If you checked the right box on the I-130 your case will be sent to National Visa Center which coordinates with consulates around the world. They will collect your Department of State fees, all DOS forms (varies by consulate), financial documents, and original relationship documents (Be sure to use the DOS REciprocity Schedule to make sure you have the right versions of the documents), police clearances from every city where she has lived since age 16 for 6 months or longer,, etc. Once these are complete they will schedule the interview (most consulates) and you look up the instructions for medical exam in that country and she does her medical, goes to the interview and proves her good faith marriage, gets her immigrant visa, pays USCIS immigrant visa fee through ELIS, and comes to the U.S. as a Permanent Resident. I strongly recommend you secure immigration counsel to guide you through the numerous steps and requirements.
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You wait for NVC to send you instructions.
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Barring any delays you are looking at about a 2-4 month wait until the Embassy interview. Click the "The Family-Based Immigration Process" link below under Step Two.
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Once the I-130 petition is approved the file is transferred to the U.S. state Departments National Visa Center (NVC). If you provided your e-mail address in the petition, NVC may contact you by e-mail. if not, they will mail you a packet with instructions to pay the visa fees and Affidavit of Support fees, and also instructions on the forms that have to be completed and documents that have to be submitted. Processing a marriage case at a consulate overseas have many pitfalls, especially when your wife is interviewed at the consulate. I can't stress enough the importance of the assistance of an experienced and competent immigration attorney to prepare the documentation and prepare for the interview.
If NVC has not sent you anything, you ought to contact NVC, have them email your lawyer your NVC case number and two invoices, pay the fee online, then file DS230 package and other civil documents. when NVC is satisfied with your documents, your file will be transferred to Morocco consulate to schedule an interview.
This merely provides you a big picture, Many details cannot be covered here. Consult with an immigration lawyer.
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The NVC should be sending you a packet of instructions for paying fees and submitting necessary paperwork. Once submitted, you will be prompted to get your medical and police clearance completed and an interview will be scheduled.
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