K1 Fiancé Visa, K3 Visa, CR1 Visa, IR1 Visa Interview Questions and Answers

 K1 fiancé Visa & K3 Visa, CR1 Visa, IR1 spouse Visa Interview Questions and Answers

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Today, we're going to discuss K1 fiancé visa and K3, CR1, IR1 spouse visa. Most importantly, I'll show you how to pass the visa interview using ACTUAL past K1 and K3, CR1, IR1 visa interview transcripts obtained from those who successfully got their visa to travel to meet their fiancé or spouse in the USA. But if you're not interested in the details and you just want to learn how to pass the K1 fiance and K3, CR1, IR1 visa interview, here's the complete successful K1 visa, CR1, IR1 spouse visa interview questions and answers PDF. It costs $19 only. I'll also share a sample later.

K1 (fiancé) visa is issued to an un-married or divorced foreign fiancé of a US citizen to allow the foreigner to travel to the USA to marry his/her US citizen friend. K1 visa cannot be issued to someone who's currently married. If you're married and you want to apply for K1 visa, you must first get divorced and get a divorce decree to prove it. 

K3 spouse visa also called CR1 spouse visa or IR1 spouse visa is issued to a foreign spouse who's legally married to a US Citizen. The visa would enable the foreign spouse travel to the USA to be with their partner. It doesn't matter where or when you both got married, you'll qualify for CR1 or IR1 visa as long as you're legally married to a US citizen and he/she is willing to petition (sponsor) your visa.

CR1 is "conditional residence" visa valid for 2 years, after which it would be renewed and the conditional residence removed if the holder didn't commit any crime. IR1 is issued to "immigrant relative" and is immediately valid for 10 years, after which it would become permanent. 

Having said that, let us understand the similarities between K1 (fiancé) visa and K3, CR1, IR1 spouse visa. 

What is K1 (fiancé) visa ?

K1 (fiancé) visa

K1 fiancé visa is a type of US visa issued to a foreign fiancé (girl friend or boyfriend) of a US citizen to allow the foreigner to travel to the USA to marry his/her US citizen friend. This makes K1 (fiancé) visa the easiest US visa you can get if you have a US citizen fiancé willing to petition (sponsor) your visa. 

Here’s the official US source for K1 fiancé visa application with all the details. You can get your visa and travel to the USA in as little as 8 months. But you must marry your US citizen fiancé within 90 days of your arrival to the USA. Your visa would become null and void if you don't marry your US citizen fiancé within 90 days.

The first step in the K1 (fiancé) visa journey is the filling of a petition using the form I-129F by your US citizen fiancé whom you must have met in person. It doesn’t matter whether you both met in your home country or in another country or in your fiancé's country. It does matter where. What's important is that you both must meet offline in person within the past two years. 

Here's the US government official form i-129F download and instruction on how to complete it by your US citizen fiancé.

After completing the i-129F form, it should be submitted to the US citizens and immigration service (USCIS) at their US address, though I've heard some people say submit to Department of homeland security. However, the instruction on where to submit is inside the form.

When USCIS receive the petition, they'll keep a record of it in a database, after which they'll forwarded the petition to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing. They'll take a little time to process it. Good news is that your US citizen fiancé would know that they're actually processing it because they'll notify him/her.

If the NVC determines that the petition is worth processing (positive or negative) they’ll get back to the USCIS and inform them, after which two things would happen. And they’re: -

Notice of Action 1 (NOA1): 

Two to three weeks after mailing the petition, your US citizen fiancé will receive a notice of action (NOA1) indicating the USCIS has received your petition.

Notice of Action 2 (NOA2): 

Usually (currently), between 5 and 7 months after mailing the petition, your US citizen fiancé will receive a second notice of action (NOA2) indicating that USCIS has either approved, denied or requests additional evidence for the petition. If you receive a request for evidence (RFE) you must respond immediately to it with the evidence requested. But if approved, you do nothing at this step. If you are denied that's the end of the K1 visa journey. But all hope is not lost.

