Sandrila's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lisa
Beneficiary's Name: Tarik
VJ Member: Sandrila
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2009-04-28
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Immigration Checklist for Lisa & Tarik:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-02-02
I-130 Sent : 2007-06-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-07-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-07-23
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 :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2008-04-10
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-10
Interview Date : 2008-05-15
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-11-04
US Entry : 2008-11-13
Comments : Tarik and I were married first in Morocco, on February 2, 2007. While I was there we thoroughly researched the petitions and things required. We had no idea, as a sponsor for your spouse you had to make a certain amount of money to "support" them.
Coming back to the states was a dark time, facing my life alone without him and having desperately to search for a co-sponsor. It was only with the help of an angel(our sponsor), hard work, determination, patience and a good lawyer that we will be able to spend the rest of our lives together....dreams really do come true!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 11 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 308 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Philadelphia
POE Date : 2008-11-14
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : K3
medical appointment February 29, 2008
Interview March 27, 2008
AP waiting 12 days...

VISA RECEIVED K3 April 10, 2008

interview for CR1 visa May 15,2008
medical appointment (CR1) May 5, 2008
AP still waiting as of October 16, 2008.

When all seemed hopeless, helpless and no end in sight, Tarik got the call on Halloween, October 31, 2008. They asked him to come Nov 3rd to bring his passport! I couldn't believe it! After 5 1/2 months of AP for CR1, he was going to get it! But you know what?
You cannot relaxed until that VISA IS IN HAND.

Took passport Monday, Nov 3, 2008 and had to come back again (nothing is ever easy with these people) Tuesday, Nov 4th.

We did it Baby. Welcome Home!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 31, 2008
Embassy Review : The last time my husband went to the consulate was March 27, 2008 for the K3 visa. After receiving AP, we waited 10 days and got the call. Visa for K3 in hand 12 days after AP. Thank God, the interview was long waiting to be seen but once seen, very short and the CO was not at all interested in additional proof. He didnt feel anyone was "overly friendly".
Like a balloon being deflated!
On May 15, 2008 interview for CR1 came and at advice of our attorney we stayed to get this green card. I was hesitant to pass up this visa in hand, but at the interview, they cancelled K3 and proceeded with CR1...mind you, my lawyer tried the month before to have him interviewed for CR1 instead of K3...they declined that motion.
So, we thought there was NO WAY to be put in AP again for CR1...we just got the visa in hand for K3..but here we are again
CR1 and AP
we dont know if this is ever going to end....the waiting and not knowing is truly killing us little by little.
I think we are near the end but it is 15 days now and no word
we are just praying....I would say this consulate is not so bad but IMMIGRATION PROCESS ITSELF....SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: Philadelphia
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-11-13
Embassy Review : Finally arriving into the United States.
I was so worried about him and how much time it was going to take but it was quick and painless. It took him only 20 - 30 mins from the time he stepped off the plane until the time I saw him.

One of the immigration security officer/workers came out and asked me who I was waiting for. I told him my husband's name and he told me I looked worried and not to. He is fine and shouldn't be much longer. What I didn't know is that Tarik was inside a room right across from the reception area and he had told that man to find me and tell me everything was fine.

All in all his flight from Maroc to Paris. Paris to Philly went smooth.
It was his first international flight and he did so well. Baby, I am so glad you are home
Harassment Level : Low

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