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Portugal US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.3 / 5
27 Review(s)
France
Review #30441 on November 25, 2021:

ritac23

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Everything ran smoothly and a lot better than I was expecting. I'm Portuguese and was happy to see people speaking my language at every stage: at security, at the "check-in" counter, at the first window, and at the interview booth.

Documents I was asked to show:
- Passport
- DS-160 form
- Birth certificate (original)
- Police criminal check (original)
- Chronopost envelope
- 2 5cmx5cm color pictures (although the website says to take only 1)

Although I had taken an affidavit of support and a copy of ourfilled-out I-129F forms, those were not needed.

All in all, I spent maybe 1 hour inside the embassy. It really was quick and there were a lot of people working there, it seems things have gone back to normal despite the pandemic.

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Review #30309 on October 22, 2021:

neto-66

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Review by my fiancé:

I'm a Portuguese citizen and had my interview at the Paris embassy on the 20th of October 2021.

Before the interview I bought a Chronopost 29x38cm (the 25x36cm size no longer exists I believe) envelope from La Poste for €59. You can fill it out if you wish but I recommend you don't as they will do that for you. You can remove the foam protection inside if you wish but you can also do it at the embassy when they ask you to.

To enter the embassy I had to wait in the sidewalk opposite of a double wide tent which is the first security post. They called out for people to enter every 15 minutes. They were friendly and reasonable. At this first security outpost I was asked to present my passport and they checked their list. They asked me to put my stuff into a basket and searched me with a hand-held metal detector. I then headed into the permanent building, where again I was asked to put my stuff into a basket (belt and all)... read complete review

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France
Review #30220 on October 7, 2021:

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We (fiancé and I) were able to enter together for the process after the security guard asked someone in the building if it was possible.
Once past the security (which you have to leave your phone/electronics behind), there's a small desk where we got some of our documents ready and a ticket that was attached for the procedure. Then we went for the line to give our documents and the Chronopost Envelope. The lady that attended us, deals with the Portuguese people (she speaks portuguese) and she was extremely nice and helpful. Once the documents and fingerprints were given, we awaited for our turn with the interviewer.
The interviewer (also speaks portuguese) did our oaths and asked simple questions about our relationship:
- How did you two met?
- Do you work? What is your job? Where do you work?
- Where do you live?
He also asked for some photos and we showed a page with some photos we took together recently.
He was also very nice and att... read complete review

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France
Review #29978 on August 10, 2021:

Michelle R

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They were friendly enough but stated we did not have the Intent letter when we did give it to them so we had to send them an updated on with the words 'free and willing to marry'. THen they misplaced the passport photos given to them on interview day so we had to mail a new set from Portugal. All of this caused a delay of 2 weeks and 2 days to receive visa we flew back to Paris to pickup.

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France
Review #29585 on May 5, 2021:

Mario001

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Let me share my experience of the K1-Visa at the France US Embassy. I did my interview today, May 5th 2021.

I am Portuguese, so I will comment on my experience and what was the necessary documents for a Portuguese Citizen. If you are not Portuguese the required documents or what they check could be different.

Embassy sends an email 3 weeks before the appointment.
You should book your medical appointment 15 days before your interview. The embassy says that you will get an envelope with the medicals but that information is outdated. After your medical they send the results by email to the embassy (If you do the medical in Lisbon). You don't receive anything. The medical exam is: Blood analysis, eye exam, chest x-ray, check your vaccines and do a general touch on your whole body to see if you have any lumps.

The police certificate is a document that you can get online. You pay by card and you are able to download the document. The docum... read complete review

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