K1 Application form
The K1 Application form for K1 fiance visa visa cases is the I-129 f. The current version is 13 pages long and has 14 pages of instructions. Make sure you are using the latest version of the K1 application form and that you read all of the instructions prior to putting together your case.
Once you complete the form make sure you sign it and you provide the supporting evidence pursuant to the instructions.
Evidence requirements can change but you should be prepared to submit the following: Evidence that you are a U.S. Citizen; evidence showing that all prior marriages (for both of you) have been terminated; passport photos; IMBRA waiver (if applicable); evidence that you have met each other in the past 2 years; and evidence that you intend to marry within 90 days of your fiance’s admission into the United States.
You must sign your K1 application form and submit your filing fee. Currently the initial filing fee for the K1 application form is $535.00 You will have another fee of $265 later in the process. The filing fees are non-refundable.
The K1 application form and supporting evidence will get your k1 fiance visa case started. If all goes well your case will make it through the USCIS stage and on to the NVC stage and finally onto the embassy/consulate stage. If there are problems with your paperwork you should receive a Request For Evidence (RFE) from USCIS explaining the problem and giving you time to provide evidence to correct the problem. An RFE will delay your case.
You will have more paperwork to complete at the next stages of your case.
If you would like more information about the fiance visa process please read our popular blog post: “ Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Fiance Visa Process”.
The article above is informational in nature and is not meant to take the place of a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.
Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience handling fiance visa, marriage green card and U.S. Citizenship cases. His office handles cases in California, the United States, and the World. He can be reached at 888-801-6558 or at firstname.lastname@example.org