Tasha and Abdou's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tasha
Beneficiary's Name: Abdou
VJ Member: Tasha and Abdou
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2010-07-20
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Immigration Checklist for Tasha & Abdou:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2009-04-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-04-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-08-13
NVC Received : 2009-08-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-08-24
Consulate Received : 2009-08-31
Packet 3 Received : 2009-09-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-09-17
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-11-12
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-11-30
US Entry : 2010-02-27
Marriage : 2010-03-04
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 223 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2010-02-27
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Abdou said that they were really nice BUT there were a lot of people so it took about 4 hours. Yes...FOUR HOURS!!!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2010-04-13
NOA Date : 2010-04-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-05-14
AOS Transfer** : 2010-05-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-07-19
Comments : It took them 1 week from the day we got our letter stating that they ordered our card until we received it. Looks like things are speeding up!!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-13
NOA Date : 2010-04-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-05-14
Approved Date : 2010-07-02
Date Card Received : 2010-07-17
Comments : They sent it on July 13, 2010. Less than two weeks after it was order!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 80 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 18, 2009
Embassy Review : Our interview was on November 11, 2009. We arrived at around 7am but didn't get in line until about 7:30am. He finally got ushered into the consulate at about 8am and I walked over to the coffee shop across the street to wait. Abdou said the first thing that they asked for was the visa application fee, his passport and the 2 pictures. He said they checked something online and then asked for all of the required forms. He was told to go sit and wait for his name to be called. He sat until about 11:30am when a Moroccan man called his name to come to a window. He asked if he spoke english and asked for his medical envelope. Everything checked out medically. Woohoo! They then told him that he forgot the DS 157 form. He gave Abdou a form and told him to fill it out and bring it back later and to go sit and wait to hear his name again.

At about 12pm He was called to talk to a Blonde American man. Abdou said that he was nice and very respectful. He asked if he spoke English and what language he spoke to his fiance in (english). So they did the interview in English. He asked the following questions:
1 - Where did you meet your fiance?
2 - When was the first time that you met her?
3 - How many times did she visit and when?
4 - How long did she stay each time she visited?
5 - Why just 2 weeks each visit?
6 - What does your fiance do for a living?
7 - What did your fiance do before for work?
8 - What if her profession?
9 - How many brothers/sisters does she have?
10 - What are here brothers/sisters names?
11 - Which sibling is the oldest/youngest?
12 - Where does she live now and where did she live before?
13 - What did your fiance study at university?
14 - What did her sister study at university?
15 - What is her mother's name?
16 - What state does her mother live in?
17 - Why didn't you get married in Morocco?
18 - Why did you decide to do a K-1 Visa?

Abdou said that everything went well. He answered all the questions and he only didn't really know one (# 14) but he told them what he did know and that we didn't really talk about it which was true. He got a white piece of paper 221g for not having the DS 157. They told him to bring back the form. they took his phone number and told him that they would call him soon. They didn't take his passport though.

We filled out the form and Abdou went back on Monday (Nov. 16) and they took his passport at this time and told him that they would call him in a week.

I am assuming that everthing is okay. I hope everything is okay. Abdou felt confident about it...so we will see.
Rating : Very Good


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