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Last 3 Reviews

Jamaica Review #22025 on June 26, 2017:

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mpexilus

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My Fiance just completed his interview. He was excited to tell me that he was approved and that the interview lasted roughly 10 minutes. His appointment time was 10am but he arrived an hour early. He ended up seeing the white male officer who he said was very nice. The officer asked How long did you know her? 9yrs
How did we meet? through a friend
How long have we been together? 2yrs
Where does your fiancé live? he gave my city an state
How many times does she comes to see you? every 3 to 4 months
What does your fiancé do for a living? he gave my profession
Does your son know her daughter? He said yes they speak on imo to each other.

Then the officer smiled and stated ok Mr. Turner have a nice life with your wife. My fiancé said thank you, and sat there and the officer stated did you need anything else? You are approved, my fiancé said he did not know whether to laugh or cry, and said thank you. javascript:emoticon('')
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Review #22024 on June 26, 2017:

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enw10

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

The interview process was much less scary than I thought it would be. You just go in and they give you a form to fill out (with basic information) and a list of documents to put in a certain order. You wait a bit, and they call you up to look through your documents. Then you wait a little more (for us it was an hour and a half) for the interview that takes 5-10 minutes. The interview is just done at a window. Our appointment was at 9:20. We arrived at 8:30 and left at 11:15. They told us the visa takes two weeks to receive by mail.

You can't take your cell phone in, so you have to give it to the people on the street to keep, which is R$10. Just be aware of it and bring the R$10 Also, there's a play area in the waiting room with toys in case you have to take your kids. The whole thing is pretty casual (well, as casual as it can be). Everyone was perfectly nice and helpful. The consulate is also pretty conveniently located right by the subway station, so you don't need to stay at a hotel nearby.



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Frankfurt, Germany Review #22023 on June 24, 2017:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

We were in and out in 45 minutes. Everyone, from guard outside to consular officer who did the interview was extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. There were no lines for green card/CR1 interviews....we were literally the only ones the entire time.

The actual interview lasted 10 minutes. Several detailed questions about how long we had known each other, where we met, how often we see each other, and whether/when my husband's son would be joining us. We were told immediately that we would be approved.

Having read the many mentions of stamps and envelopes here, i was prepared for that, but then the officer said that wasn't necessary.

We received the envelope in the mail 3 days later!

Really an excellent experience. Kudos to the team at Frankfurt Embassy!

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