How to prepare for a K-1 visa interview

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2023 | Citizenship

Joining your fiancé in the U.S. to marry then is exciting. However, you need to go through several steps for this to happen. After the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves your form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancée (e), you will be invited for an interview.

Here is how to prepare for the interview. 

Research K-1 visa interview questions

You can find numerous guides with K-1 visa interview questions online. It will be best to review them – you may not be asked similar questions, but they can help you know what to expect. 

Examples of frequently asked questions include: 

  • What is your name?
  • Where are you from?  
  • Where did you meet your fiancé? 
  • Where was your first date? 
  • Did you have an engagement party? 
  • What do you both do for a living? 
  • When is the wedding?

Essentially, questions about yourself and your relationship. This shouldn’t be difficult since you already know the answers. Nonetheless, it will help to obtain more information about your fiancé on subjects you may not be well-informed about yet. You don’t want to guess or lack confidence during the interview.

Carry your documents

You should bring your civil documents (originals and copies) to the interview. If they are not in English, ensure you carry translations. It will be easier to put your documents, pictures and forms in a folder.

Check if your notice to appear for an interview or appointment letter has requested any documents to avoid forgetting anything. You can also contact USCIS to get adequate information.

Arrive early

You should arrive early for your interview. This will give you time to relax and prepare. K-I interviews don’t take long, so you should be done sooner.

K-1 interviews are crucial, as they determine the USCIS’s decision. It may be best to get legal help to make the right moves.