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What would induce the American Petitioner to have an Interview?

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I would assume is nearly always a plus.
It's indeed often country-specific as to whether the petitioner's presence is routinely expected at the first interview, but otherwise -- such as if the petitioner has been ordered to appear at the beneficiary's second interview -- it's nearly always a ghastly negative. It means a Stokes interview, whereupon the couple is separated, grilled individually (often with massively intrusive personal questions), and has their answers compared. The slightest discrepancy can mean refusal of the visa.

We would have to know whether the OP here has been called to appear at the beneficiary's second interview.

Edited to add: If the poster just above meant "I would assume that the petitioner's voluntary presence at the initial interview is nearly always a plus," this is very accurate.

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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It's indeed often country-specific as to whether the petitioner's presence is routinely expected at the first interview, but otherwise -- such as if the petitioner has been ordered to appear at the beneficiary's second interview -- it's nearly always a ghastly negative. It means a Stokes interview, whereupon the couple is separated, grilled individually (often with massively intrusive personal questions), and has their answers compared. The slightest discrepancy can mean refusal of the visa.

We would have to know whether the OP here has been called to appear at the beneficiary's second interview.

Edited to add: If the poster just above meant "I would assume that the petitioner's voluntary presence at the initial interview is nearly always a plus," this is very accurate.

I'm talking about while in the "Review Process" of the K1. Your know; when they do the background checks, review your evidence submitted, etc... In many cases the US Citizen do not have to undergo an Interview in their country, but I've heard of cases when they were required for whatever reason. My question is: "What would be some reasons that will cause it to be required?"

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I'm talking about while in the "Review Process" of the K1. Your know; when they do the background checks, review your evidence submitted, etc... In many cases the US Citizen do not have to undergo an Interview in their country, but I've heard of cases when they were required for whatever reason. My question is: "What would be some reasons that will cause it to be required?"

Usually if fraud is suspected, after interviewing the beneficiary.

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I'm talking about while in the "Review Process" of the K1. Your know; when they do the background checks, review your evidence submitted, etc... In many cases the US Citizen do not have to undergo an Interview in their country, but I've heard of cases when they were required for whatever reason. My question is: "What would be some reasons that will cause it to be required?"

Are you talking about cases where the couple are already here in US and filing? And you ask what would cause during initial filing an interview of Petitioner? That wouldn't be good at all. I agree it would be something not good like fraud.


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Moved from Immigration News and Discussion forum to K-1 forum as it relates to the K-1 process.

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Moderator hat off - the American petitioner is virtually never interviewed and in many cases is not even allowed in on the interview of the foreign beneficiary. Some consulates, however, do occasionally request that the petitioner be present - not necessarily in the interview - but in the Consulate during the interview, This is very much Consulate specific, often done to gain a personal view of the couple in order to ascertain better the validity of their relationship.

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I notice that it's not always required for the American Petitioner to undergo an Interview during the K1 VISA application process. What would cause the Embassy to request one for the him/her?

likely lack of evidence (in their view) of relationship or suspected fraud is number 1 & 2.

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I have never heard of a K-1 petitioner getting a interview in the US to approve the underlying petition, but I have seen it for spousal visa petitioners. Is this that you are asking about?


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