RFE: Sponsor Must Attend Embassy Interview

23 Dec 2019

Over the last couple weeks, we started receiving RFEs (Request For Evidence letters) requesting that the petitioners attend the interviews. Now, this isn’t a common issue but we did want to address it and bring it to your attention just because it was a surprise to the petitioners. Historically, sponsors have not been required to attend the interview. The alien beneficiary is required to attend the interview but not always the petitioner.

So far, it’s been with two countries that we’ve seen. One was Jamaica and one was the Dominican Republic. Now, we surmise that it was probably due to the fact that the petitioner didn’t have sufficient bona fide evidence showing the relationship

The reason we are sharing this is to reinforce how important it is that you provide the bona fides, or evidence of your relationship, whether it’s with a Fiance Visa and you’re showing intent to marry or if you’re filing for a Spousal Visa and you’re showing that you have a bona fide, legitimate marriage.

Wake sure that you provide plenty of evidence and if you do receive a request to attend the interview, unfortunately, you must attend in order to comply with a request and get approved for the visa. You can always contact us if you have any questions or concerns and if you do receive that type of request.

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