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Netherlands Reviews
Average Rating: 4.32 / 5
110 Review(s)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #14337 on April 25, 2014:

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D&Wontheroad


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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My appointment was at 13.30, the consulate doesnt actually open on Thursdays untill this time, so although I was very early at 13, I just had to wait outside.

When 13.30 came around, an officer came outside and called for the names who had an appointment, based on their list, that is also the order that you your case will be handled. You are not allowed to take any large bags (like a trolly) or any electronic devices with you. If you do bring them, its your own responsibility to store them somewhere (not able to do so in the consulate).

Then security screening took place, no bags inside allowed (they do store this for you) so I took only my papers and wallet inside.

Based on the order you were called earlier outside you were now asked to at the first window, give all your papers (including copies!!!) like birthcertificate, conduct of good behavior, payment slip, passport, pasphotos (2), affidavit of support, stamped envelope. You take some... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #14297 on April 15, 2014:


Ortolan


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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

My husband arrived early at the embassy and was the first in line to go in and be called. One guy was pulled out of the line and sent to store his cell phone in a locker or in his car: another reminder to not bring a cell phone to your interview!

When they called his name he went first to one glass window and gave his fingerprints and passport. Then he had to go to a waiting area for a little while. When the CO was ready, he sat in a sort of glassed area across from the CO. There was a microphone to communicate. The CO went through each of the papers in our file with my husband.

At one point, the CO turned off the microphone and turned to a colleague to talk for a couple of minutes, but my husband of course couldn't hear what they were saying. When the CO came back, he asked my husband a couple of questions: "How did you meet? Where are you going to live in the U.S.? What are you planning to do for work? What does your wife do?" He didn't ask for any of t... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #14221 on April 1, 2014:

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I had the interview at 1:30 on a Tuesday and went there together with my wife. We arrived an hour early and there was only one person waiting in front of us. Since it was raining they put up a little tent you could wait under.

At 1:30 the guard came out and asked who had an appointment. The guy in front of us had an appointment later in the day which moved us up to first in the line. Then my wife was NOT allowed in because she was not on the invitation. When inside I first had to pass through airport-like security. DON'T bring any electronics as this can void your entire application.

Inside I had to wait for the window to open. Once it opened there was a friendly woman that checked if I had all the required documents. Since I was the first person to use a new online filing system this took a little longer than normal. After the clerk collected all my documents I was asked to sit back down.

I was called to the second window. This person ask... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #14194 on March 27, 2014:

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eersteatje


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We came to the interview together, but the American fiancee wasn't allowed to enter the embassy. They said "Applicants only," which wasn't what we were expecting from earlier reviews.

But, it otherwise went very smoothly, they started letting people inside at least 15 min early, and all was done within 45 min. Obviously leave your phone at home, or in a locker somewhere (train station, one of the museums?)

They let in the immigrant visa people first (calling them by name), then the non-immigrant visa people. They didn't look at our evidence of relationship. We were a bit worried that they would want to see tax returns (we only had an employee letter for the evidence of employment/salary), but it was fine.




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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #13888 on February 18, 2014:


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Review Topic: K1 Visa

We're approved!! We'll be getting married on April 23, 2014!!

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