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Australia US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.4 / 5
370 Review(s)
Sydney, Australia
Review #27079 on September 17, 2019:

Eugelien & Joey



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Interview at the Sydney Consulate was great. Security checks were very thorough and serious. Once through security, the waiting time to be seen by a Consulate employee was approximately 30 minutes. This is when they check to see if you have all your paperwork, i.e. originals and copies etc. You hand over the paperwork and they ask you to sit down and wait for your number to called. There's no privacy, you can actually hear everyone's story, interview questions and answers. The waiting time from handing over the paperwork to the "interview" was approximately 90 minutes. The interview for me was great for other people not so great. I heard quite a few people being asked to come back or even perhaps being rejected. Like I said, very serious and very thorough process. The waiting is quite nerve wrecking as you can hear everyone else's interview questions and answers. I liked it though, I liked it that it was so formal and thorough.

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Sydney, Australia
Review #26896 on August 21, 2019:

Alannah_rose



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Had my interview last Friday (16 August). Read a lot of the reviews on here before i went and they were all accurate.

My interview was scheduled for 8:00AM so I arrived at 7:20AM as I had seen in other reviews to get there early to save time. I was informed that the Elevator to get to Level 10 (Security) doesn't open till 7:30AM so if you are going there, you cannot get up earlier than that. I had heard there were no toilets up there, so I went downstairs to the toilets before the lifts opened.

Once it hit 7:30AM, there are these security scanners which the office workers can scan their security card at. A special button pops up for Level 10, so you click that and it tells you which lift to go to. Jump in there and head up. When we arrived, the security was still closed, so we were told to sit down and wait. There was a group of about 10 of us waiting. Now, a few reviews said there were no toilets other than downstairs in the shopping area. This isn't tru... read complete review

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Sydney, Australia
Review #26870 on August 16, 2019:





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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Reading others recent reviews was a huge blessing and peace of mind going in to my interview this last week.
i don't want to re-hash what others have already said so i'm only going to try and add what i didn't know from what i read.
my interview was scheduled for 10.30 but after reading others reviews realised it seems to be you're on a list for that day and it works out first come, first served. i walked into the consulate at 8am and walked out approved at 9.30am.

The lifts worked by swipe card/touch screen and security at lobby level informed me they would become available for US consulate interviewees at 8am. so at 8am i approached a touch screen/swipe point and there was a "10 - US Consulate" option.
so that got me in a lift up to 10th floor where i followed the signs to US consulate.

A security officer asked for my for phone and keys and pt them in a zip pouch and handed it back to me.
i then proceeded to the document chec... read complete review

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Sydney, Australia
Review #26866 on August 15, 2019:





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Overall it was a quick and painless experience. The interview was originally scheduled for 29 January and we emailed them beforehand and asked for an earlier date and they were able to schedule us in on 15 January instead. Officer only asked two questions and then we were approved! Booked tickets to fly out three days later.

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Sydney, Australia
Review #26853 on August 13, 2019:

Eagleburra



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Approved! Had a great experience today with the absolutely amazing staff at the Consulate General in Sydney. I was the first in at 8am, and even despite some technical issues they were having with biometrics/finger scans causing a delay, I was done within an hour.

I was asked the following questions:

1. How did you meet your Fiancé?
2. How did your relationship progress after you met?
3. Everything happened quite quickly then? (I was expecting this question, as we became engaged only a month after we met each other by chance in a bar. CO seemed satisfied with my simple and genuine response and moved on quickly, which I think was also due to my answers to his other questions)
4. Have you/how many times have you seen each other since returning home to Sydney?
5. What does your Fiancé do for work?
6. How long did you live in the UK for? (In response to my provided UK Police Check)
7. Have you ever lived in any oth... read complete review

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