K1 Visa Philippines

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Reuniting Couples Since 2003

Select the right K1 Visa Package Here!

The K1 Basic Package is for the do-it-yourselfer who simply want’s assistance with filling the I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance correctly and gathering up the required items that go with it.

 

 

  • You’ll fill out an online biodata along with other needed information that we’ll email you, and then we will correctly fill the forms and supplemental letters for you.You just print them out and sign.



  • Once everything has been completed by us and thoroughly inspected, we will email everything to you in pdf format.



  • Lastly we will provide you with a detailed step-by-step set of instructions on how to place everything plus which required items is needed to go with your petition, and provide you with the correct USCIS office to mail it.

Our K1 Deluxe Package includes everything mentioned in the K1 Basic Package.

Except here are the extras you’ll get:

  • The Couple will receive a FREE online consultation by appointment only and can be done on Viber, WhatsApp, Skype or Facebook Messenger.



  • The Couple will have unlimited questions and concerns answered at anytime of the process.



  • The Couple will have access to our K1 Timeline which covers all the events from start to finish.



  • If you have any K2 Children, they can be included.

     

  • If in the unforeseen event the couple receives an RFE – request for evidence letter, we will further instruct you on how to satisfy the request.



  • Once the application has been approved we will instruct the couple on how to proceed next.



  • We will put together the sponsors I-134 Affidavit of Support and provide detailed instruction about which financial supporting documents will be needed.



  • Once the US Embassy has issued the case number we will provide detailed instruction on what the sponsor and beneficiary must gather up to use at both the medical and interview.



  • We will assist the beneficiary through the process of the online DS160 Nonimmigrant visa application.



  • We will also instruct the beneficiary on where, when and how to pay for the nonimmigrant visa application fee.



  • We will schedule the interview and assist the beneficiary on how to prepare for the medical exam.



  • After the K1 Visa has been delivered, we will instruct the beneficiary about other government interview preparation such as for CFO-GCP counseling.



  • Last we will provide instructions on how the beneficiary will prepare to exit their Country and how to be prepared for their US Port of Entry.



  • The K1 Deluxe Package can be upgraded to our K1 Platinum Package.



  • US government fees are not included with any of our packages.



  • The K1 Deluxe Package does come with our money back guarantee if we caused a denial.

Our K1 Platinum Package offers everything mentioned in out K1 Basic and Deluxe Packages.

 

We call this package our A-Z package as it provides the Couple with everything including:

 

  • Ongoing support to all of your questions and concerns about marriage, social security number and much more.



  • Once the couple has contacted us about them fulfilling the Marriage within the first 90-days, we will begin the process of adjusting the status.

     

  • This process also includes one K2 Child. However, if you have more than one K2 Child we will charge you an additional $75.

     

  • We will complete the I-485 to become a legal permanent resident.

     

  • We will complete the I-765 Employment Authorization so that you can legally work in the US.

     

  • We will complete the I-131 Advance Parole which will allow you to leave the United States in the event of an emergency back in your Country.



  • We will provide all supplemental letters pertaining to your particular situation.



  • In the even that the Couple received an RFE – request for evidence in part with their I-485 processing, we will further instruct you on how to satisfy the request.



  • Everything will be emailed to you in pdf format for you to printout and sign.



  • Detailed step-by-step instructions will be emailed to you including the correct USCIS address and filing fees for submission.



  • The K1 Platinum Package comes with our money back guarantee should we be the reason for any denial.



  • US government fees are not included in this package.

In order to become a K1 visa sponsor, there are several requirements that must be met.

 

These requirements are set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and are designed to ensure that both the sponsor and the foreign fiancé(e) are eligible and genuinely intend to marry within 90 days of the fiancé(e) entering the United States.

 

Here are the requirements for becoming a K1 visa sponsor:

1. U.S. Citizenship:

The sponsor must be a U.S. citizen. Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) are not eligible to sponsor a fiancé(e) for a K1 visa.

 

2. Legally Single:

The sponsor must be legally single and not married to anyone else at the time of filing the petition.

 

3. Meet the Income Requirement:

The sponsor must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources to support the fiancé(e) without the need for government assistance.

