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Israel US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 3.8 / 5
70 Review(s)
Israel
Review #23145 on January 26, 2018:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

We had a wonderful consulate interview, after waiting ten months (!) for our i-130 to be approved! It took about a month and half to receive an interview appointment after our case left the NVC.
The appointment was scheduled for 8:45 and my husband was out of there within 3/4 of an hour. He was received by three different people. It was very helpful that we had originals and photocopies of all of our documents, although they only asked for the documents checked on the interview appointment letter. They asked about how/where we met, our wedding, what we both do for a living, and how we've prepared for our move to the States.
At the end, they told us he was approved and we should be receiving the passport and visa within 10 days!
Much better than expected after the year of waiting for various offices to approve various forms.
There were others there that were sent away and not (yet) approved because they were missing various forms, so be very organized. Bri... read complete review

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Review #23137 on January 25, 2018:

I miss my wife



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Review #23074 on January 8, 2018:

Laura-A



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All in all everything went really smoothly. The whole thing took about two hours and my wife had to wait in the car. The woman that I spoke with for the interview was very friendly. She asked a lot of general questions about our relationship (where does my wife live, how long have we been together, what do we both do for work) and about where we're planning to live in the US. We really front loaded our application with a lot of documentation about our relationship and my wife still has a car, bank account, insurance and voters registration which we included as proof of domicile along with a letter from her explaining her move to Israel and a statement from her mom that we're going to live there for a while after we move so we had a pretty solid case.

If you bring your phone or any electronics that aren't allowed, the consulate has a small storage area next to security where you can keep them. I definitely recommend bringing a book or newspaper because 90% of the time yo... read complete review

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Review #21793 on May 12, 2017:

JusticeWarrior



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I had to wait over 3 hours past my scheduled interview time. Eventually my name was called, and I walked towards the consular officer who seemed nice compared to the rude receptionist in the front. I was asked casual questions regarding the workplace of my spouse, and how we met. At the end, he congratulated me on my visa approval, and told me to wait for another officer to explain to me the next following steps.

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Review #21765 on May 6, 2017:

Ezmiller



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Very friendly, and welcoming for the interview. No point to come early because you will wait anyway. Leah came a bit early, and waited for an hour.

The first step is that you meet a representative and going over the documents that they already have, and the documents that you have brought with you (we brought a pack of supporting information as well as a recent tax return) -- *originals* of everything. This stage is important if you want to submit additional documents that they don't have yet.

The actual interview was short. They were mostly interested in how we met, how many meetings we had before getting married, etc. Interpreters are available if you need it. Everything went pretty smoothly -- the officer was courteous -- but Leah needed to submit a few additional documents, which we did, delivering them by hand since Israli post has become a bit unreliable (we actually tried them and they failed to deliver, instead delivering a pick-up notice!)
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