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7 Common Reasons for Receiving an Adjustment of Status RFE

Posted on: December 29th, 2015 by RapidVisa Staff No Comments

Whenever a request for evidence, or “RFE” is received, it can be a stressful part of the process. At RapidVisa, we see more RFEs at the adjustment of status phase than any other in the immigration process.

Most RFEs we receive for AOS petitions are related to the financial ability of the sponsor to support the alien. They need to know that the sponsor can support the intending immigrant financially, and feel confident that they will not become a burden to the state. Here are some common reasons for adjustment of status RFEs we see:

1. Sponsor Doesn’t Meet or Barely Meets the Income Requirement

You need to make sure you not only meet the income requirement, but can solidly prove it. Your evidence should be strong and irrefutable. If you’re trying to shimmy things around to barely meet the minimum, it will be discovered and your case could fall apart.

2. Sponsor Doesn’t File Tax Returns

If a sponsor didn’t file for the most recent year, they need to file or prove they are not required to file by the IRS. The sponsor should provide returns for the last 3 yrs in most cases. In some cases, people may not be required to file taxes, but without including an explanation or evidence to prove this is the case, an RFE is imminent.

3. Sponsor’s Tax Returns of Last 3 Years Indicate Unsustainable Income

If your work history is shaky, or your income fluctuates radically, it could indicate that your income is unsustainable. This could cause an RFE or even denial.

4. Sponsor Over-Deducts on Taxes

Self-employed individuals and independent contractors commonly deduct more items than the typical taxpayer to avoid a high tax bill. Such deductions may be 100% legitimate, but historically draw more scrutiny and can cause RFEs to occur.

5. Sponsor Doesn’t Provide 1099s

This is mainly for people who are on social security benefits, retired, or disabled. Sometimes these kinds of income are not taxable, but the sponsor must still provide 1099s.

6. Workers Compensation

If a sponsor is on workers compensation, their income is viewed as unsustainable by USCIS. This can draw an RFE or denial.

7. Providing Weak Assets in Lieu of Income

The types of assets that are more easily approved are liquid. The more liquid, the better. Vehicles and properties are more scrutinized. IRAs, cash in bank accounts, stocks, and bonds are the safest bet. Remember if using assets in lieu of income, you can only use 1/3 of the assets.

For example, if your income requirement is $20,000, you must have at least $60,000 in assets to use in lieu of income.

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Can I Adjust My Status on an Expired Visa?

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by RapidVisa Staff No Comments

One of the most common questions we get about Adjustment of Status (also known as AOS) is whether or not one can adjust their status on an expired visa. Unfortunately the government isn’t absolutely clear about each type of case. There’s even language that seems partially contradictory in the form I-485 instructions.

If you have a case that requires legal advice, you should contact an experienced attorney.

In the section “Who is Not Eligible to Adjust Status”, in the instructions, section 4 states:

“… you are not eligible for adjustment of status if any of the following apply to you: … Your authorized stay expired before you filed this application;”

But section 6A and 6B would suggest otherwise in the case of immediate relatives of US citizens, or K visa dependants who married the petitioner within 90 days of entering.

AOS instructions for expired visa

Source: USCIS

This exception appears to allow immediate relatives and K visa dependants to adjust their status even if they are on an expired visa. The most common occurrence RapidVisa gets with this type of case is when a K1 visa holder doesn’t adjust their status before their visa expires. They’ve married the petitioner, but haven’t had the need to work or leave the US, so they wait quite a while to file for the adjustment of status. In our experience, the vast majority of these are approved, likely due to the above #6 guideline.

Though you don’t need to adjust your status immediately, there are still many reasons you should, such as being able to legally work.

What about adjusting status on an expired tourist visa or visa waiver (ESTA)?

Waiting on status.

The second most common type of customer asking this question is someone who entered on a tourist visa, or on visa waiver (ESTA), but didn’t adjust status before they overstayed. According to the I-485 instructions, it would appear these should fall in to the #6 guideline if they are married to a US citizen. See our article Can I Adjust My Status if I Get Married in the USA? for more basic information about adjusting status based on marriage.

To further make the case that these kinds of cases are widely accepted, there was actually a memo put out in 2013 by the USCIS that states:

“USCIS field offices shall adjudicate adjustment of status cases filed by immediate relatives of
U.S. citizens who were last admitted to the United States under the VWP, in accordance with
section 245 of the INA. This includes cases where Form I-485 was filed after the 90-day period of
admission.”

