Apply for the K1 visa
You can start your K1 visa application after the approval of Form I-129F. This must be completed by the foreign citizen in a US Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.
Complete Form DS-160
Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application is used for US nonimmigrant visas and in this case for the K1 visa too. The form will inquire on your personal information as well as reasons why you are planning to go to the US. When you submit it, you will get a confirmation page and code.
Schedule the US Fiance visa interview
Your visa interview will be conducted if you are between 14 and 79 years old. To complete the interview, you must first schedule it. You must schedule it as soon as possible due to the fact that you might have to wait too long if the Embassy or Consulate you are applying from has a high workload. When you schedule the interview, you will get an interview schedule letter.
Complete medical examinations
No matter your age, if you are traveling to the US and especially planning to apply for a US immigrant visa in the future, you must have a licensed physician conduct the necessary medical examination. The doctor must write the report stating any health issues. Since the fiancé will get married soon and apply for permanent residence, it is also advisable to get the necessary US required vaccination so as to complete that requirement.
Compile your K1 visa document file
When you go in for your interview at the US Embassy, you must present the K1 visa required documents.
Here are the documents that you should submit for a K1 visa:
- Valid passport for more than 6 months after your intended stay in the US.
- Two recent US visa photographs according to the Photo Requirements.
- Form DS-160 confirmation page and code.
- Interview schedule letter.
- Approved Form I-129F.
- Criminal background documents.
- Divorce or death certificates in case of a previous marriage.
- Evidence of the relationship with the US citizen.
- Medical examination documents (and optional for vaccination documents).
- Proof of payments of fees.
Attend visa interview
During the interview, you will have to show your documents as well as answer any questions that the interview officials will have. The interviewer will also ask questions about your relationship with the US citizen as well as other details about your background.