EP10: K1 Visa Interview Questions and Answers
Do you have a K1 visa interview coming up?
Are you nervous about it?
Don’t be! I’ll get you prepared, my friend. I want you to be confident and relaxed during the K1 visa interview so that you can answer the questions with ease.
Personally, my K1 visa interview went well but I was nervous as heck! Geez, I was sweating and anxious while in the waiting room.
But you know what? I didn’t know what questions would be asked which scared me. I don’t like being blindsided with a question I wasn’t expecting.
Thankfully, the interview was pretty easy and I was approved on the spot!
So, let’s get you prepared by reviewing the most common K1 visa interview questions asked and how to answer them.
Questions About Your Relationship
- How did you meet?
- This question wants to know how you met for the first time. This can be in person, online, through a friend or family member. Be as detailed as you’d like but keep your answer on the short side. You definitely don’t want to ramble on and on.
- Where did you meet?
- This is similar to the question above but USCIS wants to know how you met in person. Provide details on the date you met and the location. You can also include details such as what you did with your fiancé and whether you got engaged on that visit or if you met your family members.
- When is the last time you have seen your fiancé?
- Provide details on the last time you met in person. This can be the same as the first visit or it could be the most recent of multiple visits. I will say that getting engaged on the first visit can raise some eyebrows but it’s not unheard of.
- Who does your fiancé live with?
- This question wants to make sure that you as the beneficiary is aware of your American finance’s living arrangement. Were they honest with you? Provide the names of the people they live with or if they live alone, you can simply say they live alone.
- What is your anniversary date when you met?
- This is the date that you officially started dating but some people also use the day they met for the first time. Be sure to include the month and year (and the day if you remember that!)
Questions About Your Engagement
- How long have you known your fiance?
- The length of time you’ve known your fiancé is important. If you met a week ago and now are engaged, then you might have some difficulty convincing USCIS that you relationship is genuine. It’s not impossible if you’ve had a quick courtship but you will need to provide a lot more evidence of your relationship.
- When did your fiance propose?
- An official proposal isn’t required but it you had one, you should definitely give USCIS those details. What you want to include is the day it happened, how it happened and your plans for the future.
- When are you going to have the wedding?
- A wedding isn’t required either (you can get married in the courthouse!). But if you are planning a wedding the US, you should provide some details. Provide details about the location, who’s attending, how you paid for the expenses and what your families think about it.
- Will your families attend the wedding?
- Having your family attend the wedding shows that your relationship is known by people close to you. There are some couples who hide the fact that they are getting married and this can be a red flag. Of course, if your family can’t attend, let USCIS know that.
- Will you have a honeymoon and where?
- If you are planning a honeymoon, provide the details. Be careful with traveling outside the US if you haven’t adjusted your status for a green card yet! The K1 visa is a single entry visa so you will not be able to enter the US again if you leave. Consider having your honeymoon inside the United States such as California, Florida, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
Questions About How Well You Know Each Other
- Does your fiancé have any kids?
- Whether your fiancé has children or not isn’t important but knowing that they do is. What I mean by this is that USCIS wants to be sure no one is hiding children from each other. If you didn’t know your fiancé had children, that is also red flag and you should question whether you really know them that well.
- What is your fiancé’s birthday?
- Knowing each other’s birthday is important. There is no reason why you shouldn’t know this so be sure you know the exact month, day and year of their birthday. You can go a step further and provide details of what you did on their last birthday to celebrate.
- Does your fiancé’s have any brothers and sisters?
- It’s important to know who the people that are closest to your fiancé. This includes family members such as parents, siblings and children. Try to remember them by their first name. If your fiancé has a lot of siblings (like 10 or more) then you have a good reason not to remember all of their names! But try your best to know the names of as many family members as possible.
- Where do your fiancé’s parents live?
- This question isn’t always asked but when it is, it’s important to provide the city and state of where your fiancé’s parents live. If you didn’t know this, you can just explain that you never asked but that you know who they are and their names.
- What does your fiancé do for a living?
- You should definitely know what your fiancé does for a living and what position they hold at their company. This information will be on the I-134 affidavit of support so if you don’t know it can raise a red flag. Another question that can be a follow up to this one is “how much does your fiancé make?” and you can provide a ballpark salary range that they make, it doesn’t actually have to be the exact amount of money.
- Where was your fiancé born?
- This question wants to know how well you know your fiancé’s past. Were they born in the US? Did they naturalize after immigrating to the US? Either way, provide some details on how they became a US citizen and where they were born.
If You Are Denied At The K1 Visa Interview
Failing the K1 visa interview questions can be devastating!
I don’t want to scare you but if you answer the questions with the wrong information or you don’t have any answers, it can cause a K1 visa denial.
The way to avoid this denial is to prepare ahead of time.
You want to practice answering these questions so that you can respond with confidence in front of the consular officer. It’s best to practice these questions with your fiancé.
Conclusion: K1 Visa Interview Questions & Answers
Do you feel a little better about the K1 visa interview questions? I hope so!
Do me a favor though…
If you’ve been approved at your K1 visa interview, come back and let me know! I’d love to know the questions that you were asked and how your answered them.
Hi! I’m a foreign born Canadian that has immigrated to the United States to marry the love of my life. I successfully navigated the U.S. immigration system all the way to U.S. citizenship. Immigration is a privilege not a right!