|Costa Rica|| Review on February 17, 2023:|
|Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa|
The interview was smooth. The embassy set up a separate appointment three weeks before the interview to deliver civil and financial documents. For the actual interview, we showed up 15 minutes beforehand, and they only allowed my spouse (beneficiary) to enter the embassy. The questions were straightforward and focused on the relationship. The consular officer asked questions about when and where we met, our wedding date, children, if we had been married before, and where my parents live. The officer flipped through about half of the photos, asked a few questions about what she saw in the photos (e.g., what is the name of our dog, where was one of the photos taken). She didn't want to see any of the other supporting docs apart from the photos. There were about 15 questions in total. She said the visa was approved and that it would be sent through Correos within two weeks, maybe less.