Filing a Local Petition

IMPORTANT NOTICE: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2011, THE U.S. CONSULATE IN CASABLANCA WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT IMMIGRANT VISA PETITIONS FILED AT POST.  Forms I-130 that were properly filed at an Embassy or Consulate overseas where USCIS does not have a presence before August 15, 2011, will not be affected by this change.

All applicants must now file with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States.  Further information and all required forms can be found at Consulate Casablanca can only accept and process a locally filed I-130 under exceptional circumstances. If you believe that your circumstances qualify you for an exception, send an email to Include your name and your applicant’s name and date of birth, the relationship, and your circumstances. The Consulate will review your request, and if we agree that it meets USCIS standards, we will forward your message to the USCIS field office in Rome and request permission to process your petition locally. Decisions by the Consulate and by USCIS Rome are final. If permission is denied, see Filing a Form I-130 for instructions on filing a petition from outside the US.

USCIS occasionally gives temporary blanket authorization to process locally filed petitions for specific nationalities. See the Immigrant Visas page for the current list.