Effective August 28, as it becomes safe to resume more consular operations at the U.S. Embassy in Manila and the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, posts are authorized to give K visa cases high priority. Applicants should check https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ (Philippines) and http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/vn/ (Vietnam) for updates. The I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is valid for four months; however, consular officers may revalidate the I-129F petition in four month increments. For most cases impacted by the suspension of routine visa services or COVID-19 travel restrictions it will not be necessary to file a new I-129F petition.
Who is a K-1 Visa for?
The K-1 non-immigrant visa applies for the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen. With a K-1 visa, the fiancé(e) of the US citizen is allowed entry to the United States after which the couple will be granted 90 days to process their marriage certificate and adjust to a status of Lawful Permanent Resident.
Process for K-1 Visa Application
- File I-129F application with USCIS
- USCIS adjudication and approval
- Submission of necessary documents to local consulate or embassy
- Interview at local consulate or embassy
- Visa issuance
- Arrival to the United States of America
- Marriage within 90 days of arrival
- Adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident status
Required Documents for K-1 Visa Application
- Proof of citizenship (applicable for both parties)
- Certificate/Affidavit of single status (applicable for foreign visa applicant only)
- Documentation of terminated marriage (applicable for previously married individuals)
- Supporting evidence of on-going relationship of the couple
How Can Enterline & Partners Consulting support your case?
Enterline & Partners Consulting is dedicated to ensuring your application is submitted meeting all necessary requirements and prepared to represent your application through the entire process until your arrival in the United States.
Enterline & Partners Consulting are a team of licensed US attorneys supported by a network of law organizations and associations, as well as a team of local employees to help facilitate your case from start to finish.
To schedule a consultation, please contact one of our friendly associates conveniently located in Vietnam and the Philippines.
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