K1 Fiance Visa Embassy Interview
K1 Fiance Visa Embassy Interview
The K1 fiance visa Interview in the embassy is the culmination of the k1 visa process. Remember this is the last step in the K1 Visa Application Process. To arrive at this final interview you should have already had an approval notice from USCIS, and a seperate notice from the National Visa center with a case number for the embassy you have chosen to present at. Case numbers for persons presenting in Bogota will have a BGT in front of the number.
Fiance Visa Interview Checklist for USA Embassy
Items to prepare for your K1 fiancé(e) Visa Interview at the USA Embassy.
FIRST: See the documents listed below (click here), and click here to download the document list in pdf form, and organize those that apply to your case. You must present them in person at the Section Consular of the American Embassy the day of your visa interview.
SECOND: Fill out the DS-160 form for each applicant, (available at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/). All the Applicants should be sure that all answers are correct, especially if someone helped them fill out the application form. When you finish the DS-160 form you will get a confirmation sheet. Please print and present the DS-160 Confirmation Sheet on the day of the interview.
THIRD: Pay the visa application and schedule your interview on the page: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/es co/iv/information/k_visa. You need an invoice ID number to make this payment. NOTE: You must program two Appointments through this online system. (1) with the Applicant Service Center (CAS) for fingerprinting. (2) at the US Embassy in Bogotá for your interview. If you are using an attorney or agency they should handle this for you.
FOURTH: Contact one of the Embassy panel doctors to schedule your medical exam. We recommend that you complete your medical exam within two weeks of your interview appointment. In Bogota, Colombia it is common to go to the medical exam a 1-2 days before your interview. The doctors’ office will ask for confirmation of your embassy interview before programming medical exam.
FIFTH: Attend your fingerprint and biometrics appointment at the Applicant Service Centers (CAS).
SIXTH: Attend your interview appointment. (THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AT THE EMBASSY IN BOGOTA):
• Arrive on time. Lines may be large, and traffic in Bogota, Colombia is always a serious issue if you are not staying close to the embassy.
• Bring all required documents for each visa applicant. (Please see our document checklist below) Documents should be arranged in the exact order according to the info graphic “Interview Document Check List“.)
• The visa interview process can take several hours. Our waiting room is outdoors and It’s cold and may rain. Please bring appropriate clothing.
• Minor children who received their own appointment sheet (IR or CR cases) or whose names are listed on the same appointment sheet or petition of one of the parents must appear at their interview for the immigrant visa.
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Documents for K1 interview
Please bring all the documents that were required for your case. You must include originals and photocopies of civil documents.
Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months from the date the visa is issued. Applicants who have traveled to the United States must also present all previous passports.
Two (2) recent COLOR photographs not older than six months for each applicant. Visit: visa-information-resources for the photo instructions. Digitally altered or enhanced photos will be rejected
Each applicant must present an original or a certified photocopy once copy of all versions of your birth certificate. A copy of the folio is required. The date and place of birth, parents’ names and date the birth was registered must be included. We do not accept “forms abbreviated” from civil birth records, since they are not extracted from government records. The applicant who present certificates issued two years after birth (including certificates of corrected births) should be prepared to submit additional documentation about their birth, including baptismal certificate, and or the original birth certificate.
Termination of Previous Marriages:
Authenticated photocopies of final divorce decrees, Annulments or death certificates are required for all applicants and petitioners. to prove that a Colombian divorce was registered before the civil authorities, you must bring your birth certificate or Marriage record with marginal note together with the original divorce certificates.
All applicants over the age of 18 must obtain a court certificate Colombian “Certificate of Judicial Background” through the page http://www.policia.gov.co. The applicants who have lived in another country for more than 12 months since they turned 16 years of age (except in United States) must present police certificates from those countries. Consult the web page for Obtain information about the process and obtaining judicial or police certificates for other countries. The certificates are valid for 12 months.
Court Record and Arrest Record:
Applicants who have been arrested for any reason in any country (including Colombia and the United States) or who have a history court or arrest record, must submit copies (and English translations) of ALL documents related to the case, even if the charges were dropped, the applicant was found not guilty, or received an amnesty or other act of clemency.
Applicants who have been denied admission to the United States, have applied for extension, changed immigration status, applied for political asylum or have been granted voluntary departure they must bring all relevant documents from the Department of Homeland Security Security – DHS) or the immigration judge.
Click here to find instructions for medical examinations in Bogota, Colombia. Exam is only for visa applicant(s). Remember you can only see United States Embassy approved doctors for these exams. You must first make your visa interview appointment. Bring vaccination cards or certificates for the visa applicant.
Evidence of Economic Sustainability:
You must show that you have sufficient financial support. We recommend that your U.S. Citizen fiancé or spouse (K3 visa) go off the web and complete the Affidavit of Support (Form I-134) which you must bring to your interview. The form and instructions can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-134. To avoid delays in the visa process, we recommend that petitioners include a copy of the most recent IRS-issued tax forms 1040 and W2, pay stubs from the salary or a letter from the employer certifying employment. Remember if sponsor (US citizen has been living outside the USA more than 6 months a year then you must have another sponsor or have declarations of residency with additional proof you plan to live in the USA). Seek legal advice if USA citizen is not currently a resident in the USA.
Evidence of a Genuine Fiancee Relationship:
Applicants may submit photographs, evidence of communication between them (phone bills, phone cards, emails, letters), evidence of traveling together, and financial records or joint accounts in their names as evidence of a genuine and current relationship. and any other evidence that demonstrates its relationship with time.
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