The K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa allows foreign partners of US citizens to come to the US to get married within 90 days of their arrival. If you have already applied for the K-1 Visa, you must have received a letter to attend an interview with the US Visa officials.
You do not need to worry as long as you are in a good-faith relationship with your partner. However, it is always best to prepare for these interviews in advance to avoid any issues.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the K-1 Visa Interview
What do you need to do to prepare for the K-1 Visa interview?
You will be required to complete Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, to prepare for the interview. Your eligibility for the K-1 Visa will depend on this form and your K-1 Visa Interview.
You must also attend a medical examination along with your accompanying family members. This medical examination ensures that you do not have any contagious diseases also, that you have all the necessary vaccinations required to enter the US. Once the medical examination, your results will either be directly forwarded to the US Consulate or given to you in a sealed envelope.
You must not open this envelope before your appointment. Bring this envelope along with all the original or certified copies of documents submitted with your visa petition to the National Visa Center (NVC). Finally, remember to register for a mail service ahead of time to receive all your documents back by mail from the embassy.
What documents should you carry to the K-1 Visa interview?
You will be required to bring the following documents to your appointment:
- Birth certificate
- Divorce or death certificates, in the case of a former spouse
- Original or certified civil documents submitted along with the Form DS-160
- A printed copy of the DS-160 confirmation page to demonstrate that you completed the application
- Fee receipts
- Police certificates from every country you have lived in for more than 6 months since your 16th birthday
- Medical examination results in the sealed envelope
- 2 identical colored photographs in the standard size
- Valid passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond your arrival date in the US
- Proof of relationship
- Affidavit of support signed by the US citizen fiance(e) stating that they will support you financially during your stay in the US
- Translated documents, if translations are required