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Do I bring the petitioner to my interview at the Embassy?
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May 16, 2022

As a reminder, the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is interviewing ALL immigrant visa classes, for all relationships, including F2A and F2B.  The embassy does NOT require petitioners to attend the interview, not for any immigrant visa class.  However, in some cases, it could be helpful for the consular officer to speak to a spouse or fiancé petitioner, in order to confirm the relationship, but it is not required.  Petitioners attending the interview will be asked to wait outside of the embassy, to prevent crowding in the waiting area.  The applicant may consider bringing photos or proof of correspondence that show how the relationship has evolved over time, to help support the case.

The embassy looks forward to providing the highest levels of customer service to immigrant visa applicants, and that includes making sure that petitioners do not spend the time or money unnecessarily to attend the interview in person.

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