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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 1:09am On Oct 23
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I think this thread should grace the front-page when the time is right so we could get more viewers and participants.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 1:10am On Oct 23
sharpman1:


Ha! Me I don't know o. Maybe peeps that have applied for two different types of visas can help.
Yeah, I hope they get to see this thread and help a brother out.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 7:17am On Oct 23
K1 Visa Requirements.

Some of these have been stated before, this is just to reiterate.

Not everyone will meet the K1 visa requirements.

These are the main k1 visa eligibility requirements, but every petition is different. USCIS and consular officers are different and some countries may have additional requirements.

1. The petitioner of a K1 visa must be a United States Citizen

2. Both the petitioner and beneficiary must be legally free to marry

3. The petitioner and beneficiary must convince USCIS agents and consular officers that the relationship is “bona fide”, and that they truly intend to marry within 90 days of entry.

This is to avoid fraud from scammers marrying U.S. citizens for the sole purpose of immigration.

4. The couple must prove that they have physically met in person at least once within the last 2 years. This doesn’t mean they need to know each other for 2 years, just that within the last 2 years, they have met.

Whatsapp or Skype calls don't count.

5. Meet the income requirement. The K1 visa counts on the U.S. petitioner’s financial ability. They must meet the minimum income requirements, or use alternatives to meet the requirement.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Chapecoense(m): 8:15am On Oct 23
Nice thread, I have a question: Can the US citizen Use a joint sponsor if they have an income that is not sufficient enough?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Torontoparrot(m): 8:17am On Oct 23
LegitBachelor:
Why must it be in Nigeria if I may ask as well?

The most important thing is that the two meet in person and are sure that they love each other. Wherever they meet is of no substance.
i asked because i read that they must not meet in Nigeria in your write up repeatedly and at another point you wrote that wherever they meet doesn’t matter. this two contradicts each other to me. more so is there anywhere it was stated they must not meet in Nigeria?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 8:48am On Oct 23
Torontoparrot:
i asked because i read that they must not meet in Nigeria in your write up repeatedly and at another point you wrote that wherever they meet doesn’t matter. this two contradicts each other to me.
They don't contradict at all. Perhaps it's the interpretation that you got wrong. When I say they mustn't meet in Nigeria, I'm not saying they will be disqualified if they meet in Nigeria. No. I'm only saying that they can choose to meet anywhere, Nigeria inclusive. But it mustn't be specific to Nigeria alone.

The word "mustn't" is sometimes misunderstood and misinterpreted. If I had said they must meet outside Nigeria, then I'm wrong. But I said they must not meet in Nigeria, that's different from saying they must meet outside Nigeria. All I'm saying is that it's wrong to say they must meet in Nigeria. Get it?

More so is there anywhere it was stated they must not meet in Nigeria?
No and neither is there anywhere it was stated that they must meet in Nigeria. So the message is simple, they can meet anywhere: Nigeria, Togo, Antarctica, Sambisa, Madagascar, etc. It mustn't be in Nigeria neither must it be outside Nigeria. Hope it's clearer now.

Modified
On a second look, I think I'm the one who misunderstood the true meaning of mustn't. My English teacher really misinformed me sad. I have modified my original post to truly reflect what I intended saying. Thanks for bringing this up. We learn everyday.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 8:53am On Oct 23
Chapecoense:
Nice thread, I have a question: Can the US citizen Use a joint sponsor if they have an income that is not sufficient enough?
Yes they can. There's a section provided in the Affidavit of Support form for that. However, I personally feel the use of joint sponsor may weaken one's application. But no application is perfect, the applicant that used joint sponsor may demonstrate strength in other aspects and thus get the K1 Visa.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 9:17am On Oct 23
Chapecoense:
Nice thread, I have a question: Can the US citizen Use a joint sponsor if they have an income that is not sufficient enough?

Sure. You can always use a joint sponsor.

Although, I think the income requirement is not difficult to meet.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 9:22am On Oct 23
@Torontoparrot and @Beautyaddy

You guys are both right. I must have misunderstood the use of the word mustn't. I have always thought mustn't meant that "it is not a must". Now I know better.

