Consulate / USCIS Member Review #25565

Madrid, Spain Review on February 11, 2019:


Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

The process was relatively easy, but get ready for some long lines. It took about 1h from the moment I got a number to when the number was called. You first go to a first window where you leave all the original documents (police reports, passport, photos, affidavit of support, etc.). Then they make you wait some more, and then in the second window is where the interview happens. My interview was very easy: 'Describe your relationship', and some very easy follow-up questions. After that, the consular officer said my case was approved, They kept my passport and 6 days after I got my passport on the mail with visa!
If you go to Madrid on the same day of the interview, and do not have a hotel where to leave your things, do NOT bring a backpack, they will not let you into the consulate with it. I had to go to Mercadona supermarket (Calle Serrano, 61) and leave it at the locker. Good luck!