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Israel US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 3.9 / 5
82 Review(s)
Israel
Review #33152 on April 30, 2024:

antalia

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

One key item that we learned about the hard way: while there is "Israel, Tel Aviv" consulate, there is "Jerusalem" embassy, which is NOT located in "Israel, Jerusalem" and, like the only other location on the list, Hong Kong, has no country listed and therefore is listed under letter J way down the list. They had no way to fetch the DS-160 from the consulate in the other city so we had to refile, luckily that was free of charge and quite fast. We got into Administrative Review, having to bring the copy of the military book (did not serve) and this took another two weeks wait on top of the local holidays. Thankfully, a month's stay was enough (not a local, not a resident) and we did not have to extend the hotel, even though it took multiple visits to the embassy overall.

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Israel
Review #32700 on November 14, 2023:

ggh297

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My fiancé had her interview today. She mentions that it was relatively easy and fast (15-20 minutes). Prior to the interview, she was greeted by a consular agent (gave her phone, all the necessary documents). She was asked a few questions (where we met, what year we met, location of first meeting). She briefly waited for a few minutes for the agent to review some information in a separate room and was approved. She was told her case status would appear as refused until her medical records were released to the embassy (originally was told by the clinic it would be a few days). Just be truthful and do not be afraid.

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Review #32515 on September 19, 2023:

rikko




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Review Topic: K1 Visa

I am an American with a Russian fiance. We transferred our case from Warsaw, Poland to Jerusalem, Israel. Our interview was uneventful but we were sent back with a white 221g administrative processing slip and a refusal and told to come back with my fiance's curriculum vitae. They did ask to keep our passport, but we told them we had to leave Israel to collect the papers and they instead instructed us on how to mail them the papers needed. We are currently still in 221g administrative processing as of today.

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Israel
Review #32248 on July 10, 2023:

Karjala




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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Israel is different to other countries. They request police certificates from every country that you've lived for over 6 months (not a year). They put us in the administrative processing, because we could not provide it for Mexico, where my husband lived for a little less than a year as a tourist, waiting for the interview appointment at CJD.

After the congressman's office has reached to them they actually send us an email that stated that administrative processing takes at least 9 months. My husband went to the embassy to collect his Russian passport then, because he could not wait any longer in Israel. They issues him visa 3 days later on July 7th and on July 10th he picked his passport with visa in it.

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Review #31097 on June 2, 2022:

Mimilu




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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Had an early morning appointment and arrived 30 minutes before. Was called up to the first window to give document that was requested prior to the appointment and the women was very professional and let me know that if anything was missing the consular would notify me but also stated that everything looked good.. Sat back down and waited a few minutes until I was called to the second window for my interview with the consulate. I can’t say enough but she was the nicest person and made me feel very excited about my interview. She asked a couple questions about how I meet my wife, what are my plans, and just a bit about us. She informed me that my visa was approved and that would receive my passport in the mail within 1-2 weeks and that I was free to go. The whole process from checking in to leaving was about 40 min in total. My experience was great and I can’t wait to fly with my wife back to the states.

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