If denied, you have the option to marry your fiancé by petitioning for a spouse visa, instead. 

If the petition is approved, a notification is sent to your US citizen fiancé as well as directly to the US embassy or consulate abroad where the non-US (fiancé) visa beneficiary lives.

Once the US Embassy receives the notification, the K1 visa beneficiary can proceed to apply for a K1 visa by filling the US visa application form (DS-160 form). Then, schedule a visa Interview.

If your visa is approved during the interview, you'll be issued a K1 (fiancé) visa which would allow you travel to the United States of America. Again, if you travel with a K1 (fiancé) visa, you must marry your fiancé within 90 days of your entry into the USA. Or if you change your mind, then you must leave the US within 90 days.

It's as simple as that. But, unfortunately, due to many tricky questions asked during the visa interview, many people fail the K1 visa interview and get their visa application rejected. That's the problem we want to solve. We want to help you with the right information you need to pass your K1 visa interview.

If you read the complete K1 visa interview questions and answers PDF eBook, you'll learn how to answer the K1 visa interview questions correctly and get your visa approved.

Before you begin your K1 visa journey and before your US citizen fiancé can petition for you to come to the USA, it’s important that you both understand what your US fiancé needs to get the process started. Your US citizen fiancé is the one to get it started if he/she truly love you and is interested in marriage.

What is K3, CR1, IR1 spouse visa ?

K3 (spouse) visa or CR1/IR1 visa

K3 spouse visa also called CR1/IR1 visa is issued to a foreign spouse (legally married partner) of a US Citizen. The major requirement for the issuance of the CR1/IR1 visa is marriage. If the marriage is two years or more the visa issued is IR1 visa but if the marriage is less than 2 years, then CR1 visa would be issued.

But that's not the only type of spouse visa available. There's also F2A spouse visa, which is issued to the spouse of a legal permanent resident (LPR) in the USA. 

Just like K1 (fiancé) visa, the process begins by a US Citizen or Permanent Resident filing a petition for his/her spouse. For K1 (fiancé) visa, the process begins by a US citizen filling i-129F fiancé visa petition form, while for spouse visa it begins by filling CR1/ IR1 visa i-130 petition form for alien relative (use this form for immigrant petition). 

There’s also another spouse visa petition titled K3 spouse visa petition (use this form for non-immigrant petition but it would upgraded after two years). If your spouse has any question about the form, he/she should contact the US citizenship and immigration service (USCIS). Alternatively, if you’re the beneficiary you may contact the nearest US embassy or consulate for clarification before your spouse fill the form.

The filled form along with the required documents should be submitted to US citizens and immigration service (USCIS). It takes same time to process just like K1 visa. 

If approved, the case file is sent to the national visa center (NVC) for further processing. The NVC would then transfer the file to the local embassy or consulate in the foreign country where the beneficiary (spouse) of a US citizen lives. However, for spouse visa, the embassy would be the one to schedule a visa interview for the beneficiary. The beneficiary would be contacted and informed about the interview date and time.

If the interview is successful, a K3 spouse visa is issued. The beneficiary (non-US spouse) will get a US green card as soon as he/she enters the United States, unlike K1 (fiancé) visa where a beneficiary have to file for green card which could take up to 6 months or more to process

Those are the minor differences and similarities between K3 (spouse) visa and K1 (fiancé) visa. But the visa interview questions are the same. And we're here to help you with the correct answers to get your visa approved.

Before we proceed to the visa interview questions and answers, let’s discuss the requirements

Evidence of relationship

Evidences required by the US citizenship and immigration service (USCIS) to approve a US citizen's request to invite and marry a foreigner who lives outside the USA

1. Evidence of a bona fide nature of Intent to marry

You and your fiancé should write a detailed letter of intent to marry (the letter should contain how you met and should include details about planned wedding)

2. Evidence of wedding preparation

For example, in my own case, my fiancé sent me email details of our wedding plan with potential guests, colors for decoration, venue and the type of food we want to serve our guests, etc., so we took a screenshot of our email communications and sent it to them.