 

This is generally shown by meeting or exceeding the minimum income requirement based on the sponsor’s household size.

 

4. Intention to Marry:

The sponsor must have a genuine intention to marry the foreign fiancé(e) within 90 days of their arrival in the United States.

 

Evidence of this intention may include an engagement ring, wedding plans, or other proof of ongoing relationship commitment.

 

5. In-person Meeting:

The sponsor and the fiancé(e) must have met each other in person at least once within the two years preceding the filing of the K1 visa petition.

 

There are limited exceptions to this requirement, such as if meeting in person would violate cultural norms or result in extreme hardship.

 

6. No Criminal Record:

The sponsor must not have a criminal record involving specified offenses, including domestic violence, sexual offenses, or crimes against minors.

 

7. Age Requirement:

The sponsor must be at least 18 years old.

 

8. Fill Out Form I-129F:

The sponsor needs to complete and file Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), with the USCIS.

 

It’s worth noting that the requirements for becoming a K1 visa sponsor are subject to change, and it is recommended to consult the USCIS website or an immigration attorney for the most up-to-date information and guidance.

2023 K1 Visa Philippines Timeline

K1 Fiancé Visa Government Processing Timeline

Based on 2022 – 2023 client experiences with the current Backlog still in affect.

 

  • Receive USCIS Receipt Number

    1-4 weeks

     

  • Form I-129F Approval by USCIS

    14 months (USCIS estimate for Q4 2022)

     

  • I-129F Approved to NVC Case Number

    1-3 weeks

     

  • NVC Case Number to US Embassy contact

    1-6 months

     

  • US Embassy Contact to Interview Date

    1-2 Months

     

  • Interview to K1 Approved

    1-6 weeks

How the Philippines ranks in K1 Fiancé Visas?

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The Philippines ranks amongst the highest in terms of the number of K1 fiancé visas issued to its citizens.

 

 

According to recent data, the Philippines consistently has one of the highest approval rates for K1 visas among all countries.

 

 

It is estimated that thousands of Filipinos apply for and receive K1 visas each year, indicating the popularity of this immigration pathway for Filipinos intending to marry their American partners.

 

 

2023 K1 Visa Requirements

 

 

To obtain a K1 visa in 2023, which is a non-immigrant visa allowing the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States for the purpose of marrying and applying for permanent residency, you must meet specific requirements.

 

 

Here are the key requirements for the K1 visa in 2023:

 

 

1. Eligibility: You must be legally eligible to marry your U.S. citizen fiancé(e).

 

 

This means you must be both unmarried and free to marry under U.S. law.

 

 

2. Relationship:

 

 

You and your fiancé(e) must have a genuine and bona fide relationship. You will need to provide evidence of your relationship, such as photographs together, correspondence, or a history of meeting in person.

 

 

3. U.S. citizen petitioner:

 

 

Your fiancé(e) must be a U.S. citizen and able to meet the financial requirements to sponsor you. They must also submit a Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

 

4. Intent to marry:

 

 

You and your fiancé(e) must have the intention to marry within 90 days of your arrival in the United States. You will need to provide evidence of your planned marriage, such as wedding invitations or a statement of intent to marry.

 

 

5. Language proficiency:

 

 

You must be able to demonstrate basic English language proficiency, as the interview for the K1 visa will be conducted in English. Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances.

 

 

6. Medical examination:

 

 

You will need to undergo a medical examination by a panel physician approved by the U.S. embassy or consulate.

 

This examination will assess your health and determine if you have any communicable diseases of public health significance.

 

 

7. Criminal record:

You and any family members who will accompany you to the United States must not have a criminal record or pose a security risk.

 

 

8. Financial support:

 

 

Your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) must demonstrate the ability to financially support you and any dependents, if applicable.

 

 

They must meet the income requirements established by USCIS to ensure that you do not become a public charge.

 

 

It is important to consult the USCIS website or seek legal advice for the most up-to-date and accurate information on the K1 visa requirements as they can vary over time and depending on individual circumstances.

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Probably the most asked question we get each and everyday is, can you tell me what the K1 visa Philippines requirements are?

