Archive for the ‘ K-1 Fiance Visa’ Category

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, […]

09May2019
When Should I Get My Fiance Visa NOA1 in 2019?

How long does it normally take to get feedback when the US Petitioner files for a K-1 Fiance Visa? The first form of communication that you’re going to receive is called a receipt notice, and it comes on Form I-797 Notice of Action, and you should receive those within two to three weeks of filing your […]

26Apr2019
Why Bring Photos to My K1 Visa Interview?

If I provided photos of us together in the petition, why is it sometimes asked for in the beneficiary’s interview? You’ll be asked to provide photos of you together as proof that you have met in person. It is up to the interviewing officer’s discretion at the embassy to require you produce things that have […]

24Apr2019
Immigrant Visa – What Language Will I Be Interviewed In?

“Will my visa interview be in English? What if my English is not so good?” The US government conducts business in English, of course. But US embassies are staffed with a large number of locals. And to apply for a visa doesn’t require you to know English. Most interviews are held in English by default […]

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 […]

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