|Consulate Review: Sweden
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
|Review Date :
||November 6, 2012
|Embassy Review :
||Visa approved!! Thanks everyone for all your help!!!!
A blonde American lady in her 50s greeted me with a smile and said "I see you had a wonderful wedding in Hawaii!" To which I answered "yes, perfect place to do it!" She then said "yes, I saw the pictures!"
I was in a haze for most of the interview, but from what I remember the questions went something like this from there on:
- So when was the wedding?
- And where did you meet?
- And where did you go to school? (I went to school in the US)
- What made you choose that school?
- So tell me how the relationship progressed.
- What's something about her that you love, and what's something that irritates you?
- How long were you two together in the US?
- Why now all of a sudden did you guys choose to go to the US?
- What do you do for work?
- What will you be doing in the US?
- Who will be managing you guys\' finances?
- Ok, well I'm going to authorize your visa. We haven't been able to run a name check yet though so I'm going to do that now, it'll take about 30 minutes. If nothing comes up you're all set, so just take a seat.
My name was called up 5 minutes later and I was told "All clear! You'll have your passport and everything you need in two weeks!"
One thing that puzzled me is I was never asked to raise my hand and \"swear to tell the truth.\" The interview just started as a nice conversation and was over in about 5 minutes. I was not asked for any proof, though I had a folder full of pictures just in case.
Visa Journey over for now.
*Update: I'm not able to give the Stockholm embassy a full 5 stars. While they were extremely kind and efficient at the actual interview, dealing with them since was a nightmare. 4 weeks went by after the interview and I heard nothing. Their email replies were all limited to "We haven't sent your visa yet, you'll hear from us." 4 weeks after the interview, I finally woke up from a phone call from the embassy in Oslo telling me they had my case and needed me to come pick it up and sign DS-230 part 2.
(updated on December 4, 2012)