3. Evidence of ongoing relationship

For example; screenshot of your WhatsApp, Facebook, text message love talks or just regular talks showing that you both regularly communicate with each other

4. Correspondence discussing your future or marriage

If you’re getting married to him/her, surely you guys must have talked about your wedding during chat, like where you’re holding the ceremony, honeymoon, in fact, anything that shows you and your fiancé have discussed the wedding plans via email or WhatsApp or text message. Just print or screenshot some interesting pages

5. Evidence that family and friends are aware of the relationship

Tell your family and friends to write a statement that they're aware of the relationship and your intention to marry your fiancé (attach their ID card, passport picture)

6. Evidence of engagement ceremony

Definitely, sometime ago in your relationship, you or your fiancé must have asked: will you marry me? Provide any pictures you took at the moment you proposed to him/her, such as a wedding card or kneeling down and wearing him/her an engagement ring on the finger or any other evidence of engagement

7. Birth certificate of children born to a relationship (if any)

You’ll need to provide the birth certificates of your child/children from previous marriage if any

8. Proof of financial support

In my case, my fiancé sent her recent pay stubs and most recent tax returns (someone said evidence of financial support could also be receipt of money transfer but I and my fiancé didn't include such evidence)

9. Evidence of subsequent visit

In my own case, my fiancé visited just once. In our letter of intent, we attached 10 pictures of both of us together when she visited. If your fiancé visited more than once, then you should provide more evidence.

The two major things that your US-citizen fiancé must conquer to establish evidence of your relationship are circumstance of meeting and intent to marry

Circumstance of Meeting

They need more evidence on how you two met. For instance, if you two met via a middleman, then evidence such a picture showing three of you or a chat between you or her and the middleman will help. Also, an affidavit from that middleman will be needed.

If you two met via a dating app, then a Screenshot of the first chat between you too will be useful.

If you two met via a social function which you attended in the USA or she attended in your country or elsewhere, then evidence such as the flight ticket, boarding pass, visit visa, details of social function (example invitation card) should be provided.

Also, details of the actual physical meeting should be provided. Pictures, boarding pass, chats, affidavits. If there were witnesses of your first meeting it can also serve as evidence.

Intent to Marry

Of course, you and your fiancé must write a letter of intent to marry in the initial application. However, they’ll need more evidence. 

They need answers to questions such as; did you or your fiancé visit more than once? How long was the visit? Did you propose? Who were present during the proposal? Do you guys have any future marriage plans such as date, venue, costs, etc.? Did you guys send money to each other? Did you guys send gifts to each other? The answers must have verifiable evidence that you must provide during the process of your K1 fiancé visa application.

The officers would review your fiancé’s response holistically. As long as he/she was thorough in responding to the questions above and can prove that you guys love each other and are ready to make sacrifices for each other in the name of love, you guys will be approved.

Note: For spouse visa, you’ll need your marriage certificate in addition to the above.

Here are the red-flags that may cause the US visa officer to deny or reject a K1 visa application

Inability to speak each other’s language

Lack of substantial evidence of a genuine relationship, such as previous meetings in person or knowing each other’s families and friends

If the timeline of your relationship is too short. For instance, if you filed your I-129F petition immediately after your first meeting. Or you get engaged to your citizen sponsor shortly after you ended your previous marriage.

