Part 3: How to apply for a K-1 fiance(e) visa of a U.S. citizen

The Second Step: Applying for a Visa

The NVC will mail you a letter when it sends your fiancé(e)’s case to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Upon receiving this letter, inform your fiancé(e) to take the below listed actions to apply for a K1 visa and prepare for the interview. Eligible children of K-1 visa applicants may apply for K-2 visas. Separate applications must be submitted for each K visa applicant, and each K visa applicant must pay the visa application fee. Required Documentation

You, the foreign-citizen fiancé(e), (and eligible children applying for K-2 visas) will be required to bring the following forms and documents to the visa interview:

Documents needed by the beneficiary for the issuance of a fiancé(e) / K visa: 

1. Passport must be valid for 8 months or more

2. DS-160

3. Birth Certificate

4. Name change

5. Certificate Death or Divorce Decree (if applicable from Petitioner or Beneficiary)

6. Military discharge, arrest, prison, court records;

U.S. immigration documents Police Certificate Each applicant aged 16 or older must have police clearance from any country where the applicant resided for one year or more.  (Please note Indonesian Police Certificate is not required)

7. Original Affidavit of Support (Form I-134) from the Petitioner along with supporting evidence:
          a. One year U.S. income tax returns 1040 and W-2 (copies are acceptable) 
          b. Bank statements or proof of assets     
          c. Letter of employment or job offer

8. Two identical passport size photographs of each applicant

9. Medical Examination result

Be sure to bring the following to your medical examination:
  •  Passports of all family members applying for visas (original and copy) 
  • One photograph of each applicant

10. Evidence of relationships (photos, cards, letters, emails, etc)

11. Receipt for non refundable K-1 application fee, of USD 240.00, paid in IDR at current exchange rates at Standard Chartered Bank or Permata Bank up to six months before your appointment.

For each document, the applicant must bring: 
  • Originals or original certified copies by the issuing office 
  • Photocopies of the original documents 
  • All documents should be accompanied by English translations

Fiancé(e) Visa Interview 

Visa interviews are a discussion between the consular officer and the applicant. The US citizen petitioner may accompany the beneficiary to the interview, but may be asked to remain outside the room for part of the interview. Due to space constraints, third parties (including lawyers) are generally not allowed to be present at the interview, though exceptions may be granted for those who do not speak Indonesian or English and need a translator, or those who need physical assistance.

All visa applicants between age 14 and 80 will have fingerprints scanned at the time of the interview. Each applicant, regardless of age, must appear in person for his/her interview. At that time, all the documents will be evaluated and a decision will be made.

There can be no guarantee regarding the outcome of the interview, and applicants are advised not to make travel arrangements until after the visa has been approved.

Sample interview questions 

1. How long do you know your fiancée?
2. When did you meet in person?
3. When is your fiancée’s birthday?
4. Does your fiancée have a brother or a sister?
5. Where was your fiancée born?
6. Where do your fiancée’s parents live?
7. What does your fiancée do for a living?
8. What do you love about your fiancé?
9. Where are you getting married?
10. Where did you get engaged?
11. How long do you know your fiancé?
12. How did you meet?
13. Have you ever been to the US?
14. When is the last time you have seen your fiancé?
15. When will you leave for the US?
16. When did my fiancé propose?
17. What is your birthday?
18. Do I have any brothers and sisters?
19. Where does your fiancé live?
20. Where was she/he born?
21. When are we going to have the wedding?
22. Have I ever applied for a traveling visa?
23. Where did my fiancé visit when he was here?

Questions about yourself
24. Basic questions like your name, nationality, date of birth, and place of birth.
25. Have you visited the U.S. before? If yes, when? For what purpose and on what type of visa?
26. Do you have any relatives living in the United States?
27. Have you ever been married before? How did that relationship end?
28. Do you have any children?
29. Have you ever been sponsored for a K-1 visa before? If yes, what happened to that relationship?
30. Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?

Questions about your fiance(e) 
31. Basic questions like your fiancé (e)’s full name, age, and birthday.
32. Living situation questions, such as: “Where does your fiancé(e) live? What type of home (apartment, house, etc.)? Does he or she rent or own?
33. What is his or her occupation?
34. Have you met your fiancé (e)’s parents? If no, why not?
35. Does he or she have any brothers and sisters? What are their names and ages? Have you met them?
36. What language(s) does your fiancé (e) speak?
37. What do you love about your fiancé (e)?
38. Has your fiancé (e) ever been married before? If yes, what happened to the relationship? Why did they divorce?
39. Does he or she have any children? If yes, what are their names and ages?

