Consulate/Embassy Interview Questions

The best way to prepare for the K1 visa is to know what types of questions they will ask you. By knowing this information ahead of time you won’t be blindsided.

Questions About Your Relationship

  • How did you meet?
  • Where did you meet?
  • Have you ever been to the US?
  • When is the last time you have seen your fiance?
  • What do you love most about each other?
  • What made you fall in love?
  • What is your fiance’s favorite food?
  • Who does your fiance live with?
  • How long have you known each other?
  • What is your anniversary date when you met?
  • Do you want children in the future?

Questions About Your Relationship History

  • When will you leave for the US?
  • How long have you known your fiance?
  • When did you meet in person?
  • Where did your fiance visit when he/she was here?
  • When did your fiance propose?
  • When are you going to have the wedding?
  • Where will you have your wedding?
  • Will your families attend the wedding?
  • Will you have a honeymoon and where?

Questions About How Well You Know Each Other

  • Does your fiance have any kids?
  • Why was your fiance’s first marriage not working out? (if applicable)
  • How many, how old, who do they live with?
  • When did your fiance divorce? (if applicable)
  • What is your fiance’s birthday?
  • What is your birthday?
  • Does your fiance’s have any brothers and sisters?
  • Where do your fiance’s parents live?
  • What does your fiance do for a living?
  • Where does your fiance live?
  • Where was your fiance born?
  • Have you ever applied for a travel visa?

What Happens After The Interview

After the interview, you will either be told that you have been approved or you will be handed a piece of paper that says “221g”.

The interviewer will return any original documents to you and keep your passport for both scenarios. If you are approved on the spot, expect your K1 visa in your passport within 1-2 weeks in the mail. It will be delivered by courier and require a signature.

If you have been placed on administrative processing, your case is under review and you should expect a letter asking for further evidence or documents. Respond quickly to any requests and USCIS contact customer service once a month for updates until your K1 visa is approved.

In some extreme cases (such as in Nigeria or India) you may be in administrative process for over 6 months and this is not unusual for cases that are review in some high fraud countries. There isn’t much that can be done except to wait. Even contacting congress by the US citizen will not get your case processed any sooner.

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