Josie333's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Josie
Beneficiary's Name: Nomi
VJ Member: Josie333
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2018-10-17
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Immigration Checklist for Josie & Nomi:

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 : 2017-08-11
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-08-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-03-30
NVC Received : 2018-04-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-06-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-06-22
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2018-07-31
Receive IV Bill : 2018-07-12
Pay IV Bill : 2018-07-16
Send IV Package : 2018-07-28
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-09-06
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-08-03
NVC Left : 2018-08-10
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-10-09
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : NVC site had been down for 20 days, unable to submit DS-260. I sent IV package before DS-260.

10/09/18: We were given alternative 221g to submit further evidenceto Aramex.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 228 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 421 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 17, 2018
Embassy Review : 10/09/18 1pm CR1
He arrived an hour early but they let him line up 15 minutes prior to appt. Dressed semi casual gray jeans, pink collard short sleeve buttoned shirt, brown dress shoes, clean haircut, trimmed facial hair. He presented the required appt letter, DS-260 receipt, and original civil documents at the outside window. He then went through security and proceeded to a secondary window inside. That's where he presented original I-864 and passport. The clerk looked over it and immediately said he'll need a co-sponsor. He proceeded to sit in the waiting room for 3 hours. A name similar to his was called earlier, he went to the inner window to verify if it was his name but the clerk said no. It later turned out it was his name and the clerk spoke up and said they made a mistake earlier, wich is why he was second to last. Last was a K1 Moroccan with Moroccan.

They interview in open lobby windows standing. His CO was a Caucasian middle aged man, bland demeanor. They greeted each other with a simple hello.
1. Who's your petitioner
2. How did you meet?
3. What was your wife trying to learn?
4. What are the dates of her visits?
5. How many days did she stay?
6. What is your date of marriage?
7. Did you have a big or small wedding?
8. Who attended the wedding?
9. How many tables?
10. Did you have a honey moon?
11. When was your wife's last visit?
12. What does your family think of your relationship?
13. Why did she divorce the previous spouse?
14. Do you plan on having children?
15. What religion will your children follow?
16. What does your wife do for a living?
17. What will you do in the U.S.?
19. You will need a co-sponsor.
He gave him an alternative version of 221g with sponsor highlighted.
20. Are you registered with Aramex?
He was about to hand him the paper and then asked
21. Do you have the first conversation on the language app?
CO: Wrote on 221g to bring 1st conversation and verbally instructed him. Then he politely said to please bring more pictures.
A: Are you going to return my passport?
CO: No, just bring your items to Aramex and you're good to go.
A: So you're keeping my passport?
CO: Yes, everything is well.

Walking out the clerk very pleasantly told my husband "you're good, your case is easy just turn in the documents and you'll have your visa".

Observations:
-Many were denied, placed in AP, a few were given the modified 221g like us. He noticed 2 APPROVED. (6) K1 were denied and (1) CR1 was approved from what he could observe.
-He noticed that MANY did not speak English well, stuttered, and/or didn't know the answer to questions like "What does your wife do for a living?" "When did you meet?". These were denied including those that used translators.
-My husband presented confident and relaxed, made eye contact. He said it was more like a conversation.
-The questions come straight from the evidence and information you provided.
-The cafe across the street is closed so plan on going elsewhere. I waited a block over.
Rating : Good


Timeline Comments: 13

Apple Bee on 2018-10-09 said:
Hi Good luck on the interview. Please post a review when you can
blank avatar Dbase on 2018-10-17 said:
Thank you for providing a detailed description for the interview. I do have a question as I’m concerned they may say we will need a co-sponsor as I’m currently meeting the financial income requirements but previous years I was not. Did your Income meet the requirement for current and previous years?
Josie333 on 2018-10-17 said:
2015 I met, 2016 I met, 2017 I did not meet, I provided stubs and employer letter and still they requested a sponsor.
Josie333 on 2018-10-17 said:
2015 I met, 2016 I met, 2017 I did not meet, I provided stubs and employer letter and still they requested a sponsor.
Apple Bee on 2018-10-17 said:
Thank you for the review, it was very helpful.
blank avatar Dbase on 2018-10-17 said:
Thank you for sharing! Truly helpful
Josie333 on 2018-10-18 said:
Check out "Moroccan Visa Journey" on Facebook. There's additional help in that group.
Le212 on 2018-10-24 said:
Hey! Please update if you’re approved! My husband is in a similar situation as your SO and I would love to know how it all works out. You two will be together soon inshallah!
Le212 on 2018-10-24 said:
Hey! Please update if you’re approved! My husband is in a similar situation as your SO and I would love to know how it all works out. You two will be together soon inshallah!
blank avatar NJ & RJ on 2018-10-30 said:
Thank you so much for your detailed review. Spouse and I currently awaiting interview dates. And we’re kind on the same boat. I met requirements previous years except for now as I took a leave of absence to help my children. However, I included my assets to meet the requirements for this year. With that we have more than enough... I’m a bit concerned now...Can you tell me if you included any assets? or did the CO not even consider them and simply asked for a joint sponsor?
blank avatar NJ & RJ on 2018-10-30 said:
Thank you so much for your detailed review. Spouse and I currently awaiting interview dates. And we’re kind on the same boat. I met requirements previous years except for now as I took a leave of absence to help my children. However, I included my assets to meet the requirements for this year. With that we have more than enough... I’m a bit concerned now...Can you tell me if you included any assets? or did the CO not even consider them and simply asked for a joint sponsor?
blank avatar Waiting4i130 on 2018-10-30 said:
From my experience they didn't look at the assets hat my husband has but asked me to add a co-sponsor which was myself in this case - we included my bank account and my current job's income.
blank avatar Waiting4i130 on 2018-10-30 said:
From my experience they didn't look at the assets hat my husband has but asked me to add a co-sponsor which was myself in this case - we included my bank account and my current job's income.
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