Which cases can RapidVisa help with?

To wrap up everything mentioned in this article, we can help you adjust your status if you are married to a U.S. Citizen or are the step-child of a U.S. Citizen and entered the US legally through one of the visa types on this page, regardless of if your visa is currently expired. Our Adjustment of Status service includes all forms needed to get your Advance Parole (travel permit) and Work Permit.  We get 99.7% of these cases approved every day. Our value proposition is unmatched.

If you still have questions, give us a call right away at 719-208-7033, or toll free at 800-872-1458. 

3 Most Common Reasons for Fiance Visa Denials

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by RapidVisa Staff 41 Comments

As we’ve said before, fiance visa denial are very low. Even lower if you hire RapidVisa to help. About 95% of all applications are approved, whereas 99.7% of RapidVisa’s customers are approved. Denials are few and far between. But they do happen. Here are some of the most common denial reasons we see out there. Reasons for potential denials are generally laid out in the Immigration & Nationality Act of 1952. These are the most common reasons we see, and are based only on our experience.

fiance visa denials - Insufficient Evidence of Bona Fide Relationship

Determining whether or not your relationship is legitimate is almost completely arbitrary, and based on the consular officer you get. Sometimes, whether or not your relationship is real or not, there are subtle biases an officer may have. These could be anything from your age difference to what vibe they feel during the interview.

Some items that may raise a red flag as to your relationship’s legitimacy:

  • Engaged a very short time after meeting
  • Huge age difference
  • Different religions
  • Severe difference in culture
  • No common spoken language
  • Very little physical time together
  • Poor interview

The best way to avoid the ‘bona fide’ issue is to legitimately have a relationship. Also, keep good evidence during your engagement period, take pictures, get to know your fiance, build a great petition (use RapidVisa – we have a 99.7% approval rating), and have a great interview.

2. Fraud via Misrepresentation

It never ceases to amaze us how many people think they can fool the government and put their futures at risk by misrepresenting themselves in a fiance visa application.

As the law states:

In general.-Any alien who, by fraud or willfully misrepresenting a material fact, seeks to procure (or has sought to procure or has procured) a visa, other documentation, or admission into the United States or other benefit provided under this Act is inadmissible. – § 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Here are some examples we’ve seen of fraud and misrepresentation:

  • Photoshopping or fake photos
  • Falsified affidavits from friends and family
  • Inconsistencies between application and evidence
  • Applying for the wrong type of visa to intentionally circumvent the immigration process
  • Not disclosing medical or criminal history
  • Falsifying income

3. Unqualified

What you’d think would be the most obvious reason to avoid a denial is one of the most frequent causes – Not being qualified in the first place. Often times, this snafu occurs when the applicant thinks they meet a certain qualification but it turns out they don’t. For a list of fiance visa requirements, go here.

Here are a few examples we see related to this one:

  • 2 year meeting requirement
    Applicant starts the petition qualified, but takes their time filling out the information, and by the time they file it 6 months later, they find themselves out of the 2 year meeting requirement. Keep in mind the 2 year meeting requirement is from the date you file your petition with the USCIS.
  • Income requirement
    Either the petitioner’s income changes for the worst during the application, or the numbers just don’t add up via the evidence and the income requirement can’t be met. See our income requirement calculator.
  • Free to marry requirement
    Petitioner or applicant are in the process of a divorce when the application is submitted, however divorce isn’t finalized. If you’re already married, this disqualifies you from being eligible to marry.

Already denied? Here are some things you could do. If you have any questions about the process, give us a call at 1 (800) 872-1458.

I Received a Request for Evidence (RFE)! Now What?

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by RapidVisa Staff No Comments

If you file your visa petition, even if it’s done perfectly, there’s a chance you could get the dreaded “RFE”, or request for evidence. This is when an adjudicating officer requests additional evidence for your pending USCIS petition. It could be something very major, or very minor and benign. Often times, the item requested isn’t even on the USCIS’s list of required items. The important thing to remember is this:

An RFE is not a denial… yet.

USCIS Office

Jacob Javits Federal Building (Home of some USCIS offices) CC courtesy of Ken Lund on Flickr.

