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United Kingdom Reviews
Average Rating: 4.37 / 5
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London, United Kingdom
Review #22201 on July 21, 2017:

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Won't repeat what everyone else has already said, but just get right to it!

First I was called to a bank-teller like window in the same room as waiting room.
There was a lady behind the glass ~25 year old American woman. Very strict, to the point, professional (read: stiff and boring ).
Firstly she asked me for my passport and appointment letter (the confirmation page you see after successfully booking the interview).
She then proceeded to ask some quick questions whilst filling out some forms:
- Have you been married before?
- Have you served in the military?
- What's your status in the UK? (I'm a Swedish national, permanent resident in the UK, hence this question)

She then asked me to hand over some papers, which she specifically requested one-by-one, looked through quickly to make sure it was the right stuff, filled something out on the computer and then put it in a file with a 2-hole binder ... read complete review

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Review #22188 on July 20, 2017:


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First of all, I dressed up, something I learned in the military, but I was one of only about three of us there that day who did so. Everyone else was dressed for comfort, which is fine; I would do so if I was you; there were not many fans in the embassy, and it was a hot day.

The beginning of the day was very quick. I was asked to turn up twenty to fifteen minutes prior to my appointment, which I did, and the cue was relatively short. On handing over my paperwork (passport and interview confirmation pages) I was let through security (who checked the same paperwork and passport again) and directed to reception, who checked it all a third time, and directed me to the front of the waiting area.

This first waiting period was very short, about ten minutes, before my number was called. I handed over the paperwork as it was requested, and here was where the only moment of panic came; although the lady taking my paperwork was polite, and professional, she asked m... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #22166 on July 19, 2017:

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The building is HUGE. A lot bigger than I was expecting, after driving past all of the EU embassy buildings, which are around the size of a 2 bedroom house.

I walked onto their 'campus' (that's the only word I could think of!) and headed towards the blue tent that was labelled for fiancé visas. I was there an hour before my 1pm appointment, as I'd heard that the line to check in is sometimes very long. But... I was the only person there. The lady at the tent was so lovely and friendly, and told me to go and relax and walk off the nerves for a while, and come back at 12.40pm.

I did, and she checked me in. Again, very friendly, and it was nice to have a reassuring start to everything. This is the stage where you need your appointment letter/email. In her words - "something to show that you've been invited here today". She wished me luck, and directed me towards the security office. They scanned my bag and I walked through a metal detector thing like at the ... read complete review

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Review #22127 on July 11, 2017:





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The interview was pretty cut and dried as the other interviewees have indicated.

Rob appeared for his interview yesterday, July 10, 2017. He presented his paperwork at the first window and inadvertently had brought the wrong birth certificate so they told him that he could courier the long form birth certificate to them at no cost and gave him a letter with instructions on how to go about doing that, although there were some things that weren't completely clear. Also, they had not received his medical yet (apparently something to do with the July 4 holiday). They were nice, though, and let him go ahead with the interview.

Rob said that during the interview, they never asked him about his proof of relationship paperwork, SAR, or anything of the like. They did inquire about the relationship, i.e. How long he has known me, how many times we've met, why he hasn't been to see me more times, and what his intentions are when he comes to America.
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London, United Kingdom
Review #22126 on July 11, 2017:





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Quite straightforward process, interview was booked for 12:30, and you are told to arrive no earlier than 15 mins prior, which is what I did. The embassy is easy to find, it's a huge building, and there was a small pavilion marked "visa" outside with a lady that checks you in. She asked for my time of appointment and embassy letter, but as I have mentioned previously, this never arrived, so instead I gave her receipt of payment that I printed out, which was sufficient. She wrote a number on this, and then I had to go through security, similar to an airport (note: laptops are not allowed). From here I was allowed to enter the embassy proper, where a receptionist again asked for my embassy letter(I gave her the receipt too, which again was accepted) and she checked me in again, and put some stickers on my print-out (these have an "I" number on them). From there I entered a large waiting room, which was mostly empty (I believe my interview was one of the last), and waited for my "I" numbe... read complete review

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