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United Kingdom Reviews
Average Rating: 4.37 / 5
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London, United Kingdom
Review #22529 on September 21, 2017:

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

I had my interview scheduled for 1pm on Thur. It was fairly quiet when I arrived at the blue visa tent outside the embassy at 12pm. I was greeted by a nice lady who told me to come back in about 30 minutes. I came back around 12:35pm I gave my consulate letter and passport which she wrote on and handed back to me, she then directed me to a door where I went through security. Upon entering the embassy I was given a sticker with a number on it and asked to sit and wait for my number to be called. My number was called after about 5 minutes, I went to the booth and handed in the documents they asked for which were: Passport, birth cert, courier info, DS 160 barcode, 1 134, tax return and a photograph. The very nice gentlemen then handed me a copy of my x ray on disc and told me to be seated and wait to be called by a consular officer. I waited about 45 minutes and then was called to a different booth. I was asked to swear to tell the truth and answered several questions about how we met, ... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #22510 on September 17, 2017:





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My interview was scheduled on a Friday at 12:30 BST. I arrived around 12:00, sat around in the park opposite until about 12:10 and walked over to the gazebo that says Visas. I was the only person there, I thought I had the embassy to myself.

Here they checked my passport and interview confirmation and sent me to the security booth. Airport style, take of belt and put everything in your pockets in the tray, walk through and out. Very quick again, since I was the only person.

Walked in, lady at reception checked my interview confirmation and passport again, gave me a sticker with an "I" number on and then I walked into the waiting room.

So this is where all the people are, I was not the only one after all, that room was pretty much full, but I haven't even found a seat yet and I heard a "bing" on the big screen and my number was up.

This was the first window, just checked passport again, interview confirmation, did my fingerprin... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #22486 on September 13, 2017:

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Appointment was scheduled for 11.30am. Arrived at 11.10am. Went through security outside the building where they check your passport and interview letter.

Went up to the reception desk where she gave me a ticket number. Went to the waiting area. Waited 10mins and was called to be first desk where the woman asked for my passport, birth certificate, police certificate and my affidavit of support.

Sat back down again in the waiting area. Waited around 20-30mins and was called up to another desk. The guy just asked how we met, how many times we've visited each other, and how my family was feeling about the wedding being in the U.S. He then approved the visa and I was able to leave.

I entered the building at 11.10am and was out by 12 noon. A fairly painless process, just make sure you have all the documents you need.

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London, United Kingdom
Review #22354 on August 18, 2017:


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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

This review is being submitted on behalf of my husband, a British citizen so it may not be as detailed as some of the others but hopefully it will provide some insight!

He arrived 3 hours early (being as cautious as he is) around 9 AM and was told that IR1/CR1 applicants are only allowed in within 20 minutes of their designated interview appointment. The line extended all the way into the park but after speaking with a representative, they scribbled his interview time on his interview letter in red, stated that usually the line clears up by noon and they were right. When he returned at around noon, the line had disappeared.

His interview was at 12:30PM so he decided to grab some food and review his paperwork in the park. At noon, he went back and entered after providing the requested passport and interview letter, he proceeded to the security check where they scan your bags and belongings. They made it clear that laptops are not permitted but he was al... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #22346 on August 17, 2017:





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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Our experience was similar to what everyone else's with their interview, there was nothing to worry about.

My fiance and I over-prepared, I made a binder with a table of contents, dividers, and labelled everything to the T and they didn't take anything except the pay stubs and I-134 form. They didn't even take the letter from my employer, which really surprised us.

My fiance compared it to the DMV, where you go up to a kiosk/desk and give documents and have a short conversation but you really spend most of your time sitting in the communal seating area.

I definitely would not have done anything differently, even though the embassy didn't take 95% of the documents we had prepared but I want to express that it really isn't a stressful environment.

Also, it's difficult to find in the forums (if it even exists) but the 1-134 form, pays stubs, and tax form all need to be original or have wet-ink signatures. The first package I s... read complete review

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