Questions about relationship and wedding
40. You will likely be asked about your wedding plans and how you met, fell in love, and why you decided to get married. You should be prepared for the following questions:
41. How and where did you both meet?
42. How long did you date before you got engaged?
43. What types of activities do you like to do together?
44. How many times have you met in person? Where and when?
45. How are you communicating during the long distance relationship? Is it difficult being apart?
46. Describe the engagement (proposal).
47. Have you met your fiancé (e)’s family? Has he or she met yours?
48. When and where will the wedding be held?
49. How many people will attend the wedding?
50. Why did you decide to get married in the United States?
51. Will your family be able to attend the wedding? If not, why not?
52. Do you have any plans for a honeymoon?
Questions about you
53. What is your name?
54. Where were you born?
55. What is your nationality?
56. How old are you?/When were you born?
57. Have you ever been to the U.S.? If yes, on what visa? How long and where did you stay in the U.S. on that trip?
58. Do you have any relatives in the U.S.?
59. Have you been sponsored for the K-1 fiancée visa before? What happened?
60. Have you been married before?
61. Are you divorced?
62. Do you have any children? How old are they?

Questions about your fiance(e)
63. What is your fiancé (e)’s full name?
64. What is your fiancé (e)’s date of birth?
65. Where was your fiancé (e) born?
66. Where does your fiancé (e) live?
67. Does your fiancé (e) live in an apartment or in a house?
68. Does your fiancé (e) rent or own? When did your fiancé (e) buy that house?
69. How long has your fiancé (e) lived there?
70. Where did your fiancé (e) live before that?
71. Does your fiancé (e) live with his/her parents?
72. Where do your fiancé (e)’s parents live?
73. What is your fiancé (e)’s occupation?
74. What is your fiancé (e)’s salary? 75. What kind food does your fiancé (e) like/dislike?
76. How many siblings does your fiancé (e) have? Have you ever met them?
77. Has you fiancé (e) ever been married?
78. When did your fiancé (e) divorce or get the marriage annulled?
79. Why didn’t your fiancé (e)’s previous marriages work out?
80. Does your fiancé (e) have any children? How old are they?
81. Do the children live with your fiancé (e)? What is the custody arrangement?
82. What language(s) does your fiancé (e) speak?
83. Has your fiancé (e) ever been arrested?

Questions about relationship and wedding
84. How and where did both of you meet? Please describe in detail.
85. How long have you known your fiancé(e)?
86. When did you meet in person?
87. How have you kept in touch with your fiancé(e)?By chat/phone/email?
88. In what language do you and your fiancé(e) communicate?
89. How and when did your fiancé(e) propose to you?
90. What do you love about your fiancé(e)?
91. Have you ever met your fiancé (e)’s parents? Why or why not?
92. Has your fiancé (e) ever visited you in your country? Have you visited your fiancé(e) in the U.S.?
93. Do you know any of your fiancé (e)’s friends?
94. What is your religion & your fiancé (e)’s religion?
95. When and where did you get engaged?
96. When and where are you getting married?
97. What day of the week is the wedding?
98. What are your wedding plans?
99. Where will the wedding be? How many guests will be invited?
100.Will your family be able to attend?
101.What if they cannot go to the U.S. for the wedding?
102.Why aren’t you getting married in your home country?
103.Where is your honeymoon going to be?
104.Where does she live?
105.What part of the city?
106.How often do you chat?
107.When did you last speak to him?
108.What does he do there?
109.What do you currently do?
110.Have you ever been to the U.S.?
111.Is this your first marriage?
112.Is this his first marriage?
113.How did you meet each other?
114.If you got engaged here, then why are you getting married there?
115.It's 11 AM here right now. What time is it there?
116.What type of degree do you have?
117.What subject is your degree in?
118.Where did you and your fiancé met?
119.When and where did he propose?
120.When is your fiancé date of delivery?
121.Does he have any brother or sisters?
122.What do his parents think about the engagement?
123.Do they approve it?
124.What do you love about your fiancé?
125.Will you and your fiancé have any children?
126.What are your plans for long term?
127.Who is calling you?
128.What does he do?
129.How did you guys meet?
130.Have you ever travelled abroad?
131.When did you get engaged?
132.Describe your engagement ceremony in detail right from the beginning?
133.Why did you have so many guests for your engagement ceremony?
134.Show me your engagement ceremony pictures?
135.Why are you applying mehendi for your ring ceremony?
136.Why is everybody wearing such bright clothes?
137.Why are you not getting married in Indonesia?
138.What are your wedding plans? Give details?
139.Where does your Fiancé stay?
140.Will your parents attend your wedding in the states?
141.Explain the difference between ring ceremony and Wedding ceremony in your customs?
142.How did you meet your fiancé?
143.How long have you known your fiancé?
144.Where does your fiancé live?
145.When did your fiancé propose to you?
146.How did your fiancé propose to you?
147.When is the wedding?
148.Where is the wedding?
149.How many people are invited to the wedding?
150.Will you have a honeymoon? If yes, where?
151.Photographs together (date and location written on back)
152. Who is in US?
153.For how long he has been in US?
154.What he does for living?
155.How did u meet?
156.How many times you have met him? --- we have met only once. No red flag.
157.Where did you meet?
158.For how long he was here?
159.Did he come to meet you or he had some work?
160.When did you get engaged?
161.How many people attended the engagement? -Less than 10, Not a red flag either.
162.What do you do? be continued

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