Secret relationship. If there is no consent or involvement of your family members, friends, or co-workers. If you have a genuine relationship that would lead to marriage, it’s safe to say that you most have told someone else about it

Contradictions in your initial petitions and visa interview answers

If your US-citizen fiancé has petitioned a K1 visa or marriage-based green card in the past

If the foreign K1 visa beneficiary has also been involved in any marriage-based or fiancé visa petition with another US citizen in the past

Your previous immigration history will be looked into and if anything is found to be questionable, it may affect your chances

The documents you need to take along with you when going for your K1 visa interview are: -

1. DS-160 Confirmation page

2. Birth certificate

3. Police report (for your home country and any other country/countries you’ve lived for more than 6 months)

4. W-2 forms

5. Petitioner's divorced certificate (if you or your fiancé is divorced)

6. Visa payment receipt

7. International Passport and copies

8. Appointment letter: MUST HAVE BOTH YOUR DS 160 CODE AND UID CODE. If you don't have it call them and they would fix it

9. Letter of intent to marry (by you and by your fiancé)

10. Your fiancé’s most recent tax return

11. Pay stubs for the last 6 months

12. Your fiancé’s letter of employment

13. Affidavit of support

14. Video chats screenshots (WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype, email, etc.)

15. Pictures together with your fiancé- please label them with where, what was happening and date if you can remember. Take as many pictures as you can

16. Chats: WhatsApp chat screenshot, Facebook chat screenshot, Text messages screenshot, email correspondence screenshot. Please make sure the contact details page comes first so they know see what you saved your fiancé's name as.

16. Medical Exam report

17. Approval Form I-129f (NOA1) and (NOA2)

18. NVC Documents

Note: For spouse visa, you’ll need your marriage certificate in addition to the above

The breakdown of usual waiting period from stage one till getting your K1 visa approved

Below are two examples of REAL waiting periods shared by our clients who got their K1 visa approved in the past

(1)

Filling of I-129F by US citizen fiancé October 29 2018

Noa1 November 5 2018

NOA2 February 27 2019

NVC received March 20 2019

Case number generated March 21 2019

NVC ship to embassy March 28 2019

Consulate received April 3 2019

Booked appointment: June 7 2019

Visa issued June 20 2019

Total waiting time: 8 months

(2)

Petitioned Acknowledge Receipt: by US-citizen fiancé Dec 2020

NOA1: Feb 2021

RFE: August 2021

Sent RFE: August 2021

NOA2: Sept 2021

Petition arrival in Lagos: March 2022

Interview: April 2022 (they asked for my fiancé's W2 tax form - the only unusual question)

Passport pick-up: April 2022

Total waiting time: 14 months

Based on the above, it’s safe to say that if you're preparing to travel to the US on K1 visa, expect your travel processing to take several months, and to get to the USA within one year or maybe a year and some few months

Should you need professional assistance along the way, we at www.emeranalytica.com are here ready to help you. Our advisors will work with you throughout your visa application process with dedicated visa assistance, research and resources.

There are thousands of K1 (fiancé) visa applicants travelling to the USA every year, and they all have to go through a visa interview, just like you. Practice answering the visa interview questions in advance in your own words, and make sure you have all the necessary documents in order and with you on your interview day.

REAL LIFE K1 & K3 VISA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

US VISA OFFICER VS. K1/ K3 VISA APPLICANT

Below is list of REAL life visa interview questions and answers shared by our clients (travelers) who SUCCESSFULLY got their K1 (fiancé) visas and K3, CR1, IR1 spouse visa at the US embassy or consulate. The list includes K1 and K3 visa applicants from many countries across the world, namely; China, India, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Mexico, Nigeria, Malaysia, South Africa, Russia, Botswana, Ukraine, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Brazil, etc.

I'll share just one example with you. You can order the complete K1 visa and K3, CR1, IR1 spouse visa interview questions and answers PDF.

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An oath is taken before the interview. Note that the oath is legally abiding, so don’t lie. 

The reason for the oath is that it could be used to deny you visa or even deport you, and there’s nothing your US citizen fiancé can do about it because lying under oath is a serious crime in the United States. 

Since lying under oath is a crime in the USA, you won’t get a visa if you’re found to be a criminal i.e a liar. 

