Archive for the ‘ K-1 Fiance Visa’ Category

02Aug2019
Can I Visit My Fiancé Abroad While Her K1 Visa is Pending?

“Can my fiance come to visit me in Europe while K-1 visa is processing?” Of course, yes. In fact, you’re encouraged to visit as much as possible. For a US citizen visiting Europe, depending on the country, you likely won’t need a visa. Of course, this excludes countries like Ukraine and Russia, but most of […]

01Jul2019
What Are My Chances of Getting An RFE On My K1 Visa? (New Tool!)

We have launched a free tool which allows K1 fiance visa applicants to gauge their possible risk level of receiving an RFE, or request for evidence. RFEs are more common than ever, so knowing your risk level might help give you ideas on building up your bona fides before applying. You can go to https://rapidvisa.com/fiance-visa-rfe-o-meter/ and […]

21Jun2019
K1 Visa If We Only Met Once?

“Is it possible to get approved for a K1 visa after just one visit?” Yes. And it’s quite common. In this day in age with our global community, many K1 applicants met using online dating sites. In these cases, often times they carry on a relationship for a long period of time before meeting physically. […]

17Jun2019
Does My Past Drug Abuse & Rehab History Affect K1 & CR1 Visas?

Visa Applicants If an applicant has drug problems, it could be an issue during the medical exam. One of the things the medical exam is looking for is evidence of drug abuse or addiction. If the drug abuse was in the distant past and there is no recent issue with it, you are more likely […]

14Jun2019
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

“I have my own business but deducted a lot last year, due to the new addition to my business, so it looks like I didn’t make enough money. But I’ve got bank statements this year, and I’ve made enough money. Will it be okay to be a co-sponsor?” As a self-employed individual or person who […]

07Jun2019
Can I Travel Outside the USA While On a K1 Visa?

Can somebody travel outside the US for a short trip if they are on a K1 visa? Unfortunately the K1 is a single-entry visa. This means once you enter through a port of entry, it is essentially useless. It does not allow you to leave the country and re-enter. It’s best to avoid leaving the […]

05Jun2019
DS-160 Now Requires Your Social Media Profiles

The online form DS-160, which is used for all nonimmigrant applicants, including K1 fiance visas, now has a new question about your social media. The question says quote “Select from the list below each social media platform you have used within the last five years. In the space next to that platform’s name, enter the […]

23May2019
I Was Recently Hired. Do I Still Need Tax Returns? (Immigration)

“I just started working… I can’t provide my last year’s taxes, only an employment letter and an estimated annual salary. Is it enough for my affidavit of support?” You are required to provide your most recent tax returns (ideally transcripts). If you didn’t file taxes, you’ll need to provide at least evidence that you are […]

15May2019
Tax Returns vs. Tax Transcripts – Which is Better Income Proof?

“Are tax transcripts showing income better than tax returns to submit proof of income?” IRS tax transcripts are better proof of income because providing you tax return alone does not actually prove that they’ve been filed with the IRS or that you paid any taxes. Anyone can fill out a 1040 in 5 minutes online. So […]

13May2019
Why Doesn’t the Philippines Allow Joint Sponsors for the K1 Visa?

Why would the Philippines not allow a joint sponsor for a K-1? Many US embassies accept joint sponsors for fiance visas. However, unfortunately, the most popular country for the K1 visa, the Philippines, doesn’t allow them. They do allow joint sponsors for married couples applying for CR1 visas, but not the fiance visa. It’s unfortunate, […]

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