The reason “yet” is added in there is because if you don’t deal with the RFE, in time, and correctly the first time, you will get the dreaded denial after all. Don’t panic. Also, don’t half-wittingly send a reply to the RFE without following precise instructions. Ideally, you should call us, and let us take a look. Even if we didn’t handle your case, you don’t want to mess this step up, because again… you get one chance.

 No matter what… DON’T:

Just ignore it.

If an RFE goes unanswered, generally it results in a denial. Don’t make this mistake.

Send something they didn’t ask for.

If you don’t respond to the RFE exactly as instructed, and we cannot stress “exactly” enough, you will probably be denied. They won’t say “No we didn’t mean that, we meant this”. They’ll simply deny you.

One example of how blowing your opportunity during an RFE response is: You’re requested to submit a certain document with a signature, but you send a page with a photocopy (not original) signature.

How to respond to an RFE

RFE delay

If you are a RapidVisa customer, before responding to any RFE, we recommend you upload a scanned copy to your account’s drop box and notify us via chat, support mail or phone. If you respond to your RFE without notifying us, and you are denied, your money is lost, as you no longer qualify for our guarantee.

Make a duplicate copy of anything you send to the government for your own records.

Remember to stay calm and don’t panic. It’s more common than you think to receive an RFE, and even so, a denial is rare, if you follow instructions precisely. Even the most pristine cases can trigger an RFE. It’s not necessarily an indicator that your case is in danger of denial. It’s akin to going to the DMV and forgetting to bring a certain document along with you. Just follow instructions and you should be fine. We do the best we can to avoid delays, and an RFE is definitely a delay. But rather than changing your whole life, like a denial, it will likely cause you a couple weeks of inaction.

If you are a client of ours, or even if you’re not,  and you received an RFE, drop everything and give us a call now: 1 (800) 872-1458.

If you have any questions about the process, give us a call at 1 (800) 872-1458.

CR-1 Spousal Visa Timeline [Infographic]

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by RapidVisa Staff 21 Comments

clockOne of the first questions our clients ask is about the timeline… “How long does it take to get a CR-1 spousal visa?” This post is hoping to give some insight into what you could expect in terms of waiting times for each step of the process. Be advised that the times mentioned in this resource are not meant as legal advice and are only informational, based on our experience with over 13,000 customers. 

There are 7 major waiting steps along the way – 8 if you count the green card. We’ve created a video as well as an infographic to put the process into as easy to understand terms as possible.

The part we can control is significantly faster than an attorney.

Most attorneys (if not all) take significantly longer to process a visa petition than RapidVisa. Even the intake process where they gather your information can take weeks, whereas the RapidVisa system can take your information as fast as you can enter it. The review process with RapidVisa is exactly what our name says – “rapid”. Our agents get an alert in real time when your petition is ready for review, and it goes into a scrutinous manual review process.

Within 4 business hours, we’ll be done with the initial review and have your signature-ready petition available for you, barring any corrections needed or mistakes identified by our trained experts. With most attorneys, this process can usually take weeks.

1: Fill out your questionnaire and checkout.

After you’ve created your free account, filled your questionnaire out to 100%, and pay our fee, an agent is alerted in real time to start reviewing your case. They look for any discrepancies, errors, or mistakes that would cause a future RFE and catch them before we send it in. This avoids future delays.

2. Petition Ready – 4 Hours

After reviewing and everything is ready to go, we will alert you that your petition is ready to print. You print it, sign it, and prepare it for mailing, with all the supporting documents included on your customized checklist. At this point, either you will send it directly to the USCIS, or, if you purchased our premium review package, you will send it to our Colorado office and our team will assemble the packet just how the government likes it, and manually review it a second and third time. Then we will send it off to the USCIS (postage and materials included).

3. Receipt Notice – 1-2 Weeks

This notice is the USCIS letting you know they have put your case ‘in line’. They’ll assign it a case number then it’s a game of ‘hurry up and wait’.

4. Approval Notice – 3-5 Months

This is one of the longest phases of waiting. It can be frustrating, but hang in there. We’ve had cases be as quick as 8 days, and long as several months. Generally speaking, it is 3-5 months until you get your approval notice. The other two possibilities are an RFE (request for evidence), or a denial. If you go with RapidVisa, there’s a 99.7% chance you’ll get an approval.

