So you fell in love with a US citizen and you are getting ready for your K-1 visa interview? In this article, we present some sample K-1 Visa Interview questions to help in your preparation for the interview. The K-1 visa is also known generally as the fiance visa.
K-1 VISA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS – FIANCE VISA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
You may be asked questions that are not listed here. This list is actually to help you prepare and give you an idea of what to expect during your interview. All you need to do is run over the questions below and make sure that you have an answer to each question. You do not need to memorize your answers. Research shows that when a question is not completely new to you, the level of anxiety is reduced considerably when you are being interviewed.
SAMPLE FIANCE VISA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
- What is your name?
- When were you born?
- What do you do for a living?
- Do you have any brother and sister?
- Do you have any relatives in the US?
- Where in US do your relatives live?
- Have you ever be sponsored for a K-1 visa before now?
- What happened to your previous K-1 visa application, what happened to your fiancé(e) – this is a follow up to the previous question if your answer was yes.
- Have you ever been to the U.S?
- Have you been approved or denied a US visa?
- If so, on what type of visa did you travel on, how long did you stay and when did you return? – The Visa officer has access to all these information, so be very truthful.
- When are you going to travel to the U.S?
- Why did you opt for a fiancé visa instead of a spouse visa? – The correct answer is that you are not yet married. You may also talk about why you prefer to get married in the USA.
- What is your fiancé name?
- When was your fiancé born
- What does your fiancé do for a living?
- Where does your fiancé work?
- What is your fiancé (e) current position at work?
- Does your fiancé have any brother or sisters?
- Where does your fiancé live? How long has he lived there?
- What are his/her hobbies?
- Has your fiancé ever been married?
- What happened to the previous marriage (s)?
- Does your fiancé have any children? How many? How old? Do they live with your fiancé?
FIANCE VISA QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND WEDDING
- How did you meet your fiancé?
- Have you meet in person? Where and When?
- How long have you known each other?
- Do you have photos you took together right now?
- When was the last time you met with your fiancé/where?
- When did you fiancé propose?
- What do you love about your fiancé
- How many times has your fiancé been here to visit you?
- How do you both communicate with each other (Skype, chat, FaceBook, sms, phone calls, etc)
- Where do your fiancé parents live?
- Have you met your fiancé parents?
- When and where are you going to have the wedding?
- Did you have an engagement party?
- Why are you getting married in the U.S. and not in your home country? – Mention the reasons why you and your fiance agreed to do the wedding in the USA.
- Can you show me the proof of arrangements your spouse has made for the wedding? – You may want to show marriage invitation card, marriage hall bookings, and proof of shopping of clothes and jewelry, guest list etc
K-1 VISA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FAMILIES
- What do your parents think of this engagement, do they approve of it?
- Did you make a formal announcement to family and friends about the engagement?
- How do your family members feel about your plans to get married?
- Will your family be there at the wedding?
- How do you feel about getting married in the US without your family with you?
Many of these questions will not be asked. The interview process is usually very simple. What the visa officer is try to find out is whether you are truly planning to get married to your fiance because you love each other as opposed to doing it just for the immigration papers.
If you are truly in a romantic relationship with your partner, the interview would go very well. I wish you all the best as you prepare for your interview.
What is a K-1 Visa?
A K-1 Visa is a visa issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a UK citizen to enter the United States. A K-1 visa requires the foreigner to marry his or her US citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry, or depart the United States. Once the couple marries, the foreign citizen can adjust status to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States (green card holder). Although a K-1 visa is legally classified as a non-immigrant visa, it usually leads to important immigration benefit and is therefore often processed by the immigrant Visa section of United States embassies and consulate worldwide.
History of the K1 Visa Category
The K visa category was established in the 1970, during U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The U.S military required that Vietnamese citizens who wished to marry a U.S soldier obtain both an exit visa from the Vietnamese authorities and an immigrant visa from the U.S embassy. Obtaining this document was a time consuming process and involved acquiring medical and police clearance for the Vietnamese citizen, and notarized Embassy certificates from the American. Many couples could not complete the process before the soldier had to depart for the U.S.
On April 7, 1970, congress passed Public law 91-225, which amended the immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 and created the K visa category.