Shoot Em Straight's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: AbdelGhani
VJ Member: Shoot Em Straight
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2017-10-29
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Immigration Checklist for S & AbdelGhani:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-10-04
I-130 Sent : 2011-12-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-12-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-05-14
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-11-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-11-09
US Entry : 2012-11-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 160 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 337 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2012-11-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level :
Comments : arrived at the tripod area, fairly empty.
handed the envelope to the officer and was told to sit. 15 min approx, later he was called up to the counter and was asked a few simple questions, including our home number. Finger printed and told to sit back down. They were searching on the computer and the officers supervisor came to help him, he seemed new. She then started called my SO convo with my husband. Meantime i was worried of the baggage and the next plane..hahah not knowing we had a long search ahead. Got through and walked to the next officer around the corner with the connecting flight area behind him..he looked at us and handed us our passports back and sent us to secondary.
The lady officer first called me and asked me to identify which bags were mine, which were his on the table. I replied they were co mingled because of weight issue was my priority. She asked my to stand back and watch her go through everything, and never touch anything until she tells me she is finshed. While searching she had conversation with me which I knew was to be not for making friends but a kind questioning that my SO would have at his turn...where did we meet? what site? what did we talk about? what does he do for work in Maroc? What do I do?
told me to repack my bags.
So he went through the same with the other two bags. Then he repacked and was told to bring his one bag and they walked him to another area.

He sat until called into a little room. Where another female officer interviewed him. 3 interviews later we walked back to the second station and got through.
Be patient.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-09-26
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2015-08-21
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-09-24
Comments : Thank you VJ We never could have gone through this without this site!!!!!

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2017-02-13
NOA Date : 2017-02-20
Bio. Appt. : 2017-03-15
Interview Date :
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : Oh husband is a proud American Citizen. Thank GOD and thank you VJ

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 10, 2012
Embassy Review : Husband had breakfast in hotel restaurant and was in a petit taxi by 7:40
and was in line outside across the street with 10 people already there.
8 am they call for the tourist visas first. five by five they metal detected everyone by the hand held gadget and By 8 15 he was in the building.

Went through the stationary detector and into the waiting area. If you have phone, food, camera, bags, all get check in at this point. Even gum. Dont bring anything extra...just your paperwork.
The waiting room had changed since last time there. The chairs now face the interview windows. In July at his k1 all chairs faced the TV on the wall. and now there is an option to buy coffee from a machine in there but only 2 people used it.

He sat down. Then they called for him to give passport and photos.

At this point he had the wrong photos and had to find a photo place to get them done. he said 30 mins he drove around Casablanca with another petit taxi....

back at the consulate
then they asked 4 medical envelope. Sit back down.
*This is where I got in...
We waited watching everyone being called and interviewed.
There was a nice mixture of families with children, older parents looking to visit in addition to the SO's sitting alone.

Because of the photo delay he was one of the last ones interviewed. Around 1pm
When his name was called he was sworn in and asked the questions.

His questions were simple and my husband answered AND elaborated. not just yes or no. or just the answer.

What is your wife's name? Can you spell that? and CO was writing as he spelled my name. Then asked the Nationality of my last name?
Asked if I have children?
Name and age?
How many time she visited you?
Does she work?
Where does she live?

All was answered smoothly by my husband and after the last question...

CO said congratulations your visa is approved. He was the Caucasian man with a light goatee.

If anyone going through CASA needs more info pm me. I actually was in there waiting with him by 11 am......

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