This is a more detailed version of my interview experience (I posted it as my consulate review):
It went faster than I was expecting. We were only two people waiting at 8am. They call you by your name to the outside window where they give you a post it with a stamp, they dont ask for anything there and they ask you to go through the door on the left.
There is a security guard there that brakes the post it and lets you in the building where you go through security
A security guard leads you to the main building where you can sit. I waited there for 45'.
They call your name and tell you to go to box 5 where a lady asks for your papers. You can listen everything from the main room so it's a little bit uncomfortable. She asks for your papers one by one and checks them before going to the next one.
She treats you kinda bad, but it's not a huge deal. She told me and everyone else that was with me that day that "the instructions" are clear about what papers you need but I don't think I ever read clear rules anywhere about what papers they need. Some things like "we need the original birth certificate and we don't accept anything else" and at least in Cordoba we dont have access to the actual originals.
She asked for:
* New and old passports
* Courier confirmation
* Original birth certificate. Something important here: they want it to have a real stamp, we don't have access to the actual originals, they're in books in the civil registry. You can get copias fieles but what they want is that copia fiel with stamps, it means, not the digital version. So I would recommend to get your birth certificate in the civil registry where they are going to give you a copia fiel and put a real (usually purple) stamp on it
* Picture 5x5 with white background. Take two different pictures because they were very strict to the guy before me about it
* Marriage certificate. Same thing as with the birth certificate
* Police records with "excepcion del articulo 51"
* Medical exams. Since I had them all digital she just asked for the vaccine paper the doctor gives you. She said it wasn't mandatory tho but I had them with me
* Tax return transcript but I had them on the CEAC so I didn't need them.
I waited around 30' for this part
The consul calls you to box 5
They get your finger prints on both hands.
You take an oath.
While they constantly check everything on the system they ask you questions. All my questions were simple and I tried to reply just what was asked. My questions were:
* Who's the petitionary?
* What's his name?
* When did you get married?
* Is this your first marriage?
* Is this his first marriage?
* How old are you?
* How old is your husband?
* Does he live in the USA?
* Was he born there o was he naturalized?
* Do you have his birth certificate or passport copy? (have a copy ready, I had both)
* Have you ever lived in another country for more than 6 months?
* Have you ever had trouble with the police?
* Have you ever been arrested?
* Have you ever had problems with the police in another country?
* Do you have any other nationality?
* Have you traveled to the US with a different visa?
* Have you ever overstayed in the US?
* Have you ever worked in the US?
* Is this your first marriage? (repeated question)
* Is this your husband's first marriage? (repeated question)
* When did you met your husband?
* When did you two got married? (repeated question)
In that moment he explained that because we've been married less than 2 years I will have a conditional visa so I have to remove the condition at the 2 year anniversary and I shouldn't forget to do it because it would mean that I have to start all over.
He gave me a paper with my Alien Registration Number and instructions to pay for the next fee.
In my case my marriage certificate was not considered original so he told me I needed to forward them the email that the civil registry sent me with the link to my digital marriage certificate and the marriage certificate pdf attached. He told me to do it asap. My visa was going to be approved after he was able to check the email but he wasn't able to approve it now. He kept my passport and gave me a paper with the embassy email. He gave me all my papers back.
I left at 10am. I sent the email as soon as I got home, at 5pm my lawyer texted me saying the visa status changed from Ready to Issued.
The lady asking for the papers was kinda mean, the consul was polite and nice, not friendly, it felt like answering questions to a software with a face. Everything was solved pretty fast
Now we're waiting for the email to go get the passport and I think I'm gonna wait until the gov decision about flights in October. I quit my job today so I actually stop working in 15 days