~kiyah~'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: kiyah
Beneficiary's Name: malak
VJ Member: ~kiyah~
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2010-03-29
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Immigration Checklist for kiyah & malak:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2007-01-27
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-02-07
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-09-18
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 : 2007-11-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-01-15
US Entry : 2008-02-27
Comments : Considering what we went through in 2006 with the returned K1, we are both pleased with how the CR1 process has been for us from beginning to end. Even the interview at the consulate went smooth, it lasted less than 10 minutes with few questions and obviously no doubts :)

The CR1 may take a month or so longer than the K3, but it is well worth it, trust us!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 223 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 283 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2008-02-27
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The easy entry process was well deserved for my husband. It took all of 15 minutes for him to get through the line and be welcomed to the United States. It took him longer to find a cart to put his luggage on :)


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-12-15
NOA Date : 2009-12-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-03-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-03-27
Comments : This was the easiest part of our process. Card production ordered on 22-March, card received 5 days later :)


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2010-12-16
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 23, 2006
Embassy Review : Interview:
Interview was on Thursday, SO was asked many questions about everything. The questioning went fine. He was asked if he had additional photos of us, upon presenting them he was asked for photos of our engagement party. He did not have those photos with him so the consulate asked him to come back on Monday with the photos...no 221g as far as I know, just a paper stating that:

Further consideration for approval of the applicant's K1 fiance visa will be made upon presentation of the following documents: Fiance Ceremony Photos.

Return to Consulate with Photos Requested:
Upon arrival to the door, security would not let him in. They told him his interview was finished and that he must leave the photos with them and they would give them to the CO. They said they will call anytime.

There is no indication of approval or denial, none whatsoever. The affidavit of support was not taken at the time of the interview, nor was our proof of ongoing relationship.

Honestly, I am convinced that our government loves to play games with our heads in these cases. There is no consistency between consulates...even less between consular officers in the same consulate when it comes to documentation and communication. I realize every case is different...but to leave us hanging like this is so frustrating.

I am rating this consulate a "1" until I hear something on our case...until then we wait patiently like we have been for the past 8 months. Insh'allah we will hear something soon and we can be together without me having to make a drastic life-change like...moving to Morocco. If nothing is heard for 2 weeks I will begin calling and emailing the consulate on a status of our case.

no smiley on this one yet.
Rating : Very Poor


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