zaytoona's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: O
Beneficiary's Name: O
VJ Member: zaytoona
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2010-11-02
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Immigration Checklist for O & O:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2009-12-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-26
NVC Received : 2010-03-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-03-08
Consulate Received : 2010-03-10
Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-17
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-03-17
Interview Date : 2010-04-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-04-16
US Entry : 2010-05-06
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 60 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 106 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2010-07-30
NOA Date : 2010-08-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-11-02
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-30
NOA Date : 2010-08-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2010-10-09
Date Card Received : 2010-10-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 71 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-30
NOA Date : 2010-08-05
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments : Never received notice of an approval.
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between May 8, 2011 and June 5, 2011*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 15, 2010
Embassy Review : Interview from April 13th

My fiance's was supposed to arrive at the consulate between 7:45am and 8:00am although of course, he was 10 minutes late. So typical of him. As soon as he arrived, he showed the security personnel his documents which granted him entry. He walked in and waited 15 minutes before the cashier was available collect his appointment letter. The cashier then instructed my fiance to sit down and wait before collecting the visa payment and his completed "DS" forms from packet 3. It took 30 minutes before the cashier called him back. My fiance sat back down again and 45 minutes later, a Moroccan man called my fiance to approach up to a window. The Moroccan man informed him that he had to re-take his passport/visa photos because he was wearing his glasses in them. The man told my fiance to go out around the corner to a Kodak shop where he could take quick passport photographs. My fiance did so and his photos were available immediately. He then brought them back to the man and he told my fiance to sit down and wait until his name is called. After an hour, a Moroccan-American (Presumably) woman called him to another window. She was typing a message into her computer system while she was excused to speak to the consulates new chief consular. My fiance said he looked very young. The woman came back and apologized for stepping away and my fiance replied with "No problem. You're welcome, Madam." She smiled and laughed. She asked for my fiance's translated papers, medical exam, and mobile number. She asked my fiance to sit down and wait and it wasn't until another 30 minutes later than he was finally interviewed.

The interviewer that called him up to the window was a a young, thing, blonde woman with green eyes. My fiance said she looked very young, maybe in her mid to late 20's. She said "Hello, how are you ?" and he said "I am fine, how are you?" she said "Good, thank you." My fiance then said "You're welcome." At this point my fiance told me that she was the nicest interviewer our of all the K-1/CR-1 visas that day. All the other 12 cases were denied and my fiance overheard the other interviewers that were treating the other Moroccan men harshly. So, the interview continues...

She asked my fiance to place his left finger on some security machine and he then removed his hand. She then gave him a paper and told him to write my name and sign underneath it. So of course, he wrote my name. She then asked the following questions:

How did you meet your fiancee?
What do you two have in common?
Why did you fall in love with her?
Did you talk to other Americans online?
When you talk to your fiancee, what do you talk about?
Does she have siblings like sisters or brothers?
Is her brother married?
What is his job?
What does your fiancee do for a living?
Does she go to school? Is she a student?
What does she do for her company?
Is your fiancee Muslim?
Did she convert?
What year did she convert?
So, was she Muslim before you met her?
Are you only interested in marrying a Muslim woman?
What made her decide to convert?
How did you know she was Muslim?
Does she have a family she lives with?
Does she live with her parents?
How old was your fiancee when her parents divorced?
have you talked to her parents?
Have you talked to her parents in person?
What does your fiance go to school for? Is she going for her masters?
Did she finish school?
Did you go to college?
Where is your father?
Do you live on your own?
Where is your mother?
What kind of work would you like to do in the US?
What is your occupation here?

My fiance told me that he had answered all the questions correctly and he was very passionate about all that he told the interviewer.

The interviewer then pulled out a small green ticket with a number on it. She then said "So I am going to issue you a visa to the US and it's only going to take few days to get along with the ministry. We will call you when its ready."
My fiance then smiled and said "Thank you" and she smiled and said "Congratulations!" My fiance then asked her if she needed the proof (emails, photos, phone bills, etc.) and she exclaimed "No, I believe you!"

My fiance then walked out with a huge smile!

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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