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Could someone tell me, if there is a specific email address one writes to, in order to ask permission to be present at their fiance's interview in Moscow?

We are trying to schedule an appointment for the middle of March and I would like to ask someone, if I can be there with him.

Also, is there a long wait between the time one applies for the DS-160 and the time they actually are given an interview?

Many thanks ~ we are advancing in the process!

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The embassy in Moscow changed a few years back and now allows, even encourages the petitioner to attend the interview. No special permission required. When getting in line outside the embassy show your US passport.


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You don't need to tell anybody. Just show up with your US passport. They'll let you in.


1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
6/16/14 - Approved! | 6/21/14 - GC Received


5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

4/19/17 - Approved! | 4/22/17 - Letter received | 5/4/17 - GC Received

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You are lucky. When my then fiancee interviewed I was there but had to wait outside in the cold and snow (actually waited for a while down the street in a cafe). She was in line at the embassy about 7:40 am and got out of the embassy a little after 10:00.

Don't worry, you will do fine.


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The email for the US embassy in Moscow is: ConsulMo@state.gov

I am not sure, whether the petitioners can simply walk in on the time of the interview. To stay on the safe side, I wrote at that email and got the answer saying I was totally welcome to accompany my Mom on the day of her interview. Then I asked to send me the invitation. They answered, my name would be on the entry list on the interview date. Everything went smoothly: the guard checked my US passport, after that me and my Mom entered the embassy together.


You don't need to tell anybody. Just show up with your US passport. They'll let you in.

That's true for Kiev. Are you sure about Moscow?


CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Georgia

Marriage: 2015-01-11

I-130 Sent : 2015-07-10 - sent from abroad, auto-expedite

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-07-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-13 (30 days)

:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

Received by NVC: 2015-09-02 (in 20 days after the approval) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

Case # assigned: 2015-09-10 (in 8 days after the case was received) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

DS-261 filled: 2015-09-14

AoS fee paid: 2015-09-15

DS-261 reviewed over the phone:2015-09-17

Agent registration email: 2015-09-18

IV fee available: 2015-09-18

IV fee paid: 2015-09-22

IV fee showed paid: 2015-09-23 right before the end of the working day at NVC - at almost midnight EST.

AoS and IV package received: 2015-09-23

DS-260 filled out 2015-09-24

Scan date: 2015-09-24

Now let's get some patience for 3 weeks and hope CC will come without any delays :luv:

Case complete: 2015-10-21 (27 days)

Interview date issued: 2015-10-23

Received by the embassy: 2015-11-12

Interview date: 2015-12-02 (Request to reschedule for the earlier time denied.)

Approved!!!

Visa issued: 2015-12-07

Visa in hand: 2015-12-07

US entry: 2015-12-11

Social Security card arrived only after the visit to SS office, on 01/20

Green Card arrived: 2016-01-27

From NOA-1 to the interview - 141 days (4 months and 18 days)

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