The fiancé(e) K-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen. The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen fiancé(e) within 90 days of arrival. You can learn more about the K-1 fiancé(e) visa on usvisas.state.gov and www.uscis.gov.
To apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, follow the steps included on the Fiancé(e) Visa Process.
After you have completed the steps included on the Fiancé(e) Visa Process, the National Visa Center (NVC) will conduct preliminary processing on your case. Your case will then be forwarded to U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou for pre-interview processing. You will receive a notification to complete the required visa application form (DS-160) and prepare the necessary documents. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, you will be notified to go to the visa application services website to schedule an interview.
At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you of the result of your visa application, as well as of any further instructions to continue the application process.
Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov. For document delivery status, please go to www.ustraveldocs.com.
After the Interview
If your visa has been approved, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you. Carefully review our After the Interview webpage to learn what to do when you receive your visa, enter the United States, and other important information.