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Hello everyone,

My fiancé attended his interview today, which we were pretty shocked to what they requested. His interview was done in Albania, and lasted about 10 min. The person that interviewed him told him that they were not denying the visa however they requested to reschedule another interview date with both the petitioner and applicant to be present that day. Any thoughts on this? Has any one gone through this? Should I be worried?

 

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Stokes perhaps? Not exactly good when they specifically ask for the petitioner to even attend.


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14 minutes ago, NinPran said:

Hello everyone,

My fiancé attended his interview today, which we were pretty shocked to what they requested. His interview was done in Albania, and lasted about 10 min. The person that interviewed him told him that they were not denying the visa however they requested to reschedule another interview date with both the petitioner and applicant to be present that day. Any thoughts on this? Has any one gone through this? Should I be worried?

 

I do vaguely recall someone from our I-129F filing  month having this happen to them in Jamaica or somewhere close. I think from memory the beneficiary was unable to answer basic questions about his fiance and they did reschedule asking the petitioner to attend to ensure their relationship was bona-fide. I think they did get approved in the end. 

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2 minutes ago, jakejon said:

I do vaguely recall someone from our I-129F filing  month having this happen to them in Jamaica or somewhere close. I think from memory the beneficiary was unable to answer basic questions about his fiance and they did reschedule asking the petitioner to attend to ensure their relationship was bona-fide. I think they did get approved in the end. 

I hope that is all that they need. Thank you for responding 

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50 minutes ago, NinPran said:

Hello everyone,

My fiancé attended his interview today, which we were pretty shocked to what they requested. His interview was done in Albania, and lasted about 10 min. The person that interviewed him told him that they were not denying the visa however they requested to reschedule another interview date with both the petitioner and applicant to be present that day. Any thoughts on this? Has any one gone through this? Should I be worried?

 

I can think of only one reason they would ask both to come......they have serious doubts about the relationship.  I would go very well prepared..


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I wouldn't worry, see this as an opportunity to show the IO that your relationship is real.  Schedule the second interview, plan your trip to Albania, and go with your fiance and be VERY prepared to answer anything about your relationship.  They may even question you separately to see if your answers are consistent, so preparation would be a good idea.  Maybe your fiance did not answer questions about you that he should have known.  What questions was he asked in the ten minute first interview?  I would go a day or two before the interview to review everything submitted on the I-129 and other evidence, with your fiance, and also know basic things about each other so you are consistent and confident with your answers, even if questioned separately which may happen.  If your relationship is bona fide, and you talk all the time and share information about your lives, background, etc with each other, you have nothing to worry about.  Any red flags?  Age difference?  Language difference?  Previous marriages or K-1 visas?

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13 hours ago, carmel34 said:

I wouldn't worry, see this as an opportunity to show the IO that your relationship is real.  Schedule the second interview, plan your trip to Albania, and go with your fiance and be VERY prepared to answer anything about your relationship.  They may even question you separately to see if your answers are consistent, so preparation would be a good idea.  Maybe your fiance did not answer questions about you that he should have known.  What questions was he asked in the ten minute first interview?  I would go a day or two before the interview to review everything submitted on the I-129 and other evidence, with your fiance, and also know basic things about each other so you are consistent and confident with your answers, even if questioned separately which may happen.  If your relationship is bona fide, and you talk all the time and share information about your lives, background, etc with each other, you have nothing to worry about.  Any red flags?  Age difference?  Language difference?  Previous marriages or K-1 visas?

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it. My fiancé didn't know how to answer some of the questions about my previous marriage. We only have 3 years difference, and we both speak the same language since we are both from the same country. I personally think he felt as though they were asking way to many questions about my previous marriage. So I just confirmed the second interview with the embassy, I am hopping it goes well. 

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43 minutes ago, NinPran said:

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it. My fiancé didn't know how to answer some of the questions about my previous marriage. We only have 3 years difference, and we both speak the same language since we are both from the same country. I personally think he felt as though they were asking way to many questions about my previous marriage. So I just confirmed the second interview with the embassy, I am hopping it goes well. 

They may be concerned if your previous marriage ended recently and that is how you got your US citizenship.  It is sometimes seen as a way for a couple from another country to get to the US--one marries a US citizen to get citizenship, then gets a divorce soon after, then files a petition a short time later to bring the fiance to the US.  I'm not saying this is your situation, only a warning to be prepared to answer questions about the circumstances of your previous marriage, its timing, how long after you started a relationship with your current fiance, and if the previous marriage is how you obtained US citizenship.  Being from the same country, this is sometimes seem as a red flag and something the IO may be concerned about.  So be prepared in case they scrutinize your prior relationship in the interview.  Good luck, I hope the second interview goes well.  Please report back and let us know how it goes!

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