You Need To Know To Get Approved

For The Fiance Visa!

Which Stage Are You In?

USCIS Stage:

I-129F Petition and Evidence

Find out how to put together a strong I-129F petition and what evidence you must include.

NVC Stage:

DS-160 and Affidavit of Support

Understand the NVC process, completing applying for the K1 visa and income requirements. 

Consular Stage:

Medical and Visa Interview

Learn about vaccination requirements, interview procedure and questions.

K1 Visa Statistics

Approved K1 Visas


K1 Visa Denial Rate


K1 Visa Denial Reversals

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can petition for a fiancé?

You must be a US citizen who is free to marry (single).  The petitioner must meet the income requirement or provide joint sponsor and must show proof of relationship.

How long does the K1 visa process take?

The entire K1 visa process can vary depending on country. Most applicants will be waiting 7 months to 12 months from start to finish.

How long will it take for the I-129F approval?

USCIS adjudication times will vary depending on the service center that has your petition. You may be waiting between 4 months and 9 months for the second notice of action (NOA2)..

How long will it take to schedule my interview?

After your I-129F petition is approved, you’ll submitted all required documents to the NVC. Then NVC will schedule your interview within a few weeks to a few months depending on the available dates at the consulate or embassy. 

How do I speed up administrative processing?

Unfortunately, there is no way to speed up administrative processing. In most cases, you should get a final determination on your case within a few weeks to two months. If you’re waiting longer than this, contact the consulate or embassy directly to get an update.