The K-1 Visa process is the second part of brining your fiancée here on a K-1 visa the first part was the K-1 petition process which was discussed previously.
K-1 Visa Process Forms & Documents
Upon receipt of an approved petition from USCIS, the consulate generally issues a letter to your fiancé(e) outlining the steps for visa application. Since the K-l nonimmigrant seeks to enter the United States ultimately to apply for immigrant status, he or she must present the following documents, some of which can take considerable time to obtain:
• Form DS-160 which is filed electronically;
• Valid passport;
• Birth certificate;
• Evidence of the termination of prior marriages (even if such evidence was a required part of the underlying petition);
• Police certificates, if available, from the beneficiary’s present place of residence and any place in which he or she has resided for six months or more since reaching age 16;
• Form DS-157 medical examination record; and
• Evidence of available financial resources to demonstrate that the beneficiary will not become a public charge.
K-1 Visa Process Clearance Procedures, Interview, and Visa Issuance
Upon receipt of the requisite documents, the consular officer initiates clearance procedures, requesting priority handling and a response within 30 days. When security clearances have been completed, the consular officer interviews your fiancé(e) to determine eligibility as if your fiancé(e) were applying for an immigrant visa as an immediate relative. If the consular officer finds your fiancé(e) to be eligible, he or she issues the K visa valid for six months and a single entry without charge and without requiring fingerprints. The consular officer then seals the petition and all supporting documents in an envelope and gives it to your fiancé(e) for presentation at the port of entry.
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