Appointment at 0745hrs but got in around 0815hrs
Be weather ready!! No shaded area outside embassy if it rains
Airport-like security upon checking in
**SECURITY WILL CHECK PHOTOS. IF ITS NOT THE PROPER ONE, THEY WILL SEND YOU TO THE NEAREST SHOP THAT HAS A PHOTO SERVICES**
Do not bring any laptop. Security box fits only for a phone.
After security, I headed for another queue inside the embassy
After 20 min wait, I was called to submit documents and finger prints taken
>original police cert- MAKE SURE ALL NAMES IN PASSPORT ARE INCLUDED. Other applicants had to be told that day to get a new police cert which will delay processing
>original marriage cert
>original birth cert
>2X2 PHOTOS- one applicant goy through security but was sent off by the lady checking the documents coz he has an old photo. MAKE SURE PHOTOS ARE LESS THAN 6 MONTHS OLD. Got my photos taken again a month before interview to be sure.
I was not asked to submit I864 form
Asked to wait again for the interview
There's less than 10 chairs available so most applicants are standing for minutes to hours
You'll have chair if you have an earlier appointment
Interview lasted less than 10 minutes.
where and how did you meet your spouse?
when was the wedding?
how did u decide where to get married?
Are you familiar with your rights as a US citizen spouse? What to do if there's abuse?
Are you working right now?
What's your spouse's work?
I had medical exam very close to the interview so results are still pending. Consul didn't give any form to fill in but just said all is good.
Appointment went smoothly. Spent 1hr 30 min in total inside.