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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Hello,

I (USC) am trying to decide if I should attend the interview with my wife to get her CR-1 Visa..

Wanted to get some polling data and results of the USC regarding attending the Interview:

1) Did the USC attend the interview? Y/N

2) Result of the interview? Pass/Fail

3) Location of interview?

Think it would be interesting to crunch these numbers and see if it really matters if the USC attends..

Thanks to all for your participation!!


11-10-09

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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have not had the interview yet,

but i will NOT be there and odds of getting the visa are very high for tokyo....


USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY

04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

USA JOURNEY

07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jordan
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I AM going with my husband in Jordan.

We attempted a K1 that was returned to USCIS by the embassy in September. So I went to Jordan and we married Oct 6 and started the CR1.

I think we would have gotten the K1 if I had been with him.

No way I would miss this!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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For me it is impossible to go to the interview however I am going to write a letter to the CO as to why i couldnt attend and stating some basic info about our relationship based on the questions i have seen that they asked other interviewers. I hope this will be enough

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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For me it is impossible to go to the interview however I am going to write a letter to the CO as to why i couldnt attend and stating some basic info about our relationship based on the questions i have seen that they asked other interviewers. I hope this will be enough

That is a good idea... I may decide to do that as well


11-10-09

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Bolivia
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My husband was with me at the interview at Madrid,Spain I am bolivian

We got the CR-1 visa

It helps.... to attend your spouse/fiance visa, specially in high fraud countries ( I am not sure if it is your case)

Good luck


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

01-18-2012 : Sent I-751 Package

01-22-2012 : Delivered California Service Center

01-24-2012 : Check cashed! Yayyy

01-30-2012 : Received ASC letter... Dated 01-27

02-08-2012 : Got Extension Stamp (Passport) Expires 02-07-2013

02-24-2012 : Biometrics Appt.

06-13-2012 : Got my 10 years greencard. Yeah baby!!!

NATURALIZATION

01-15-2013 : Eligible to file

07-05-2013 : Sent package to Phoenix Lockbox

07-11-2013 : Check cashed

07-15-2013 : NOA

07-30-2013 : Biometrics done

08-09-2013 : Interview letter

09-10-2013 : Interview!! PASSED!

11-22-2013 : Oath Ceremony - I AM A CITIZEN OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

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I (USC) am going to be flying back to Hong Kong for my husband's interview in Hong Kong. I know already that they won't let me inside the interview room (the embassy said they just want to interview him), but I can wait in the waiting room. The interview is on June 7th. I will let you know what happened....


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Filed: IR-2 Country: China
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I did not attend but I sent a letter stating the reason I could not be with my wife and of how our relationship evolved and my wife said this helped greatly! Only had a few questions and done, she also had our best photo on top of the documents so the CO could see that first without asking.


07/07/09 : Married

08/18/09: I-130 Sent to Chicago

08/20/09: I-130 Received by USCIS

08/25/09: NOA1

09/22/09: NOA2

10/05/09: Received case# and gave emails

10/07/09: Received DS-3032 and AOS email

10/09/09: Sent DS-3032 email to optin electronic filing

10/15/09: Paid both AOS & IV fees

10/16/09: Received email electronic filing accepted

10/18/09: Sent AOS via email

10/23/09: Received email that AOS was accepted and waiting for IV

10/27/09: Sent IV via email

11/10/09: Signon to payment failure

11/19/09: Received email for interview - December 14th

12/14/09: Approved for Visa

12/16/09: Received Visa

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In dominican republic its a suicide if the petitioner does not attend the interview


USCIS-NVC Journey

09-01-2009 I 130 filled under LPR Category

09-08-2009 NOA1

11-20-2009 Upgraded status

01-27-2010 NOA2

02-05-10......Case # Assigned

03-31-10........AVR inputted Case Complete

04-29-2010...Interview date assigned via Operator & email received...

06-02-2010...Medical Exam @consultorio de visas,Sto Dgo.

06-16-2010....Interview @ Santo Domingo 7.30 A.M. APPROVED

08-06-2010..... POE date @ Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta.. connecting flight to Washington DC

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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I'd say it depends on the consulate (whether it is a high-fraud country or not) and the # of "red flags" in your case.

In our case, my husband didn't attend the interview and we got approved without any evidence being asked for. My interview lasted for 4 minutes, tops. We didn't want to waste nearly $1400 in airfare for my husband to stand outside in the May heat since Mumbai doesn't allow USC petitioners to attend the interview. Frankly, we didn't think his presence was neccessary. We had a strong, bona-fide case and I was fully prepared.

Of course, it's always nice to be able to provide some moral support, if you can make it there.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Read the reviews for your Consulate, that may give you a better idea as to whether or not your presence will be required.


OUR JOURNEY SO FAR: (dd/mm/yyyy)

18/09/09 - CR1 NOA1

16/07/10 - POE LAX (256 days NOA1 to interview)

27/09/10 - Aussie/American bun in the oven due May 10, 2011

06/01/11 - Submitted change of address online to USCIS. Mailed I-865 for sponsor. Neverending!

05/05/11 - Bouncing baby boy arrives

10/07/12 - Sent I-751

13/07/12 - I-751 NOA1

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Italy
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Whether or not to attend the interview is totally consulate specific.... For example, China, Equador, DR, and MANY other hi-fraud or difficult countries it is pretty much a MUST that the USC attends.

We processed in Italy and I did not go, but for most Western European countries it is not necessary...

The best advice is from a previous post that you need to check in your regional forum and in the consulate review for your embassy to see what is the acceptable norm for your consulate... Best of luck


10/14/2000 - Met Aboard a Cruise ship

06/14/2003 - Married Savona Italy

I-130

03/21/2009 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago lockbox

11-30-09: GOT GREEN CARD in mail!!!!!!

Citizenship Process;

1/11/2013: Mailed N400 to Dallas Texas

3/11/2013: interview.. Approved

4/4/2013. : Oath! Now a U.S. citizen!

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Read the reviews for your Consulate, that may give you a better idea as to whether or not your presence will be required.

Bogota was described to me by the Consular Officer as a, "High Fraud Post." Had I not attended, we certainly would have been denied. Our AOS meeting was 60 minutes in length, and brutal. We were approved, but it did not come easy.


Ken y Leidys’ Timeline

May 1, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-1)

Aug 4, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-2)

Oct 7, 2009 - Bogota Interview

Oct 16, 2009 - Diomesa package arrived in downtown Barranquilla

Oct 20, 2009 - Leidys took bus to Diomesa Office to pick up Visa/Passport package because ("We don't deliver to your Barrio").

Nov 22, 2009 - POE (30 min.) Los Angeles, Intl.

Dec 27, 2009 - Wedding

March 8, 2010 - AOS NOA

April 8, 2010 - AOS BIO (in Riverside, CA)

May 11, 2010 - AOS AP

May 24, 2010 - AOS Interview

May 27, 2010 - AOS EAD May 27, 2010

Jun 18, 2010 - Green Card Received!

Apr 07, 2012 - ROC Filed

Oct 11, 2012 - ROC RFE

Jan 08, 2013 - CONDITIONS REMOVED!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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First K1 interview I couldn't attend as it was the day my son had to start college

I sent a letter explanation and contact number and we failed

2nd K1 I was there ( outside because the USC isn't allowed in to the interview) We passed


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