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FAQs About the K-1 Visa Interview

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"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."
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Published on:  Oct 15, 2021
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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

Is there a specific dress code for the K-1 Visa interview?

There is no strict dress code for the interview. However, it’s always best to look presentable. You can dress casually or formally. You certainly do not need to be excessively overdressed or underdressed. Try wearing something neutral so that the attention is not on what you are wearing.

Does an immigration attorney need to be present for the K-1 Visa interview?

No, an immigration attorney is not required to be present at the interview. However, you can always consult an attorney before the interview to prepare for particular questions. They can also help you ensure that your documents are in order.

Can I reschedule the K-1 interview?

If you can not attend the interview, you will be required to contact the US Consulate or Embassy as soon as possible. If you fail to inform them within a year, your petition may get canceled, and you will not receive any refund for the fee paid during the process.

What type of questions will I get at the K-1 Visa Interview?

The immigration official will ask certain questions to determine whether the relationship between you and your partner is in good faith. That is to say that you are not together only to obtain immigration benefits. The actual questions will depend on the consular officer taking the interview. Generally, they will most likely ask about your name, birth date, nationality, and other important information about how you met your partner and their hobbies and interests. They might ask you the following questions:

  • When and where you met
  • Your shared interests
  • Who proposed 
  • When and where are you planning to get married
  • If your partner’s parents have met you
  • Your plans with your fiance 
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