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Nigeria Review #31187 on June 27, 2022:

goldenbae



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Just what you would expect, early interview, crowded building, long lines, but he was approved and hurried and got out of the country. But the interviewer wasn't bad and very easy going. But his interview was back in 2017, these days they are denying almost everyone!

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Qatar Review #31186 on June 26, 2022:

Ammark1



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Review Topic: General Review

I had my EB3 Visa interview on 15 June , we were informed that our visa ia approved and CEAC web site showed issued , the only thing that till now I didn't get back my passport by aramix , I called them they have no idea when I will get it back , and the UID provided by aramix is not valid for the automated phone query about the passport tracking , I have flight on 30 June and I think Im gonna miss it , any idea how long does it take to get back my passport ?

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Manila, Philippines Review #31183 on June 25, 2022:

JJ&Dwi

JJ&Dwi

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Review Topic: General Review

K1 Interview Experience: Arrived at 4:30am for 6:30am interview time. Way to early. No need to arrive until about 5:30am. Petitioner not allowed into the embassy. Had to leave and go back to hotel at 6:30am and wait for her to come back to hotel. She said the process was smooth. Pre-screening included passport, DS160, IRS Transcript of Petitioner, Affidavit of Support (I-134), 2x2 pics with name written on back, PSA Birth Certificate, NBI, Cenomar. Questions such as what is name, birthdate, had to take of the mask to match the passport photo, asked what is full name of petitioner. Asked for current address, Asked if Petitioner is Single or Divorced. They reviewed the Medical results. Then Pre-screening was over and had to do fingerprints. Then had to sit and wait for your name to be called. Then sent to Window 62 and asked for Passport. Then had to remove mask again to verify indentity. Was asked full name and birthday again. Had to raise right hand to give some kind of oath. Then the consular asked: How we met?, Are you aware that your petitioner has filed for another woman before?, Then asked if the K1 applicant has kids with the petitioner? Then asked how many time s the petitioner had visited her? Then asked why the petitioner had been to the Philippines so many times? (Petitioner owns a business here in Philippines was the answer). Then the consular said congratulations and said we would get the passport in 1-2 weeks from LBC. Then told that we need to get our CFO so that we can depart to the US. Total time from entering embassy until leaving embassy was 2 hours. Medical was difficult part at St Luke because she said it required so many processes and waiting periods, which takes all day. She had to go back to St Luke the 2nd day to get the immunizations and get the Medical result in a sealed envelope. She said that she felt lucky because her interview seemed easy compared to the questions she was hearing in the interviews at other windows. They never asked to see proof of relationship because we live together in my condo in Pampanga and we had been together for such a long period of time waiting during the pandemic period.

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Manila, Philippines Review #31179 on June 25, 2022:

JJ&Dwi

JJ&Dwi

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Arrived at 4:30am for 6:30am interview time. Way to early. No need to arrive until about 5:30am. Petitioner not allowed into the embassy. Had to leave and go back to hotel at 6:30am and wait for her to come back to hotel. She said the process was smooth. Pre-screening included passport, DS160, IRS Transcript of Petitioner, Affidavit of Support (I-134), 2x2 pics with name written on back, PSA Birth Certificate, NBI, Cenomar. Questions such as what is name, birthdate, had to take of the mask to match the passport photo, asked what is full name of petitioner. Asked for current address, Asked if Petitioner is Single or Divorced. They reviewed the Medical results. Then Pre-screening was over and had to do fingerprints. Then had to sit and wait for your name to be called. Then sent to Window 62 and asked for Passport. Then had to remove mask again to verify indentity. Was asked full name and birthday again. Had to raise right hand to give some kind of oath. Then the consular asked: How we met?, Are you aware that your petitioner has filed for another woman before?, Then asked if the K1 applicant has kids with the petitioner? Then asked how many time s the petitioner had visited her? Then asked why the petitioner had been to the Philippines so many times? (Petitioner owns a business here in Philippines was the answer). Then the consular said congratulations and said we would get the passport in 1-2 weeks from LBC. Then told that we need to get our CFO so that we can depart to the US. Total time from entering embassy until leaving embassy was 2 hours. Medical was difficult part at St Luke because she said it required so many processes and waiting periods, which takes all day. She had to go back to St Luke the 2nd day to get the immunizations and get the Medical result in a sealed envelope. She said that she felt lucky because her interview seemed easy compared to the questions she was hearing in the interviews at other windows. They never asked to see proof of relationship because we live together in my condo in Pampanga and we had been together for such a long period of time waiting during the pandemic period.

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Dublin, Ireland Review #31178 on June 25, 2022:

maywinterz



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Waiting took forever. Reviews are spot on. Definitely depends on who you get on what they ask for.

Oddly, we were specifically requested -printed- photos of us together. So it just really depends on your officer/reviewer person.

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