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Antigua US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 3.8 / 5
12 Review(s)
Barbados
Review #23380 on March 7, 2018:





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Review Topic: F-2A Visa

Got to the consulate at 710 for my 730 meeting. Didn't carry much more than my file and my phone. There are lockers outside for small bags, or purses. When you get into the embassy you are scanned and the phone is taken from you and you are given a number to collect it back when you leave.

I made it into the interview area and was told to wait. When window number 5 was free I was called and handed in my passport, passport pictures, marriage certificate, originals to all my police records, a marriage certificate for my in-laws. Then I was asked a few questions about the the intended address, the telephone number for my spouse, and asked to clarify if my spouse and the joint sponsor lived in the same house.

After waiting a few hours I was called to the second interview window.

Asked how I met my wife
What were we both doing in that country
How long have we dated for
What we did after I graduated and left
How we communicate
How often she visits me
Why didn't she visit as much last year
What I plan to do when I get to the states

Visa approved!!!!!!

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Austria
Review #22803 on November 8, 2017:

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(updated on February 4, 2018)

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Barbados
Review #22570 on September 28, 2017:

Kay&richie



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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Interview was scary, but god was with us!! They asked my husband so many questions, I almost thought he was going to get denied, like they doubted him but victory was ours! Time to move on with our lives now!

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Barbados
Review #19330 on April 18, 2016:

Blue Raven



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Dear Team,

Today my partner and I had our K-1 Visa interviews and were approved.

We arrived at 7:45 am for our 9:00 am interview. We had two bags: my purse and a leather portfolio with all of our documents with me. They would not let me bring in my purse. They argued with me about my portfolio, but I told them that I must have this because it contains our papers - 3-hole punched. In the end, they allowed me the portfolio, but only if I removed the calculator inside. They provide lockers for bags.

We went through airport style security. On the inside, a woman passed out numbers to others, but not to "green card" applicants (K-1 visas are in this category). We are told to go to another room and instructed to walk up to Window 3 when she is available. The woman in Window 3 called other names so we didn't know exactly when to approach. 20 minutes later, the female guide/security guard said: "I told you that you were next in line". So next time Window 3 was available, we walked up. She asked us for his invitation letter and DS160 Confirmation sheet. Then she sent us back to our seats.

20 minutes later she called us again to ask for the following:
- His birth Certificate
- His Medical Examination from the requisite clinic
- The Affidavit of Support
- My 2015 Tax Returns
- His passport
- His Passport Picture
She also asked me for an Employer letter and how many people lived in my household.

She then allowed us to go to Window 11 (or 12) to pay the US$265 visa fee and return to her window with the receipt. She then sent us back to our seats.

30 minutes later we were called to Window 1 (middle age white man). As the fiancee, he told me that I could stand there, but not speak unless he asked me a question directly. Questions he asked:
- How did we meet?
- Where was our first date?
- Has he been to the United States before?
- What did he do while there?
He also needed to see his expired passport which contained his original student visa.

He returned his passports with a green slip. We were approved.

We caught the taxi to DHL. DHL sent his passport back to the embassy along with the green slip and a pre-paid DHL label. (As a Caricom citizen, he can travel home without a passport because he has two other Antiguan picture IDs.)

Can't wait until he receives his official visa.

The people that we spoke to (Window 1 and Window 3) were quite pleasant to interact with. We enjoyed the process.

Last Comments:

1) The information that they give you in every packet from the embassy is a bit outdated, but they are quite responsive to emailed requests for clarification: bridgetowniv@state.gov
2) While waiting we were able to observe the interview processes for numerous tourist, student, and business visas. The gentleman at Window 6 (older white gentleman), made the process extremely unpleasant for the petitioners in his window. He was extremely loud and unbelievably condescending. We heard all of his applicants' business even though we could not hear what was being said at the windows right next to our ears. Furthermore, we knew all young people or less professional looking people speaking with him would be immediately denied for some reason. Please dress professionally, not casually.

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Barbados
Review #18282 on November 4, 2015:

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

I will just give pointers.

To receive the appointment letter, it is better to request both Package 3 and 4 via email - BridgetownIV@state.gov as the postal services are not the most reliable. You can submit the request for Package 4 with a scanned copy of your signature and the date

When assembling your documentation, pay close attention to Package 3 and the medicial information in Package 4. However, the actual documentation is listed on this website (http://barbados.usembassy.gov/iv-k_1_visas.html). It is not explict in the Package 3 or 4. Note that I was approved but I had no idea that I had to submit two additional documents, including one that I had to request from another country. This cause a delay in issuing of my visa.

When going to the Embassy, there are four checkpoints. Although, you are applying for a K-1 visa. It is considered under the Green Card category. So mention this at the checkpoints to avoid confusion.



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