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How are people choosing the most appropriate interview location for Iranian Fiancée visa to the US?

Form I-129F

Question 36

Your fiancé(e) will apply for a visa abroad at the American

embassy or consulate at:
I viewed the embassy information and timelines.
I noticed that one person went to Montreal.
I'm having difficulty choosing.
Anyone have thier 2 cents?
She lives in Iran, understands English well and I understand we will have to be available to get her there to the location.
What about places like Japan vs Turkey, UAE, and Armenia?

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Normally, people have their visa interviews at the US consulate in their home country.

Or US consulate in other countries if one has legal status to be there (e.g. student visa, work visa, permanent resident)

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Iran at the following U.S. embassies:

  • U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey
  • U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia


Edited by Merrytooth

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I don't know if there is a place to look up wait times. The 2-3 month time frame is something I found out from observing others vs Turkish embassy, looking at timelines etc. on this forum.

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I'm waiting for my NOA 2 now. It has been 100 days so I might get an approval (or RFE) these days. The thing is, I haven't decided which embassy I would want to be interviewed at on the I -129F form. Is there any way to do so now? Or maybe after receiving NOA 2? 

I'm an Iranian citizen, but will have a legal visa status in a month for Canada. Is prefer being there for my interview.

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we are at about 87 days... no NOA2.  From what I have been told from people that have through the process Armenia is the fastest and most Persian friendly.  I had originally picked the UAE but Mahshid and her sister had me change it.  I wish you luck and I hope we both get good news soon! 

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I chose Ankara.

I'm not sure if that was a good idea with the recent problems the country has been having.

I chose this because they seemed to have a good history with Iranians and understanding their needs for the visa. I gathered this by looking at the website for turkey embassy and some others.


I'm in the states so I thought it would be easier for me to travel there if I needed to for my soon to be bride.

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