ambularanne's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Amber
Beneficiary's Name: Zakaria
VJ Member: ambularanne
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2020-02-12
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Immigration Checklist for Amber & Zakaria:

USCIS DCF 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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-03-04
I-130 Sent : 2019-04-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-04-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-28
NVC Received : 2019-10-08
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 : 2020-01-30
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-02-11 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 125 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 292 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 15

blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-09-27 said:
Hello, how can I find out when the consulate received or if the consulate received our file?? I’m going crazy
Ambularanne on 2018-09-28 said:
You should receive an e-mail every step of the way. Once the USCIS office processed it and sent it to the national visa center, the national visa center will send it to the consulate in Casablanca. I received an e-mail notification each step of the way. We are almost reaching our year mark and are still in the process.
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-09-28 said:
Its been 8 weeks since the NVC said they were transferring it to the consulate and I haven’t heard anything since then. When I look at peoples timelines it shows a very ahort period of time from when nvc sent to when consulate recieved
Ambularanne on 2018-09-28 said:
Yes, that does seem like a long time. Are you able to call the national visa center? maybe they can see if the consulate has received it? The Moroccan consulate does take their time though....we were put into administrative processing June 29th and we are still waiting to hear. They don't answer e-mails either.
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-09-28 said:
What’s administrative processing?
Ambularanne on 2018-09-28 said:
My fiance had his interview on June 28th and they denied his visa but didn't tell us why. They put our petition into administrative processing meaning they wanted to take a closer look or a second look into our petition and into my fiance. The say it usually takes about 60 days but we are at 90 days......I've learned a lot about patience on this fiance visa journey. Although 8 weeks seems like a long time for the consulate. Are you sure you haven't received an e-mail?
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-09-28 said:
Yes im sure, I called the NVC and they have no info. They said once it leaves them I have to contact the embassy. I m sorry they denied you guys
Ambularanne on 2018-09-30 said:
UGH so frustrating. I wish the consulate would realize these are our lives...will be a year on Oct. 18th that we received our first notice.
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-10-02 said:
I was looking at your timeline and You didn’t show your packet three send or receive Dates, any reason why you don’t post those? You guys applied one month before we did and we haven’t received any notice since it left NVC
Ambularanne on 2018-10-02 said:
Ambularanne on 2018-10-02 said:
I don't know what those dates are...we didn't have packets going back and forth. After we were notified from the National Visa Center that they had approved and sent to Casablanca, then I (as petitioner) received an e-mail from the consulate that they had received our petition. A week later I received another e-mail from the consulate giving us the date and time of his applied only a month after us and are still waiting for an interview? I would try and call the consulate in Morocco... although they prefer e-mail they never respond to it. I was just in Morocco last month, I wish I would have stopped by the consulate.
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-10-02 said:
Wait so u never received a packet with financial avidavits and further instructions????
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-10-02 said:
Im looking at other timelines and almost all have the packets.
Ambularanne on 2018-10-02 said:
in my e-mail maybe?
blank avatar MicheleNkamal on 2018-10-02 said:
Yes they send via email
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