libragodess's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dannelle
Beneficiary's Name: Farid
VJ Member: libragodess
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2008-11-18
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Immigration Checklist for Dannelle & Farid:

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): 2006-01-20
I-130 Sent : 2006-01-31
I-130 NOA1 : 2006-02-21
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2006-05-09
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 : 2006-08-15
Consulate Received : 2006-08-19
Packet 3 Received : 2006-09-01
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-09-01
Interview Date : 2007-01-30
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-01-31
US Entry : 2007-02-06
Comments : Our Interview Date for the CR1 visa was first set for November 15th. 2006. Since Farid entered the states using his K3 on October 17th we requested the interview date for the CR1 be moved to late January and they complied with no problem.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 343 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-10-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Everyone was very nice (JFK). Our second POE after recieving the CR1 visa was through Washington D.C. This Customs/Immigration was friendly and clean and there was a short line. I highly recommend this POE over JFK which I've been through JFK several times and they're always so busy.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-11-13
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 5, 2006
Embassy Review : Okay Details, Details, Details!

He arrived at 7:40am for his 8:00am appointment. Approaching the Embassy he said there were many people waiting, at least 30-40 people outside. He went through a security check outside and then proceeded to an outside office that took his passport and the inviation to interview letter. This man was quiet friendly and they joked back and forth. This man then gave to my honey a small blue piece of paper that said he was there for the Lottery Visa, so he had to hand it back for a correction. After that he proceeded towards the inside of the Embassy where he then again had another security check. Passing through the machine and leaving behind his cell phone he then went to a counter to pay for the visa. The cost was 950DH, they took the small blue piece of paper, hole punched it, gave him a reciept for his payment and he went into the waiting room. He said there were even more people inside the waiting room. Total amount of people was 50-60. Most for Lottery Visa, about 20 for marriage visa. Okay after everyone finished paying for their visas and all were inside this waiting room an american woman came out and addressed everyone there saying Good Morning..and explaining the finger print machine. Then she left and soon after he was called by name to give them his papers..the police check, birth certificate, two DS-156, copy of certificate of marriage...everything with translation. After handing them in he took his seat and waited. The interviews started. At around 10:15am his name was called and he went to the window. He said the consulate was an american woman with green eyes and blonde hair. She spoke english to him and started by asking him to give his left index finger ..then his right index finger for the machine to take his finger print. She then explained to him what signing the DS-156 meant...that everything he stated on the paperwork is true..and he's swearing to it by his signature. Then she ask her first question:
1.) How old are you?
2.) How old is your wife?
3.) How did you meet your wife?
4.) What is her job?
5.) Has your wife been married before?
6.) Does she have any children?
7.) What are thier ages?
8.) What do you use for talking?
9.) Did she (me,his wife) visit you?
10.) When exactly?
11.) Did she bring any family with her?
12.) Did you get married her 1st visit?
13.) What's your job?
14.) How much do you make?

At this point he offered to show her a photo of his work..and she said, "no no I believe you." She closed the file and said OK Mr. ** I will call you in 2 weeks. He said "2 weeks?" She said, " everything is fine and I believe you. " He then said, "please my wife is waiting for me what should I tell her?" she answered "tell her everything is good we need to send this paper to Washinton city and it takes some time to get it back , sometimes up to 15 days. " He was preparing to leave and gathered his things but before he stepped away asked her.."please can i ask you, what will you call me for?" and she looked surprised and answered "for your visa"

Rating : Very Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-10-16
Embassy Review : Everyone was very nice (JFK). Our second POE after recieving the CR1 visa was through Washington D.C. This Customs/Immigration was friendly and clean and there was a short line. I highly recommend this POE over JFK which I've been through JFK several times and they're always so busy.
Harassment Level : Low

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