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Tommorow May 1st the girlfriend has an appointment at the Bangkok Embassy for a B-2 interview. She is gloriously optomistic (ignorance is bliss). I on the other hand am realistic. I know her chances are slim at best. But, it's worth a try.

Hopefully the big day will get here sooner rather then later when she goes in for the K-1 interview.

She goes in at 1am my time. Won;t be sleeping much tonight I think.

Here's hoping!! good.gif

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Tommorow May 1st the girlfriend has an appointment at the Bangkok Embassy for a B-2 interview. She is gloriously optomistic (ignorance is bliss). I on the other hand am realistic. I know her chances are slim at best. But, it's worth a try.

Hopefully the big day will get here sooner rather then later when she goes in for the K-1 interview.

She goes in at 1am my time. Won;t be sleeping much tonight I think.

Here's hoping!! good.gif

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Best of luck, remember to tell her to concentrate on the reasons why she must return to Thailand, not why she wants to visit


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*Denied*

She's devistaed, but I expected it so I'm not too disappointed. It was intersting listening to her train of logic as to why she should have been approved. One of the things I love about her is her innocence,

Anyway, we tried. It gave us somthing else to think about for a couple weeks. Now all we can do is wait for CSC.

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*Denied*

She's devistaed, but I expected it so I'm not too disappointed. It was intersting listening to her train of logic as to why she should have been approved. One of the things I love about her is her innocence,

Anyway, we tried. It gave us somthing else to think about for a couple weeks. Now all we can do is wait for CSC.

Well at least she knows the process for going to the embassy and going through an interview now. Try to find something positive out of it I guess.


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*Denied*

She's devistaed, but I expected it so I'm not too disappointed. It was intersting listening to her train of logic as to why she should have been approved. One of the things I love about her is her innocence,

Anyway, we tried. It gave us somthing else to think about for a couple weeks. Now all we can do is wait for CSC.

That's a bummer. Hopefully your K-1 process will go quickly and smoothly.

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Ya, That's what I thought. Maybe she will be more relaxed for the next interview. On Skype with her right now. Pretty unhappy lady.

Her next interview will be different in several ways. I hope you will help her by explaining the following.

The tourist interview is more difficult because she never had a chance and she wasn't able to affect the outcome. They had denied her before she ever got to the window.

The next interview will result in her being granted the visa. That will be basically decided before she interviews too. She will call you and tell you she was surprised at how easy and short it was. The reason for this is because the case is reviewed along the way as you know and then forwarded to the embassy for a final review. If there were anything out of place you will know prior to the interview. There would be time to react to whatever they found wrong or missing. The interview is easy for her because of what took place to get to that point.

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Her next interview will be different in several ways. I hope you will help her by explaining the following.

The tourist interview is more difficult because she never had a chance and she wasn't able to affect the outcome. They had denied her before she ever got to the window.

The next interview will result in her being granted the visa. That will be basically decided before she interviews too. She will call you and tell you she was surprised at how easy and short it was. The reason for this is because the case is reviewed along the way as you know and then forwarded to the embassy for a final review. If there were anything out of place you will know prior to the interview. There would be time to react to whatever they found wrong or missing. The interview is easy for her because of what took place to get to that point.

Well, Lets hope.

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Her next interview will be different in several ways. I hope you will help her by explaining the following.

The tourist interview is more difficult because she never had a chance and she wasn't able to affect the outcome. They had denied her before she ever got to the window.

The next interview will result in her being granted the visa. That will be basically decided before she interviews too. She will call you and tell you she was surprised at how easy and short it was. The reason for this is because the case is reviewed along the way as you know and then forwarded to the embassy for a final review. If there were anything out of place you will know prior to the interview. There would be time to react to whatever they found wrong or missing. The interview is easy for her because of what took place to get to that point.

I agree with what Ning is saying. If you look at the review from Pui's interview and the interview did not go very well for her and she did need to go back to the hospital for the correct/updated forms but because we had all pervious documentation they wanted they had already made their descion before she was already interviewed. Same goes for Pui's friend who was interviewed the same day, she just had to get a few documents as well and her visa was granted as well. OP good luck with the next steps you take.


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I'm just curious. If the decisions are made in the back room, why bother with the interview? Additionally, why bring stacks of photos and other supporting documents to the interview?

This may only apply to BKK.

The embassy has a Thai staff that does the initial review to ensure the docs are all there. They don't make any determination about the facts surrounding the case. Once that review is done they turn the file over to the officer they support.

The officer is assigned X amount of cases to review. They review all docs to ensure compliance. If there is anything out of place or missing they will not assign an interview date and may notify the person of additional needs to complete the file.

Your last question is valid. In my opinion people vastly misunderstand what is important at this point of the case. One person reported sending in 16 pounds of supporting material then complained that it wasn't even looked at. They don't have time and there is no need for anything close to that. " Stacks" aren't needed nor requested. Its not a bad idea to bring in some info but keep it simple and reasonable. They just want to make sure the relationship is real and not some twisted version of the many scams they have seen. The interview is designed to reveal this.

My husband and I were inside the embassy on 5 occasions during which we ( he ) listened to many people at the windows. He would tell me what he learned by listening. You would be surprised at what goes on. People will try anything to get the visa.

One Thai man for example was trying to get a work visa. He explained that he was a doctor. The officer asked for proof which the guy couldn't produce. The officer asked what kind of doctor he was. He said " a good one" ! LOL Denied.

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