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Hello guys,

 

Wanted to ask anyone when their spouse or loved ones go for an interview at the embassy or consulate, what kind of questions were asked, or does it vary by case? For those interested this is a marriage visa for a CR1. Any replies would be helpful. 

 

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It varies by case. It could be from as simple as "What do they do for a living?" to "What is their mother's name?" to "What did he/she gift you for Christmas last year?" to "Where did they go to school/college?", etc.

It can include questions about any criminal past, past people they petitioned or past spouses, etc. Pretty much anything is on the table.

The questions generally are not trick questions. Either they don't know the answer and just want to see if you know it (don't ever make up an answer though!), or it's stuff that typically a spouse would know.

 

How much they probe tends to depend on the consulate/embassy, if there are any red flags in the case, how much time has been spent physically together, etc.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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