Mimi and Zozo's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Miriam
Beneficiary's Name: Abdelaziz
VJ Member: Mimi and Zozo
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2012-02-26
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Immigration Checklist for Miriam & Abdelaziz:

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 : 2009-03-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-03-16
I-129F RFE(s) : N/A
RFE Reply(s) : N/A
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-08-13
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2009-09-09
Packet 3 Received : 2009-09-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-09-18
Packet 4 Received : 2009-09-18
Interview Date : 2009-11-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-11-16
US Entry : 2009-12-04
Marriage : 2009-12-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 150 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 235 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2009-12-04
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : so happy to be with hayati, alhamdullah.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2010-01-14
NOA Date : 2010-01-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-08-10
Comments : Case was transferred to California Service Center.

There was an issue with our change of address, so the green card was delayed.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-14
NOA Date : 2010-01-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-16
Approved Date : 2010-04-05
Date Card Received : 2010-04-13
Comments : we did receive the ead but the year of dob was incorrect- they put mine instead of his..
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 81 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-02-13
NOA Date : 2012-02-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 7, 2009
Embassy Review : Fiance said interview went well. He did not wait long and it took just 15 minutes compared to others apparantly who took much longer.

He had an American man, with whom he spoke English. Fiance showed him the relatively little evidence that we had... a few pictures of our visit together, and some emails we printed out. I guess fiance was a little intimidated that everyone around him had HUGE piles of evidence etc. but in the end it proved to be enough.

Fiance was asked questions such as how my parents met (since they too, are Moroccan-dad-and american-mom). He knew the story well of course and ofcourse those were the days before the internet! He was also asked things like what I did for a living, and what my parents did.

The interviewer also asked why we didn't marry in Morocco the last time I visited, since I am a native Moroccan and have my residency there. My fiance explained that we had been missing some forms ladi da da.

In any case, in the end the interviewer told him "we will call you in one week" and handed him a small green ticket with a number on it. They kept all the paper work including his passport. I think if it was AP he would have received a form or something, so we're hoping it means he will get his visa soon..
All in all it seemed that his experience was excellent, and there was no problem with the interviewer being unreasonable, as I have heard from others' unfortunate experiences with not-so-nice consulate workers.

good luck to everyone out there.
Rating : Very Good

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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