lbern444's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: laurie
Beneficiary's Name: jamal
VJ Member: lbern444
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2011-04-28
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Immigration Checklist for laurie & jamal:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2010-08-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-02-06
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-04-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-28
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 171 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 250 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 30, 2011
Embassy Review : First thank you to all who have posted their experiences at the Casablanca embassy for fiance visas. It was so helpful to know the questions in advance. We were successful in getting approved for a fiance visa on April 26, 2011. Here are some of the details we hope are helpful to others;

We began the process in August 2010 in the US. It took 6 months, almost to the day, for the petition to be approved. We thought it might take 6 months from the Morocco side too but were very surprised how much faster it moved there. When Jamal got his paperwork package his interview date was 2 weeks away, not enough time to get everything together. We moved the date back by one month and then worked very hard to get everything we needed, organize it well in a binder, and practice all the questions we read on this site. None of this is easy when he is in Morocco and I am in the US.

On the day of the interview Jamal arrived at 9 and turned in his passport and some documents. He was asked to wait and then called again by a man who reviewed his paperwork with him and asked some basic questions about how we met and our relationship began. He was asked to wait again and then interviewed by the same blond lady others have spoken about. He was asked almost every question we found in other people's posts, no surprises. Here are those I remember;
- how we met
- who initiated the relationship
- how many times I traveled to Morocco
- did i meet his family
- where else we traveled together
- my work in the US and if I liked it
- his plan to work in US
- his relationship with my family
- why he loves me
- why his family wasnt coming to US also
- what i studied in school

He said everyone was very nice to him and at the end she wished him good luck and told him he was approved. We had included small picture albums from each of our visits together and he said she spent time looking at those and he felt they really helped. She did not look at the skype and email records. He also said they looked alot at the 134 paperwork and that was important too. He also said there was one question about me he didnt know the answer too and he said he didnt know. He went back 2 days later and picked up his passport & visa without a problem.

Wish all of you good luck! Hope some of this helps.I spoke to a immigration lawyer in the States when we were working on all the forms and they told me fiance visas are generally granted if the relationship is real, if you dont lie during your interview, if you can prove financial support, and if there really is no problem in your fiance's background. That was our experience.

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