I'll edit my posts to reflect what I really intended to say. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by jamoyakz: 4:43pm On Oct 23
is police report important in K1 visa process and most the report only gotten in Ikoyi?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Christyade15: 5:34pm On Oct 23
How long will it take for US citizen father filling for his daughter that's above 21years? Pls I need a prompt response house. Thanks
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 5:44pm On Oct 23
jamoyakz:
is police report important in K1 visa process and most the report only gotten in Ikoyi?
Yes Police Report is very important. It must be valid at the time of issuance of the K1 Visa and must also be valid at the time of entry into the US. Police Report/Certificate has a validity of 1 year.

For Lagos, it's gotten in Alagbon but for other States, I don't know where it's gotten. Perhaps others could help with that.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 5:45pm On Oct 23
Christyade15:
How long will it take for US citizen father filling for his daughter that's above 21years? Pls I need a prompt response house. Thanks
I'm sorry. This thread is for K1 Visa.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by jamoyakz: 8:14pm On Oct 23
LegitBachelor:
Yes Police Report is very important. It must be valid at the time of issuance of the K1 Visa and must also be valid at the time of entry into the US. Police Report/Certificate has a validity of 1 year.

For Lagos, it's gotten in Alagbon but for other States, I don't know where it's gotten. Perhaps others could help with that.
thanks for your response how difficult is it to get the report from Alagbon? I also noticed tax clearance certificate is also important. I also noticed further that we Nigerians don't explore the K1 visa route
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 8:21pm On Oct 23
jamoyakz:
thanks for your response how difficult is it to get the report from Alagbon? I also noticed tax clearance certificate is also important. I also noticed further that we Nigerians don't explore the K1 visa route

Tax clearance? From?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by jamoyakz: 1:37am On Oct 24
sharpman1:


Tax clearance? From?
place from current employer. I saw the documents required for k1 visa on uscis website
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Torontoparrot(m): 2:03am On Oct 24
LegitBachelor:
They don't contradict at all. Perhaps it's the interpretation that you got wrong. When I say they mustn't meet in Nigeria, I'm not saying they will be disqualified if they meet in Nigeria. No. I'm only saying that they can choose to meet anywhere, Nigeria inclusive. But it mustn't be specific to Nigeria alone.

The word "mustn't" is sometimes misunderstood and misinterpreted. If I had said they must meet outside Nigeria, then I'm wrong. But I said they must not meet in Nigeria, that's different from saying they must meet outside Nigeria. All I'm saying is that it's wrong to say they must meet in Nigeria. Get it?

No and neither is there anywhere it was stated that they must meet in Nigeria. So the message is simple, they can meet anywhere: Nigeria, Togo, Antarctica, Sambisa, Madagascar, etc. It mustn't be in Nigeria neither must it be outside Nigeria. Hope it's clearer now.

Modified
On a second look, I think I'm the one who misunderstood the true meaning of mustn't. My English teacher really misinformed me sad. I have modified my original post to truly reflect what I intended saying. Thanks for bringing this up. We learn everyday.
one love
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 6:12am On Oct 24
jamoyakz:
place from current employer. I saw the documents required for k1 visa on uscis website
I think it's the tax return of the petitioner (the US citizen) that they are asking for. But if you as the beneficiary have tax clearance, fine and good. But the compulsory documents required of you the beneficiary is the medical report, police clearance, divorce certificate (if previously married), birth certificate (from NPC), bank account statement, and evidential documents to prove you have met your fiancee and that you love him/her.

Police clearance is not difficult to get. You can get it same day within few hours.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 6:43am On Oct 24
jamoyakz:
place from current employer. I saw the documents required for k1 visa on uscis website

That's actually for the US petitioner as proof of income level. The Nigerian beneficiary does not need any tax clearance.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by jamoyakz: 11:09pm On Oct 24
LegitBachelor:
I think it's the tax return of the petitioner (the US citizen) that they are asking for. But if you as the beneficiary have tax clearance, fine and good. But the compulsory documents required of you the beneficiary is the medical report, police clearance, divorce certificate (if previously married), birth certificate (from NPC), bank account statement, and evidential documents to prove you have met your fiancee and that you love him/her.

Police clearance is not difficult to get. You can get it same day within few hours.
thank you so much is the bank statement of the petitioner?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Readonee35L(m): 11:51pm On Oct 24
LegitBachelor:
Oh one more thing, only a US citizen can fill a petition for K1 Visa. A permanent resident can't. But a permanent resident can file for Spouse Visa. A US citizen can also file Spouse visa.
How about us citizens with average income not able to support the fiance.

