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Urgent - didn't tell my son about moving to the U.S. yet, how should I handle this at the interview?

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Hello,

I am getting nervous since my interview is in a couple of days in Frankfurt for my son's immigration visa (I am a U.S. citizen and German, my other son also). We are currently living in Germany and are planning on moving back this August as soon as I have the visa for my son.

I have not told my son yet that we will be moving back and since he has to be present at the interview, I wonder how I should be handling this situation. My plan is to show the officer who will interview us a note stating that I didn't tell my son yet that we are moving, to please consider this when asking the questions. Does that sound o.k. or will it appear strange?

Please advise.

Thank You.

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How old is the child?

I would strongly recommend you tell him before the interview- since he is there, and you think he will be asked questions, I assume he is verbal and old enoughto answer questions, in which case, he will put two and two together...


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I agree, suspicous as hell.


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Even if they don't ask him any question, he will still be next to you listening - my guess is that unless he is under two years old, or deaf, he will understand. Typical questions are where do you plan to live/when do you plan to move?

I'm much more curious about why you wouldn't tell...

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No one can tell the consul what to do or not to do. Are you crazy?

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This might raise all kinds of questions and I'm sure it can get your visa denied. Is this worth the risk?

You HAVE to tell your son BEFORE the interview. I think the sooner the better...

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Your plan is telling embassy interviewer that some questions should be avoided? ... Because you didn't inform your son about the move to US?

Why you didn't tell your son? How old is he?

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How to handle the situation? Honesty works for me, you need to sit him down and tell him what is going on.


I can explain it to you. But I can't understand it for you.

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How to handle the situation? Honesty works for me, you need to sit him down and tell him what is going on.

This!!!


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It does seem a bit strange your son doesn't yet know about the planned move. But I have a question, you mentioned you and your (I presume older) child are both US citizens, why does this child not qualify for citizenship?

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Your child definitely needs to know BEFORE the interview, depending on the child's age, it could all blow up in your face at the time of the interview if the child is of age to react badly to finding out you are moving countries....if he reacts badly this could cause all kinds of problems for you and all your plans will be out the window.

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My older two kids were asked if they even wanted to move to the US, I would of hated to see if the said no.


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Thank You for all Your fast replies. Both sons were born in Germany, the youngest (1) was born when I had the U.S. citizenship, the oldest (7) was born when I only had a green card. That's why I am now petitioning for him. I have sole custody for both and their father lives in Florida (green card, Brazilian).

I haven't told my oldest yet since he just got settled in here (1.5 years now) and I am planing to get together with their Dad again and since it stated on the online site not to make any travel arrangements until You truly get the visa, I don't want to disappoint him in case we won't get his visa. So the plan was to tell him after it got approved. But if You all advice to tell him before, I just have to do that. Oh well, my mother's caution to preserve him might make it more complicated.

Thank You again for all Your advice.

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