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Hello everyone, can anyone tell me how it is at the time of the interview when you have 5 year old applying for a visa k2? What kinds of questions are asked to him? being so small, can the consul ask questions directly to him?

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The consular may choose to ask the child question. Nobody knows exactly what questions will be asked. But it could be about how the child feels about immigrating and if the child knows the petitioner.


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I just did an interview with my 8 year old step daughter and because her mother and I were both present they didn't ask her any questions. There were several children ahead of us that they did ask 2 questions to all of them. "Who is filing for you?" and "when was the last time you've seen that person?" 

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It all depends on the CO, they have some latitude about visa interviews.


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4 hours ago, pscpsc said:

Hello everyone, can anyone tell me how it is at the time of the interview when you have 5 year old applying for a visa k2? What kinds of questions are asked to him? being so small, can the consul ask questions directly to him?

Thank you all!

Best answer would be "age appropriate "


YMMV

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Yes they ask age appropriate questions. Mine were older and were asked if they were excited about the move. My 14 yr old said it was better then where they lived as it was boring where we were lol. 


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I have heard mixed things about even if we have to bring our K2 with us. Mine will be three and I have to fly interstate to go to the interview so I am hoping that I don't just because of logistics and money. (Sydney)

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43 minutes ago, Cilllah said:

I have heard mixed things about even if we have to bring our K2 with us. Mine will be three and I have to fly interstate to go to the interview so I am hoping that I don't just because of logistics and money. (Sydney)

Of course you have to bring the child. They will not issue a visa if you don't bring the child They may not ask the child a question but they will at least confirm the identity of the child.


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40 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

Of course you have to bring the child. They will not issue a visa if you don't bring the child They may not ask the child a question but they will at least confirm the identity of the child.

When you say it like that it seems so obvious.

I have read so many 'it is up to the embassy' posts but yeah again. Obvious that you would need to.

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18 minutes ago, Cilllah said:

When you say it like that it seems so obvious.

I have read so many 'it is up to the embassy' posts but yeah again. Obvious that you would need to.

Let me expand on it a little more...

 

If a K1 applicant wants the child (the K2) to be issued a visa at the same time, the child would need to be interviewed at the same time. However, the K2 visa has the option to "follow to join". This means that the K1 (parent) can be issued a visa and come to the US before the child. And the child would have 1 year to follow and join the parent within one year of the parent getting their visa. This would be the only way that a child would not need to come to an interview with the parent. But even if they do the follow to join later, the child would still need to be interviewed before being issued a visa. 

 

The interview is not only for asking questions, it is also to confirm identity of beneficiaries. Fraud in immigration is always a risk so this is an important part of the process.


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1 hour ago, Unlockable said:

Of course you have to bring the child. They will not issue a visa if you don't bring the child They may not ask the child a question but they will at least confirm the identity of the child.

Are you answering generally speaking or specific for Sydney?


YMMV

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I know at one point in Canada only 14 and up had to be at the interview. I only had to bring my oldest two with me to the interview. Best thing you can do is when you get to that point email them to confirm.


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8 hours ago, Ontarkie said:

I know at one point in Canada only 14 and up had to be at the interview. I only had to bring my oldest two with me to the interview. Best thing you can do is when you get to that point email them to confirm.

Canada is not the only consulate 


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17 hours ago, Ontarkie said:

I know at one point in Canada only 14 and up had to be at the interview. I only had to bring my oldest two with me to the interview. Best thing you can do is when you get to that point email them to confirm.

Thanks, I definitely will do that.

Of course I will bring her if I have to but I was hoping to fly in, interview and fly out same day and with her I figure I best fly in the night before, stay in a hotel and then have the interview the next day as a plane trip early and then waiting for potentially hours in a boring room with nothing to entertain might be too much! 

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