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Hi all! I've got my interview tomorrow and forgot to ask: is there a dress code for the interview at all, or does no one care? 

 

I've got quite a way to travel and it looks like it'll be hot up there, so for optimal comfort I was just planning on wearing a sleeveless printed swing dress with sandals. When I was there for the medical a couple of weeks ago it was a similar temperature -  I sweated through everything I wore and was glad of the sandals, so I'd prefer to avoid getting anything 'dressy' ruined with sweat stains, etc (apologies if TMI but that's real life in the British summer)! I was also going to bring a pair of trainers in my little backpack in case of blisters. 

 

Think I have all the required documents in my folder ready to go, will triple-check before I go to bed.

 

Thanks for any help! 

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Just now, futurecoloradogrl said:

Hi all! I've got my interview tomorrow and forgot to ask: is there a dress code for the interview at all, or does no one care? 

 

I've got quite a way to travel and it looks like it'll be hot up there, so for optimal comfort I was just planning on wearing a sleeveless printed swing dress with sandals. When I was there for the medical a couple of weeks ago it was a similar temperature -  I sweated through everything I wore and was glad of the sandals, so I'd prefer to avoid getting anything 'dressy' ruined with sweat stains, etc (apologies if TMI but that's real life in the British summer)! I was also going to bring a pair of trainers in my little backpack in case of blisters. 

 

Think I have all the required documents in my folder ready to go, will triple-check before I go to bed.

 

Thanks for any help! 

Neat clean appropriate ... I doubt the CO will even notice, unless it is way dressed up or way at the other end 

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3 minutes ago, futurecoloradogrl said:

Hi all! I've got my interview tomorrow and forgot to ask: is there a dress code for the interview at all, or does no one care? 

 

I've got quite a way to travel and it looks like it'll be hot up there, so for optimal comfort I was just planning on wearing a sleeveless printed swing dress with sandals. When I was there for the medical a couple of weeks ago it was a similar temperature -  I sweated through everything I wore and was glad of the sandals, so I'd prefer to avoid getting anything 'dressy' ruined with sweat stains, etc (apologies if TMI but that's real life in the British summer)! I was also going to bring a pair of trainers in my little backpack in case of blisters. 

 

Think I have all the required documents in my folder ready to go, will triple-check before I go to bed.

 

Thanks for any help! 

If I’m doubt, always go black tie formal. 😆😆

 

When I had my last visa interview, I just dressed how I dress for work - smart casual, but comfortable.

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 I had my interview on December 6, 2016 and it was freezing. I wore a wool dress, thick knit tights and flat shoes (as I thought I would be standing a long time). I had a wool coat as well. I was going to get my hair done but my husband said “don’t look like you’re trying too hard”. There were people there in a variety of clothes. A man in paint splattered clothes who looked like he was on his lunch break from work. Some wore suits. People in traditional African and Indian dress. The woman who was ahead of me was wearing an ugly Christmas jumper and old jeans. There was a family of 4 all in matching outfits. Depending on how tall you are the officer will only see your head, shoulders and possibly chest. He only saw my head and I was on tip toe  as I’m not quite 5 ft tall. That was the old embassy. Not sure how high the windows and counters are at the new embassy. Be comfortable. Be relaxed. But be appropriate. 

Edited by JFH

 

 

 

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Dress as Captain Marvel.  Wear whatever you want.  Nobody there cares how you look or what you are dressed in.  We attended our AOS interview in Houston dressed for weekend camping.  

It isn’t a job interview and the case stands or falls on merit, not appearance.

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I wore dress shirt with long sleeves and jeans. Husband wore black shirt and jeans.They didnt care. But dont overdue. Tie and smoking will look stupid. Alot of couples were wearing shirts and dresses. We had 94F that day...


“Life is a roller coaster, just enjoy the ride”

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13 hours ago, AnJay said:

I wore dress shirt with long sleeves and jeans. Husband wore black shirt and jeans.They didnt care. But dont overdue. Tie and smoking will look stupid. Alot of couples were wearing shirts and dresses. We had 94F that day...

A tie and smoking jacket never look stupid. Take it back. 😆😆😆

 

Also, you get bonus point if you swap the tie for a cravat and add a pocket watch.

 

Hope your interview is going well today @futurecoloradogrl!

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8 minutes ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

A tie and smoking jacket never look stupid. Take it back. 😆😆😆

 

Also, you get bonus point if you swap the tie for a cravat and add a pocket watch.

 

Hope your interview is going well today @futurecoloradogrl!

Even more points for a spotted bow tie , bowler and cane ! 

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I’m pretty sure that glaring studiously at the IO through a monocle while sipping tea will distract him/her from the material in the folder.  Also refer to the US as “the colonies”, the US government as “the colonial government”, and to anyone associated with or living in the US as  “savages”.  You’ll do great.  👍 Good luck!

Edited by Nitas_man

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5 hours ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

A tie and smoking jacket never look stupid. Take it back. 😆😆😆

 

Also, you get bonus point if you swap the tie for a cravat and add a pocket watch.

 

Hope your interview is going well today @futurecoloradogrl!

Thank you so much! I did a brief post about it as I was a little anxious earlier afterwards, I think it went well - just have to wait to hear news. No major red flags at least! 

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5 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

I’m pretty sure that glaring studiously at the IO through a monocle while sipping tea will distract him/her from the material in the folder.  Also refer to the US as “the colonies”, the US government as “the colonial government”, and to anyone associated with or living in the US as  “savages”.  You’ll do great.  👍 Good luck!

I feel like the accumulative suggestions above basically just described my dog’s passport photo. 

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Just now, Zoeeeeeee said:

I feel like the accumulative suggestions above basically just described my dog’s passport photo. 

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Also, obviously the funniest part of the above is not the photo, but is instead the fact that the vet failed to note only having one eye as a notable feature.

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My interview last year, I got some more than inquisitive looks about the watch I was wearing. Obviously it showed as I held my hand up for the oath. Pretty sure it got added to the list of reasons why it didn't go well.

 

Next time I'll wear the Tudor. It only looks cheap at a quick glance ;)

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