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Both spouses or just one for interview in Accra?

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Hi everybody,

It's my first time here and I needed some advice from those of u with Accra interview experience.

I became a permanent resident here in the US through a previous marriage to a citizen. My parents initially opposed our relationship but after she and I got married here, they had no other option than to accept her. My wife and I owned a home (both our names on the lease), and her 3 kids & younger sister lived with us. Things were good till I became a citizen and planned filing for my parents. She opposed the idea with the reason that she didn't want my parents living in our home because they didn't approve of our relationship in the begining, eventhough my parents had had a good relationship with her since we got married. I planned moving them out to their own apartment after they had lived with us for a while for me to save enough; my ex-wife still didn't agree. I found that very unfair because I had always been okay with her people living with us. After we quarelled over it for months, I still went ahead and filed for my parents; she filed for a divorce immediately. So that was it.

I later met my current wife (a Ghanaian citizen) thru a mutual friend here in the US. I filed for her with documents proving that my previous marriage was genuine and the application got approved.

Now my question: do I have to be there for her interview in Accra? If she has enough proof to show that our marriage and my previous one weren't fake, can she go alone without any likely issues?

I feel that if I go for the interview with her (even with every document I have), my presence will give the interviewer the opportunity to ask us too many unnecessary questions. The cost of travelling is also pocket-drilling. Lol. Will it be riskier for me to come with her or for her to go alone with all documents proving my previous and our current marriages are genuine?

Thanks


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Its up to you whether you go to the interview or not. It is not a requirement that the petitioner be at the interview. Whether the petitioner attends the interview or not (sometimes they will not interview the petitioner in even if they are present) may or may not affect the outcome of the interview.

Many interviews in Ghana seem to require a second interview because the CO requires more evidence of the relationship (just something to keep in mind in case this happens to you).

Good luck.


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Its up to you whether you go to the interview or not. It is not a requirement that the petitioner be at the interview. Whether the petitioner attends the interview or not (sometimes they will not interview the petitioner in even if they are present) may or may not affect the outcome of the interview.

Many interviews in Ghana seem to require a second interview because the CO requires more evidence of the relationship (just something to keep in mind in case this happens to you).

Good luck.

If you don't mind me asking, what are some of the "more" evidence they require to prove the existence of a relationship?


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In our case the CO wanted letters we had written to each other and pictures from our first meeting. The letters were not presented at the initial interview because there were only about 5-6 and we thought it was not much. We didn't have pictures from our initial meeting (long story).

The CO can ask for anything that they want spanning the length of the relationship.


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In our case the CO wanted letters we had written to each other and pictures from our first meeting. The letters were not presented at the initial interview because there were only about 5-6 and we thought it was not much. We didn't have pictures from our initial meeting (long story).

The CO can ask for anything that they want spanning the length of the relationship.

Thanks a lot.


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In our case the CO wanted letters we had written to each other and pictures from our first meeting. The letters were not presented at the initial interview because there were only about 5-6 and we thought it was not much. We didn't have pictures from our initial meeting (long story).

The CO can ask for anything that they want spanning the length of the relationship.

I have a question. If I am providing IM chats, emails, and phone records, would they still ask me for letters? We don't write letters so I'm scared if they ask and I don't have it, they will make up that reason to say they need more evidence. Are they that picky?


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Kwame. Just make sure your wife explain to them that you guys dont send snail mails,dey would understand as long as you are ready to provide other evidence thats cool. In my case my wife and i dont send snail mails. When it is a birthday or an occasion we send electronic cards on the internet. It saves time and is fast. Pls trust me if is CR1 VISA which you guys are chasing,then there is no need for you to flying in,they might not even allow you in and even if dey do, as soon as your wife's docs are collected by a worker at de embassy and presented to the CO before her finger print,you would be told to wait outside. But the only way de CO would get to know if you are in ghana or outside de embassy is during the interview when de CO would ask your wife -> WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR HUSBAND? if she says not too long ago but you are outside waitin for her,then the CO would say go and call your husband in. What happens to you from there varies from one case to the other. BUT if is a finance visa or K1 visa then it would not be a bad idea to be there with ur fiance,and they would not even stop you from enterin de embassy or sitin close to where ya finance is standin whiles takin de interview. I wish you good luck. Am in ghana and my wife is in de states. sorry my comment is so long and pardon me for de short hand writin and errors cos am using my cell fon to type.

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