5. NVC Stage – 3-6 Weeks

Now that the USCIS approved your case, it moves on to the Department of State’s National Visa Center usually within about 3 to 6 weeks.

6. Embassy Interview – 1-2 Months

After a month or two, the alien will have a face to face interview with a consular officer at the US embassy, probably in your home country, or a nearby country. You will need to get your medical exam at least 5 business days before your scheduled interview date, so that the results get to the embassy in time.

7. Visa Granted  – 2-5 Days

Within a few days you’ll have your passport back, with a visa to enter the United States. After entering the country, you will receive your permanent residence card (green card) in a few weeks. At this point, you are free to work legally, and even leave and re-enter the US.

 Infographic:

CR-1 Spousal Visa Timeline Infographic

Video:

6 Tips to Expedite Your Fiance Visa

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by RapidVisa Staff 10 Comments
Tick Tock! Let's get on with it!

Tick Tock! Let’s get on with it!

We know you’re very excited to be with your fiancee, so we’ve put together some tips for you to push the K-1 fiance visa process along faster. For more information about how long to expect the process to take, check out this page. Be advised that nobody can make the government move faster. But there are certain things you can do to speed up the parts of the process you have control over. The best way to speed up the process is to not slow it down.

To watch the video detailing these 6 tips, visit it here.

1. Get to Know Your Partner Well

Talk, Skype, text, email, and chat often. Keep evidence of your correspondence. Learn all there is to know about your partner. You need to build a case to the US government that you have a legitimate relationship with this person, so have a legitimate relationship.

2. Play by the Rules

Avoid delays and legal trouble by playing by the government’s rules. It takes some patience, but in the long run, it works. So don’t try to pretend like you’ve met in person when you haven’t, or try to get your fiance here on a tourist visa then adjust status (foreknowingly).

3. Make Sure You Meet the Requirements

By filling out the questionnaire on our site, you’ll help us determine your eligibility. The sooner you do that, the sooner we can help you. Knowing if you are eligible for a K1 visa is really the first step. You may be in the market for a totally different kind of visa.

4. Don’t Make Mistakes

Be accurate when filling out our questionnaire, and avoid hold-ups down the road. We highly recommend using our Premium Review Package, to avoid 99.7% of ‘mistakes’. It’s probably the best $75 you will ever spend to have peace of mind.

5. Include Adequate Proof of Your Relationship

Take lots of pictures together, keep receipts, and try to paint a picture of your relationship. See the video above for more evidence ideas. The point is, from the start, if you have a hunch you might want to marry this person, keep a trail of evidence showing your relationship, and you will avoid delays, and save time when you’re ready to file.

6. Get Started Now

The sooner you get through the questionnaire and checkout, the sooner we can get the ball rolling. The clock starts once your questionnaire is done. Our Fiance Visa petition service includes support through the entire process until your fiancée arrives in the USA, not just the initial filing. Nobody processes your fiance visa petition faster.

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3 Lawyer’s Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by RapidVisa Staff 2 Comments
3 Lawyer's Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

Some attorneys are skeptical about our services.

There are a few different paths to get your family based immigration needs met. In fact, we made an infographic about just this comparison decision. One choice that people often unnecessarily opt for is hiring an ‘immigration attorney’. Attorneys are great, and have a very important role in society. In fact, we have our own. But, unless you have legal issues, such as convictions or need a waiver, they statistically are not likely to help your chances and highly likely to cost 5 to 10 times more than RapidVisa, and take significantly longer to process and review your petition.

We understand you have to do your homework. This is important. But don’t be taken advantage of. Do your research. Many of our customers first went to an attorney but after thousands of dollars and no results, contact us in the middle of the process and kick themselves for not using us sooner.

There are a few websites out there that are lead generators for lawyers, so of course, if you ask a question like “Should I use RapidVisa or should I use a lawyer?”, they’ll be biased. Often times they try to lump us in with scammy sites that illegally sell forms or don’t know what they’re doing.

We’ve gathered some comments from some of these lawyers, and paraphrased them to keep the commenters anonymous out of respect. 

Let’s debunk some of these concerns.

1. Is it really a legal matter? Usually not.

"You should never trust someone who is not an attorney to manage your legal matters. That's like trusting somebody who's not a doctor for medical issues."

