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Consulate / USCIS Member Review #19916

South Africa Review on July 11, 2016:


Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

They were very accommodating to our need to move the interview date from our original assigned date and responded promptly to e-mail correspondences.

I was not present for my husband's interview but he said that it was painless and efficient. The interviewer was not overly nice or overly intimidating - just no-nonsense and approved my husband straight away.

The only pain was that we had a strict timeline we imposed upon ourselves in terms of my husband moving to the States, and initially we had the medical done too early, not realizing that validity of the visa was based on the date of the medical (6 months from medical, not interview). This was problematic as we do not live in South Africa, so my husband had to then fly a second time for a newer medical but ended up combining this one with the 2nd interview trip.

Also - my husband had to DHL them his passport and wait for it to be sent back, which took about 2 weeks from date of interview, but that was fine.

All in all, a pretty painless experience.

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