My wife has been called to an interview. But I am not sure whether she needs to get new documents beforehand. In the letter, the Consulate says that “It is not necessary to bring documents that are not applicable to your case or that you already submitted with the original application, then gives a list of documents that “must be brought to the interview”. Documents specifically mentioned that cause me some uncertainty are: (1) an up-to-date Police Report; (2) a Certificate of eligibility to marry; and (3) a declaration that she understands the consequences of not declaring family members. Is this a trap? If they have looked seriously at the application, they would know that we included a Police Report. So presumably we don’t need a new one. Right? But if we get to the interview without a new police Report, the Officer might arbitrarily declare that we need a new one and deny the visa. Why not just get a new one? Because it re3quires a trip of more than 3000 km and 5-10 days in hotel rooms waiting for certified copies. Don’t ask why; it’s very complicated in China. And if my wife was cleared to marry, by the fact that China registered our marriage officially, then why ask (now, so late in the game) for a Certificate of eligibility to marry? Again, I don’t think this requirement applies to our case. Right? And regarding the declaration that she understands the consequences of not declaring family members. she has already stated this in signing form IMM 5406 (Family Information). Writing a new declaration is no problem, but (again) getting it certified requires a long trip to her home town. Could she just sign a new IMM 5406 and her declaration in front of the interviewing officer? Surely that is just as good. What annoys me is that they have had our application for more than a year, and then send a letter that shows they have not read it at all, or at least haven’t taken the time to tailor the list of documents to our case . Thus they leave the decisions in our hands, and if we guess wrong they can deny our visa arbitrarily. Isn’t it their job to ask decide what documents are really necessary and tell us without mystery and confusion?