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Netherlands US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.4 / 5
159 Review(s)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #28316 on May 28, 2020:

Sanella&Dylan



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Went in there for my K1 visa interview on November 19. I had the interview at 1 pm. I arrived 15 minutes early and I was the first one waiting. After a while we got called up front, one by one. I showed my appointment confirmation and they checked it and let me in. I had binders with me but I had to get all my documents out of my binder. Luckily for me I had a wrapper around all my documents. I found them to be strict but kind. As you pass security you'll go to a first desk where you have to give your passport and DS160. They put a sticker on your passport for once they send the visa back to you. I was first so I was also called first to the next window where I had to give all of my forms they request for on the checklist you receive in the mail. After that you sit down and wait to hear your name being called. I think I waited 15 minutes for my name to be called. They asked me a few questions about how we met, when we got engaged, if my now husband has ever visited me and why not. Thos... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #28120 on February 28, 2020:





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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My appointment was on February 25th 2020 at 1PM. I arrived at the consulate around 12:30 and sadly wasn't allowed to go inside yet despite how cold it was. I had to wait in line outside of the building for half an hour and got to chat with the other people waiting for a while. A little after 1, we were called to the window where we had to show our passports. My mom was the one who drove me to the consulate since I don't have a license but because I'm over 21, she wasn't allowed to accompany me, which makes sense I guess.

Once inside, I had to take off my coat and the people who'd brought their bags had to show the contents. It was basically like airport security but a LOT stricter. The people there weren't friendly at all which scared me and everyone else there a bit.

Next, I had to go to the interview room. I showed a lady behind a desk my passport, passport photos and DS-120. I then sat down and waited til the lady at window #2 called my name. I handed ... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #28046 on February 19, 2020:

Lehcim



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

It's never going to be a fun experience, but all in all it wasn't bad. Friendly people, from security to interviewer. Just make sure you have all your stuff in order, that's up to you.

The downside is how they schedule their appointments. If you get an interview appointment, it'll probably say it's scheduled at 1PM. That's because everyone's interview is scheduled at the same time (or so it seems). I was there at 12:45, was the 3rd one to get in and probably the 10th to walk out at 14:45. About 5-10 minutes of that was actual contact with someone, the rest is just waiting.

Not knowing how their system works, it does feel like this process could be way more efficient.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #28038 on February 18, 2020:





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Review Topic: General Review

The lady taking in my passport spoke Dutch and was very nice. She loved my name and we chit-chatted about how a dutch girl got such an exotic name. The girl taking in all the documents and fingerprints at window 2 was more official and efficient. The woman who interviewed me at window 4 was very friendly and smiled listening to my answers. She asked simple questions:

What's his name?
What was it about him that attracted you?
How did you meet?
What are you planning to do when you move there?
Where will you live, does he have a house?
She asked if the the co-sponsor was his mother. When I said it was a friend she asked what the nature of their friendship is en why she is willing to sponsor me.

They didn't ask the proof of relationship documents. She told me my passport with the visa will be send to me and that I'm good to go 😀

Overall a pleasant experience, if you have a solid relationship you have nothi... read complete review

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review #27931 on February 5, 2020:

MartinM



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Consular officer was very nice, but since my medical file was not received yet, I was put under administrative processing.

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