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Netherlands Reviews
Average Rating: 4.41 / 5
104 Review(s)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #14194 on March 27, 2014:

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

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #13868 on February 13, 2014:


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Fast interview. Two pieces of advice: 1. Just don't bring electronic devices to the embassy and 2. be sure to speak enough English to make it through the interview. javascript:emoticon('')

You will be interviewed where there are other people being interviewed present, so be prepared for that. This is not a private interview for the IR-1/CR-1 visa.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #13653 on January 17, 2014:


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There's a lot said about the Amsterdam Consulate already. I just know from my own experience that reading someone else's review made me more confident going there myself. So here it is:

I went by train and took one early so if anything would happen I would still be on time. Despite the tram in Amsterdam getting into an accident I was still almost 30 minutes early. The guard told me I would be let in 5 minutes prior to my appointment. It was raining but I was almost first in line so I didn't mind. After 15 minutes quite the crowd had gathered and out of the consulate came an employee with sort of a party tent and put it up for people to hide from the rain. Nice gesture since I've always been treated like a number during the whole visa process.

Then out came another security guard who did the initial screening:

He checked the passport, asked if I had any electronic devises (I left them at home thanks to other reviews warning me about that), ch... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #13422 on December 10, 2013:


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Emailing them for assistance or questions isn't very effective. It was difficult to get proper answers out of them about things - so we often had to figure it out ourselves.

There was an issue with filing the DS-160. Apparently they did not receive the electronic confirmation page and told us we had to re-do the form.

After doing it all over again, they emailed back saying that they did have the original one but that it was sent to the Non-Immigrant Visa unit, so they were unable to open it, since technically the DS-160 is a non-immigrant form.

Eventually they figured it out themselves and we were all set.

The interview went fine - they did not look at any pictures or evidence of our relationship. They looked at the bank statement of the beneficiary showing the transaction for the interview fee.

They reviewed the evidence of support form and documents (petitioners bank statements, tax records, pay stubs, lette... read complete review

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