New Beginnings's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Laura
Beneficiary's Name: Mohamed Ali
VJ Member: New Beginnings
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2012-08-28
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Immigration Checklist for Laura & Mohamed Ali:

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): 2007-11-23
I-130 Sent : 2008-09-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-10-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-02-03
NVC Received : 2009-02-11
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-02-11
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-02-19
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-02-26
Send AOS Package : 2009-03-03
Submit DS-261 : 2009-02-20
Receive IV Bill : 2009-02-26
Pay IV Bill : 2009-03-01
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-03-03
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-03-12
NVC Left : 2009-03-13
Consulate Received : 2009-03-19
Packet 3 Received : 2009-02-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-02-28
Packet 4 Received : 2009-03-27
Interview Date : 2009-05-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-06-02
US Entry : 2009-06-18
Comments : K3 interview was on 4/2/09. Put into AP.. CR1 interview was 5/14/09 again in AP.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 123 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 223 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2009-06-18
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-03-23
NOA Date : 2011-03-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-06-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2011-06-16
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2012-04-06
NOA Date : 2012-04-23
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-20
Interview Date : 2012-08-09
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-09-06
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 3, 2009
Embassy Review : My husband and I followed both the K3 and CR1 tracks. His first interview was with a blonde woman who tried to trick him on a few questions however he was able to answer everything. He said the most important thing was to remain calm and to be sure of your answers. At one point she asked him to tell everything I have done in my 29 years, and he corrected by saying my wife is only 26. The interview only lasted about 20 minutes and we were put into AP.

For the CR1 interview about 6 weeks later he had a woman with long black hair who was very nice with him. The interview took like 5-6 minutes and she asked typical questions, when.. how... where did you meet and tell me more about your wife. He told her things until she told him to stop.

Every person we spoke with at the consulate was very helpful and they respond quickly to e-mails. All in all, the Casablanca was very good for us.

He was called 2 weeks the CR1 interview to drop off his passport and picked it up the next day.

Good luck to everyone waiting
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-06-18
Embassy Review : Everything went very good. Except for the waiting time. The plane landed when lots of other planes landed. The officers were really nice and helpful and I give it very good marks. There were some people in front of me that were having some troubles with their visa. The officer that helped them was very patient with them and tried to explain the situation the best he could as they didn't speak english well.
The total time for waiting was 3 hours however it would have gone much faster had those three people not been there.
They didn't ask any questions and no harassment at all. All were friendly and helpful.
Harassment Level : Low

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