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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Morocco
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All they look for is that you share a common language. If you can prove that you can speak Hindi or Gurajati then there will be no problem. You will need to have emails or some kind of communication proving that.

My husband did not speak English very well at the time of his interview. He had his interview in French since it was our means of communication. He passed with flying colors.

Good luck to you.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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All they look for is that you share a common language. If you can prove that you can speak Hindi or Gurajati then there will be no problem. You will need to have emails or some kind of communication proving that.

My husband did not speak English very well at the time of his interview. He had his interview in French since it was our means of communication. He passed with flying colors.

The original poster asked "Will it be tougher for her to have the Visa approved if she chooses not to have the Interview in English?" If my perception is correct -- that the original poster is asking whether the interview would be conducted in English -- then the answer above does not really address itself to the question.

The fluency of communication in the interview -- and the concomitant risk of misunderstandings and wrong answers -- depends on the foreign-language abilities of both the interviewee and the consular officer who is conducting the interview. It would be good for the original poster to hear from people who have actually interviewed at Mumbai and who have faced the language situation, to see whether most of the consuls speak either of the Indian languages mentioned. If no such person responds here, perhaps the question can be posted (or searched) in the Regional forum for India.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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moving to:

The Foreign Embassy and Consulate General Discussion

You are almost there and now you have to deal with the embassy. This is the place to post your experiences or questions related to this last step before moving to the US. Topics relating to I-134's, packets sent from consulate and medical & police certificates should be posted here.


YMMV

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