Debunked:

Filing a visa petition is as much of a legal matter as getting your driver’s license. Do you hire a $3,000 attorney to apply for your driver’s license? The premise is pretentious and misleading. Petitioning for a family visa is not a legal matter, it’s a benefit request from your government. They don’t teach how to apply for visas or green cards in law school. Every lawyer who helps in these matters learned it on their own just like anyone else. That said, if you have legal issues that could complicate your situation, you definitely should get legal counsel.

RapidVisa does not offer legal advice or representation. Here’s what we do offer. Some lawyers have even accused us of unauthorized practice of law, or “UPL”. RapidVisa and its software has been investigated and cleared by both the Department of Homeland Security and the Colorado Supreme Court. We offer a service similar to TurboTax for visa applications. Here’s news coverage of our company being investigated and cleared by the Colorado Supreme Court.

2. Avoid super high denial rates?

"An attorney can significantly improve your chances for approval. Every year, approximately 40 to 60% of all fiancee visa petitions filed are not approved."

Debunked:

This is false. The overall K-1 visa approval rate is around 95% according to the actual NVC’s statistics. This is scare tactics. Of course everyone wants the best chance for approval but do you really want to hire someone who makes such a false statement? RapidVisa has an over 99% approval rate, which is a bit higher than the overall average. There is less than a 1% chance of a lawyer helping your odds better than RapidVisa.

3. Experience matters.

"As an attorney, we do dozens of cases a year and therefore are the most experienced option you can go with."

Debunked:

If your value proposition is that you are the most experienced because you have handled the most cases, then RapidVisa wins. We have over 15,000 approvals at over 99.7% approval rating. There probably isn’t an immigration attorney on Earth who will see that many cases in their lifetime. We have dozens of experienced representatives in 3 countries who help with these petitions every day.

Some attorneys take on all kinds of cases, immigration or not, and don’t get near the amount of experience on such a that we have. The typical local law firm might take on a few cases a year for a certain visa type. We help thousands of families, not dozens.

How Does The Ebola Outbreak Affect US Immigration?

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by RapidVisa Staff 1 Comment

Ebola VirusEbola has caused quite the scare in recent weeks, with several cases being reported in the United States, with the most recent victim being in New York City. The situation is serious, with over 4,800 deaths to date. If you’re in any of the key affected areas of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone or Nigeria, you may be wondering if and how this affects you as a current or future immigrant.

Here’s some of the latest at the time of this writing:

You may qualify for relief measures if you are an affected national currently in the US

On August 15, 2014, the USCIS announced relief measures that affect current nationals from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who are in the US. Of course, we don’t want to force you back to a disaster zone, so this outbreak qualifies as a “special situation“. Some of these relief measures include possible change or extension of nonimmigrant status or even consideration of fees being waived, to name a few. To see all of the measures, go here.

Ebola Infographic

Source: CDC

You may be subject to enhanced screening if you’re traveling from the affected area.

Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that all travelers from the affected countries would be subject to “enhanced screening“, and be funneled to one of five airports to get through customs. 

The enhanced screening consists of simply answering some questions and getting your temperature checked. This method for screening was used for the recently affected Ebola patient in New York, although it unfortunately didn’t work as intended.

You may be subject to quarantine.

An Obama administration official stated that the US is considering implementing a mandatory quarantine for all healthcare workers returning from West Africa. At the time of this post, it is just being considered, and not active. If implemented, it could eventually affect other travelers from West Africa.

At the time of this post, there is no travel ban.

Although many countries have implemented travel bans and suspension of visa applications from nationals of the affected areas, so far, the United States has not. President Obama’s position is that a travel ban would make things worse.

“Trying to seal off an entire region of the world – if that were even possible – could actually make the situation worse.” -President Obama

Legislation is being introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to implement a temporary visa ban on the affected countries, although it probably won’t pass the Senate. So at least for now, there is no need to fear that any future or current visa applications would be affected negatively. Of course, that could change at any moment, and if and when that does, we will update this post and post those updates in a new post.

 

For more information about the Ebola Virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s post.

Can I Use a Tourist Visa to Get Married in the US?

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by benives 15 Comments

Gray areas aren’t generally the government’s forte.

