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Do Children Not Going To US Have To Attend Interview?

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Firstly...welcome!

I also had a daughter who chose to remain in the UK - the paperwork i received from the embassy seemed to include her name on it - however i proceeded to the interview without her and it all went very smoothly - though the interviewing officer did query the additional name when it came to paying for the visa.

Just a little point that I noticed at interview - they really seem to like it if you can go with your paperwork organised - she actually remarked on how easy it was when someone had clearly made an effort to be organised ( i had spent some time compiling a file so everything had a place and was easy to go to when asked for).

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Hi and welcome!

I had the same doubts and I've actually sent the Consulate in Rio, BR an email posting the query. They answered me back saying that, "since your son is not traveling to the U.S. with you at this point, he won't have to be present for the interview".

In the occasion of my interview I was able to clear some other doubts, mainly about how/when my 13 year old son would have his interview for the K2 visa, as he was under the "follow to join" status. The guy told me that, as soon as he was ready, I should contact the consulate and ask them to schedule an interview for him, accompanied by an adult of my choice, bringing all the required paper work, visa fee etc, and the visa would be issued for him to join me at the U.S.

I was also afraid about him going solo to the U.S. and having to deal with the POE officers by himself. He said there was nothing to worry about, as he is a minor child and they would make sure that he will be well assisted ^_^


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