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Nicaragua Reviews
Average Rating: 3.82 / 5
33 Review(s)
Review #7683 on May 30, 2011:


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Review #7616 on May 18, 2011:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Everything went thru smothly, but my husband was in U.S without a permition and at the time of the interview we were told that we are elegible for a waiver and now we are in the process of that! I-601 form we have to wait another year.

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Review #7324 on March 27, 2011:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

The people who did the interview and collected our documents at the consulate in Managua were very friendly. My wife is a nervous person so the fact that the girls who attended us made small talk with her really made her feel comfortable. They didn't get too crazy with us during the interview either. They just looked at our pictures and the stack of receipts from the money I sent to her and asked us when and where we got married. They also asked my wife what her date of birth was and if she had ever been to the US. The whole thing was a piece of cake for us; however, I think the fact that I was there with my wife helped a lot. In prior visits to the COnsulate, we have seen how they ask a ton of questions that can be somewhat personal when the beneficiary goes to the interview alone.

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Review #7133 on February 4, 2011:


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Review Topic: Waiver/Admin Review

This review is of the interview my husband had with the consulate in Managua when he submitted his I-601 waiver package. The I-601 applications are accepted MWF from 1-3pm. He arrived at 12 and there was already a short line. As it got closer to 1 the line grew very long. He entered and went the the security as described in previous reviews. When called he went to the window and submitted the I-601 along with the biographical form. They asked him a few questions about when he EWI'd, when he returned to the US, did he return on his own, does he have family in the US, and where is he working, then he took a seat. About 20 minutes later he was asked to return to the window where they gave him a slip of paper that allowed him to wait for him number to be called so he could go to the cashier and pay. After he paid they told him to take a seat and wait for his name to be called. When he returned to the window about 30 minutes later the interview began. The same American woman that interviewed us for the VISA asked him about 10 questions which I'll list here. When did he EWI, when did he return to Nicaragua, why did he return, did he have any trouble with the police, what work did he do in the US, did we have any children together, did he want to bring his child from Nicaragua to the US, what does he want to do when he returns to the US, what will we do if he doesn't get the waiver, how many times have I visited him, is his family receiving money from me to support them, and maybe a few others. Pretty much everything they asked him was described in the waiver. He said she was pleasant and encouraging. Overall our experience with the Managua consulate was very positive.

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Review #7132 on February 4, 2011:


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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Everything went almost exactly as previous reviews have provided regarding getting there at 7AM, going through inspection and waiting to be called up to the windows. The first person we spoke to was Nicaraguan and asked us general questions about when we were married, where we were working, when did my husband return to Nicaragua from the US, and did we have any children of our own or together. It didn't seem that they had looked at our package from NVC because he asked to look at our copy and flipped through it pausing at the photos. He told us our VISA application couldn't be completed because we needed police reports from the city where my husband is living in Nicaragua, and the two cities where he lived in the US. I told him the NVC checklist told us we didn't need them which is why we didn't have them. He said the NVC checklist is outdated. He then took my husband fingerprints and asked us to wait to be called again. The second person that called us up was American. She was very nice and asked us pretty much the same questions. She told our VISA application will be complete and approved once we return with the three police reports, but that since my husband was EWI for more than one year he would have a 10 year ban to wait out before the VISA will be issued. She encouraged us to apply for the I-601 Waiver and told us we could do it in the afternoon MWF. She said the police reports could be from the city or the state where he lived in the US. We left bummed that we couldn't finish everything because we had the I-601 waiver application in hand and ready to submit. I was leaving to return to the US a couple days later. I contacted the states and found out the state records required fingerprints and one of the cities required him to appear in person. y wanted him to either appear in person to get the report. One of the cities only required a notorized letter. We spent the entire next day trying to find somewhere to get fingerprints in Nicaragua, even going back to the Embassy to see if we could get the copy there that they took, but could not get them. I wrote a letter and we got it notorized so that took care of one city. After I returned to the states I called the other city and they said if he doesn't have a record on file they could give me a letter saying that. I found a website for one of the states that let me pay for online access saying he had no record on file. I was only missing the other state so I printed out the page that said I could only get it with fingerprints. I mailed everything to my husband and two weeks later he returned to Managua and the application was completed. I'll put the Waiver interview review under a separate topic.

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