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I'm so happy! And the interview was really painless. :star:

Here's how it went.

I got at the consulate at 7:30 am. Security guards? Not the most polite people. It's okay to bring cell phones and gadgets - they have a locker where you'll put them. They x-ray our stuff and we go to the second floor where the immigrant visa unit is.

We got a slip of paper with a number (senha). A lady handed out a paper containing a list of the documents we have to hand out. We were asked to put the documents in order. When your number's called, you get into a booth and the lady checks the documents and forms. They had misplaced DS-230 part 1 I had sent them, so I had to fill one out and sign it.

They were indeed picky about passport pictures. Both ears must be showing. A few people had to leave the consulate and have new pictures taken.

After everyone's handed out their forms and documents, they called applicants by name. Two people were interviewing applicants.

I got into the room, and the consul made me swear everything in my petition and everything I was about to say to be true and accurate. Fingerprinting followed. She then gave me back originals and copies of documents. (As far as the I-134 supporting documents go, she only kept the last tax returns and W2; bank statement, letter of employment and paystubs were given back to me).

Questions asked:

How did you meet?

What does he do?

Do you plan to get married here or in the U.S.?

Will your parents attend the wedding?

The only evidence of ongoing relationship she asked for were pictures. I signed the forms I was supposed to and she said everything was in order, so I got the green slip (visa to be picked up two days as of the interview). Yay! :)

I had to wait for 4-4.5 hours to have the interview, but it lasted for less than 5 minutes.

Tip: If you're comfortable with speaking English, I'd say it's a good idea to have the interview in English. It was kind of hard to understand what the consul said in Portuguese and she was very glad we could speak in English.

I rated the experience 4 (just because of the waiting).

To all of you who will be going through Rio: good luck! It's not scary and you shouldn't freak out at all.

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Parabens Mew,

I (we) am so happy for you. Glad your interview was uneventful but turned out great. Today we just had our AOS interview approval so this day is marked with two awsome approvals. Congradulations and have a safe trip to US!!! (F)

Dave

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Parabens Mew,

I (we) am so happy for you. Glad your interview was uneventful but turned out great. Today we just had our AOS interview approval so this day is marked with two awsome approvals. Congradulations and have a safe trip to US!!! (F)

Dave

Hey, Dave, congrats on the AOS approval! :)

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Parabens Mew,

I (we) am so happy for you. Glad your interview was uneventful but turned out great. Today we just had our AOS interview approval so this day is marked with two awsome approvals. Congradulations and have a safe trip to US!!! (F)

Dave

Hey, Dave, congrats on the AOS approval! :)

obrigado Mew. :thumbs:

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I'm so happy! And the interview was really painless. :star:

Here's how it went.

I got at the consulate at 7:30 am. Security guards? Not the most polite people. It's okay to bring cell phones and gadgets - they have a locker where you'll put them. They x-ray our stuff and we go to the second floor where the immigrant visa unit is.

We got a slip of paper with a number (senha). A lady handed out a paper containing a list of the documents we have to hand out. We were asked to put the documents in order. When your number's called, you get into a booth and the lady checks the documents and forms. They had misplaced DS-230 part 1 I had sent them, so I had to fill one out and sign it.

They were indeed picky about passport pictures. Both ears must be showing. A few people had to leave the consulate and have new pictures taken.

After everyone's handed out their forms and documents, they called applicants by name. Two people were interviewing applicants.

I got into the room, and the consul made me swear everything in my petition and everything I was about to say to be true and accurate. Fingerprinting followed. She then gave me back originals and copies of documents. (As far as the I-134 supporting documents go, she only kept the last tax returns and W2; bank statement, letter of employment and paystubs were given back to me).

Questions asked:

How did you meet?

What does he do?

Do you plan to get married here or in the U.S.?

Will your parents attend the wedding?

The only evidence of ongoing relationship she asked for were pictures. I signed the forms I was supposed to and she said everything was in order, so I got the green slip (visa to be picked up two days as of the interview). Yay! :)

I had to wait for 4-4.5 hours to have the interview, but it lasted for less than 5 minutes.

Tip: If you're comfortable with speaking English, I'd say it's a good idea to have the interview in English. It was kind of hard to understand what the consul said in Portuguese and she was very glad we could speak in English.

I rated the experience 4 (just because of the waiting).

To all of you who will be going through Rio: good luck! It's not scary and you shouldn't freak out at all.

Congratulations Mew! I read often your posts and appreciate them! Glad to finally hear the good news! :dance:

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