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My wife has an interview scheduled in Embassy in Syria for early next month (I-130, CR-1 Visa), and I read through the interview paperwork that NVC sent me a few days ago - it says that if you are missing such-and-such, that you will be denied at your "initial interview" - what does this mean? Does it mean that this if for the initial interview, and there are more interviews to comen, and a long delay in getting the Visa approved and stamped on passport?? I don't get what they mean by that - I always thought that you go the interview, and if all is in order and nothing missing (as should be the case for us), and interview goes smoothly, then shouldn't they just approve the Visa? And perhaps issue the Visa at the same time? Does it not work like that?

Please if someone can help here, I am confused about this and need some advise from those who may have been through similar experiences....


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hi trekkin,

There shouldn't be 'more' interviews. Basically let's say you go to the interview and your police certificate is more than a year old. You won't be issued the visa right away, they will wait for you to submit a new police certificate, review it and then issue your visa.

Also, sometimes people go through AP after having the interview, could just be for a short time but there may be something they want to look at further.

As you say, if you go to the interview and everything is in order they should just approve the visa - but that isn't always the case.

I'm not trying to make this all sound negative, if you have all your documents ready etc you will probably have no problem having the visa issued right away, however, I think you always have to be prepared for them to say they are going to do further research or whatever.

A good example of this was posted yesterday:


Anyway, good luck with the interview :thumbs:

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