In a previous article we looked at the first steps of obtaining a K-1 visa to the United States. It is necessary to recall that the procedure for obtaining a K-1 begins with the filing of the petition (petition – form I-129F) in the United States by a U.S. citizen (future husband or wife). Then, after the approval of a petition it is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC). NVC performs all the necessary procedures, and after they are completed, the petition is sent to the appropriate U.S. Consulate abroad. Upon receipt of the approved petition, the Consular Section informs a groom / bride what he/she needs to prepare for an interview, namely an information package, which contains information about what documents an applicant has to prepare and take to the visa interview.
Evey applicant must have a valid passport, the validity of which must exceed 8 months period of the planned trip. While passing an interview an applicant submits original documents and photocopies. If the original language of documents is not English, the documentation is served along with its English translation, which must be certified by a notary and executed by a qualified translator. After the interview all the originals except the police certificates are returned to the applicant.
The visa interview takes place only by appointment, applicants must receive written, electronic or telephone message about the appointment for visa interview. An applicant also pays the visa fee on the day of the interview. At the visa interview a Consular officer reviews the documents that both the American petitioner and the foreign fiancé(e) have submitted. The Consular officer looks for evidence of a relationship (photographs together, evidence of remittances to the fiancé(e), phone bills showing calls to each other) and asks the foreign fiancé(e) questions to determine that a genuine relationship exists.
In case of refusal of a K-1 visa, a bride / groom will receive relevant written message at the end of the interview. The message explains how to keep the necessary documents at the Consular Section, or how to assign a second interview.
To learn more about the process of preparing for an interview for a K-1 visa, please visit our website http://www.usimmigrationapplication.org/visas/k1-fiancee-visa