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My wife has her Interview at Paris the 16th of June. A couple of months ago I found prep questions, and the "guides" section doesn't cover IR-1/CR-1 questions. Is there anyone that can link me a guide or example questions?

Thanks.


Met in France: 10/26/2008

Engaged in the States: 12/11/2009

Married in France: 12/06/2010

Filed I-130 in Paris (DCF): 3-18-2011

Received Packet 3 : 03-23-2011

Received Packet 4: (Can't remember date)

Interview: 06-16-2011 **APPROVED**

Religious Marriage : 6-25-2011

POE Dulles: 7-20-2011

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Look in the Embassy reviews for Paris and you will find the questions that people have been asked at the consulate. Basically prep for anything and everything about you and your family in the US. Siblings, names, ages, locations. Same for Parents. Also your work, how long, company name, job title. Your hobbies, favorite food, types of books you read, music you like, movies you watch, income, where you live, color of house/car. Your education, school, degree if any, what you studied. Religion if any, church you attend if any and so on. When and where you got married. Make sure your wife knows to never ever ever say "I don't know" to a question. Many things they could ask, they won't even know the answer, but they are wanting to know that she knows the answer even if they can't verify it.

Not sure how important it is for Paris, but if you didn't include an EOR letter send one to your wife now. Likewise a letter explaining any previous marriage and divorce. These and pictures were the only thing the VO looked at in Guangzhou. He only asked a few questions but the "gotcha" question was what is his favorite food. I think Paris is a fairly low risk consulate so hopefully things should go easy for you. Bon Chance. :thumbs:


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-16
AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
Approved!!!!!

I-751 Sent : 2013-07-02

I-751 Bio Appointment Date 2013-08-02

10 Year Green Card Approved!!!!!

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Thanks for the information; I'll actually be going with her to the Embassy because we live together. I've written an EoR and we have a ton of pictures from the past 2.5 years of our lives together.


Met in France: 10/26/2008

Engaged in the States: 12/11/2009

Married in France: 12/06/2010

Filed I-130 in Paris (DCF): 3-18-2011

Received Packet 3 : 03-23-2011

Received Packet 4: (Can't remember date)

Interview: 06-16-2011 **APPROVED**

Religious Marriage : 6-25-2011

POE Dulles: 7-20-2011

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Hi all,

My wife has her Interview at Paris the 16th of June. A couple of months ago I found prep questions, and the "guides" section doesn't cover IR-1/CR-1 questions. Is there anyone that can link me a guide or example questions?

Thanks.

Here's a link to a wiki full of possible questions: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Consular_Interview_Questions

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That wiki list is great.

So this is a stupid question, but...the notification for our interview asks my wife to bring her passport, a photo, money for the fees and a self-addressed express-post envelope. Should we be bringing far more things, such as copies of our tax returns, wedding photo albums, our kid locked in a cage, etc?

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That wiki list is great.

So this is a stupid question, but...the notification for our interview asks my wife to bring her passport, a photo, money for the fees and a self-addressed express-post envelope. Should we be bringing far more things, such as copies of our tax returns, wedding photo albums, our kid locked in a cage, etc?

Yes, most people here bring copies of everything they've ever sent in (I-130 package, AOS package, IV package) as well as all evidence of a bona fide marriage.

A saying I found a long time ago in someone's signature here: Better to be very overprepared than even slightly underprepared!

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Thanks Saylin! I'm wondering if they'll let our toddler wreak havoc in the consulate. He's good evidence of a bona fide marriage. Only a committed relationship can survive that kind of hurricane!

I'd call/email the consulate/embassy to see if kids are allowed, just in case. I know kids are allowed in the one at Montreal. They even have a little kids corner with toys!

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Can anyone tell me what is EoR? Thanks :)


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Can anyone tell me what is EoR? Thanks :)

EoR = Evolution of Relationship

I believe this is only needed for those in China. It's just a letter detailing how the relationship has evolved, as the name suggests.

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Ah okay, thank you so much Saylin. I wondered if I need it too or not, now I know.


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Just a little update. We had our "interview." The consular did not ask my wife (i'm the USC) any questions, but only asked me two questions. "Was I a student this year in France?" and "Do I intend to find a job when I arrive in the States?" Btw, we've been approved and her visa should be arriving a day or so before our religious wedding ceremony!!!


Met in France: 10/26/2008

Engaged in the States: 12/11/2009

Married in France: 12/06/2010

Filed I-130 in Paris (DCF): 3-18-2011

Received Packet 3 : 03-23-2011

Received Packet 4: (Can't remember date)

Interview: 06-16-2011 **APPROVED**

Religious Marriage : 6-25-2011

POE Dulles: 7-20-2011

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Congratulations :)


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Thanks!


Met in France: 10/26/2008

Engaged in the States: 12/11/2009

Married in France: 12/06/2010

Filed I-130 in Paris (DCF): 3-18-2011

Received Packet 3 : 03-23-2011

Received Packet 4: (Can't remember date)

Interview: 06-16-2011 **APPROVED**

Religious Marriage : 6-25-2011

POE Dulles: 7-20-2011

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