Essential K1 Visa Application Steps
If your fiance is abroad, you can quickly follow these steps and submit your K1 visa application to bring them into the U.S.
STEP 1: Do You Qualify for the K1 Fiance Visa?
This is the most important step. Do you know if you qualify for the K1 Fiance Visa?
ANSWER: Yes. Great! Go to Step 2 for your K1 Fiance Visa application.
ANSWER: No. No problem. You can do the following:
STEP 2: Do You Have Questions before Starting your K1 Fiance Visa?
Make sure you are clear on how to proceed. Everyone's situation is different. This is your immigration case and your future. If you make a mistake, you will cause more problems. So get your questions answered.
ANSWER: No. Great! Go to Step 3 for your K1 Visa.
ANSWER: Yes. No problem. You can do one of the following:
STEP 3: Gather Your Supporting Documents for your K1 Visa
Having all your supporting documents is very important. It will determine whether you will be approved to have the marriage interview or not.
Your supporting documents show the Immigration Officer how you meet the K1 visa requirements and that your intent to be together is authentic. It's better to have more supporting documents than less.
Remember to include the USCIS Filing Fees for your K1 visa application.
Do you know what supporting documents you need?
ANSWER: Yes. Great! Go to Step 4 for your Adjustment of Status.
ANSWER: No. No problem. Will email you the K1 visa checklist.
STEP 4: Complete all the USCIS Forms
Obtain all the US Immigration (USCIS) Forms that you need to complete for the K1 visa petition.
Most mistakes are done in this stage. Using the wrong forms, incorrectly filling out forms or leaving sections blank when they are required. This can cause delays of 5-8 months.
Here are some questions to ask yourself :
- Do I need to file the I-130 Form?
- What other forms do I need?
- How will I show genuine intent?
- What do I need for the Affidavit of Support?
Don't make a mistake in these stages because it can delay your application proces.
Do you know which USCIS Forms to file and how to complete them accurately?
ANSWER: Yes. Great! Go to Step 5 for your Adjustment of Status.
ANSWER: No/Maybe. No problem. Use the Visa Streamline System to complete your Application.
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STEP 5: Review, Sign, Mail Your Application
Verify, verify and verify again. Ensure you have not made any mistakes or left anything blank. Make at least 2 copies.
Mail your application to the correct USCIS Lockbox address. Send via UPS.
Do you know where to mail your Application?
ANSWER: Yes. Great!
ANSWER: No? No problem.
Send to the National Chicago Lockbox.
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
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