Archive for the ‘K-1 Fiance Visa’ Category

16Jun2021

Form I-134, Explained

Understanding the affidavit of support promising financial help for a visa applicant What is Form I-134? If you’re planning on visiting the United States on a tourist or visitor visa, or are coming to the country on a K-1 or K-2 fiancé visa, you can file Form I-134, where someone in the United States promises […]

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24Jan2020

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 […]

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17Jan2020

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.

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29Aug2019

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 […]

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14Jun2019

Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

As a self-employed individual or person who owns a business, it’s natural to take advantage of all the tax deductions you can to reduce your taxable income. You have every right to do it. Unfortunately, for USCIS and tax purposes, your income is basically what you pay taxes on.

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07Jun2019

Can I Travel Outside the USA While 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 country while on a K1 visa. Technically you could apply for a travel document (advance parole), but by the time you get it, your K1 visa will likely be expired anyways.

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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 username or handle you have used on that platform.”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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13May2019

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

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, but it’s at the discretion of the embassy and consular officers.

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