Archive for the ‘ K-1 Fiance Visa’ Category

14Jul2018
New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs
New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs

In a disturbing memo issued by USCIS (PM-602-0163) on July 13, 2018, we were made aware of a new policy which will make it much easier for the Trump Administration to issue denials for legal immigration cases across the board (with the exception of DACA), including fiance visas, spousal visas, green card applications and more. According to […]

06Jul2018
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 […]

25Jun2018
Will USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Look at My Social Media?
Will USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Look at My Social Media?

“I’ve read they passed a bill on where they go into your social media after interview, which would prolong the process, and that’ll effect a lot of K-1 Visas and my fiance is from the Philippines.” The government has always had that authority to investigate pretty much anything. They already do a background check on […]

21Jun2018
Does My Fiancé Need a Round-Trip Ticket? (K1 Visa)

“My girlfriend lives in Colombia, and she has a fiancée visa. Does she need to buy a one-way ticket or round trip?” When on a fiancée visa, they’ll only need a one-way ticket because they are immigrating to the United States, where they will apply for a lawful permanent resident status (a green card). An […]

06Jun2018
What is “Extreme Vetting” & How Do I Prepare For It?

New standards are being rolled out that are designed to basically make it harder to immigrate to the US. The process to immigrate has always included a quite extensive vetting process, but these new measures are likely going to make it even harder. This is likely to cause more delays, requests for evidence and denials. […]

22May2018
Are Dating Sites the Same Thing as Marriage Brokers?

“What would you consider an international marriage broker? I met my fiancee through a dating website.” It seems like nowadays they’re presuming every dating site is a marriage broker, unless you give them the terms of service or proof that they’re not. Especially websites that are specifically trying to connect Americans with foreigners, and especially […]

25Apr2018
What If I Marry Someone Different Than My K1 Petitioner?

“What if I married somebody different than the person who petitioned me for a K1 visa?” This is not an entirely uncommon situation. In fact, we see this several times a year. Somebody will come here on a fiancee visa and for whatever reason, they don’t get married to that person who petitioned them. Ideally […]

04Apr2018
Can I Use Social Security Disability (SSDI) as Income to Sponsor an Alien?

“Do Social Security Disability payments count towards the income requirement when bringing my fiance or spouse to the USA?” Income is income. Regardless of the source of the income, you can still count it and still use it. You must provide proof and evidence of income. Having said that though, if you look at the […]

27Mar2018
Can a 20 Year-Old Child Age Out of a K2 Visa?
Can a 20 Year-Old Child Age Out of a K2 Visa?

Mike asks: “My fiancé and I have just completed the application for k1 visa and we would like to know if her 20 yo daughters age will be frozen for k2 visa while the application is being processed as she will Be 21 December 2018.” The K-2 nonimmigrant (child of a K-1 nonimmigrant who is […]

20Mar2018
How Do I Get My Vietnamese Fiancé to the United States?

The process for this is called the K1 Fiance Visa. To qualify, you the petitioner need to be a U.S. citizen, you both must be legally free to marry, and you must have physically met in person at least once in the last 2 years. Fiance visas are one of RapidVisa’s specialties, and we have […]

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