Hi CR/IR1 applicants,
We have just received an email that our IR1 case at NVC is finished, and that the NVC will schedule our interview at Madrid Embassy. YAYYYYYYY!!
I am thinking that it is POSSIBLE that the interview will be at the end of December (anyone know?) but meanwhile I have a question about the pre-interview stage we are now in.
Do we have to send documents via mail/courier to the Madrid embassy before the interview?? We are IR-1 - - is sending documents only for K-1 people?
Is this Packet 3?
I ask because I saw this:
This page about the Madrid Embassy was written by people who had gone through the post-NVC stage recently, and a couple of people have written that they had to send their docs through snail mail before their interview, as Madrid has changed their policies ...
However, nowhere on the .gov websites do I see instructions for that.
I m not sure if maybe this is only for K-1 visas?? The person who wrote that part did not indicate if it was for IR/CR-1.
Then there s this http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/536290-new-checklist-for-madrid-edited-title/ which talks about a checklist of items to mail to the embassy, and that it wasn t the K-1 list but the list for IR/CR-1 applicants!
The PDF from the Madrid Embassy doesn t talk about sending documents as a requirement: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/MDD - Madrid.pdf
It only states IF you need to send documents
<<Sending documents to the U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain
If you need to send us any documents, please DO NOT mail them to us directly. Instead, visit ais.usvisa-info.com and ask for information on courier services. >>
The Spanish US DOS Visa Appointment Service website does not address it either,
It only sends you to the travel .gov website re the Interview stage, which refers to BRINGING documents with you to the interview.
I always thought that we will only BRING documents to the interview, but that VJ page has me very confused. (If that info is not applicable to everyone, I think it should be edited and labeled appropriately.)
How do I know if we will have to send documents via snail mail/courier before the interview? I ask because we may not be in Spain to send them during the window of time before the interview.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks!