US Embassy Fiance Visa Interview Process K1 FAQ#16

US Embassy Fiance Visa Interview Process K1 FAQ#16

FianceeVisaServices.Com Your Personal Immigration
Guide Hi. This is Fred Wahl and I would like to
talk about the fiancee visa interviews at the US embassy or consulates This video is for couples who are applying
for a fianc�e visa for immigration to the United States and who wish to prepare for
the interview at the US Consulate in the fianc�e’s country. This information is general, not
specific to any particular embassy but we’ll provide an accurate idea of what to expect.
Should you be interviewing in Manila, I have recorded another video that describes the
Manila interview process in exact detail. First, let’s talk about the chain of events
so far. About four to six months ago, you submitted your I129F petition to USCIS online
security. Eventually, USCIS approved your petition and sent you a noticed telling you
the good news. Also, at the same time, they passed your petition on to the US Department
of State to their offices in Vermont called the “NVC” or “National Visa Center.” NVC,
about a week or two later, sent you a letter and telling you that they have received your
file and are forwarding it to the US Embassy, that is situated closest to your fianc�e.
The letter tells you that you should stand by and wait for the embassy to contact her
directly with further instructions. The consulate will attempt to contact your
fianc�e directly and provide her with instructions and government forms. They usually send this
via postal mail. Though sometimes now, embassies are using email and then refer the fianc�e
to go to the embassies website to download the documents
and even book the interview. Sometimes, they try to reach her by telephone.
In some countries, the postal mail is terrible. Items regularly get lost or stolen. In some
of these countries, the only dependable solution is for your fianc�e to physically go to
the embassy and pick up the package of instructions in person. If your fianc�e has not received
any communication from the consulate after a few weeks, you should contact the consulate
directly to chase the status. The packet or packets, there may be more than
one, that she receives, picks up or downloads should contain general instructions and checklists
from the embassy, blank government forms, details on where and how she should pay the
visa application fee, details on where to get the medical at the clinic that has been
selected and approved by the consulate, and finally, details on how to contact the embassy
to schedule her interview. The required forms that she should fill in
and then bring with her to the appointment at the embassy or sometimes mail to the embassy,
if that is what they request, are the DS-157, 156, and what to do and will have copies of
the blank forms within it. Each embassy requires that your fianc�e
bring with her, her passport and birth certificate. Also, she must contact her local police authority
and obtain a police clearance certificate. This basically should show that she has no
criminal record. And if after she was sixteen year old, she ever lived in any other countries,
she will also have to obtain a police certificate from each country that she resided in. To
be eligible for a fianc�e visa, both the fianc�e and the American fianc� must both
be free to marry. If the fianc�e has been previously married, she must bring with her
an original or certified copy of evidence to prove that her previous marriage was terminated,
such as a divorce or annulment decree or death certificate. In some countries, it is the practice of the
local government to issue a certificate of no marriage. This document shows that the
fianc�e has always been single. If her country issues such a document, the consulate will
want to see it. And finally, in some cases, the American fianc� is also asked to provide
original proof that he is free to marry. The American sponsor must prove that his annual
income meets the minimum income requirements to be eligible for a fianc�e visa. To do
so, he must give his fianc�e a signed affidavit attesting to his income along with different
proofs of the income, such as his recent tax returns, a letter from his employer confirming
what his job is and what the salary is, and three to six recent pay stubs. She will bring
all these along with her to the consulate. There is still more items for her to bring
to the interview. She receives an appointment letter and that confirms the date and time
of her interview. She needs this to get into the embassy on her interview day, plus a few
visa photos and the receipt showing that she paid the visa fee. It is also a good idea
to prepare a letter, signed by the fianc�e as well as one signed by the American sponsor,
confirming the couple is still engaged and still plan to marry once she arrives into
the USA. Finally, she should bring with her the various proofs she has gathered that show
that the couple is a bona fide, genuine couple. There are various proofs of a bona fide relationship.
The fianc�e should bring in whatever she has, such as photographs, samples of correspondences,
travel itineraries showing that her American sponsor came to visit her or the two of them
travel together, telephone bills, histories of email or chat sessions, if there was an
engagement, proof of the engagement such as the receipt from buying an engagement ring,
photos of the party or invitations that may have been sent to relatives or friends.
If the proof is a bit thin, then perhaps affidavit from the people that the couple know. Ideally,
those in the position of trust, such as ministers, politicians, employers that know both of the
couple and can attest that they are sincere couples, but really don’t have any reason
for misrepresentation. And finally, if the American sponsor has been sending monies to
his fianc�e on a regular basis, proof of those transfers is a good item to bring to
the interview. Once the fianc�e has everything ready or
can reasonably estimate when the final document will arrive, she should contact the embassy
in the way the embassy requested and that could be by mail, fax or telephone or in person
to tell them she is ready to have her interview. And then they will schedule an interview and
send her a document, a letter confirming exactly when and where. For some embassies, they have
a system where the American sponsor can pay eighteen dollars using his credit card and
that gives him the privilege of telephoning the embassy directly on their somewhat, American
fianc� hotline and he can talk to the embassy three times if he wants to answer and ask
all his questions. But most importantly, he can sit down and talk with the scheduling
clerk to put his fianc�e on to the embassy’s appointment calendar. This maybe the best
eighteen dollars any American fianc� has spent.
Once her interview is scheduled, she should attend a medical at the clinic designated
by the consulate. This should be accomplished at least a week prior to the interview. When
she goes to the clinic, she should bring with her a proof that she is a fianc�e visa candidate,
that’s usually the letter that the embassy sent her, her passport, any vaccination records
she may have, some visa photos and she’ll probably need cash to pay the clinic’s fees.
When the big day arrives, she should arrive the embassy early, bringing with her all the
documents and evidences that she needs. There will be security checkpoints, long lines and
she should mentally prepare herself to stay calm and poised even during a potentially
long and frustrating day. Some consulates recommend that the American sponsor attend
the interview. If that is the case, you should do so.
But today, many consulates, most even, perhaps due to security concerns, will not even allow
the American in the door. He will have to wait outside the embassy for his fianc�e
to return with the final result. Eventually, your fianc�e’s number will be called and
she will be asked to speak directly with the consular officer. Perhaps, they will be together
in a cubby, or perhaps, facing each other through thick glass panels.
The consular officer will ask about the timeline of your relationship and ask detailed questions
about the courtship, proposal and about each other. It is very important that you and your
fianc�e discuss and practice the questions and answers in advance so that your fianc�e
will be relaxed and knowledgeable. And in case, you are both separately ask the same
questions, your answers will be identical. I have put together about one hundred and
twenty typical questions. And if you want to get a free copy, please visit
and subscribe to the free Fianc�e Visa Secrets Newsletter. The questions will be automatically
sent to you. Assuming the interview went well your fianc�e
will be given a pink slip and advice that her visa will be ready a few days later. Sometimes,
she is instructed to return to the consulate, a few business days later, to pick up her
passport or passport will be sent to her via a delivery service. So she needs to fill out
the delivery service forms before she leaves the embassy. Once she receives her passport
and visa, she can start the trip to the USA anytime within the next six months. This is Fred Wahl
your Personal Immigration Consultant For your free copy of one hundred and twenty
“Must Have” visa interview questions, visit


  1. I'm considering using your services soon. You stated in one of your videos that it's good to have multiple visits to prove that the relationship is genuine and sincere. Would it help at all if I were to go to the consulate interview with her? Thanks so much for all the info you have on here. 

  2. Hi visa coach good day. I just want to ask if I need to wait a eligibility letter before I can schedule an interview to U.S. embassy? Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *