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Hong Kong US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.1 / 5
73 Review(s)
Hong Kong, China
Review #28622 on September 29, 2020:

Supernovan

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Hi Guys, I just attended my interview this morning and got approved, this journal is finally close to an end.
Just want to share some useful information here in case you are in the same situation as me, which was a little tricky with the affidavit support.

Everything else went well other than two things : (explained in the later content)
- The Affidavit Support he provided and,
- His US domicile prove

Interview duration: around 2 hours ( waiting around1.5 hours)

Questions asked :
- Where is your husband now?
- How long has he been living in Hong Kong?
- Is this the first marriage for both of you?
- Do you have kids together?
- Have you been into the US before?
- What does your husband do?
- What do you do?
- When did you get married?
- Do you have a dog? ( I think the CO was just being tricky cause I have 2 cats)
- When do you plan to move to the US?

The domicile problem:
The CO told me that they do not provide visa to those whose spouses are not domiciled in the US, which freaked me out a little but I guess it's just an official statement because later the asked me to explain our plans, aka plans to move to the US to resume my husband's domicile. Here's my answer for your reference:

I told him that my husband is actively applying for jobs in the US currently and he just had an interview with this one company. I gave him the emails between my husband and the company he applied job at as long as other job applications. My husband also wrote an domicile explanation letter about the situation. The CO's fine with that.

The Affidavit Support Problem:
My husband lives in Hong Kong ever since he started his PHd program in 2013. He didn't have to pay the federal tax for the past few years as he was a student. The consulate staff at the registration got super confused when they couldn't find his tax return forms. Even the CO said my husband made a mess on the affidavit support.. which made my heart dropped. But it's all good after I showed them my husband's income statement, my income statement and our savings.

Overall speaking the staff are helpful and the CO was real nice.
Hope this helps and good luck on all of your interviews!

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Hong Kong, China
Review #28599 on September 24, 2020:

Tinkertoy

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Procedures:
1. Security check.
2. After the security check. You have to go to the room, then wait for them to call you. All the questions are asked at the counter (including people who collect your documents and interview by the consulate), like the bank counter.

3. People who collected my documents for the consulate asked me...
1. How did I meet my husband?
2. Why did we get married in Tokyo?
3. Did I study aboard?
4. Where is my husband now?
5. What is his job?

Then she collected my documents, asked me to take a seat, and wait for being interviewed by the consulate.

4. Interview by consulate, questions were asked...
1. Where did I meet my husband?
2. The name of the app (I met him via app)
3. What is his job?
4. Where is he now?
5. What is my job
6. Did we have a previous marriage before
7. Did we divorce with somebody before

The last thing he said is “your visa is approved, we are collecting your passport now. your tourist visa and flight crew visa are canceled now because you don’t need it anymore”

Conclusion:
It took me like 30 mins to finish the whole process (including security check, documents collection, and interview by the consulate). All the staff in there were very nice, helpful and efficient.

⚠️Reminder⚠️
1. If the address you put on DS-260 got changed, need to inform them even you have already called the NVC (to make sure that the green card will be sent to the new address)
2. Remember don’t bring food and drinks, even you do, you’ll have to throw it away.
3. Extremely important is don’t bring a bag to exceed the size limit they stated. I bring a bag to carry my documents they asked me to fold my bag and put it in my little tiny purse bag.

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Hong Kong, China
Review #28449 on August 16, 2020:

mave

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

My visa interview took place when the US Consulate opened for limited visa interviews.

After security check (pretty smooth as only a few people in the queue), you go to the immigration visa waiting room (2/F).

The waiting room is about 300 sq ft. There are 4 counters similar to those at government offices or bank tellers. Everyone in the room can hear what others say as you only stand in front of these kiosks. You go to Kiosk #1 to check-in. The first staff (Cantonese speaking) asked for the documents. She asked me some questions while she was skimming through my documents to pick the originals. She also asked for my passport (and any passport that has US visa on), passport photo, medical exam receipt (since my medical report wasn't out at that point), photos (evidence of relationship). She took all of those for checking (to be returned to me by the CO later).

Questions this staff asked are like (may not be in the same order as I only recalled from memory)
- Did you schedule your interview by yourself?
- Did you register passport delivery on the website?
- Who is your petitioner?
- How did you guys meet?
- Where is he now?
- Have you been married before?
- Has he been married before?
- Do you have any kids?
- Does your spouse have any kids?
- What does he do?
- What do you do?
- Have you lived in any other country? Do you have all the police certificates?
- Have you ever been to the US?
- When was the last time you saw your spouse?

She gave me a piece of document which is about spousal abuse and your rights. It took about 10 minutes for this part since I also asked some clarifying questions.

Then I was asked to wait in the room. Around 30-40 minutes later, I was called by an American CO. He asked me to take off my mask and left it off throughout the interview, sworn in, took my fingerprints, and then he started asking questions. He seemed to be typing the answers into the computer. Questions were like:

- Where is your spouse at this moment?
- Did you schedule your interview yourself? Or you received an email from NVC?
- Did you log in to the system, create a username/password and register for passport delivery?
- Have you been married before?
- Do you have any kids?
- Has he been married before?
- Does he have any kids?
- What does he do?
- Have you lived in any other country? What did you do there?
- What do you do here?
- When and where did you get married?
- Do you have any families here? Who are they?
- If your visa is approved, will your family be moving with you?

At the end, the CO explained that since my medical report hasn't been received, they cannot approve the visa application at the spot. He gave me the blue sheet (for 221(g)) and paper instructions on what and how to submit to Consulate after my medical report is sent. This part with the CO took about 10 min.

From the moment I stepped into the Consulate to the moment I left, it took about 1 hr 15 mins.

Tips:
1. Make sure you don't bring any bag that is over the size limit stated on US Consulate HK's website, otherwise they won't let you in.
2. Put all required documents into one folder, and group them as "original" and "copy", and photos for your evidence of relationship. I used a small photo album, and marked the occasion/date/location for each photo. It's good to add photos to those you had submitted to NVC to show the ongoing relationship/marriage.
3. Keep other supporting documents in a separate folder. Only provide if it's asked.

In general, the staff at the Consulate are all very helpful.




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Hong Kong, China
Review #28400 on July 22, 2020:

srs1969

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Review Topic: K1 Visa

went well

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Hong Kong, China
Review #27709 on December 21, 2019:

Feball Castaneda




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