Consulate / USCIS Member Review #9597

Paraguay Review on May 1, 2012:


Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

We arrived at the Embassy at 1:45pm for my husband's interview at 2:30pm. There were about 20 other people waiting outside. We should the guard the interview letter and he seemed confused and told us to sit and wait while he called inside. At 2:15 we were let in through security and entered the interview area where another 20 or so people were waiting. At 2:20, Elvio was called up to the window to hand in his medical results, passport and 1 passport-sized photo. He was not asked for my 2011 tax forms. He sat back down and we waited again. At 3:45 he was finally called back up for the interview. I went up to the window with him. The interviewer took him fingerprints then asked the following questions:
-How did you meet your wife?
-When did you get married?
-Where will you live in the US?
-[holding one of the photos I sent in with the I-130] Identify the people in this photo.
-Where did you go for your honeymoon?

He then asked me about my work as a Peace Corps Volunteer and about my joint sponsor (my dad). Then he had Elvio sign part 2 of the DS-230 and told him he could pick up his passport with the visa in 2 days!

Overall it was very easy. We were out of the Embassy by 4:00pm.

(updated on May 4, 2012)

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