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Colombia Reviews
Average Rating: 3.99 / 5
361 Review(s)
Bogota, Colombia
Review #17219 on July 1, 2015:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I came very early, before 6:00 am, although my interview was 7:30 am. They started the services at 7:00 am. They classified the people in two lines, tourist and residents visas. For resident visas it doesn't matter the hour of your interview, so I was happy because I was second in line. Then they allowed us to go inside. The girls of the staff told us that we could go directly for any door, no problems or lines. A staff guy inside registered us and brought us for the chairs in front of interview windows for immigrant visas. I was second with the turn #7 after 15 minutes or less. In the window was a Colombian lady, she said good morning, anded ask my complete name. Then she asked for my passport and the two passport size photos. Then, the questions:

- Who is asking for you in the USA? (like who is sponsoring me)
- Are you legally married?
- Where did you get married?
- Do you live in USA?
- How long was your longest visit to the USA? (I aske... read complete review

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Bogota, Colombia
Review #17097 on June 19, 2015:


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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

My husband and I had our interview at the Embassy on June 18th.
The time of the interview was 8:00 am but we arrived 30 minutes early and were allowed to enter right away.

1. Wait time: From the beginning everything went smooth: from the first line outside the embassy to taking to the first lady that received our paperwork it was about 30-40 minutes. The long wait was in taking to the American Consul, which was probably 1:30 -2 hours. We were out of the embassy at 10:00 am

2. Interview: In our specific case, the interview took a little longer than most of the others we saw before us, because both my husband (The USC petitioner) and I live in Colombia, so we had to prove intent of reestablishing domicile in the US, which was the main focus of the interview. The Consul was super nice (a lady) and started the interview in Spanish, but after a little while changed to English (mainly because she asked something in English - I guess out of confusion- and ... read complete review

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Bogota, Colombia
Review #17072 on June 16, 2015:

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My step-daughter had her green card interview at the US Embassy in Bogota on June 12, 2015. Her appointment was for 8am, but they were allowed to enter at 7am and were out of the embassy by 9:30a. Since her mother and I are both in the USA and couldn't travel to take her to the interview, we had a family member taking her; the consul only asked if we were still married and the name of my employer and job title.

All-in-all a great experience!!

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Bogota, Colombia
Review #17070 on June 16, 2015:


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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

We were told not to arrive early for the interview but we decided to go early anyway. We're glad we went early! Our appointment was at 7:30am but we arrived at 6:30am. There was a huge line outside the embassy. Thinking we couldn't go in early we waited in the line for a good 15 or 20 minutes (not able to hear what they were saying on the loud speaker). Out of curiosity, we went to the front of the line to hear what they were saying. They were saying that non-immigrants had to wait until the time of their appointment and that immigrants/residents could go in anytime! So after hearing that, we went right in (I was able accompany my wife)!

We went through security and they directed us to the first 6 windows to a guy sitting in a chair who looked at our photos and said they wouldn't work because my wife didn't show her ears. After arguing with him for a couple of minutes he told us to see what they said at the window and gave us #14. We waited for only about 30 minutes befo... read complete review

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Bogota, Colombia
Review #17047 on June 12, 2015:


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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

The interview was scheduled for 8:30 am, June 3, but they began pre-processing immediately when she arrived at 7:45. She only had to wait about 30 minutes before she was brought before the consul. His questions:

When did you meet your husband?
When did your husband last come for a visit?
What language does your husband speak?
Do you speak english?

It was here that he switched to english and asked her several more questions:

Where did you learn to speak english?
Have you visited the US before? On what type of visa? How long were you in the US?
Last time you spoke with your husband?

After the questions he stated that she was approved for the visa, pending receipt of documents from doctors. He told her the instructions for applying for a green card. Told her once the medical documents were received, the visa would be processed and sent via DHL. Over all, everyone at the consulate were very ... read complete review

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