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Consulate / USCIS Member Review #32122

Sweden Review on June 1, 2023:



Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

My experience at the US Embassy in Stockholm for the CR1 visa interview was overall smooth and hassle-free. To start, I highly recommend staying at Biz Apartments, which is conveniently located just a 15-minute walk from the Embassy. This proximity made it easy for me to reach the Embassy on time and avoid any unnecessary stress. Additionally, when organizing your documents, I found it helpful to use paperclips to keep related documents together. Initially, I was unsure about this, but it turned out to be a practical solution.

Upon arriving at the Embassy, I was greeted by a friendly and professional staff. The entire process took approximately two hours, but the actual interview itself lasted only 10 to 15 minutes. One important update is that you are now allowed to bring your phone with you. Unfortunately, I left mine behind, which made the wait a bit boring. So, make sure you have your phone handy for entertainment during the waiting period.

Interview Questions:

Who is the petitioner?
What does the petitioner do and where does he work?
Where does the petitioner live and with whom?
Do you plan on living with the petitioner or finding an apartment together?
When did you first meet?
When did your relationship become serious?
Have you ever had trouble with the police?
What do you plan on doing in the US?

Following the interview, I was unable to receive an immediate approval due to a missing document. To prevent such a situation, ensure that all your translated documents are stamped and signed by the translator. I found Native-Translator.com to be an excellent service, as they allow you to provide specific instructions in the comments section of your order, ensuring compliance with the embassy's requirements.

Once I obtained the corrected document, I sent it on the same day. As I was in Stockholm, the Embassy received it on the following business day. The CEAC status changed from "REFUSED" to "ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING" and finally to "ISSUED" within just three business days.

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