 

It is a question that is simply, to big to answer in one breathe. In this mini section, we offer you the short more to the point version of the K1 Visa requirements.

 

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  1. Both couple must be free to marry before they can file an I-129F application for alien fiance.
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  2. The couple must have physically met in person within two years of filing the I-129F application.
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  3. The couple must have a genuine and sincere relationship, and can prove it?
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  4. The U.S. citizen sponsor must be able to demonstrate, that they meet the financial requirements? Do I qualify?
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  5. The alien fiance must be able to pass a stringent medical exam?
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  6. The alien fiance must attend a U.S. Embassy interview, and can answer all questions accurately.
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  7. The alien fiance must marry the U.S. sponsor within 90-days of arriving to U.S. soil.
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Every couple is different, so there may be more requirements to know about, Read More..

K1 Visa PhilippinesUSCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has a requirement, that sometimes can be difficult for some couples to do?

 

At least 97% of the time, it is the U.S.Citizen, who will make the long journey, to meet the alien fiance?

 

The U.S. Citizen has more travel authority and therefore fulfilling the meeting in person requirement is can be easily met?

 

But what if the U.C. Citizen can’t make the trip, due to health problems, or passport problems, or perhaps they simply have a fear of flying?

 

We get this question often times, and almost every time we end up giving the same answer, you must make the trip or else being in an LDR relationship isn’t good for you?

 

USCIS, is very strict on this rule about the couple meeting in person and the thought of trying to get a hardship waiver isn’t going to go well at all?

 

There is however, a very slim possibility that the alien fiance could travel to the United States using a B1/B2 Tourist visa, but that will greatly depend on the country they are coming from.

 

Plus how well established they are while convincing interviewers that they have binding ties that will bring them back to their country when it is time?

 

The goal of meeting in person, is to satisfy USCIS, by proving that the relationship is indeed valid, and that both couple, are sincere?

 

USCIS will need compelling documents to validate the relationship is real. Things such as photos together, travel receipts and records, and passport visa stamps.

 

To really better understand whats needed and how to get everything go here, Read More..

Here is a question that is often asked by couples applying for a K1 Visa Philippines.
 
 
“How much does it cost”?
 

Just like all of the other questions, it isn’t a quick answer that could be said in one sentence? Filing for a K1 Visa, comes in phases which allow the couple to be financially prepared each time?

 

When it comes to the government fees for the United States immigration, the fees are the same regardless of the country your alien fiance lives?

 

However, other fees may apply, and will be different from country to country, because the alien fiance will need to deal with a few other items obtained from his or her government?

 

Examples of other government items needed if you live in the Philippines, would be:

 

  • PSA Birth Certificate
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  • Unexpired Passport
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  • 2×2 passport style photos
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  • PSA Certificate of no marriage
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  • NBI Clearance
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  • For some Filipinos they may also need, Other country police records if they ever worked as an OFW?

    Some may need red ribbon annulment certificate, or PSA death certificate is married before?

    They may need to get other NBI clearances if they had other legal names?
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Here is the total U.S. government cost of getting the K1 Visa Philippines:

 

  • First payment is for the sponsor to pay the filing fee at USCIS $535.
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  • Many months later the non-immigrant visa application fee will be due $265.
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  • Next two to four weeks later will be the medical exam fee $335.
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Your total just for U.S. government fees will be, $1,135. paid in the period of around 8 to 10-months.

 

Every couple is different, and more or less may apply. Read More..

Sometimes we are asked, who is the sponsor and who is the beneficiary?

 

The U.S. Citizen is the person who is filing the application to USCIS and therefore, they are the sponsor.

 

The beneficiary, is the alien fiance, the person who is not a U.S. Citizen and is from another country.

 

Every year, the United States government evaluates what they feel a couple, or couple with independents should be earning in order to sustain themselves?

 

When it comes to someone who is sponsoring an alien fiance, or spouse, they call this the “Poverty Guidelines“.

 

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Each year a new set of poverty guidelines is set in place, to ensure if a sponsor has the financial capability for properly caring for themselves, a spouse, and maybe other independents, such as children?

