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Successful DV2015 Interview

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Glad that's over! Had a successful interview in Montreal this morning. When I return home if anyone wants a more detailed description I can write one. But the highlights are (some of these only apply to the Montreal US consulate):

- Someone called me yesterday from the Consulate asking for my DS-260 Confirmation barcode number. Was't expecting that since no one on the boards had mentioned it. I had to hurry back to my hotel room and send them an email with it. Maybe keep a copy of the number with you in case you also get a call.

- Got there at 7:00AM for a 8:30AM interview. Was first in line, got in, wasn't on the first list they had printed, so a few of us had to go back outside to wait in the cold, windy Montreal morning! Then when they let us back in for the second round of list-checking, people barged in in front of me so I ended up #4. My advice would be to just come about 30 mins before your interview.

- The waiting is the longest part.

- In Montreal: when they tell you to go to window 14 (the cashier), make sure you go to 14B not 14A so you can skip to the front of the line. 14A is for people who have appointments for other things like passports, etc. When the cashier sees you in 14B holding the slip of paper to pay, she'll call you up.

- The interview: The CO was very friendly. She asked how old I was when I ended up in Canada. I said 6 months old and her demeanor changed, she laughed a bit got less serious, and said "oh, so you've been here for ages". She asked where I lived, I said Vancouver, and she joked a bit about the snow vs. rain that all west coast/east coast Canadians joke about. She then asked where I will be living in the US and if I have lived in any other countries.

She disappeared for a moment and headed into an office I could see in the background. I was worried for a bit since she was in there a good 10 minutes. But in the end I think she was just taking care of something else, because she came out with a stack of papers and gave them to someone sitting at a desk before returning to me and apologizing for the delay.

She then said everything's approved and gave me the "Welcome to the US" letter and my passport. I walked a few steps away before realizing hmm, shouldn't she be keeping my passport? I went and gave it back to her and she was very embarrassed and apologetic.

Glad this first part of the journey is all over! Now I'm going to go head out with some friends and get a giant piece of cheesecake!

Good luck to everyone waiting for the interviews. I hope it all works out for everyone.


DV-2015 Selectee - Case Number SA03xx - Born in Trinidad, WI / Grew up in Canada - Successful interview: Oct 2nd, 2014 @ Montreal

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Congratulations!

Did anyone provide an affidavit of support or did you use assets / bank accounts?

Thanks

Wobbly, different consulates do things differently. If you are interviewing in Jhb, be aware they almost always ask for proof of finances. Assets/bank account will be fine.

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Wobbly, different consulates do things differently. If you are interviewing in Jhb, be aware they almost always ask for proof of finances. Assets/bank account will be fine.

Understood, thanks, I am in London, but not too concerend out this. I expect an interview in December sometime.

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Congratulations!

Did anyone provide an affidavit of support or did you use assets / bank accounts?

Thanks

They asked if I had a job offer, and when I said no, they asked for bank statements. If I didn't have statements, I'm sure they would've asked for an affidavit of support.


DV-2015 Selectee - Case Number SA03xx - Born in Trinidad, WI / Grew up in Canada - Successful interview: Oct 2nd, 2014 @ Montreal

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Congrats zuroma999, very happy for you mine is scheduled for next month Nov6, any advice you can provide? I'm hearing everyone talking about the long waiting time at the consulate?My daughter is 2 y old she hate been stack in one place for long i'm afraid that she gonna start crying and wants to leave :( :(

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Congrats :)

Just wanna know how did you pay? Do they take CAD or USD? Debit? Credit? Check?

I paid with a credit card. The guy in front of me said he had it all in US$ cash. I don't think they take debit and definitely not check.


DV-2015 Selectee - Case Number SA03xx - Born in Trinidad, WI / Grew up in Canada - Successful interview: Oct 2nd, 2014 @ Montreal

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Congrats zuroma999, very happy for you mine is scheduled for next month Nov6, any advice you can provide? I'm hearing everyone talking about the long waiting time at the consulate?My daughter is 2 y old she hate been stack in one place for long i'm afraid that she gonna start crying and wants to leave :( :(

Good luck with your interview. There were about 6 kids from different families there ranging from 2 years old to 10. Over the 2 hours I was there, 3 different infants (a few weeks/months old) came through as their parents were applying for passports for them.

There was the occasional baby crying or toddler talking or playing loudly. Not much you can do, so don't worry too much, and the receptionist there (the only one in the same area as the waiting room) seemed very friendly and understanding of all the noise. There is a tiny play area with some children's books and toys. The kids were playing with each other and mostly quiet. There is also a vending machine with some chips and chocolate bars that some parents needed to use to bribe their kids.


DV-2015 Selectee - Case Number SA03xx - Born in Trinidad, WI / Grew up in Canada - Successful interview: Oct 2nd, 2014 @ Montreal

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