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Whatever you wear just make sure you have on polk-a-dot socks. It will increase your chance of an approval. 😋


Just kidding. You can wear jeans and a nice shirt. There is no strict requirement for wear. Just be presentable.

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1 hour ago, krystinL said:

I just wanted to ask other people's opinions on interview attire? What have others worn to their interview? Are jeans and a nice top okay?


Just appear clean and tidy. Don’t look like a homeless person. I went full on suit and tie for my naturalization but that’s just me.

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I saw people doing their immigration interview in full-blown loungewear/tracksuits and approved. In fact, you are standing at the booth with dimmed glass window and only your upper torso is visible to interviewer. The same with the applicant, I saw the CO was dressed in white shirt and a white t-shirt, and I was able to see his full attire only when he stood up and went to another desk. I wore tailored pants, heels and a nice jumper and fiance wore tailored pants and a shirt, but we were called unexpectedly and both had our coats on throughout the interview. Just dress like smart casual and wear something you look nice and feel comfortable in. Don't let something like torn tights spoil your day. 

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7 hours ago, krystinL said:

Hi.I just wanted to ask other people's opinions on interview attire? What have others worn to their interview? Are jeans and a nice top okay?


Hi.  Going before the consulate is like going for a job interview.  It is my opinion that this would be the time to look sharp, dress like you are going to a job interview that is very important to you & for your future.  Just my own opinion.  Good luck

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Moved from K1 Progress Reports to US Embassy and Consulate Discussion; topic is about this phase of the process and applicable to multiple processes.

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To Montreal I wore jeans, a nice t shirt, and a fitted hoodie.  The hoodie was because I stood in line at 6am and didn't want to get too cold. One guy had a suit on but most people had jeans or slacks and t shirts, button ups, or blouses.  It was a wide variety.  

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