 

If a sponsor who is filing the I-129F application for alien fiance falls short of the financial requirement, the K1 visa will be denied.

 

USCIS, also looks at the U.S. state that the sponsor lives in, as certain states require a higher income in order to qualify?

 

If you are a sponsor who is on active duty and serving in any branch of military service, USCIS will place you in a lower income earning bracket, making it a bit easier.

 

These poverty guidelines are effective beginning Apr. 1, 2023.

 

There are many, who believe that if they fall short of meeting the financial requirement, they could get a joint sponsor, however, this is not true.

 

A joint sponsor can only be used once you and your alien fiance are married either on U.S. soil or in another country?

 

Sponsor who fall short of meeting the financial requirement once the alien fiance is ready to attend their embassy interview will be allowed to provide records if they have assets.

 

Such as you own your home or land, or you have a U.S. savings account untouched for at least one year, or you have stocks, life insurance, only if those can be liquidated into cash quickly?

 

Learn more about the poverty guidelines and other required records here, Read More..

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act

K1 Visa PhilippinesCreated in late 2005, and made for U.S. Citizens who want to bring an alien spouse or fiance and children to the United States?

 

This regulation was put into place in connection with Adam Walsh, in an effort to stop or curve human trafficking, child molesters, sexual misconduct, stalking or kidnapping.

 

Certain felonies, can prevent a U.S. Citizen from sponsoring an alien fiance or spouse to the United States.

 

It will not matter is your police and court records have been expunged or sealed up, it also doesn’t not matter is any of those happened 20, 30 years ago?

 

Each and every crime that falls under IMBRA category, must be mentioned in order to not later face problems with your application?

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will find everything on anyone in a database that government only has access too?

 

This regulation also affects how many times a U.S. Citizen can become a sponsor to other alien fiances or spouses?

 

If you are filing on behalf of a Filipino Citizen, your records will also be made known to the Philippines government, and they have the final say so, if they will allow your loved one to come to the USA or not, even if they already have their visa in hand?

 

For more information on this process, please go here, Read More..

There have been many couples who thought, that they needed to provide supporting documentation with their application I-129F?
 

 

USCIS, receives a ton of extra paperwork from couples with their application only for it to all be destroyed?

 

You ask, isn’t all of our proof of an ongoing relationship needed, things like our emails, chat logs, postal letters, financial receipts etc?

 

The answer is “Most Definitely Yes”!

 

But those items aren’t for USCIS to look at, they are for the U.S. Embassy interviewer to look at, to determine weather or not you have a genuine, sincere relationship?

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Relationship proof is ongoing, for many months even after you file the application I-129F for a K1 Visa Philippines.

 

Many couples where afraid to file the I-129F application to soon for fear they did not have enough supporting documentation?

 

If you file the application 3-months after finding each other and meeting, then you ad another 8 to 10 months waiting on USCIS to process your application. 

 

You would have accumulated hundreds of more pages and records that help you prove, your relationship is genuine and sincere?

 

Take a look at some of the most popular records couples use to convince interviewers that the relationship is for real?

 

  • Emails top the list as many interviewers want to see at least one hundred.
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  • Postal letters, carry a lot of weight with interviewers, as they like to see letters with envelopes.
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  • Phone bill records help also. save your records, as it shows calls to and from each other.
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  • At the bottom of the list and the least favorite of interviewers, is chat logs and instant messages.
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  • Interviewers love if you have gift receipts and photos from gifts sent online or through postal delivery?
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  • Last but not least are financial receipts if you send money to your alien fiance?
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Learn more about documenting and how much is needed? Read More..

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Once the couple has submitted their I-129F application, they are often wondering and unsure about what will happen next?

 

USCIS does communicate with the sponsor through mail and a case status check can be done online also?

 

The problem is, you could check your case status a couple of weeks after filing, and then again 6-months later only to see that nothing has changed at all?

 

For so many couples, a timeline of events from a professional service can certainly ease your mind.

 

A timeline of events takes place for all couples, and may not be the same for each couple, based on things like, did the sponsor have some criminal records, did the couple provide divorce decrees, did the sponsor file before, or did they file all the needed requirements or possibly forgot something?

