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do you guys my vj friends went with your her/him on te k1 interview? is it better to be there during the interview?

does it make a difference?

i just want to know you guys opinion.

I had my interview for K1 with him....i feel more confident with him on my side though in the consul interview it ended up that the consul is like interviewing Darrell not me lmfao :rofl: Anyway...many had a successful interview without their partner on their USEM interview so I guess its fine. Goodluck

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same here, i couldnt fly over to be with her at interview but she was approved and ive read that many times they wont let you in with her anyway,depends on who is interviewing her ,,good luck

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It certainly wouldn't hurt if you're there with her, though Manila is not a difficult consulate. Many times the CO ends up asking the petitioner questions about the relationship or relating to the petitioner on some level - be it sports, both from the same city/state, attended the same university, both former military, etc. However, this is not the case in the hellhole consulates, overwhelmingly staffed by jerks of the first order.


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same here, i couldnt fly over to be with her at interview but she was approved and ive read that many times they wont let you in with her anyway,depends on who is interviewing her ,,good luck

so the interview in USEM is inside now? they don't let you in with her/him? i thought they do ot over the window now? did it change again?


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I am sure it helps because it shows relationship. Petitioner can go inside and is allowed to check in cell phones. You will spend more time waiting. The process is quick. First window Philippine consular for fingerprints, then when called for interview at second window with American consular. Everyone was nice and everyone there was relaxed. You stand at each window and they are behind glass. Embassy is well secured. Consular asked my fiance a few questions about How we met and dates. Asked me for tax returns and my job. I brought a lot of evidence from 4 visits and our time together. She made a pic scrapbook. I asked if she(consular) wanted letter of intent or anything else. She said she has everything and your approved... wait for next window. Next window looks as if they just prepare paperwork and passport. Then you go to the 2go courier window to verify delivery or change delivery. Easy as 1,2,3....

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so the interview in USEM is inside now? they don't let you in with her/him? i thought they do ot over the window now? did it change again?

They let you inside then you wait for a number to go to the window. I was there and I think it made it much easier. You can read about the interview experiences at the top of the VJ page under the tab Reviews: Embassy/USCIS & POE


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do you guys my vj friends went with your her/him on te k1 interview? is it better to be there during the interview?

does it make a difference?

i just want to know you guys opinion.

I don't think it makes a difference. I went to one back in May 2010 and when we approached th pre-screeners window I saw our packet and it was already stamped approved. The interview that followed with the Consular Officer was just a technicality. Good luck.

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I definitely plan to be at my fiance's interview. I would not want him to go through it alone. We are in this together. I know it is a costly trip, but he is worth it. Besides, when he gets his visa and comes to the states, it will be a long time before we get to return to Africa. Good luck to all! :yes:


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Although the GUZ consulate does not allow the petitioner to be with the applicant during the K-1 interview, I will travel with her from Beijing to Guangzhou. I will accompany her to the consulate, and will wait for her successful completion of her interview. :yes:


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do you guys my vj friends went with your her/him on te k1 interview? is it better to be there during the interview? does it make a difference?
(Sigh, man) This is asked several times a week. The answers, in short:

1. As to whether it matters, it can & does depend on the stated or unstated requirements & policies of YOUR consulate.

2. The petitioner's presence at the interview (meaning alongside the beneficiary, in the waiting area, outside on the consular grounds, or across the street) is NEVER a negative factor, if only from the standpoint of providing moral support to the beneficiary.

3. At more interviews than we'll ever know, the beneficiary's handing of the petitioner's U.S. passport to the consular officer (proving the petitioner's presence) softens a tough interview or even turns a borderline rejection into a fighting chance of success. This scores points. We can never know how many points, or how often it happens, unless every consul says something, and they don't all say it.

4. What happens in Manila has zero to do with other embassies & consulates!!!!!

this is not the case in the hellhole consulates, overwhelmingly staffed by jerks of the first order.
Did somebody just say "Guayaquil"?

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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).

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