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RFE: Sponsor Must Attend Embassy Interview
RFE: Sponsor Must Attend Embassy Interview

Over the last couple weeks, we started receiving RFEs (Request For Evidence letters) requesting that the petitioners attend the interviews. Now, this isn’t a common issue but we did want to address it and bring it to your attention just because it was a surprise to the petitioners. Historically, sponsors have not been required to […]

What If I Make a Mistake at My Embassy Interview?
What If I Make a Mistake at My Embassy Interview?

“Is it true that you can be denied if you make mistakes during the interview at the U.S. Embassy in Manila?” Everything comes down to the discretion of the consular officer conducting the interview and asking the questions. If you’re filing for a fiance visa, they’re really looking to see that you truly intend to […]

Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?
Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?

“Once the USCIS and NVC approves the case, and the case is mailed out to the beneficiary’s local embassy for interview, should the interviewer still look at adjusted gross income or gross income?” For the fiance visa, absolutely. Because they don’t even look at income until the embassy. So for a fiance visa, which is technically […]

Should I Bring My Letter of Intent to the Interview?

Zen asks, “Do we still need to bring a letter of intent to the interview?” What we recommend is that you take an entire copy of your petition to the interview. It’s not always required. They may not ask for the documents. The reason to take it with you is the letter of intent is […]

Converting to Islam in the Philippines to Legally Divorce
Islamic divorce in the Philippines

So, the next bit of news, this has been a topic for a while, and something that we started to see a lot of denials for at the beginning of the year. Since we do a lot of business with the Philippines with fiance visas and spousal visas, Philippines is one of the few countries […]

How to Prove a “Bona Fide” Relationship

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services believes that a large portion of marriage-based visa applications are fraudulent, and applied for only to circumvent the immigration process. Because of this, it’s a top priority of theirs to uncover these bogus relationships. One of the main requirements of the K1 visa is to prove that you have a bona fide […]

5 Tips for a Successful K-1 Fiance Visa Embassy Interview

The embassy interview is the final step in the fiancee visa application process.  The applicant will need to meet face-to-face with a consular officer, usually at the US Embassy located in the applicant’s home country. The interview generally lasts 15 to 30 minutes and consists of between 5 and 10 questions. The focus of the questions […]

10 K-1 Fiancé Visa Myths Debunked
Fiance visa myths debunked

Myth 1: “The K-1 Visa process is only about filling in forms.” K-1 Visa cases can become very complex. A single misstep in filling out your K-1 Visa petition can cause delays or may even cause your petition to be denied. A federal government form is a very serious document and a single misrepresentation may […]

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