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Old 08-27-2014, 11:47 PM
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I'm really worried guys...

We did state limited.. plus I am very fluent in Arabic.. so its clear how we communicate.
I may have to arrange an interpreter after all for the second half of this interview.

I'm not going to inquire about that now but I will once he sends me any correspondence.

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I'm really worried guys...

We did state limited.. plus I am very fluent in Arabic.. so its clear how we communicate.
I may have to arrange an interpreter after all for the second half of this interview.

I'm not going to inquire about that now but I will once he sends me any correspondence.
Just ask once you hear about the interview. I believe you need to provide your interpreter. I remember reading a story of a few years ago where the case officer asked if they brought an interpreter not realising she was fluent in English.

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Just ask once you hear about the interview. I believe you need to provide your interpreter. I remember reading a story of a few years ago where the case officer asked if they brought an interpreter not realising she was fluent in English.
You know how hard it is to find an English speaking person in Sudan, let alone an accredited interpreter? lol

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Just ask once you hear about the interview. I believe you need to provide your interpreter. I remember reading a story of a few years ago where the case officer asked if they brought an interpreter not realising she was fluent in English.
This is ridiculous. The CO who speaks fluent Arabic is speaking English at the interview and needs an interpreter to translate it to Arabic.

Btw my partner's interview was a mix of languages (not like first part this and second part that).

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This is ridiculous. The CO who speaks fluent Arabic is speaking English at the interview and needs an interpreter to translate it to Arabic.

Btw my partner's interview was a mix of languages (not like first part this and second part that).
I understand, but did you state that your partner was able to speak different languages hence why they did that?

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I understand, but did you state that your partner was able to speak different languages hence why they did that?
No we didn't say that, but they could see it from the statutory declaration and the screenshots of our messages to each other I guess. Furthermore, in the invitation letter they stated that the interview will be conducted in Arabic. Only at the interview our CO asked if it's ok if she will speak English.


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No we didn't say that, but they could see it from the statutory declaration and the screenshots of our messages to each other I guess. Furthermore, in the invitation letter they stated that the interview will be conducted in Arabic. Only at the interview our CO asked if it's ok if she will speak English.
Our stat decs were all written in English as the family and friends are mostly all multilingual doctors lol... but my partner's one was 5 pages in Arabic and we got it translated

I'm certain it will be in Arabic. But I'll back myself up from now and try to search an interpreter service that will be able to represent us on the day.

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From what I know there are two staff members who travel to Khartoum for the interviews. Most of the COís donít travel to Khartoum.

B.B. is a migration officer, his visit to Khartoum is in the beginning of the year. He does his interviews in Arabic

A.K. is a senior migration officer his visit to Khartoum is in the second half of the year (October/November) He does his interviews in English.

Saying this I would wait until I hear from the CO, because he/she will advice if it is going to be in Arabic or English.

Hope this helps.

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AK is the one that signed off on our decision and I met him at oz embassy too when I was there. He is aussie that would be why they are done in English.


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From what I know there are two staff members who travel to Khartoum for the interviews. Most of the COís donít travel to Khartoum.

B.B. is a migration officer, his visit to Khartoum is in the beginning of the year. He does his interviews in Arabic

A.K. is a senior migration officer his visit to Khartoum is in the second half of the year (October/November) He does his interviews in English.

Saying this I would wait until I hear from the CO, because he/she will advice if it is going to be in Arabic or English.

Hope this helps.
My partner and I have spoken to B.B on numerous occasions before submitting the application, as we were compiling the file. He is extremely kind and helpful. His signature actually reads that he is the manager of permanent visa processing!

Thanks for this information. It has been really helpful.

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