 

Other factors that can affect how a timeline moves can also be due to the government making changes or USCIS is heavily backlogged, or sometimes a pandemic places progress on hold? 

 

But most of the time it is weather or not the couple put together a good petition or a lousy petition?

 

Ordinarily, if it was a good petition received and maybe the couple had what we call a clean case, then your timeline of events could move faster?

 

We have seen enough good cases filed and not so good ones to tell you that USCIS will either drag on your application or will say, HEY this one is great, lets get it done.

 

The timeline will be about how fast your application can be processed, and approved, to when you can start working on your DS-160, to paying the non-immigrant visa application to your medical and then interview?

 

There are many factors that can affect how soon things can get done:

 

Examples of things that can slow you down:

 

  • Getting police records from other countries if you were an OFW?


  • Amending your name or fixing birth certificate typos?


  • Failure to have the correct passport requirements?


  • Missing or incorrect documents?


  • Had more than one previous marriage?


  • Your medical exam found some problems?


  • You made an address change during the process and none of your letters arrived from the government?


  • You submitted your application with errors and now USCIS can take months to correct it?


  • You became pregnant during the process, and now need to include the child?

There are many more reasons to have a smooth timeline or sluggish one, Read More..

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It is required that all K1 applicants, including if they have K2 children following, that each person be examined by a United States accredited medical facility just prior to their K1 Visa interview?

 

If an individual fails or requires more testing, the interview will be placed on hold.

 

The medical exam is to check the patient thoroughly for any infectious deceases, or abnormalities?

 

A patients can be examined and no the results of their examination usually in the same day, and are sometimes scheduled to come back in the next business day to receives vaccinations?

 

We have never known anyone who failed their examination for having many life threatening deceases or illnesses that directly harm them alone.

 

However we have known several who had tested positive for TB – tuberculosis which is not only life threatening, but can spread easily from one person to another?

 

TB is the number one illness, that the United States will not allow in?

 

TB is treatable if caught early enough and can be stopped through a series of treatments that in some cases may take up to 8-months?

 

If your examination finds that you may have TB, you won’t be able to move on to the interview until you’ve been fully treated?

 

Other things that can get you denied all together is if you admit to drug use, as far back as 15-years ago?

 

You will be checked for drugs in your blood, urine and possibly your hair follicles?

 

If you have slice scars on certain areas of your body, and cannot convince the medical examiner it wasn’t a suicide attempt, then you will be placed in a week long psychological evaluation clinic.

 

If you think that you may have some problems with your medical exam, then you should get some consultation first before getting yours done.

 

The medical exam is often times more stressful and tiring than the embassy interview itself.

 

To learn more about the St. Luke’s clinic in Manila Philippines go here, Read More..

Here are some frequently asked questions about the K1 visa, also known as the fiancé visa:

 

Q: What is a K1 visa?

A: A K1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign national fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States for the purpose of getting married.

 

Q: How do I qualify for a K1 visa?

A: To qualify for a K1 visa, you must meet certain requirements, such as having a genuine intention to marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the U.S., being legally free to marry, and having met your fiancé(e) in person within the past two years.

There are also financial requirements that your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) must meet.

 

Q: How long does the K1 visa process take?

A: The timeline for the K1 visa process can vary, but on average, it takes around 6-9 months from the time of application to receiving the visa.

This time-frame includes submitting the initial petition, document gathering, interview scheduling, and visa issuance.

 

Q: Can my children accompany me on a K1 visa?

A: Yes, your unmarried children under 21 years old can be included in your K1 visa petition as derivative beneficiaries.

They will also be eligible to apply for K2 visas to accompany you to the U.S.

 

Q: What happens after I enter the U.S. with a K1 visa?

A: Once you enter the U.S. on a K1 visa, you have 90 days to get married to your fiancé(e).

After getting married, you can apply for adjustment of status to obtain a green card and become a lawful permanent resident.

 

Q: Can I work in the U.S. with a K1 visa?

A: After entering the U.S. on a K1 visa, you are eligible to apply for work authorization by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

Q: Can I travel outside the U.S. on a K1 visa?

