10 Quick Tips for a K1 Fiancee Visa from Colombia
You must have Proof of a visit in person With your fiancee in the last 2 years in or outside of Colombia to apply for the Fiance Visa to the United States! This proof consists of passport stamps, airline itinerary, hotel receipts, credit card payments, or other receipts.
Criminal Records for Foreign applicants should not have any criminal records or previous immigration issues in the USA for the best results, otherwise, an immigration waiver must be processed. Some criminal records may be fixed with a waiver but the process requires marriage for successful processing of the immigration waiver.
File a recent USA tax return and do not show losses that show a negative tax income on your tax return.
Supporting Evidence of relationship A visa application is much more than sending in proper forms and payment. Don’t forget supporting evidence! Get testimonies from friends and family in Colombia, the USA, and other countries if applicable.
K1 Fiance Visa Application Package Size – A good Fiance Visa application should have more than 100 pages, most of this coming from the proof of relationship documents, such as emails, pictures, testimonies, receipts, and travel itineraries.
K1 Fiance Visa Covid 19 Delays Take into account COVID-19 delays which originated in 2020. expect delays until 2022 through 2024. Visa Processing times out of Colombia may take up to twice as long as other countries due to backlogs from 2020 when compared to other USA embassies. Call us for updates!
Always apply for a congressional inquiry after the application is submitted. The process is free and congressional offices can track and nay push applications through. This allows the official oversight of your case while it travels through the USCIS, National Visa Center, and the US Embassy where you will have your interview.
After your application is submitted keep track of all new evidence you gather while the process is ongoing. This is important for future updates, interviews at the consulate, and ongoing processes once you move to the United States.
USA Embassy Fiance Visa Interview Tips: a) It is not required for the American Citizen to go to the Embassy to interview the visa applicant but it makes a big difference. Appointments with bot persons can be handled in less than 10 minutes. If applicants go by themselves they can be bombarded with questions for over 20 minutes. Questions can be cleared up about the relationship or financial support of the applicant much faster if the American Citizen is also present. b.) If applicant has had immigration or criminal issues in the past there is a good chance questions will come up regarding these issues. c.) Remember that the physical exam is done only by embassy approved doctors in Bogota, and that anything that is mentioned to these doctors is the same as if you are talking to visa officials. Marijuana is illegal under national law in the United States, and any mention of use of this drug will be reason of denial for the visa.
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Why Use Our Agency For K1 Fiancee Visa from Colombia?
Since 2005, our legal firm Medellin Lawyer has helped clients who want to get a US visa. We are the oldest expat visa business in Colombia. We also have more attorneys in office than any other visa agency in Colombia.
In addition to our visa services we offer a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. By having a legal and accounting firm work on your application, we are able to handle any surprises or last minute requests by immigration officials or by a judge.
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Once you receive online visa approval, if doing this in Colombia, you need to travel to Bogotá to get the visa in your passport. Visas in Colombia are issued at the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores office in Bogotá. Their office is located at Avenida 19 # 98-03, Torre 100 Building, 3rd Floor. It’s open from 7:30 am until noon.
The major challenge with getting a Colombian visa yourself is dealing with a government bureaucracy, making a trip to Bogota, and not understanding the laws properly if you are not fluent in Spanish.
This is where you can benefit from the services of an experienced visa agency such as Visas by James. A visa agency such as ours is your best bet when it comes to obtaining visa for you. An experienced visa agency that has processed hundreds of visas and knows exactly what is needed for each type of visa is exactly what you need.
Another big benefit of using a visa agency is that they offer services to courier your passport to Bogotá to get the visa put in your passport. So, you can avoid a trip to Bogotá. The cost of a visa service including the service to courier your passport to Bogotá can even be cheaper than the cost of a trip to Bogotá.
About Visas By James
Since 2005, our visa agency Visas by James has obtained hundreds of visas for foreigners who wish to study, work, invest, and live in Colombia. We are the oldest expat visa business in Colombia. We also have more attorneys in office than any other visa agency in Colombia. In addition to our visa services we offer a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. By having a legal and accounting firm work on your application, we are able to handle any surprises or last minute requests by immigration officials.
Visa by James Story:
James Lindzey the owner of Medellin Lawyer and Visas by James has worked as a private investigator and paralegal in the United States from the 90s until he moved to Colombia in 2005. James arrived in Colombia in 2005 and started doing visas for expats in 2007.
In addition to our visa services our agency offers a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. We are able to assist better in document collection services in the United States because of James legal experience in the United States.
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Our main office is located in Medellin, Colombia near Parque Lleras in El Poblado. We have representation in Bogota, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Our main office address is Cra 39#5A-95, Oficina 709, Edificio Avangarde. We accept walk in appointments but its always nice if you can let us know ahead of time so we can schedule a time. Areas codes in Colombia have changed. To reach our office please call (57) 604-444-6634.