Consulate / USCIS Member Review #28159

France Review on March 8, 2020:

Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

my interview took place on March 4, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. we arrived around 8:15 a.m. but we only entered the embassy at 8:45 a.m. before being able to enter in.
At the embassy the guards present in the tent checked my bag and if I had a phone. then always in the tent there is a counter where I gave to a woman the following documents on her request:

passport, extract of criminal record, the page of confirmation of appointment where is the address of shipping of the visa. and the Ds-260 confirmation page

we then pass through a room where our belongings are scanned and we pass under a detector like at the airport. you are asked to put all electronic devices in a security pouch. we will give you a badge to collect them at the end.
once in the embassy i waited about 5 minutes before being called to a counter where i was slightly yelled at due to a misunderstanding between the agents who refer in the embassy and the agent at the counter.
the agent at the counter told me to come and the agent at the switch told me not to go, 2/3 times in a row until the agent at the counter told me to come yelling at me. no excuse although I explained that I had nothing to do with it. short ..
thereafter the agent was courteous and took the following documents but may be 10% of what I had brought because according to his own statements, then it is necessary to scan everything from their side so in short they just take the bare necessities.
she took my fingerprints, birth certificate, marriage certificate, extract from the criminal record (all less than three months but she did not specify “less than 3 months“ it was I who specified that my documents were less than 3 months because in France the validity only lasts three months for civil status. I did not want to be told later that my documents were too old) I returned what had gathered under the tent .
I also gave the agent two documents that NVC had asked for before I was DQ and when I thought I should resubmit documents. I also provided my husband’s 2019 tax returns. the agent seemed surprised but as I had to prove my husband's income it served.
after giving everything you go to a room waiting for the consular agent to call you. there is no ticket you have to listen to the names called because it is quite noisy. the officer called my name 2/3 times before I could hear it clearly. once with the consular officer, the serious things begin.
luckily my husband was finally allowed to be in the embassy with me and the consular officer asked him to join me during the interview.
he asked me to raise my right hand and swear to tell the truth. he then asked me how we met, if I had already had problems with the police, why the visitor visa had previously been refused and then spoke of my husband's income who could explain what 'he won.
the consular officer said that everything was ok and he wanted me to go to the united states because we did everything right.
the officer was really friendly throughout the interview and even talked about motorcycle with my husband . at the end he said that I would receive my visa between 7/15 days at home. I was approved on March 4 and my visa "issued" on March 6.