In order to be issued a U.S. visa, you must apply directly through either the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. All applicants are required to fill out a DS 160 online application and pay the visa processing fee.
When your Vietnamese fiance undergoes his or her interview at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City for a K-1 visa, the interviewing consular officer will ask him or her questions regarding your relationship. While the number of questions, as well as the amount of detail, will vary according to the individual case, here is a list of questions that may come up.
A common question asked by potential clients is do you need an immigration lawyer to file a K-1 visa for your Vietnamese fiance? The short answer is no, you do not need a lawyer. However, having a lawyer represent you and your fiance through the process has advantages.
While this recent op-ed (opinion-editorial) article in the Los Angeles Times, focuses on President Trump and his ongoing war with the U.S. and Mexico border and its illegal immigration issues, the article points out that the Trump administration has, according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), radically slowed the processing of immigration applications and immigration benefits.