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My CR1 interview is getting closer, and I am more and more afraid of it, and just don't know why... Maybe I am afraid of being denied, or maybe that I will not be treated well, cause we are a gay couple living in a quite homophobic country.

On the other hand I have nothing to hide , our relationship is 100% genuine, and we are together for 7 years...

Any idea how to calm down, and get that bad feelings go away? :(


December 2009 - First met.

February 2010 - Start of our relationship <3
January 7 2016 -Our Wedding in a romantic town of Aeroskobing <3

April 1 2016 - Sent CR1 package to RapidVisa.

April 18 2016 - CR1 Package delivered to USCIS Phoenix lock box.

April 22 2016 - Acceptance notification received by email. Case sent to Nebraska Service Center.

May 03 2016 - NOA1 hard copy received.

May 24 2016 - Return to the US to reestablish domicile.

August 3 2016 - Case transferred to Texas Service Center.

August 29 2016 - I-130 approved! (NOA2) <3 <3 <3

September 30 2016 - NVC Recieved.
November 14 2016 - Sent AOS and IV packages to Rapidvisa! :D
November 29 2016 - SCAN DATE!
February 15 2017 - Case Complete at NVC (11 weeks)
March 28 2017 - My Interview Day! :D (APPROVED!!!)

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When you enter the US Embassy, you're not in your (homophobic) country anymore. You're on United States (de facto) territory. You can feel safe inside there and protected.

Just try to relax and understand that thousands of other people around the world who are in your exact situation (including same sex couples). If you're feeling really nervous, try to do a "mock interview" with your spouse, think about the hardest/most difficult questions that may come up in the interview.


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26-Jul-2016: Married abroad :3
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Embassy
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received :]

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved!

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

                     I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

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22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – middle name is cut off 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; kept GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for supporting docs!! D:<

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!!

 

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When you enter the US Embassy, you're not in your (homophobic) country anymore. You're on United States (de facto) territory. You can feel safe inside there and protected.

Just try to relax and understand that thousands of other people around the world who are in your exact situation (including same sex couples). If you're feeling really nervous, try to do a "mock interview" with your spouse, think about the hardest/most difficult questions that may come up in the interview.

Thank you very much for your answer.

YEah I know that embassy is considered a US territory, however most of the workers there are still locals...

We are going to practice interview questions for sure, as soon as I get it scheduled.


December 2009 - First met.

February 2010 - Start of our relationship <3
January 7 2016 -Our Wedding in a romantic town of Aeroskobing <3

April 1 2016 - Sent CR1 package to RapidVisa.

April 18 2016 - CR1 Package delivered to USCIS Phoenix lock box.

April 22 2016 - Acceptance notification received by email. Case sent to Nebraska Service Center.

May 03 2016 - NOA1 hard copy received.

May 24 2016 - Return to the US to reestablish domicile.

August 3 2016 - Case transferred to Texas Service Center.

August 29 2016 - I-130 approved! (NOA2) <3 <3 <3

September 30 2016 - NVC Recieved.
November 14 2016 - Sent AOS and IV packages to Rapidvisa! :D
November 29 2016 - SCAN DATE!
February 15 2017 - Case Complete at NVC (11 weeks)
March 28 2017 - My Interview Day! :D (APPROVED!!!)

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Thank you very much for your answer.

YEah I know that embassy is considered a US territory, however most of the workers there are still locals...

We are going to practice interview questions for sure, as soon as I get it scheduled.

I was really surprised that at the USCIS part of the Embassy here, most of the people working were not locals, but rather people from all over the globe and of all races. I don't know how it will be at your Embassy, but it may be more diverse than you expect.


03639.png                  

                  🇷🇺  ♥  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow! ♥  🇺🇸

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad :3
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Embassy
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received :]

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved!

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

                     I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

Spoiler

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – middle name is cut off 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; kept GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for supporting docs!! D:<

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!!

 

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I waz a nervous wreck for my husband interview but i worried for nothing it was easy and the co was extremely nice.

Dr is also not the most excepting of gays and lesbians but the lesbian couple in front of us had their visa approved so just relax and think positively and you'll be just fine

Best of luck to you both


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Actually the staff who you give the intake sheet to (DS-160 or DS-260) don;t know its a CR1/K1 application. The make sure that you have the requisite forms eg photos, passport I believe. All the personal information is with the consular officer.

My partner interviewed at the window with other people from his country around. Apparently he said that the applicants waiting were very nervous and rehearsing what they had to say for their B1/B2 etc interviews.

I don't know if you have already had your interview, but refer to the following. Senator Memendez had sent a letter to Secretary Kerry about the need for discretion in interviews with K1/CR1 Interviews at posts. I had contacted My Senator's office (not Menendez's) but as with politicians I got the run-around. I do know of two other couples from Muslim countries (cannot name the countries) were the partners attended the interview and they were housed in a separate room. My partner was not but then I was not allowed by the Embassy to travel to be with him. Perhaps because there was a US Citizen, they gave the special rooms??

 

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-canmy-same-sex-fianc-attend-k-1-visa-interview-country-persecutes-lgbt.html

 

http://www.brophylenahan.com/Brophy_and_Lenahan/Special_Immigration_Considerations_for_Same_Sex_Couples.html

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