Couple getting marriedIt is legal to enter the U.S. on a tourist visa, travel visa or the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and get married to a U.S. citizen.  It is also legal to adjust your status after getting married. However, the condition of a tourist visa, travel visa and the VWP is a sworn promise that the person using this visa only plans to visit the United States and not immigrate here.

Intent is what really matters.

The intention of a tourist or travel visa is a temporary visit for a specified amount of time. If you want to get married during your visit then return home before your visa expires that may be legal, but a travel visa should not be used with the intention of entering the United States to marry, stay permanently and adjust status. Using the K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa avoids all of the problems noted above, and is the most appropriate way for a foreign fiancé(e) to come to the U.S. to marry.

“…a travel visa should not be used with the intention of entering the United States to marry, stay permanently and adjust status.”

The potential consequences of doing it wrong are serious.

There could be serious problems for someone who enters the United States on another visa with the intention of marrying or residing here. Attempting to obtain a visa or entering the United States by saying one thing when you intend another may be considered immigration fraud, for which there are serious penalties. Those penalties include restricting a person’s ability to obtain immigration benefits, including permanent residence, as well as a possible fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to 5 years.

The Department of State (DOS) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assume that intent to marry a U.S. citizen is the same as intent to immigrate.

If your fiancé(e) enters the U.S. as a tourist, without disclosing that they are engaged to you and/or intend to marry you, they have committed visa fraud. If the USCIS later decides that your fiancé(e) has committed visa fraud, they could be deported and will be impossible for them to legally return to the United States, even if the two of you are married.

Tourism is kind of specific.

stereotypical tourist

Tourist visas are for people who want to sight see, not get married.

In order for someone to get married in the U.S. while visiting on a tourist or travel visa and then adjust their status to lawful permanent resident they would need to prove they came to the U.S. with the intention to travel to and visit the U.S. and return to their home country but not to get married or immigrate here.

What’s the safe way?

You can easily avoid visa and/or immigration fraud by filing for a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa or you could get married in the home country of the foreign fiancé(e) and then apply for a CR-1 Spousal Visa. If you have secretly obtained a tourist or travel visa, with the intent to marry your fiancé(e) in the U.S. and to bypass the normal process you should rethink your decision.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post relating to the legal requirements of the United States and U.S. Department of State is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific U.S. laws should be addressed to an attorney and/or government officials.

Reference: USCIS and U.S. Department of State

25 Things That Will Get Your Fiance or Spousal Visa Denied

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by RapidVisa Staff 10 Comments

visa denialBe aware that while the majority of fiance visas are approved, there are some things that can give you a much higher chance of denial. The good thing for you, is RapidVisa has an excellent record of avoiding denials, over 99%. If you’re thinking about doing this on your own, consider these things that can get you denied, and let us lower your chances. For more info on the k1 visa process, go here.

Here are 25 things that can get you denied:

  1. Missing required documents
  2. Missing supporting evidence
  3. Incorrect paperwork or forms
  4. Missing signatures on forms
  5. Outdated forms
  6. Have not physically met in person within the last two years of filing
  7. Not legally able to marry – still married or not divorced
  8. No proof of bona fide or legitimate relationship
  9. Unable to prove intent to marry
  10. Incorrect or missing translation documents
  11. Insufficient income/assets of the U.S. citizen sponsor
  12. Very large age difference between the couple
  13. Did not adhere to cultural norms i.e. did not have an engagement ceremony when this is customary for the local culture.
  14. Minimal communication or contact in the previous year, the couple have not seen each other for an extended period after filing I-129F K1 visa application
  15. Communication barrier where neither partner speaks the other language; poor English skills
  16. Partner with a minor child is unable to obtain legal custody
  17. Lack proof of day to day contact/communication
  18. Beneficiary at the visa interview does poorly and consular officer doubts there is a bona fide relationship to the U.S. citizen
  19. The U.S. citizen petitioner has filed for another foreign citizen in the past
  20. Criminal record (Call us)
  21. Medical condition or disease (such as communicable diseases)
  22. Fiancé misrepresents a fact or error at the visa interview
  23. Fiancé presents a document that appears to be fraudulent
  24. Fiancé has previously lived in the U.S. and overstayed the visa
  25. Fiancé provides fake or Photoshopped photos or other fraudulent evidence

These 25 reasons constitute only a fraction of what could go wrong. It’s best not to take chances and go with our 99%+ approval rating.

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