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Should I be afraid of interview? (CR1)

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My CR1 interview is getting closer, and I am more and more afraid of it, and just don't know why... Maybe I am afraid of being denied, or maybe that I will not be treated well, cause we are a gay couple living in a quite homophobic country.

On the other hand I have nothing to hide , our relationship is 100% genuine, and we are together for 7 years...

Any idea how to calm down, and get that bad feelings go away? :(

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When you enter the US Embassy, you're not in your (homophobic) country anymore. You're on United States (de facto) territory. You can feel safe inside there and protected.

Just try to relax and understand that thousands of other people around the world who are in your exact situation (including same sex couples). If you're feeling really nervous, try to do a "mock interview" with your spouse, think about the hardest/most difficult questions that may come up in the interview.

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When you enter the US Embassy, you're not in your (homophobic) country anymore. You're on United States (de facto) territory. You can feel safe inside there and protected.

Just try to relax and understand that thousands of other people around the world who are in your exact situation (including same sex couples). If you're feeling really nervous, try to do a "mock interview" with your spouse, think about the hardest/most difficult questions that may come up in the interview.

Thank you very much for your answer.

YEah I know that embassy is considered a US territory, however most of the workers there are still locals...

We are going to practice interview questions for sure, as soon as I get it scheduled.

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Thank you very much for your answer.

YEah I know that embassy is considered a US territory, however most of the workers there are still locals...

We are going to practice interview questions for sure, as soon as I get it scheduled.

I was really surprised that at the USCIS part of the Embassy here, most of the people working were not locals, but rather people from all over the globe and of all races. I don't know how it will be at your Embassy, but it may be more diverse than you expect.

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I waz a nervous wreck for my husband interview but i worried for nothing it was easy and the co was extremely nice.

Dr is also not the most excepting of gays and lesbians but the lesbian couple in front of us had their visa approved so just relax and think positively and you'll be just fine

Best of luck to you both

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Actually the staff who you give the intake sheet to (DS-160 or DS-260) don;t know its a CR1/K1 application. The make sure that you have the requisite forms eg photos, passport I believe. All the personal information is with the consular officer.

My partner interviewed at the window with other people from his country around. Apparently he said that the applicants waiting were very nervous and rehearsing what they had to say for their B1/B2 etc interviews.

I don't know if you have already had your interview, but refer to the following. Senator Memendez had sent a letter to Secretary Kerry about the need for discretion in interviews with K1/CR1 Interviews at posts. I had contacted My Senator's office (not Menendez's) but as with politicians I got the run-around. I do know of two other couples from Muslim countries (cannot name the countries) were the partners attended the interview and they were housed in a separate room. My partner was not but then I was not allowed by the Embassy to travel to be with him. Perhaps because there was a US Citizen, they gave the special rooms??

 

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-canmy-same-sex-fianc-attend-k-1-visa-interview-country-persecutes-lgbt.html

 

http://www.brophylenahan.com/Brophy_and_Lenahan/Special_Immigration_Considerations_for_Same_Sex_Couples.html

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