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I may have missed this detail somewhere but I'm trying to determine what language will be spoken/expected at the embassy interview. Natalia will be going to the embassy in Kiev and speaks only Russian. Will she need an interpreter?

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:D offcourse she would be provided a translator. in case she doesnt have one then let me know i have a friend who can speak russina. he can help yuour fiance out but for that you need extra money to pay.

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I may have missed this detail somewhere but I'm trying to determine what language will be spoken/expected at the embassy interview. Natalia will be going to the embassy in Kiev and speaks only Russian. Will she need an interpreter?

I would assume the interview will be in English.

Do you speak Russian?


24 June 2007: Leaving day/flying to Dallas-Fort Worth

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I may have missed this detail somewhere but I'm trying to determine what language will be spoken/expected at the embassy interview. Natalia will be going to the embassy in Kiev and speaks only Russian. Will she need an interpreter?

Glenn,

Kiev has Russian, Ukrainian, and English speaking people so it's no problem. Now what they will ask her is how you communicate with each other if she doesn't speak English. My now wife spoke some English and I know some Russian (she even said it with a straight face), she told the woman we “Manage fine”.

Kiev is a really easy embassy to work with, I’ve had 2 K1s in the past 3 years from Kiev, the last one early this year. Everyone was always really nice and helpful. Remind your fiancée at least 5 times to not open the brown package they send her with her Visa, or she’ll be making a trip back to the Embassy. After 3 reminders my wife still made the trip back to reseal the envelope. Excitement seems to prevail when the visa arrives!

I’ve never talked to anyone that has been denied at Kiev, I’m sure it’s happened, it’s just really rare. Even on my second K1 in less than 3 years they were easy to deal with.

Best of luck,

Brad


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Do you speak Russian, Glenn? How do you and Natalia communicate? Well, I know that love has this power to exceed borders or conventions, but the COs may see things from the rigid pragmatic perspective...

As far as the interview is concerned, she can speak any language that the consular officer understands (generally, COs speak the language of the country to which they have been appointed), but she will have to prove the validity of your relationship by this "detail" also - she has to convince the interviewer that you two have been able to exchange ideas, impressions, to talk about your future, to make plans for it ...

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I had the option of being interviewed in Portuguese or English but the consular had poor Portuguese abbilities so she was happy that I could speak English in my interview.


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I had the option of being interviewed in Portuguese or English but the consular had poor Portuguese abbilities so she was happy that I could speak English in my interview.

I'm surprised she spoke any at all; Portuguese is murderously difficult to learn. I speak from experience. :lol:


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