I heard about sponsors .
Can you shed more light on this .
Thanks smiley
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by ediku208: 11:57pm On Oct 24
Readonee35L:

How about us citizens with average income not able to support the fiance.

I heard about sponsors .
Can you shed more light on this .
Thanks smiley

The citizens parents can co-sponsor for the K1 to work also . So it depends on what is preferable
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Readonee35L(m): 12:08am On Oct 25
ediku208:


The citizens parents can co-sponsor for the K1 to work also . So it depends on what is preferable
What if the parents are abscent .
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by CrispyMentalist(m): 4:16am On Oct 25
Readonee35L:

What if the parents are abscent .

The affidavit of support requirement is such that if you're at or above the poverty line of $20k/ thereabout, without kids to support, you should be good.
That's not a difficult requirement for any sponsor who wants his/her application to be taken serious.

However, if a sponsor has a household size of 2, 3 or more, then it may be a good idea to get a co-sponsor.

Hope this helps!
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 12:06pm On Oct 25
jamoyakz:
thank you so much is the bank statement of the petitioner?
Both petitioner and beneficiary should present their bank statements.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 12:10pm On Oct 25
Guys, please what's the next step to take after nvc contacts the two love birds (K1 Visa applicants) informing then that their casefile has been received at the US Embassy?

Do they wait to be contacted by the Embassy? How long should they wait?

Or do they go ahead and fill the DS-160 form and book an appointment date?

Are they supposed to choose an appointment date or is it the embassy that chooses the date?

Please I need guys who have gone through this process to assist.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by CrispyMentalist(m): 2:47pm On Oct 25
LegitBachelor:
Guys, please what's the next step to take after nvc contacts the two love birds (K1 Visa applicants) informing then that their casefile has been received at the US Embassy?

Do they wait to be contacted by the Embassy? How long should they wait?

Or do they go ahead and fill the DS-160 form and book an appointment date?

Are they supposed to choose an appointment date or is it the embassy that chooses the date?

Please I need guys who have gone through this process to assist.

If I remember correctly, I think it took about a month or so for the National Visa Center (NVC) to contact the petitioner (my wife), informing her to have me schedule an appointment at the embassy.
Basically, the petitioner will get a mail from NVC informing him/her to have the beneficiary schedule an appointment, of course after filling out the DS- 160, undergoing medicals, etc.

PS: It's been about 4/5 years since I went through consular processing, so I stand corrected.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 5:34pm On Oct 25
CrispyMentalist:


If I remember correctly, I think it took about a month or so for the National Visa Center (NVC) to contact the petitioner (my wife), informing her to have me schedule an appointment at the embassy.
Basically, the petitioner will get a mail from NVC informing him/her to have the beneficiary schedule an appointment, of course after filling out the DS- 160, undergoing medicals, etc.

PS: It's been about 4/5 years since I went through consular processing, so I stand corrected.
One month after your casefile was sent to the embassy? Wow, that's quite long. Why the long time between when the embassy receives the casefile and the scheduling of interview date?

Talking about scheduling of interview dates, I hear the closest date is around March (for Visit Visa). So after one month wait, one still have to add additional four months for the interview? Or is the dates for K1 Visa different from that of B1/B2 Visas?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 6:49pm On Oct 25
LegitBachelor:
One month after your casefile was sent to the embassy? Wow, that's quite long. Why the long time between when the embassy receives the casefile and the scheduling of interview date?

Talking about scheduling of interview dates, I hear the closest date is around March (for Visit Visa). So after one month wait, one still have to add additional four months for the interview? Or is the dates for K1 Visa different from that of B1/B2 Visas?

I think the dates for the K1 visa interview are different from those for the B1/B2 visa.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by jamoyakz: 12:04am On Oct 26
LegitBachelor:
Both petitioner and beneficiary should present their bank statements.
does the amount in the beneficiary account matter? like is there a minimum amount the amount should have?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 12:49am On Oct 26
jamoyakz:
does the amount in the beneficiary account matter? like is there a minimum amount the amount should have?
No, the amount doesn't matter. It's that of the petitioner that matters.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by stevewale(m): 1:49am On Oct 26
Nice thread ... relocated to US via K1 ... cool and smooth process ...

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