A: It is generally advised not to travel outside the U.S. on a K1 visa before getting married and adjusting your status.

If you need to travel, you will need to apply for Advanced Parole using Form I-131 to re-enter the U.S.

 

Q: What happens if the engagement ends before marriage?

A: If the engagement ends before marriage, the K1 visa holder must depart the U.S. within the authorized stay period.

However, if a valid marriage takes place and is legally terminated, you may still be eligible to adjust your status based on a waiver or other available immigration options.

It is important to consult with an immigration attorney or seek professional advice to get accurate and up-to-date information for your specific situation.

 

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Yes, same-sex couples can apply for a K1 visa, also known as a fiancé visa.

 

The K1 visa is designed for foreign nationals who are engaged to marry a U.S. citizen.

 

The gender of the individuals involved does not affect the eligibility for this visa.

 

Since the landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2015, same-sex marriage has been legalized nationwide in the United States.

 

As a result, the U.S. government recognizes same-sex marriages for immigration purposes, including the K1 visa application process.

 

To apply for a K1 visa, the couple must meet the general eligibility requirements, which include having a bona fide intention to marry within 90 days of the foreign fiancé’s arrival in the United States.

 

They must also provide evidence of their genuine relationship, such as proof of shared financial responsibilities, joint property, and mutual commitments.

 

It’s important to note that the visa process may vary depending on the country of origin and the specific circumstances of the couple.

 

Seeking professional advice from an immigration attorney or contacting the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for detailed information is recommended for any couple considering applying for a K1 visa.

The speed at which the K1 Fiancé visa and the CR1 Spouse visa processes can vary, depending on various factors.

 

Generally, the K1 Fiancé visa tends to have a faster processing time compared to the CR1 Spouse visa. With the K1 Fiancé visa, the process starts with the U.S. citizen filing a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

Once the petition is approved, it is forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing.

 

From the NVC, it is then sent to the U.S. embassy or consulate in the fiancé’s home country for an interview and final decision.

 

The entire process could take around 6-9 months on average, although it can vary.

 

On the other hand, the CR1 Spouse visa involves the U.S. citizen filing an immigrant petition on behalf of their foreign spouse.

 

Once the petition is approved by USCIS, it is forwarded to the NVC for additional processing.

 

After completing the necessary documentation and fees, the case is transferred to the U.S. embassy or consulate in the spouse’s home country for an interview and final adjudication.

 

The processing time for the CR1 Spouse visa can take approximately 12-16 months, but it can also vary depending on the embassy’s workload and other factors.

 

It’s important to note that these processing times are approximate and can be subject to change.

 

It’s always a good idea to consult with an immigration attorney or refer to the official USCIS and Department of State websites for the most up-to-date information on visa processing times.

 

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The level of toughness during an interview at the US Embassy Manila, or any other US embassy worldwide, can vary from one individual to another.

 

While it’s challenging to make a direct comparison between interviewers in different countries, it is generally expected that US embassy interviewers follow a similar set of guidelines and criteria when assessing visa applications.

 

The primary purpose of these interviews is to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for the visa category being applied for and determine their genuine intent to travel to the United States.

 

Therefore, the questions and level of scrutiny may seem challenging, irrespective of the country in which the interview takes place.

 

It is important to approach any interview at a US embassy with thorough preparation, ensuring you have the required documentation and knowledge about your visa application.

 

Being honest, confident, and prepared generally increases your chances of success, regardless of the embassy location.

 

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During a K1 visa medical examination, the physicians are primarily responsible for identifying any health conditions that may render an individual inadmissible to the United States.

 

Here are some factors that may prohibit a person from attending their interview:

 

1. Communicable diseases:

If the applicant has a contagious disease that poses a threat to the public health, such as tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or certain severe respiratory illnesses, the medical examiner may advise against their admission.

 

 

2. Mental health conditions:

If the applicant has a mental health condition that is deemed to be a danger to themselves or others, the medical examiner may raise concerns regarding their eligibility for the K1 visa.

 

 

3. Substance abuse:

An applicant with a history of substance abuse or drug addiction may be considered inadmissible if the medical examiner determines that they still pose a significant risk of relapse or may require excessive medical, social, or rehabilitative services.

