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hi

 

i was just reading up on the Jamaica office reviews and it appears quite a few people are attending the interviews with their partners.  I was more surprised to see that BOTH are brought to the window for the interview.

 

1.  thoughts if worth spending the money to attend interview will help make a compelling case?

 

Thank you, lots of questions in my head today as im finalizing my application

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Just now, fluffykim said:

hi

 

i was just reading up on the Jamaica office reviews and it appears quite a few people are attending the interviews with their partners.  I was more surprised to see that BOTH are brought to the window for the interview.

 

1.  thoughts if worth spending the money to attend interview will help make a compelling case?

 

Thank you, lots of questions in my head today as im finalizing my application

It doesn't hurt to attend the interview with your partner. In some countries it can even help your case and provide support for your partner. If you are now doing the application you have a lot of time to do research about your specific embassy.

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Personally, I think it is a good idea to accompany one’s future spouse at the interview even if the USC is not allowed inside the consulate.  The way I look at it is that when the decision is made to move forward both with a relationship and an immigration journey, each step is a milestone for both in the relationship.  I was with my fiancé for her interview in Moscow, and have been with her during every step of the process.  That being said, I certainly understand that not everyone is in a position to travel around the world at relatively short notice for various reasons.  If one can swing it, in my opinion they should be there.

 

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34 minutes ago, fluffykim said:

hi

 

i was just reading up on the Jamaica office reviews and it appears quite a few people are attending the interviews with their partners.  I was more surprised to see that BOTH are brought to the window for the interview.

 

1.  thoughts if worth spending the money to attend interview will help make a compelling case?

 

Thank you, lots of questions in my head today as im finalizing my application

Some embassies do not allow this, others do. It is good that Jamaica allows. 

It is a high refusal/fraud embassy, so this can only help if you do.

 

David

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I would recommended being at the interview with your fiancé. This is one of the most important days of your life.


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I will attend pauls interview.


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Just now, MaryJ said:

I didnt go at 1st but they requested for him to bring me. So I didnt have a choice, but I think its a good idea.

Mary, your fiance is from Jamaica too....any reason why they requested you to go?   any tips for us?

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I did for my, then fiance / now wife. The officer asked us both questions. For the Embassy in the DR it is not a requirement but it is heavily encouraged. Definitely an advantage if you attend.

 

One of the main reasons is that if something goes wrong, like a rejection for not having a certain document, you can be there to know exactly what happened or what is needed instead of relying on the testimony of your loved one who may be too distraught to remember important details.

 

Another reason is that when you are approved, you can celebrate together in person immediately. 

 

 

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I didnt go at 1st but they requested for him to bring me. So I didnt have a choice, but I think its a good idea.

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Mary, your fiance is from Jamaica too....any reason why they requested you to go?   any tips for us?

I wanted to add that the CO can request that the petitioner attend the interview. Also, we have seen an uptick in CO's requesting that the petitioner be at the interview lately.

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I was there for our K1 interview; figured that I could present myself as a form of evidence to the relationship. If they had questions they could ask me and as others mentioned if there were any problems with documentation, I had everything or I could try and get it.

 

Nicaragua is also my favorite country ever so being able to enjoy some time there (with him) was a plus for me :)

 

Do it if you can I say!

 

 


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Any opportunity to be with the person I love more than anything, I'm in!  As well as for the practical reasons stated in this thread.  Yes, it takes money and time, but since you know many months in advance (at least an approximate time), you can save up the money and vacation days from work so you are ready to make specific plans to be there with him once the interview date has been set.

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I plan to go with my fiance.  I'm the petitioner.  My fiance and I have been living together here in the Philippines for over 3 years now.  I know I need to bring to the interview  a NBI Clearance since I have been living here awhile and proof of "intent to re-establish domicile".  I feel it will help if I attend the interview with her.  It won't hurt.

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