Basically, the purpose of the oath is to cripple any future legal action, so that your US citizen fiancé won’t be able to take any legal action if you’re denied visa to travel to the US to marry him/her).

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Me: Good morning

Visa Officer: Good morning. Who petitioned for you?

Me: My fiancé

Visa Officer: How did you meet him?

We: We met of a dating App 3 years ago

Visa Officer: When did you start dating? 

Me: We started dating a year ago

Visa Officer: Why 2 years before you started dating?

Me: In the beginning it wasn’t serious because I was in a relationship at that time. We just chit chatted once in a while but about a year ago everything started getting serious

Visa Officer: Ok, I see (he typed on his computer)

Me: (waiting for the next question)

Visa Officer: How has it been since then?

Me: Very lovely. We’re a perfect match and we get along very well

Visa Officer: sure?

Me: Yes, sure

Visa Officer: How did he propose to you? 

Me: He flew down to here in India to see me late last year. That’s when he proposed to me (I told the visa officer where we went and all that. After telling him my story, he finally smiled for the first time since the interview began)

Visa Officer: Let me see some of the pictures you both took during the outing

Me: (I opened my pictures pack at the side where I have pictures of me and my fiancé together. There were more than 25 pictures but he just glanced through everything and he saw that we were partying throughout the pictures)

Visa officer: Is this party still ongoing? 

Me: (I laughed and I told him the party lasted for 5 days which is how long my fiancé stayed when he came to see me)

Visa Officer: Who is Aarya?

Me: (At that point, I was like who the hell is Aarya in my mind but after a few seconds I remembered that Aarya is my fiancé’s mother's name. So, in response, I mentioned her full name so that he’ll know that I actually knew her. LOL

Visa Officer: How did your finance become a US citizen? 

Me: (When I answered how he became a US citizen, he said No, his mother who’ve been living in the US for more than 10 years filed for him. I responded that No, it was through XYZ and that the mother's application has been processing for two years now. When I noticed his demeanor changed, I kept quiet and said no more. Not smiling, he asked me to give him a few minutes. He wanted to meet his colleague to discuss my case. 

At that moment I was nervous and panicking. After what seemed like forever, he came back, typed a bit on his computer and stood up again and asked that I give him some minutes more. He left for a few minutes and came back)

Visa Officer: Your visa has been approved. It would be ready in two weeks and you should pick it up at DHL office at XYZ address

Me: Thank you

(I was given a pick-up paper and another pack explaining my rights. I was so happy it went well)

My Advice:

Know everything about your fiancé and his/her family. 

Be calm and confident during the interview

Tip: If you have a supporting sponsor for affidavit of support, make sure you know who they’re and have them write a letter stating their relationship with you and your fiancé and why they are sponsoring you. VERY IMPORTANT. Many applicants were turned back because they didn’t have it

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END OF SAMPLE

NOTE: Don't assume that you've already learned everything you need to pass your K1 fiancé visa or K3, CR1, IR1 visa interview just by reading the above interview example. If you do so it would be like a child in kindergarten school assuming that he/she has already learned everything just because the teacher gave few examples on the chalkboard.

Follow here to order the complete successful K1 visa, CR1, IR1 spouse visa interview questions and answers PDF. The real stuff you need to pass your visa interview and get your visa approved is inside.

Lastly, let me ask: do you need B1/B2 visa instead ? Do you want to travel to the USA for business or tourism or just for a visit ? If that is the type of visa you need, here's the complete successful B1/B2 visa interview questions and answers PDF. It's like the K1 fiancé visa, CR1, IR1 visa interview questions and answers PDF but it's for those preparing for business or tourist visa interview. If you need more travel to USA eBooks, go to travel to USA eBooks to see more. 

And if you'll like to schedule a meeting with a US visa officer before attending your interview, see schedule a one-on-one meeting with a US visa officer

Good luck in your visa interview.

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