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Last 5 Reviews

Korea Review #29730 on June 14, 2021:

Chasunmee

Chasunmee

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Overall, the experience was good. Our appointment was at 8:30 am, we arrived at 8 am and they let us through security early. We went to the 2nd floor to check in and given a paper explaining how they wanted the documents organized, and then we were sent to the 3rd floor. There were a lot of people already there waiting. We were first called up to submit our documents and then sat again to wait to be called up for the interview. The officer that did the interview gave my husband the option to do it in Korean or English (we chose English) and was understanding when my husband made a little mistake (because of nerves). The questions were mostly related to our relationship, plans for relocating to the US, and the petitioner's employment. The whole process took about 2.5 hours from the start of our appointment time. The interview itself took less than 10 minutes (we submitted a lot of supporting documents).

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Atlanta GA Review #29729 on June 14, 2021:

MelOe

MelOe

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status from K1 Visa, Interview date 06/10/2021

The interviewer was friendly and patient. My USC husband and I were both in the room together, but my husband was instructed not to speak at all during the first part of the interview. Before the interview began we were asked to hand over any evidence we had brought for the interviewer to see as he would not accept any further documents from us later in the interview. Then the interviewer collected all our government issued cards (both our drivers licenses, my passport, my ead/ap card) and made copies for our file before returning them. After that the interview began with going over my I485 in detail. I was asked what seemed like every question I answered in the form, and my answers were compared to what I had written down when filing. Some additions and corrections were made (eg. my SSN was added, which I didn't yet have at the time of filing, and some boxes I had apparently forgotten to tick were ticked by the officer). I got an unexpected question about one of the organizations I had listed as belonging to, but other than that everything seemed pretty straight forward. At the end the officer showed me the changes he made, and I had to sign the application.
After this the topic shifted to confirming the validity of our marriage, and my husband was allowed to share in the interview. We were asked about our meeting, our visiting each other, our jobs, and our plans for the future. The officer looked over the evidence we had brought and asked some questions about the cars we had bought and our joint bank account.
At the end of the interview the officer said that everything looked good and if on reviewing my application later he would find that my medical had been done less than a year before filing my I485 he would approve me. He then explained that I would receive a conditional greencard and would have to apply for removal of conditions in two years, and what would be necessary for that process.

All in all it was a very friendly and professional interview. It did not, however, feel like an almost casual conversation as I've seen other people comment about their own interviews. Due to me being stressed, I found some of the questions quite nerve wrecking. But the officer was nice and fairly patient with me, and I guess tried to make us feel as comfortable as possible given the situation.

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Dublin, Ireland Review #29726 on June 11, 2021:

UnaJohn

UnaJohn

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

I had my interview on 9-June-2021 and I have to say the officers I dealt with were lovely.

I arrived 10 minutes ahead of my appointment - there is a little kiosk you have to go through security at. They made me empty/throw away my water bottle. My smart watch, phone, and car keys were put in a locker. I was allowed to keep my wallet and my bag with documents. You go from the kiosk through the courtyard to the main building where another security guard greets you. This room is like a big post office where there are little booths you walk up to - there's no seat during the interview.

A short waiting time before being called to the counter to hand over my documents. The gentleman here was really nice and we cracked a few jokes. He made sure to tell me that if successful, my visa would be printed into my passport, and I would get a big brown envelope that should remain sealed until it is opened by an immigration officer at the airport ("Imagine there is a big deadly spider in here, you do not want to open this!"). He also let me know to leave extra time at the airport as I will be taken into another room and an officer will go through the folder. Dublin should be grand as that is all dealt with there at pre-clearance.

Then I sat down and waited a few minutes to be called to a second window for the interview. This officer was also so lovely. You have to raise your hand and swear an oath that everything you've submitted is true and you'll answer truthfully. He asked me some questions then - "tell me about your fiancé", "how did you meet", "what were you both studying", "where do you work", "when did you know you wanted to spend your life with them", "what do your parents think of him", "have you ever been to [state I'm moving to]". We also cracked a few jokes during the interview. I think this lasted ~10 minutes. He ended the interview by saying "it is my pleasure to let you know you are approved for a visa" and handed me a one page document with further information. He then again reiterated what his colleague had said about not opening the brown envelope as it will invalidate the visa and I would have to go back to the embassy to get a new one issued.

Overall a very easy and uneventful experience! I was out and done within 25 minutes.

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Atlanta GA Review #29724 on June 9, 2021:

Lovely Aquarius



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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Interviewer said no need to be nervous that we were all only having a conversation but it was an intense conversation. Interviewer asked for the entire story of us meeting up to us being in front of him now. My husband is jamaican. He asked what my husband nick name in Jamaica was. He asked about my family and my husband's family. If there were any plans for kids in the future. When did my husband start working. What kind of work he did in Jamaica. At one point in the interview he told my husband not to look at me. He went through the original I-129 petition verifying information. Honestly I thought this interview was way more intense than the one at the Jamaican embassy.

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Indianapolis IN Review #29723 on June 9, 2021:

rholdren



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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Everyone working there seemed pretty nice. Went in for Adjustment of Status interview, thorugh a K-1 Fiance visa. Brought my spouse with me, but the interviewing officer said it wasn't necessary for her to be there. The officer just asked a few simple questions: names, addresses, dates of birth, date of marriage. Then he went through the rest of the application (terrorism, crimes, drugs questions, etc) and just approved the case on the spot. Whole thing took maybe 5 minutes.

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