Our interview went as follows. It was my husband, 18 year old step daughter, 7 year old son and me. I am the principal applicant.
I arrived at the consulate at 12 noon but we were told to only come back at 12:45pm. We went to the Sandton City Mall and then came back at 12:40 and waited in the queue. Went through the security check. After receiving 2NL, before the interview, you must register the appointment on the embassy website (https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-za/iv/users/sign_in). If you have problems to sign up like i did (my case number was not found) i called the embassy and they requested me send an email to to They will not allow you inside if you did not register. No cellphones are allowed inside so its best to leave all your valuables at home if you can.
When we went inside, we were given a number (11) and told to wait outside as there was no space to sit inside . Our number was called after 30 minutes and we were told to go to window 6. At the window a lady did our fingerprints on biometric machine. She had a file with our medical results and requested us to give her all the required documents a copy and original - Passports, 2 visa photos, DS260 confirmation page, unabridged birth certificates, marriage certificate, educational qualifications, police clearance certificates, financial statements ,I also gave them affidavit of support from my sponsor but she said its not a requirement but she took it anyway. She then requested us to pay the visa fees. $330 per person. It was 4 of us so we paid $1320. They only accept credit card to pay in rands. If you pay in US Dollars cash, the notes must be dated older than 2003 and must not be folded. We paid using credit card about R 17,000.
After payment we were told to sit and wait to be called again. We were called after 5 minutes and went to another window where the Consular Officer interviewed us. She asked us the address of where we were going to stay. We did biometrics again. She asked me what type of job i do and if we have ever travelled to america. She also asked who we were going to live with and our relationship. After that she made my step daughter sign a form stating that she is not allowed to get married until we travel to the US.
The consular officer then smiled, returned all our original documents and said all is in order and we can expect an sms or email from DHL to come and collect our passport in 10 working days. We were so happy that all went well and we give all the glory to God. Now we are just waiting for the passports and then plan the way forward regarding moving to the US.
Thank you for your assistants on this forum.