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My fiancé has her interview next week in Kiev. She heard that the interview is conducted by a panel.  Is this correct?  It is for the K-1.  I am not reading this on this site.  In fact I read it is with one interviewer. Also any tips to prepare would be appreciated.  Thanks

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8 minutes ago, SteveAnna said:

My fiancé has her interview next week in Kiev. She heard that the interview is conducted by a panel.  Is this correct?  It is for the K-1.  I am not reading this on this site.  In fact I read it is with one interviewer. Also any tips to prepare would be appreciated.  Thanks

Well, she heard wrong. There will be one American interviewer and an interpreter. 

 

Be aware, the American interview is always fluent in the language of whatever country they're stationed at. 

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I have never heard of a panel interviewing immigrants.  I doubt consulates are staffed at that level for that.......


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I have experience with the Kiev embassy and K1 interview. It is a relatively easy embassy. If you have a legit relationship and bring the documents required  you will be fine)

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Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

the American interview is always fluent in the language of whatever country they're stationed at. 

Not always.  The LES (Locally Engaged Staff) interpreter can be heavily or almost completely relied upon.


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8 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

Well, she heard wrong. There will be one American interviewer and an interpreter. 

 

Be aware, the American interview is always fluent in the language of whatever country they're stationed at. 

 

8 hours ago, SteveAnna said:

My fiancé has her interview next week in Kiev. She heard that the interview is conducted by a panel.  Is this correct?  It is for the K-1.  I am not reading this on this site.  In fact I read it is with one interviewer. Also any tips to prepare would be appreciated.  Thanks

There is just one person. It will be at the window either 12 or 13 I think. There will be no interpreter. There is pretty detailed review process under my timeline, or you can read other Embassy reviews. https://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Ukraine  Please post if you have any specific questions. Good luck! 

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On 3/15/2019 at 11:46 PM, Shiran said:

 

There is just one person. It will be at the window either 12 or 13 I think. There will be no interpreter. There is pretty detailed review process under my timeline, or you can read other Embassy reviews. https://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Ukraine  Please post if you have any specific questions. Good luck! 

Ours was at kiosk #13, probably the same guy you and @VikaShew2017 mentioned before. I have had my papers arranged as per the Embassy list but the lady at kiosk #7 asked for them in a different order, starting with my son's photos and ending with my photos. We had two copies of I-134 with supporting documents at hand (as the Embassy requires full set of dox for each applicant) but she only took one for both and immediately returned my fiance's employers letter, tax returns and paystubs not even looking into them. She never asked for updated letters of intent to marry or anything not on the list. I can also mention that single K1s are treated a bit differently than those accompanied by their fiances. The lady before us had a slightly longer interview and was asked more detailed questions than us. She was also approved though. In our case everything happened so quickly that I haven't realised we were done. The CO commented on my engagement ring, I think it was also a proof of bona fide relationship. Nothing I was worried about was brought to discussion and the interview was totally not as expected but much easier

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Definitely not a panel. Possibly CO + interpreter if necessary. In Moscow, the CO spoke fluent Russian (but she was American).

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14 hours ago, HP+IC said:

Definitely not a panel but 1 CO. And a tip: Shulyavka bridge is closed as of 03/15, access to the Embassy is affected. Allow plenty of time to get there in advance. Good luck to you, the interview part itself was not difficult for us. 

Hello congrats on your visas, I was wondering if you have any insight if the shulyavka bridge will be closed next week as I have my interview on monday at 9:30 am.

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5 hours ago, mniceguy16 said:

Hello congrats on your visas, I was wondering if you have any insight if the shulyavka bridge will be closed next week as I have my interview on monday at 9:30 am.

It is closed for demolition and reconstruction. At about 7 am passage through Peremohy was OK but later in the day situation may be different. This shall be taken into consideration

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