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everyone here on visa journey told me that i can't be eligible to be interviewed here in Dubai on a visit or tourist visa , but today when i went to embassy and i asked 

from the consular officer   they told me you can be interviewed here in Dubai doesn't matter if your on visit or tourist visa so i am very confused , 

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41 minutes ago, ihsan said:

Hello everyone,  

 

everyone here on visa journey told me that i can't be eligible to be interviewed here in Dubai on a visit or tourist visa , but today when i went to embassy and i asked 

from the consular officer   they told me you can be interviewed here in Dubai doesn't matter if your on visit or tourist visa so i am very confused , 

Generally, consulates require residency (non-tourist).....but it is a consulate specific...Are you sure you spoke to someone who really knows?

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That is correct. Each Consulate has the discretion and policy as to whom it can/wants to interview. For example, I know HCMC in Vietnam will interview non-immigrant visas for anyone who happens to be in their jurisdiction but for immigrant visas, they require residency. 

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Typically residency is required.

 

I'm also quite surprised that they just let you walk in and ask a CO a question...that's not SOP at all.

 

Edit: And this individual worked in the Immigrant Visa Unit?

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4 hours ago, geowrian said:

Typically residency is required.

 

I'm also quite surprised that they just let you walk in and ask a CO a question...that's not SOP at all.

 

Edit: And this individual worked in the Immigrant Visa Unit?

 

am sorry i should have explained my case..  my case is i30 f2a child under 21 and recently USCIS requested RFE

for DNA test thats why i went to US embassy for the DNA test and i also asked these questions. 

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5 hours ago, designguy said:

You're saying you, a non USC, just walked into the embassy and were able to speak with a consular officer...?

i am sorry i should have explained my case..  my case is i30 f2a child under 21 and recently USCIS requested RFE

for DNA test thats why i went to US embassy for the DNA test and i also asked these questions.

4 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

That is correct. Each Consulate has the discretion and policy as to whom it can/wants to interview. For example, I know HCMC in Vietnam will interview non-immigrant visas for anyone who happens to be in their jurisdiction but for immigrant visas, they require residency. 

i am sorry i should have explained my case..  my case is i30 f2a child under 21 and recently USCIS requested RFE

for DNA test thats why i went to US embassy for the DNA test and i also asked these questions.

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1 hour ago, ihsan said:

i am sorry i should have explained my case..  my case is i30 f2a child under 21 and recently USCIS requested RFE

for DNA test thats why i went to US embassy for the DNA test and i also asked these questions.

i am sorry i should have explained my case..  my case is i30 f2a child under 21 and recently USCIS requested RFE

for DNA test thats why i went to US embassy for the DNA test and i also asked these questions.

Ok so what are you trying to understand now? Do you have a question?

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9 hours ago, ihsan said:

everyone here on visa journey told me that i can't be eligible to be interviewed here in Dubai on a visit or tourist visa

I looked at your old posts, and I don't see "everyone" telling you that you would not be able to interview in Dubai. You were told that it is country specific, and you were told by 1 person that it was likely that your siblings on tourist visas would have to go home for their interview. It was clear from that post that they were not absolutely sure, which is why they wrote "likely".

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I'm pretty sure the embassy is in Abu Dhabi. There is no American embassy in Dubai. 

 

Anywho, while it is embassy specific, 99% of them require for you to be a resident of the country you're conducting your interview (especially in the MENA countries). 

 

It's a basic rule for any embassy not just for the US embassies. 

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2 hours ago, 2019&beyond said:

I'm pretty sure the embassy is in Abu Dhabi. There is no American embassy in Dubai. 

 

Anywho, while it is embassy specific, 99% of them require for you to be a resident of the country you're conducting your interview (especially in the MENA countries). 

 

It's a basic rule for any embassy not just for the US embassies. 

yes sorry its in Abu Dhabi yes we went there, so what do you think ? thats why i am confused the consular officer told me

you can be interviewed here in UAE .

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11 hours ago, Marieke H said:

I looked at your old posts, and I don't see "everyone" telling you that you would not be able to interview in Dubai. You were told that it is country specific, and you were told by 1 person that it was likely that your siblings on tourist visas would have to go home for their interview. It was clear from that post that they were not absolutely sure, which is why they wrote "likely".

So what do you think??? your opinion 

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8 hours ago, ihaveadream said:

The officer said yes - just leave it at that.  Dubai is the hub for Iranian interviews and some other too.

Thanks , but i have confirm it from others sources, 

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3 hours ago, ihsan said:

So what do you think??? your opinion 

If you have told the officer at the embassy on what type of visa you are there, and asked if you will be able to interview there, and they said yes, I am assuming you will be able to interview there...

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