Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
rchicago

petitioner and interview

7 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

I am just wondering how critical it is for the petitioner to be at the interview? I am planning on going down a week after the interview and staying for a week after he gets his visa approved. Just too much money to fly down for one day if there is no bearing on whether or not you go to the interview with your beneficiary.....does anyone know if it affects the outcome whether or not the US citizen is at the interview???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just wondering how critical it is for the petitioner to be at the interview? I am planning on going down a week after the interview and staying for a week after he gets his visa approved. Just too much money to fly down for one day if there is no bearing on whether or not you go to the interview with your beneficiary.....does anyone know if it affects the outcome whether or not the US citizen is at the interview???

Nope it does nothing.....! Please click on the link below and let us know if that helped. (reviews about the embassy and letting in the petitioner)

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/276722-kingston-ja-embassy/


Current cut off date F2A - Nov 08, 2016

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

; It's all about the interview, but they might considder your fiance's appearance as a bonus. they'll see it as a big plus that you flew all the way to support your fiance :thumbs: that's shows a point, I would say.

Like I said, it's all about the interview, but that someone's fianc(e) is attending to support their love is a good thing :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:


holland-flag-44.gifunited-states-flag-88.gif

heart-119.gif August 28th, 2011: Wedding heart-119.giflove-182.gif

AOS
August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
February 27th, 2012: GREEN CARD in hand, yaaay!!!




November 10th, 2013: ROC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

consulate specific answer needed

moving thread to:

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just wondering how critical it is for the petitioner to be at the interview? I am planning on going down a week after the interview and staying for a week after he gets his visa approved. Just too much money to fly down for one day if there is no bearing on whether or not you go to the interview with your beneficiary.....does anyone know if it affects the outcome whether or not the US citizen is at the interview???

The answer really varies from consulate to consulate. I would suggest you specifically ask members with Jamaican beneficiaries who have already successfully completed the process. Best wishes! (F)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

-Henry David Thoreau

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just wondering how critical it is for the petitioner to be at the interview? I am planning on going down a week after the interview and staying for a week after he gets his visa approved. Just too much money to fly down for one day if there is no bearing on whether or not you go to the interview with your beneficiary.....does anyone know if it affects the outcome whether or not the US citizen is at the interview???

Based upon my experiences, I went to every appointment my husband had at the Embassy. Based upon what I seen while waiting, some individuals received a blue sheet because the interviewer wanted to interview the petitioner and they were not there. So, I don't know if things have changed since 9/2010 but it is better that you are present so they can interview you as the petitioner, especially if it is a husband or fiancee.


You Fancy Huh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They changed the rules at the Jamaica Embassy - The petitioner is NOT allowed to attend the interview - there have been some who went down and waited outside, even one person who had the consulate send to have their SO come in. If they decide they want to interview the petitioner, they will blue slip and then you need to schedule a second interview.

Do you have your tickets booked already? I am assuming you are planning to go down and then fly back with them - it's not advisable to make travel plans until the actual visa is in hand. While some get it back quickly, there have been others that it took months.


Fire de a Mus Mus tail, him tink a cool breeze

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...