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Here you will find frequently updated information about K-1 Visas and immigrating to the United States to join your fiance. Don’t forget to visit our K1 Visa Overview page if you haven’t already.

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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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 cases.

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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, Manila Philippines) whereas, most U.S. Embassies do accept joint sponsors for the CR-1 spousal visas.

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04Mar2019

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

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 receive your “combo card” which is both your advance parole, and work permit after some time.

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25Feb2019

Fiance Visa With a 49-Year Age Gap

My fiance is 76 and I'm 27 but our relationship's real, I'm worried, what should I do? Age gaps are really common. In fact, they are the rule rather than the exception. For whatever reason in these types of visas, we almost always see an age gap that would be larger than maybe what you […]

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15Feb2019

Do I Submit the Same Documents & Evidence for K1 Visa & AOS?

Will I be submitting the same documents for adjustment of status that I did at the K1 interview? A lot of the same documents will be submitted for your adjustment of status. The only difference is that you want to have current documents. For instance: Your income. If you've just gone through the K1 fiance […]

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12Feb2019

Does My Joint Sponsor Need To Live With Or Near Me?

No. A joint sponsor can be any US citizen or legal permanent resident who is at least 18 years old and meets the income requirements.

Please be advised that some embassies don’t allow the use of joint sponsors for fiance visas. Among these is the Philippines and Vietnam, among others.

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08Feb2019

How Strict is the K1 Fiancé Visa 2-Year Meeting Requirement?

You can’t apply at the end of 2019. The two-year meeting requirement when you file is extremely strict. In fact, we saw an appeal where a person had gone over by about 28 days. They were over the two year limitation. In other words, it had been basically 25 months, since they’d seen their fiance.

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