A Guide on Working with a Skilled K-1 Visa Lawyer
The Law Office of Diana Levy provides knowledgeable and experienced representation on immigration-related matters. We assist clients with visa requirements.
The K-1 visa process requires you to attend an interview.
Requirements of a K-1 visa interview
You need to prepare the following documents for your K-1 visa application interview:
- Complete a Nonimmigrant Visa Application online
- The foreign fiancé(e) must have a valid passport with an extended validity of the past six months after the stay in the United States. Exceptions may apply depending on specific countries
- Birth certificate of the foreign fiancé(e)
- Divorce or death certificate to prove the end of any previous marriages
- Police certificate from the country of residence of the foreign fiancé(e)
- Form I-134 as proof of sustainable financial support of the foreign fiancé(e)
- Two passport-style photos as per the photograph requirements of the State Department
- A valid proof that there isn’t any fraudulent relationship between the U.S citizen fiancé(e) and the foreign fiancé(e)
- Evidence documents of approved medical examination from a trusted medical health center.
The K1 Fiance Visa Process
The first step in the fiancé visa process involves filing a Petition for Alien Fiancé (Form I-129) by the petitioner (United States citizen). This petition has to be filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and sent to the appropriate USCIS Service Center based on the geographic residency of the petitioner.
Note that if approved, the petition is only valid for four months. However, a U.S. consular officer can extend the petition to process the fiance visa application.
Once the U.S. Consulate or Embassy is notified that USCIS has approved the application for the fiance visa, it will notify the foreign-citizen fiancé and send along a specific set of instructions on how to proceed with the process: schedule a K1 visa interview and a medical examination.