Archive for the ‘ K-1 Fiance Visa’ Category

24Jan2020
We Got Married While Our K1 Visa Was Pending
We Got Married While Our K1 Visa Was Pending

“My fiancee and I have decided to get married in the Philippines but we already applied for a fiancee visa. So how much paperwork is involved and are we starting over?” If you filed for a fiancee visa and you got married, you’re no longer eligible for a fiancee visa so that would require you […]

17Jan2020
K1 Visa Requirements in 2020
K1 Visa Requirements in 2020

Not everyone will meet the K-1 visa requirements. This list is the main k-1 visa eligibility requirements, but every petition is different. USCIS and consular officers are different and some countries may have additional requirements. If you work with an immigration attorney, or a fiance visa agency, they will carefully review your situation to verify that you meet all of […]

29Aug2019
Unable to Obtain Police Clearance For K1 Fiancé Visa
Unable to Obtain Police Clearance For K1 Fiancé Visa

“I couldn’t produce the police clearance and my case was in administrative processing because of it. In Bangladesh, they say they usually finish administrative processing in 60 days. I explained why I couldn’t produce the police clearance by letter. Is it possible to have a K1 visa without the police clearance?” Usually, administrative processing lasts […]

14Jun2019
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien
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 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
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 […]

13May2019
Why Doesn’t the Philippines Allow Joint Sponsors for the K1 Visa?
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, […]

22Apr2019
Can I Travel to Puerto Rico During My 90 Day Fiance Visa?

Puerto Rico is a US territory. Technically you should have no issues traveling there if you came to the States on a K1 visa. Perhaps you plan a honeymoon in Puerto Rico or perform some other traveling before adjusting your status. This should not pose an issue as you don’t cross through customs in most […]

18Mar2019
Can I Use a Joint Sponsor For a K1 Visa If I Have No Job?

Can I apply for a fiance visa even if I don’t have a job, as long as I have a joint sponsor? You can certainly apply for a K1 fiance visa if you are currently unemployed. Please note that some U.S. Embassies may not accept joint sponsors for the K-1 fiance visa (e.g. U.S. Embassy, […]

04Mar2019
Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?
Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?

Does a fiancé visa applicant (now spouse) waiting on a green card have the ability to travel or work before the green card is granted? If you filed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, along with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, you should […]

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