 

 

4. Lack of vaccinations:

The applicant needs to meet the CDC’s vaccination requirements.

 

If they fail to provide documented evidence of receiving the required vaccinations, it may result in ineligibility.

 

 

5. Physical disabilities:

If an applicant has a physical disability that prevents them from participating actively in society, or if they require significant financial support or extensive medical treatment, it could be deemed a barrier to immigration.

 

It is important to note that the medical examination aims to identify health-related grounds for inadmissibility and evaluate whether the applicant would pose a public health or safety risk.

 

The decision regarding inadmissibility ultimately rests with the consular officer during the visa interview process, taking into account the medical examination findings and any other relevant factors.

 

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Yes, a K2 visa child can follow their parent to the United States one year later.

 

The K2 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows the minor child of a fiancé(e) visa holder (K1 visa holder) to join their parent in the United States.

 

If the child is not able to accompany the K1 visa holder at the time of their entry to the United States, they can apply for a K2 visa separately at a later date.

 

However, it is important to note that the child must be unmarried and under the age of 21 to qualify for a K2 visa.

 

To apply for a K2 visa, the parent must file a Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), on behalf of the child with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

Once the petition is approved, the child can proceed with the visa application process at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

 

It is recommended to consult with an experienced immigration attorney or seek guidance from USCIS or the U.S. Department of State for specific details and requirements concerning the K2 visa process.

 

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I’m sorry to hear about the sponsor’s condition.

 

In situations like these, it is important to take immediate action.

 

Here are a few steps you can take to try and expedite the case:

 

 

1. Contact USCIS:

Reach out to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to inquire about the delay in receiving a case number.

 

You can call their National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 and explain the situation.

 

Be prepared to provide relevant information, such as the date of application approval and any other details you may have.

 

 

2. Seek assistance from a U.S. Senator or Representative:

Contact your local U.S. Senator or Representative and explain the situation.

 

They may be able to intervene on your behalf and expedite the processing of the case.

 

You can find their contact information on the official website of the U.S. Congress.

 

 

3. Consult an immigration attorney:

Consider seeking advice from an immigration attorney who can guide you on the best course of action.

 

They have experience dealing with similar cases and can provide legal assistance to initiate an expedite request.

 

 

4. Submit an expedite request:

If you have compelling circumstances, such as a severe medical condition or financial hardship, you can request expedited processing of the I-129F application.

 

Compile all necessary documents and evidence supporting your request and submit it directly to USCIS.

 

Remember that expediting a case is at the discretion of USCIS, and not all expedite requests are approved.

 

It’s important to be prepared and provide clear documentation to support your request.

 

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What Do K1 Interviewers want to see?

During a K1 visa interview at the U.S. Embassy, interviewers are typically looking for a variety of supporting documents to verify the information provided by the applicant and their fiancé.

 

While specific requirements may vary from one embassy to another, here are some commonly requested documents:

 

1. Passport:

Valid passports for the applicant and petitioner are usually required.

 

2. Birth certificate:

Original birth certificates or certified copies for both the applicant and petitioner.

 

3. Proof of intent to marry:

Documents that demonstrate a genuine intention to marry within 90 days of entering the United States, such as engagement photographs, correspondence, or a detailed wedding plan.

 

4. Evidence of relationship:

Documentation that proves the authenticity and strength of the relationship, including photos together, call logs, emails, travel records, and/or joint bank account statements.

 

5. Affidavit of support:

The petitioner must provide Form I-134 (Affidavit of Support) demonstrating their ability to financially support the applicant.

 

6. Police clearance certificate:

Applicants may need to provide a police clearance certificate from their home country or any other country they have lived in for a certain period.

 

7. Medical examination report:

A medical examination by an approved physician is necessary to establish the applicant’s good health.

 

8. Proof of termination of prior marriages:

If either party was previously married, they should provide documents such as divorce or death certificates to prove that the previous marriage(s) has ended.

 

9. Evidence of genuine relationship meetings:

If the couple has met in person, they should provide supporting documents like travel tickets, itineraries, hotel bookings, or passport stamps to validate the meetings.

