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does petitioner need to be present at inteview?

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

Officially the petitioner is not required to be present at the interview. It can be a waste of time and money in some cases (it may be good to go for emotional support, but you may not be able to attend the interview). For other countries I have heard people say it was helpful and they thought they would not have gotten the visa without the petitioner being there.

So, it depends on the Embassy.

Hopefully someone who has experience with the Jamaican Embassy can give you a better answer.

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

Can anyone help me understand what the policy is for the petitioner being present at the interview. And does it help your chances of getting through if they are present or will it hurt anything if they are not there??

well here in jamaica they use to allow them to come in to the interview, but i have read someplace where they don't allow them to enter anymore,

however they can enter the building and stay in the court yard, and you can let the CO know that they are present, and if they need to ask them

any questions they will invite them to come in. i would say that if the petitioner can make it, then it would be a good idea to let them come

if for nothing else it just shows their interest and support in the whole thing.

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Service Center : California Service Center

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Marriage (if applicable): 2009-03-17

I-130 Sent : 2009-12-21

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 RFE : 2010,11,06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2010,12,15

I-130 Approved : 2010-03-09

Interview Date : 2011-02-17 Submit Review

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Thread moved from Site-Discussion forum to US Embassy and Consulate Discussion forum as the topic addresses interviews at the US Consulate for K-1 applicants.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica

You can enter the Consulate AND attend the Interview but it's hard to gain. It's not a standard practice.

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Dec 28 mailed off I-130

Dec 29 delivered to lock-box

Dec 30 NOA1 Notification (priority date)

May 12 NOA2 Notification

NVC Journey 2011

May 23 Case Number assigned

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica

Your not allowed to go in with him to the interview anymore in Jamaica. I'm not going to my fiances. His interview is on Feb. 28th so we will see.

Nicole, I don't see a timeline for you and your fiance'. How long did you have to wait for the interview date? They are taking forever to generate a date for us.

[08-06-10] - Mailed petition to California Service Center

[08-09-10] - Packet received and signed for at service center

[08-16-10] - Check cashed in Lewisville, Texas

[08-19-10] - Received NOA1 by mail (notice date August 13th)

[01-05-11] - Received email notification of NOA2 approval

[01-10-11] - NOA2 Hardcopy received - (Approval date January 4th)

[01-10-11} - NVC Case# Received

[01-13-11] - Case left NVC for the Embassy

[02-08-11] - Scanned and emailed DS-230 to Embassy; no Packet 3 received

[02-16-11] - Packet 4 mailed to fiance'

[03-18-11] - Interview date

[03-18-11] - Case Pending AP

[05-04-11] - Petition expired (no extension granted by embassy in JA)

[05-17-11] - Petition returned to USCIS

[08-01-11] - 2nd I-129 petition filed

[08-10-11] - NOA1 notice received

[01-17-12] - RFE (IMBRA limitations on #of petitions)

[01-19-12] - Sent request for IMBRA -I-129F waiver

[01-31-12] - NOA2 approved

[02-27-12] - Packet 3 Received (DS-230 Scanned and emailed)

[03-05-12] - Packet 4 Received w/interview date

[03-23-12] - Interview in JA - Approved!!! [/font]

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