Nadia&Farouk's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nadia
Beneficiary's Name: Farouk
VJ Member: Nadia&Farouk
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2018-11-22
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Immigration Checklist for Nadia & Farouk:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2017-12-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-12-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-06-14
NVC Received : 2018-07-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-07-10
NVC Left : 2018-07-10
Consulate Received : 2018-07-24
Packet 3 Received : 2018-07-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-07-31
Packet 4 Received : 2018-07-31
Interview Date : 2018-10-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-10-22
US Entry : 2018-11-15
Marriage : 2018-11-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 181 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 298 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2018-11-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 9, 2018
Embassy Review : He passed! Thats really all I care about and am happy about that. Praise God! But alright here goes a review to help you guys out:

Originally he was scheduled for August 23rd. The embassy was closed on this day, which had us very frustrated and worried. They then called him a week later (Aug 30) to reschedule the interview to October 9. The interview was scheduled for 1300, however as they were very behind, his interview actually happened around 1630 as he was the last one interviewed for the day.

Now for the questions they asked him...his consular officer asked him a lot about how we met, what I did for a living, my previous marriage, if I had any kids ( I have no kids). He also saw our engagement photos and kept insisting that we must have gotten married already, which my fiancé said no, thats the Moroccan tradition to have a big ceremony with the dates and milk. He thoroughly reviewed our relationship of evidence such as the ferry tickets, plane tickets, car rental receipts, photos, and he even sat there and appeared to be reading (to himself) some of our WhatsApp conversation transcript. Anyway, since our relationship is authentic, we have strong evidence of relationship and I believe that even if the guy was originally skeptical, that evidence overcame that.

So make sure to have thorough evidence (screenshots of social media posts, chat transcripts, tickets and receipts of trips/gifts etc, photos with them and their family). Because they will review it if they are skeptical. And it can be a deciding factor.
Rating : Moderate

Timeline Comments: 15

blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-07 said:
congrats! I have a question if you would not mind please ,regarding the case once it leaves NVC and is received by the consulate,what is the next step here ;did you schedule interview ,fill any forms and then the consualte contacted you with intervierw date and further instructions or did you just waited until they contacted you ? I need to know this ,since I m stuck at this situation I hear diffrent views from filing form DS 160 and such please inform,take care
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-09 said:
We had to email the consulate a couple times per week to request an interview date before they emailed my fiancé back with the scheduled interview date, and list of required documents/approved doctors for the medical. As far as the paperwork, you can start gathering some of the stuff like relationship of evidence, birth certificates, and other documents to be translated into english. Other stuff will have to wait till 2 weeks before the said interview date (such as the medical exam).
blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-09 said:
blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-09 said:
ok thank you my friend ! you did not have to fill a ds 160 or anything to schedule interview?
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-09 said:
We did, but you don't need to fill that out in order for them to schedule the interview. You DO need to fill it out before your interview, as well as bring the confirmation page and the visa fee money (in local currency) with you to the interview.
blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-09 said:
so i just need to wait until they contact my fiance and then fill the ds 160 prior to interview date ? i am just confused some poeple say you have to fill it then request interview .my case has been ready for interview since 08/15 .i just wanna know if i have to fill that order to request interview .you see all this confusion woukd be avoided if they at least answer the phone or email back but THEY DONT!
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-09 said:
True. Go ahead and fill it out to be on the safe side. And continue to email them to request the interview. The truth is they fell behind with scheduling and had to rescheduled a lot of people including ourselves. We were originally scheduled for Aug 23, but then my fiancé's interview date was rescheduled to today Oct 9. As we speak, he is in the consulate perhaps either waiting or doing the interview. I will update y'all with the results.
blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-09 said:
good luck ! and best of luck .sure will hear good things :) keep the chin up .and thank you!
Apple Bee on 2018-10-09 said:
Congratulations! I'm very happy for you two. It seems like K1s are so rarely approved in Morocco so i'm sure you're very excited to be able to now get married and start your lives together.Thank you for posted a review so quickly. My husband will also be interviewing in Casablanca inshallah so we like to hear of others experiences.
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-23 said:
Thank you all! And good luck, God bless!
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-23 said:
Thank you all! And good luck, God bless!
blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-23 said:
How did you guys pay for visa? Cash or otherwise ?
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-23 said:
Cash. It must be paid in the local currency, which is moroccan dirham.
Nadia&Farouk on 2018-10-23 said:
Cash. It must be paid in the local currency, which is moroccan dirham.
blank avatar Notapplicable on 2018-10-23 said:
thank you buddy!
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