|London, United Kingdom|| Review on September 16, 2020:|
|Review Topic: General Review|
Interview for CR1 Spousal Visa on Thursday 10th September 2020. Incredibly smooth & everyone was very friendly. As many people say, it was much more of a conversation than formal interview (everyone in the London embassy was the friendliest I've ever seen them). It's hard to pin-point specifically what the Consulate Officer asked me because the conversation flowed very nicely between questions.
-How did you meet your spouse?
-What does your spouse do for work?
-What do you do for work?
-Where does your spouse work? (CO was familiar with LA but unfamiliar with Century City so we chatted about that & my previous internship experience in LA).
My key notes:
-In & out of embassy in 30 minutes. As everyone says, it really is the easiest part.
-Consulate Officer said passport will be with me in 1 week.
-🦠Masks are required in the embassy. The pre-interview officer asked me to sanitise then take off my mask. Actual interview officer didn’t mention mask (and was wearing one himself) so I kept mine on.
-Even though I live very close to London, I stayed in the Vauxhall Travelodge the night before. Made me much more relaxed & ensured I didn't have to rush, wake up too early or arrive to the embassy sweaty. I'd certainly recommend to anyone in the UK. Only cost £30 & meant I didn't have to contend with any unforeseen train/tube breakdowns.