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My mother in law has her interview on July 20th at the embassy in mumbai. She is in her 70's and is not very educated and can not read or write including her native language. My SIL mentioned that if we provide an email request with a valid reason as to why someone has to accompany her to her interview it may be granted. She would be able to answer the questions asked but if she has to hand over a document or something she may not know what is what. Has any one had any luck with a request to have someone accompany the applicant for this reason only to assist with proper documents.

Thanks for your help.

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Unlikely.. they'll figure out ways to communicate.


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My mother in law has her interview on July 20th at the embassy in mumbai. She is in her 70's and is not very educated and can not read or write including her native language. My SIL mentioned that if we provide an email request with a valid reason as to why someone has to accompany her to her interview it may be granted. She would be able to answer the questions asked but if she has to hand over a document or something she may not know what is what. Has any one had any luck with a request to have someone accompany the applicant for this reason only to assist with proper documents.

Thanks for your help.

1. Only the petitioner at the discretion of the security personnel may be allowed inside the consulate to the waiting area inside. Surely, they will not be allowed anywhere close to the interview booths. (This is what I found when I called the consulate.)

2. You can request for the interview in native tongue. They will assign one for the first interview (I am assuming this person collects documents and does the initial interview)

3. Next interviewer is an US officer.

I am sure US authorities will find ways to interview her. Remember, reading/writing English is not a per-requisite for immigration (may be for Citizenship)

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ok thanks that helped. we requested the interview in her native language but was just concerned if they asked for the financial evidence form she can not read and may not be aware of which form that is. So i didnt want her to be at a disadvantage. She can speak English though.

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ok thanks that helped. we requested the interview in her native language but was just concerned if they asked for the financial evidence form she can not read and may not be aware of which form that is. So i didnt want her to be at a disadvantage. She can speak English though.

You can organize the documents as needed as suggested by consulate Packet 4 instructions. Unless you miss mandatory documents like Police verification, DS260 confirmation, Medical records, most of the other records can be provided later if the officer is satisfied with the rest of the interview. The missing documents can be dropped off at the document collection center at the 5 consulate areas.

BTW, my mother has the interview a week after yours.

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1. Only the petitioner at the discretion of the security personnel may be allowed inside the consulate to the waiting area inside. Surely, they will not be allowed anywhere close to the interview booths. (This is what I found when I called the consulate.)

2. You can request for the interview in native tongue. They will assign one for the first interview (I am assuming this person collects documents and does the initial interview)

3. Next interviewer is an US officer.

I am sure US authorities will find ways to interview her. Remember, reading/writing English is not a per-requisite for immigration (may be for Citizenship)

Just wanted to point out that you're right about citizenship... not a concern for now, but it's good to know for the future.

Citizenship requires a reading and writing test in English unless the applicant qualifies for certain exemptions (either medical condition or has lived in the US as a permanent resident for a very long time).


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