 

10. Financial and employment documents:

Additional documents may be required to attest to the financial stability and employment status of the petitioner and, if relevant, the applicant.

 

It is crucial to check the specific instructions provided by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where the interview will take place, as requirements and documentation may vary slightly.

 

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What is some reason for denials at a K1 Visa interview?

There are several reasons why an individual may be denied a K1 visa during the interview process.

 

These reasons typically revolve around concerns regarding eligibility, authenticity, and intentions.

 

Here are some common factors that could lead to a denial:

 

1. Ineligibility:

If the applicant does not meet the basic eligibility requirements for a K1 visa, such as being engaged to a U.S. citizen, providing sufficient evidence of a genuine relationship, or meeting financial requirements, the visa may be denied.

 

2. Lack of supporting documentation:

Failure to provide complete and convincing documentation to prove the authenticity and genuineness of the relationship can result in a denial.

 

Examples of necessary documents include photographs together, communication records, evidence of visits, and testimonials from friends and family.

 

3. Consular Officer’s skepticism:

If the interviewing officer finds inconsistencies, inconsistencies, or doubts regarding the relationship, they may deny the visa.

 

It could be due to inconsistencies in the statements or discrepancies between what the petitioner and the beneficiary say during the interview.

 

4. Security concerns:

If the applicant has a criminal record, previous history of visa violations, or any other factor that raises concerns about the individual’s intentions or potential security risks, the visa may be denied.

 

5. Previous immigration violations:

If the applicant has violated any U.S. immigration laws in the past, such as overstaying a previous visa, attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, or fraudulent activities, it can lead to a denial.

 

6. Public charge concerns:

If the petitioner does not meet the financial requirements to support the beneficiary without the need for public assistance, it can be a cause for denial.

 

The applicant must prove that they will not be a burden on the U.S. government.

 

7. Medical ineligibility:

If the applicant fails to meet the required medical standards, such as having a contagious disease or a health condition that could make them inadmissible, the visa may be denied.

 

It’s important for the applicant to prepare thoroughly for the K1 visa interview and provide all necessary documentation to address any potential concerns the consular officer may have.

 

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What is some reason to get I-129F rejected or denied?

There are several reasons why an I-129F petition, which is used to apply for a K-1 fiancé visa in the United States, may be rejected or denied.

 

These reasons can include:

 

1. Incomplete or Incorrect Form:

Failure to fill out the I-129F form accurately and completely can lead to rejection.

 

It is crucial to provide all required information and supporting documentation as per the instructions provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

2. Insufficient Evidence:

Providing insufficient evidence to establish the validity of the relationship can lead to rejection or denial.

 

It is important to include documentation that proves the legitimacy of your relationship, such as photos, chat logs, call records, and correspondence, among other things.

 

3. Ineligible Petitioner or Beneficiary:

If either the petitioner or the beneficiary is ineligible for a fiancé visa, the petition may be denied.

 

This can include situations where one party has a criminal history, a prior immigration violation, undisclosed previous marriages, or a history of visa fraud.

 

4. Inadequate Financial Support:

The petitioner must demonstrate the ability to financially support the beneficiary.

 

If the petitioner fails to meet the income requirements or provide sufficient evidence of financial capability, the petition may be denied.

 

5. Failure to Attend Interviews:

Missing scheduled interviews can lead to the denial of the petition.

 

It is crucial to prioritize attending all required interviews and to provide all necessary documents at the time of the interview.

 

6. Inconsistent or Contradictory Information:

Providing inconsistent or contradictory information throughout the application process can raise suspicion and result in a denial.

 

It is important to ensure that all information provided is accurate and consistent across different forms and interviews.

 

7. Petitioner or Beneficiary is Inadmissible:

If the petitioner or the beneficiary is found to be inadmissible based on factors such as immigration violations, criminal records, a history of visa fraud, or health-related issues, the petition may be denied.

 

It is essential to carefully review and follow the USCIS guidelines and requirements to avoid potential rejections or denials.

 

In case of denial, there might be options for appeal or refiling the petition.

 

Consulting an immigration attorney can provide valuable guidance and assistance throughout the process.

 

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