The fiancé(e) K-1 non-immigrant visa is for the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a United States (U.S.) citizen. The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival. The foreign-citizen will apply for adjustment of status to a permanent resident (LPR) with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Because a fiancé(e) visa permits the holder to immigrate to the U.S. and marry a U.S. citizen shortly after arrival in the United States, the fiancé(e) must meet some of the requirements of an immigrant visa. Eligible children of K-1 visa applicants receive K-2 visas.
DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH I-129F APPLICATION
(NOTE: Supporting documentation should include those items that span the time from when you first met until the time of filing the I-129F. In other words, INS will be looking for evidence that you have had ongoing contact with each other and possess a present intent to marry).
a. Three Photographs (one of each, passport style).
b. Copy of document evidencing Petitioner’s U.S. citizenship (birth/naturalization certificate).
c. Copy of birth certificate (with certified translation) of fiancé(e) and any child(ren).
d. Documentation evidencing termination of prior marriage(s) of either party.
e. Affidavit by Petitioner highlighting progression of relationship (i.e. how/when you met, specifics of courtship, meeting one another’s relatives, common values/lifestyles), decision to marry.
f. Any other documents you consider relevant to establish that the plans to marry are based on love, and the desire to live together as husband and wife and not to circumvent immigration laws, including the following:
- Photographs of time spent together (with each other and with friends and family members)
- Correspondence – personal letters, cards, e-mails sent to/from each other
- Plane ticket or receipts from trips visiting each other
- Receipts from vacations spent together
- Phone bills – highlighting calls to each other
- Money wires to each other
- Emails to each other
**At the time of the consular interview, the Petitioner will be required to submit evidence of financial ability to support Fiancé(e): job letter, bank letter, tax return(s).
Download K-Fiancee Visa Personal Questionnaire