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Finland US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.1 / 5
41 Review(s)
Finland
Review #15279 on September 25, 2014:

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My experience with the consulate was good. I got buzzed in and was let into the waiting room after going through the metal detectors and leaving my bag by the guards. The waiting room isn't exactly separated from the counters so there's not much privacy for the interviews. After waiting for about 20 minutes, one of the officers called my name and asked for my documents. After being asked to return to the waiting room, I got called in again for my finger prints to be taken. After waiting a bit more, I got called back for the actual interview part. Since the interview was for a K-1 visa, the officer asked a few questions about my bf and how we met, as well as where he lives and what he does for a living. She also wanted to know when we were planning on getting married and if I've ever visited him in the US. The officer who interviewed me was American and very friendly, but some of the officers working at the consulate spoke Finnish too. After asking me these questions, the lady gave all ... read complete review

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Review #14085 on March 10, 2014:

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My fiance is originally from Nigeria attending school in Finland. He had his interview on Feb 12 at 11:00. I was blessed to be there in Helsinki with him but not let up stairs. He arrived 15 mins early and was buzzed in at 10:45, he was the only one there and they took his paperwork and then a little while later they did his finger prints and then came the interview. With him from Nigeria they must of asked him 30 question pretty much all the ones we practiced from the like I found on VJ. At the end of the interview she said that there were a couple of things that they needed to verify and would let him know in a couple of days. They kept all the documents including his passport. He was back down to me at 11:50 less than a hour. They sent him an email 2 weeks later they wanted him to clarify 4 issues, we answered the email immediately sent it to them on a Friday and by that next Monday we were put into an AP and by Wednesday he was approved and just this past Friday got his passport an... read complete review

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Finland
Review #13823 on February 10, 2014:





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Review Topic: F-2A Visa

Dear All,


My experience with the interview is pretty OK. It was straightforward process as others here have mentioned. Very simple questions regarding the relationship and my status in Finland. Well I have not received my passport back till date so I am also writing some queries here if anybody could possible help me with.

I appeared at the interview on 3rd of February in Helsinki. On 7th the ceac.state.gov website returned the status update as "issued". I had been told that I will receive the passport back in a week. I tried to contact the call center and the embassy but left with no info. can somebody who went through interview in Finland tell me how long did it take to deliver the passport back to you from the date it was issued. I am actually in the verge of booking my flight ASAP so I want to know any approximate time frame. Thanks!

Best Regards,
Kwasti

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Finland
Review #13643 on January 15, 2014:





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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Good experience overall. I showed up 10 minutes early for the interview. It is in Kaisaniemi now (used to be Eira at some point?). They buzz you in from the street, you go through security and then to the waiting room.
They call names out and first I dropped off all my documents. Maybe 20 minutes later they called me to give my fingerprints and then 15 minutes later the "interview" which was maybe 5 very basic questions. How did we meet, do we have a wedding date already, what's my fiancťes job etc. Most of the time was just waiting for the processing in the waiting room with the other people.
They said that everything seems to be in order and they'll call me when I can pick up the visa package from the consulate, other people got it in the mail so maybe it's a new procedure for 2014.

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Finland
Review #12595 on August 22, 2013:





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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Questions asked:
1. How/when did you meet?
2. What is your fiance's job?
3. Where was your fiance born?
4. Are you a member of the communist party?

"Approved"

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