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Old 06-21-2012, 11:07 AM
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Hello , finally my Fiance has been requested to attend a interview in Bogota , Colombia . We are appling for a PMV , it has been with a case officer now for 3 months in the Chile Embassy . Can I ask , is an interview a positive sign that they are considering approval ? Also what are they likely to ask her , also do they interigate you like some policeman , my fiance is very nervious about this . Once an interview is done how long usually do they give a deseasion ? Your comments would be appreciated .Cheers


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Hello , finally my Fiance has been requested to attend a interview in Bogota , Colombia . We are appling for a PMV , it has been with a case officer now for 3 months in the Chile Embassy . Can I ask , is an interview a positive sign that they are considering approval ? Also what are they likely to ask her , also do they interigate you like some policeman , my fiance is very nervious about this . Once an interview is done how long usually do they give a deseasion ? Your comments would be appreciated .Cheers
Hi Darryl,

What they usually try to determine is that the relationship is genuine. The questions will be according to the level of provided evidence and, of course, your love story. Typical things: have you met parents? when? and where? , When was the last time you met?, etc.

I am originally from Venezuela, and I remember that I had a telephone interview one time when I applied for a student visa. that was easy.

In general, Embassy Officers in Chile are kind people.

If you have a long story and evidence, you shouldnt worry about anything. I guess it becomes tricky only if it is online dating.


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Hello , finally my Fiance has been requested to attend a interview in Bogota , Colombia . We are appling for a PMV , it has been with a case officer now for 3 months in the Chile Embassy . Can I ask , is an interview a positive sign that they are considering approval ? Also what are they likely to ask her , also do they interigate you like some policeman , my fiance is very nervious about this . Once an interview is done how long usually do they give a deseasion ? Your comments would be appreciated .Cheers
Hi Darryl,

Good Luck for the interview for your Fiance.
I'll be interested in hearing how it went because my Fiance is actually in Bogota. So I suspect she will have to have an interview as well.

Could you please in the post interview discussion with your Fiance, try and take a snap shot of the type of interview conducted and wether or not it was conducted in Spanish or English, what questions were asked, how long etc...?

That will prove invaluable for us and I am sure future PMV's from Colombia as well.

Kind regards and once again best of luck for the interview and the positive result.

Nathan


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Hello Amonsalve ,Thankyou for your reply , my lady and I have known each other for over 2 1/2 years now ,Ive been to Colombia twice to be with her and we talk live on Windows live every single morning and since October last year been totally supporting her finacially . We have travelled together and love each other very much . this interview is coming 3 months after the lodgement of her application , all they have ever ask for is a free to marry document , up until now we have recently expressed our concerns as we want to get married in September ,this may have spurred some action hence the sudden invitation for the interview . We cant show our love for each other any more than we have ,so I hope her interview goes well in Bogota and hopefully they will give us a decision soon . This PMV visa is a time frame visa if we did not get married my fiance would have to return home so I just see the problem , I have now idea why they would not approve it ,our immigration lawyer said we more than qualify for the visa . We are keeping our fingers crossed , thanks Darryl


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Hi Nathan ,I will let you know what happens ,my girl is nerious ,our lawyer said just be positive and remain carm during the whole interview , Mate I would be devisated if this fell threw I have put so much effort into this whole thing , And the worse thing would be looking at my fiance saying love this isnt going to happen ,can you emagine ! But we are both positive and our lawyer insists we will get the visa . Keep you informed , cheers Darryl


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Hello Amonsalve ,Thankyou for your reply , my lady and I have known each other for over 2 1/2 years now ,Ive been to Colombia twice to be with her and we talk live on Windows live every single morning and since October last year been totally supporting her finacially . We have travelled together and love each other very much . this interview is coming 3 months after the lodgement of her application , all they have ever ask for is a free to marry document , up until now we have recently expressed our concerns as we want to get married in September ,this may have spurred some action hence the sudden invitation for the interview . We cant show our love for each other any more than we have ,so I hope her interview goes well in Bogota and hopefully they will give us a decision soon . This PMV visa is a time frame visa if we did not get married my fiance would have to return home so I just see the problem , I have now idea why they would not approve it ,our immigration lawyer said we more than qualify for the visa . We are keeping our fingers crossed , thanks Darryl
Hey darryl,

Interviews are a common thing. So do not worry much. She will eventually get the visa. On the other hand, DIAC is not fast. I believe PMV for southamericans take from 3-6 months. So , the best approach is to take it easy and be flexible with dates. Still wish you the best and hope you have the visa sooner.

If you wonder why it takes so long is because DIAC has yearly quotas for migrants, and a global queue of applicants. So they have to accommodate everybody within those numbers. Thats the unspoken, but well known truth. It doesnt matter that it is a family visa, like in your case. They cannot deny those visas but delay them for a little.


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Thanks for your encouraging reply , I would be totally devestated if her visa got denied I have put so much into this ,We love each other so much , do they usually make the decision after these interviews ? I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland this will be a paradise to my fiance ,I just hope she gets here , Cya Darryl


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Hello, My Lady had her interview today ,she said it went well ,with only one question being quirried by the interviewer and that was just about a computer . My girl said they were friendly and not intimidating ,she feels it all went well , and they did think our relationship is genuine . I was under the opinion that the interview was basically the last step in the process , The interviewer who was Australian reminded her that the proceesing time is 6 months ,what do they do now for 3 months ? we have had the application in for only 3 months now , If we dont hear from the embassy in a few weeks Iam going back to Colombia to see my girl we really miss each other alot ,I would hate to do this then find two weeks later the visa got approved as it costs alot of money to travel to the country from OZ . We are glad the interview is over . Cya Darryl


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Hi Darryl,

Good to know that everything went well. Yep, The interview is not the final step. I remember to read in this forum some time ago that after the interview comes the verification of the financial documents and medical checks. My personal opinion is that they just need to wait for a vacancy in the yearly migrant quota. Fortunately, the new financial year starts next week. So, by mid july or august, they should start giving grants. Well, that's my personal view on how DIAC really works inside.


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Hi ! what do you mean by verification of financial documents ? the medical checks went in with the application . your oppinion please .


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