't put any of his important papers like the passport in check luggage (heard of some doing that also)

embassy no longer gives out a packet to hand to border officer,   it is all on computer

just passport with visa stamp

he would be wise to pick up an extra birth certificate, record of shots and any school transcrpits he has 

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2 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

If staying with the same airline and just changing planes ,  no transit visa needed 

If changing airlines ,  not needed unless you can not pick up that airline boarding pass in Morocco at check in

this is when a ticket is bought in 2 phases (one to Paris and one to the US)

 

you need to be able to  get all boarding passes in Morocco when checking in

make sure the check luggage is set to go to the final desination so you don't have to pick it up anywhere and check it back in

also ,   make sure he doesn't put any of his important papers like the passport in check luggage (heard of some doing that also)

embassy no longer gives out a packet to hand to border officer,   it is all on computer

just passport with visa stamp

he would be wise to pick up an extra birth certificate, record of shots and any school transcrpits he has 

Thank u so much 

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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