K1 Fiance Visa Requirements Philippines

k1 fiance visa requirements philippines
K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

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K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Are you both free for marriage?

All couples who wish to use the K1 Fiancee visa as a means to marry within the United States must be legally free to marry. If neither one of you has ever been married then you do not need to provide any supporting documents.

If one or both of you have had previous marriages regardless of how many, you will have to provide certified copies of divorce decrees or annulment certificates whichever applies to you?

If the marriage ended due to death, you must provide certified copies of the death certificate.

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Is the petitioner sponsor a U.S. citizen?

All petitioners also known as the sponsor must provide proof of U.S. citizenship. For U.S. born sponsors a photocopy front and back of your U.S. birth certificate will be required. In addition to this a photocopy of your U.S. passport biographic page.

For U.S. citizens not born in the United States, you will be required to provide the following items. Photocopy of every page in your U.S. passport including the covers, photocopy of Naturalization certificate and photocopy of your U.S. citizenship certificate.

If you are a green card holder you are not allowed to file an I-129F petition for alien fiancee and must wait until you become a U.S. citizen before doing so.

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Does the couple have any criminal records?

If either one of you has any criminal convictions that fall under IMBRA or questionable felonies that you’re unsure of then you should seek legal advice from a legal consultant. You would have to provide certified police and court since the age of 16.

Domestic Violence Homicide Torture
Kidnapping Sexual Assault Murder
Trafficking Abduction Child Abuse
Manslaughter Peonage Rape
Holding Hostage False Imprisonment Dating Violence
Abusive Contact Involuntary Elder Abuse Sexual Exploitation
Servitude Stalking Incest
Slave Trade Unlawful Restraint
Child Neglect
Crimes relating to Controlled
Substances or Alcohol

Certificates of completion may also be provided if you have been ordered by a judge to attend anger management classes, done community service or attended any other classes that you received a certificate of completion from.

It is oftentimes very helpful to get family members, close friends, co-workers, supervisors, church leaders, government officials, anyone that knows you who sits in an office of higher authority and is willing to type out a good character reference letter that says you a much better person today.

If this is you, then get as many letters as you can and have each one signed before a public notary. Be sure the person full name, their position, home address, phone number, email and who they are to you and how long they have known you.

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Did the couple find each other through IMB?

It is very important to answer the question on page 8. Question 55 through 61 on the I-129F Application if you and your alien fiancee found each other with the help of an IMB – International Marriage Broker?

If you found each other through one of these methods mentioned below then you do not have to worry about it?

  • We both found each other while I was on vacation in their country.
  • We both found each other while e working in another country.
  • We were introduced to one another through a mutual friend.
  • We used Facebook, dateinasia.com, OkCupid or some other Free site.

Even if you found each other free you will still need to provide a letter with your I-129F explaining the circumstances of how you found each other.

If you both used a dating site, penpal program, matchmaking seminar, or any other matchmaking entity that charges Americans money to use the service then you must provide an answer on page 8. question 55 through 61 of the I-129F.

Other supporting documents will be required from the service that you paid money to such as an affidavit of support giving the service permission to obtain your police record before allowing you to communicate with any of its international members.

Is the alien fiancee able to get a passport?

The sponsor petitioner might want to be sure that the alien fiancee will be able to get their passport before proceeding with the I-129F petition filing? Though the passport is not needed until there is a U.S. Embassy interview.

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Does the U.S. sponsor petitioner meet the income requirements?

It is important to know if the U.S. sponsor petitioner will be able to show enough income in time for the U.S. Embassy interview. The alien fiancee will be the one to carry the sponsors supporting documents to prove if they are meeting the income requirements or not?

If you are unsure if you earn the required amount then below are the current USCIS poverty guidelines based on which state you live in?

For the 48 Contiguous States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Sponsor’s Household Size100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
 For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$16,910$21,137
3$21,330$26,662
4$25,750$32,187
5$30,170$37,712
6$34,590$43,237
7$39,010$48,762
8$43,430$54,287
 Add $4,420 for each additional personAdd $5,525 for each additional person

For Alaska:

Sponsor’s Household Size100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
 For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$21,130$26,412
3$26,660$33,325
4$32,190$40,237
5$37,720$47,150
6$43,250$54,062
7$48,780$60,975
8$54,310$67,887
 Add $5,530 for each additional personAdd $6,912 for each additional person

For Hawaii:

Sponsor’s Household Size100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
 For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$19,460$24,325
3$24,540$30,675
4$29,620$37,025
5$34,700$43,375
6$39,780$49,725
7$44,860$56,075
8$49,940$62,425
 Add $5,080 for each additional personAdd $6,350 for each additional person

The couple must acknowledge the 90-day rule.

Both the sponsor and alien fiancee must provide an acknowledgment letter of their intent to marry within the first 90-days of the alien fiancee’s arrival on U.S. soil.

Sponsor must submit a Fiance Letter of Intent

Beneficiary must submit a Fiancee Letter of Intent

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Can the alien fiancee pass the K1 medical exam?

It is important to know that the alien fiancee will be able to pass a K1 Visa medical exam one to two weeks prior to their U.S. Embassy Interview? Make sure they do not have TB as this could result in failure.

Is the couple able to demonstrate their relationship is genuine and sincere?

The couple should not rely only on video chat or instant messaging? Though no supporting documentation record to prove that you have a genuine sincere relationship is used while filing the I-129F you need to establish plenty before the Embassy interview. [Learn More..]

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Does the couple have a large age difference?

One of the things that U.S. Embassy interviewers must do is be on the lookout for fraudulent intent? Couples who have large age differences are more of a target to interviewers and face more scrutiny of a genuine sincere relationship?

I highly recommend couples with large age differences work extra hard in developing their relationship rather than filing after knowing each other only 3 months file after knowing each other a year.

Try visiting the alien fiancee more than one trip before they have a U.S. Embassy interview? Both of you should incorporate lots more emails to one another, maybe accumulate phone call records, postal letters, gift sending?

Interviewers don’t have to grant you a K1 Fiancee visa unless they themselves feel that the couple’s relationship is built up and can be proven through all of the mentioned ways?

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Has the couple physically met in person within two years of filing the I-129F?

The USCIS rule is that all couples who plan on filing an I-129F Petition for alien fiancee must file no later than two years from the date of their last meeting in person. If you allowed 2 years to go past then you will be required to go meet in person again.

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Did the couple accumulate receipts proving they were physically together?

This is primarily for proof of meeting. While on your vacation to meet your alien fiancee it is helpful to save all receipts to prove that you really did meet your alien fiancee in their country?

Save all of the following or anything that you can accumulate?

  • Trip itinerary
  • Boarding pass stubs
  • Hotel receipts
  • ATM receipts
  • Restaurant receipts
  • Grocery receipts
  • Gift receipts
  • Money exchange receipts
  • Transportation receipts

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines

Has the couple traveled to other countries together?

You may skip this part if you and your alien fiancee have never traveled together to other countries? But if you have then do this, for additional supporting proof?

Provide the following items of the couple:

  • Trip itinerary
  • Boarding pass stubs of both
  • Biographic page from both passports
  • Stamped visa pages showing arrival and departure stamps of both passports
  • Hotel receipts
  • Restaurant receipts
  • Grocery receipts
  • Transportation receipts
  • Money exchange receipts

Did the couple have an engagement party?

If you and your alien fiancee had an engagement party and maybe a ring was presented to her, then provide any pictures from the engagement party showing the couple together and maybe include family. Pictures of the engagement ring can be used also.

K1 fiance visa requirements Philippines
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