Consulate / USCIS Member Review #22855

Finland Review on November 19, 2017:


Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I arrived there early and waited outside for some time before even going to the window to sign up. The Finnish guards were very nice even though the situation was a bit intimidating.
They let me in 15mins before the interview time and did the security checks. I had to leave my bag with them and just took my papers with me. They escorted me into the building and there I had to take a number and sit down to wait in the waiting area. There were 6 other people there already. I waited for about 25mins and they came to call me by my name. I walked up to the counter and there was a Finnish man that took my passport, medical review envelope and the confirmation page of the DS-260. He was also very polite. Asked me to go back to wait and they'd call me back soon.
I waited another 10mins and I was called back and now there was an American consular officer at the counter. He took my fingerprints and went through my file that he already had in front of him. While looking into those he casually asked me a couple of questions:
- When did you get married?
- What does your husband do for work in the States?
- When was the last time you were in the States?
- You didn't have any children, correct?

Then he said that they seem to have everything they need and I will get my visa latest next week. I mentioned that I travel for work and he said he'll try to do it the same day so I could possibly get my passport back by the end of the week. And so I did!

Overall a very pleasant experience.