25 Things That Will Get Your Fiance or Spousal Visa Denied

14 Oct 2014

visa denialBe aware that while the majority of fiance visas are approved, there are some things that can give you a much higher chance of denial. The good thing for you, is RapidVisa has an excellent record of avoiding denials, over 99%. If you’re thinking about doing this on your own, consider these things that can get you denied, and let us lower your chances. For more info on the k1 visa process, go here.

Here are 25 things that can get you denied:

  1. Missing required documents
  2. Missing supporting evidence
  3. Incorrect paperwork or forms
  4. Missing signatures on forms
  5. Outdated forms
  6. Have not physically met in person within the last two years of filing
  7. Not legally able to marry – still married or not divorced
  8. No proof of bona fide or legitimate relationship
  9. Unable to prove intent to marry
  10. Incorrect or missing translation documents
  11. Insufficient income/assets of the U.S. citizen sponsor
  12. Very large age difference between the couple
  13. Did not adhere to cultural norms i.e. did not have an engagement ceremony when this is customary for the local culture.
  14. Minimal communication or contact in the previous year, the couple have not seen each other for an extended period after filing I-129F K1 visa application
  15. Communication barrier where neither partner speaks the other language; poor English skills
  16. Partner with a minor child is unable to obtain legal custody
  17. Lack proof of day to day contact/communication
  18. Beneficiary at the visa interview does poorly and consular officer doubts there is a bona fide relationship to the U.S. citizen
  19. The U.S. citizen petitioner has filed for another foreign citizen in the past
  20. Criminal record (Call us)
  21. Medical condition or disease (such as communicable diseases)
  22. Fiancé misrepresents a fact or error at the visa interview
  23. Fiancé presents a document that appears to be fraudulent
  24. Fiancé has previously lived in the U.S. and overstayed the visa
  25. Fiancé provides fake or Photoshopped photos or other fraudulent evidence

These 25 reasons constitute only a fraction of what could go wrong. It’s best not to take chances and go with our 99%+ approval rating.

To find out what your odds might be, check out our K1 Visa Approval Odds Calculator!

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10 Thoughts on “25 Things That Will Get Your Fiance or Spousal Visa Denied

  1. Hello me and my wife are currently living in Mexico.. Recently married looking to start the process of getting her green card. We just have a couple of questions about financial requirements and some other things! Tried using your live chat but it didn’t work! Thank you!!

  2. Good day! My fiancé and I met decided get @married soon but we’ve only known each other for less than a year now. And we are not qualified for fiancé Visa for 2 years in a relationship requirement so we decided to get married here in the Philippines and after that We will apply for CR-1 or spousal visa. How long will the process takes ?

  3. Hello Sir/ Ma. I read all posts and comment on here Rapid visa and i will like to ask some questions regarding the Spouse Visa . I’m currently in Malaysia studying and fiancée as been here to visit me 2 times already but she would like us to get married in Nigeria soon so i can join her in the US so my questions are

    Can i still fly back to Malaysia without interrupting my Spouse visa process
    She has filled for her ex before because he was a Mexican but have been divorced for over 2yrs now
    She’s more older than me , We have 23 age difference
    Is there any possibility of getting the spouse visa accepted

    Thanks

  4. Hi I have an issue I will like to be addressed me and my fiance met not up to a year and we really love each other but age difference is the main what is giving me doubting mind of being together . She is black American 63yrs old and I’m Nigerian 27yrs old . Currently she is with me and we are looking at k1 Visa or cr1 visa now I want to know which one is the best for us and secondly if it is cr1 she is ready for us to wed here although she has met most of my family member and we have made enquiries about regidtry here in my country but Im still looking at the age difference due to lot of things I read online . Will look forward to hear from you

  5. Hi my name is Lisa. I’ve bern in a long distance relationship with a man from Nigeria. I’m 56 and he is 25 years old. We are in love and I have traveled to Nigeria and spent some weeks with him and plan a trip back in Jan or Feb. I’ve met his family and talk with his mom weekly she is here in the states. He also talks with my mom. We are very much in love and plan on getting married in April in Nigeria. I realize the age difference is a lot but I’m not your average 56 year old. Can you help us? We would like to apply for a spousal visa after we get married, do you think we have a chance at getting this approved. Thank you very much
    Lisa

  6. I was curious if you were able to apply and if you had gotten and response. I as you are in the same type of situation.

  7. Have been denied couple of months ago on a b1 b2 visa and in my marriage status I was married to someone in my home country but we are divorced and now I have applied for a k1 .I want to know if the previous denial will have effect on my k1 application.thank you

  8. My wife is from Ghana, I am from the USA, and I want to bring her home. She recently had her Spouse Visa Interview and was told she needs to obtain a Police Report or Certificate of No Criminal Convictions, from China, before they can issue her the USA Visa. She lived in China 5 years ago, but has been back in Ghana ever since. We found no useful information online, on how to obtain this Police Report, and from what I understand you can only get this Police Report if you are in China or if you know someone in China who can get it on your behalf. My wife no longer has contacts in China. Is there another way around this?!? What can we do? We are stuck on what to do. Any useful tips will be greatly appreciated.

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