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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 12:12am On May 10
For those who have had their interview. Can you please list the documents needed. I am leaving Ibadan for Lagos on Saturday and I don’t wanna miss anything. Thank you
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Simcha: 6:52am On May 10
Hello nairalanders! A US citizen wanna help me to come to the US but talked bout me needing to find a love and get my K-1 visa but seems the she doesn't know much about the whole difficult processes involved in getting the Visa. I read on a travel site that two lovers must met in person with proofs prior to application for the visa and about $2100 is involved as a fees for filling for petition, visa and etc. Can there be a legal n more smoother way of getting to the US? I'm a first year university student with no strong ties to Nigeria except my admission, and I'm thinking if it's possible to get a visiting visa when my school's on vacation, get there, find a love and come back then go through the K-1 visa route. I want to know my chances of getting the visiting visa as I'm a student(unskilled) with empty bank account but my benefactor is willing to help. Will she be permitted to sponsor the visiting visa with other expenses? And I will appreciate if anybody can suggest an easier n legal way of getting to the US. Thanks.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Elmirachi: 8:15am On May 10
I just called you.
innken:
Elmirachi please � can you call me on 07033512224 so I can get more info from you, since u have done your interview and its a success so that you can help enlightened me more. I will appreciate if you call me thanks and congrats

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 2:11pm On May 10
Drenimarcus:
For those who have had their interview. Can you please list the documents needed. I am leaving Ibadan for Lagos on Saturday and I don’t wanna miss anything. Thank you
Go with at least 2 passport photos, international passport, appointment confirmation printout, DS-160 printout, GTBank Payment Receipt, Birth Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, Medical Report (sealed), filled Affidavit of Support form along with its supporting documents (fiance's birth certificate, international passport, tax returns, bank statement, employment letter, etc), copy of documents your fiance submitted to USCIS when she petitioned for you (i129F along with supporting documents), proof of relationship (WhatsApp Chats, Call Logs, Pictures of you both together, copy of Flight Boarding Pass used to visit fiance, money transfers, etc) and other documents that supports what you filled in the DS-160 thats not listed here.

Success bro.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 2:15pm On May 10
@Simcha I recommend you go to the visit visa thread (https://www.nairaland.com/5101710). Read through it and perhaps ask some questions. They are in a better position to help. Although I must add that a Visit Visa is not the route to use if you have immigration intent.

This thread is for those who already have a US Citizen fiancee and want to commence the K1 Visa Process.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 2:42pm On May 10
LegitBachelor:
Go with at least 2 passport photos, international passport, appointment confirmation printout, DS-160 printout, GTBank Payment Receipt, Birth Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, Medical Report (sealed), filled Affifavit of Support form along with its supporting documents (fiance's birth certificate, international passport, tax returns, bank statement, employment letter, etc), copy of documents your fiance submitted to USCIS when she petitioned for you (i129F along with supporting documents), proof of relationship (WhatsApp Chats, Call Logs, Pictures of you both together, copy of Flight Boarding Pass used to visit fiance, money transfers, etc) and other documents that supports what you filled in the DS-160 thats not listed here.

Success bro.


Thanks man!!! Amen.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 6:45pm On May 10
Drenimarcus:



Thanks man!!! Amen.
You are welcome bro. Dont forget to go with your original documents along with photocopies.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 7:17pm On May 10
LegitBachelor:
You are welcome bro. Dont forget to go with your original documents along with photocopies.

Yes bro. Thanks man!
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by saintrise: 3:05am On May 11
Pls who amongst us here scheduled an interview and attended without getting the packet from the embassy after receiving notification from NVC? It's very important. Thanks
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sisiorente: 7:55am On May 11
I was denied.
Had my interview yesterday but it was denied.
I have been married before at d Local Govt Registry but I did not get a Divorce Decree from high court. I only presented a divorce document from the local govt. I didn't know I had to go to the high court to get a divorce decree. Apart from that, all my documents were complete. If I had said I did traditional marriage, I would have scale through. Knowledge is power.
No question is too small to ask. Always ask question for clarity sake.
The CO said my only option is to get married here after getting d necessary document. And then file for a CR1.
My Fiancée is going to talk to a lawyer about it.
I'm really devastated right now.

I want to specifically thank legitbachelor for all your spontaneous responses and everyone here on this platform for all your support advice and feedbacks.

I seem to be d old one. I take a brown. Love you all
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 12:03pm On May 11
sisiorente:
I was denied.
Had my interview yesterday but it was denied.
I have been married before at d Local Govt Registry but I did not get a Divorce Decree from high court. I only presented a divorce document from the local govt. I didn't know I had to go to the high court to get a divorce decree. Apart from that, all my documents were complete. If I had said I did traditional marriage, I would have scale through. Knowledge is power.
No question is too small to ask. Always ask question for clarity sake.
The CO said my only option is to get married here after getting d necessary document. And then file for a CR1.
My Fiancée is going to talk to a lawyer about it.
I'm really devastated right now.

I want to specifically thank legitbachelor for all your spontaneous responses and everyone here on this platform for all your support advice and feedbacks.

I seem to be d old one. I take a brown. Love you all


Omg! I am so sorry! Nah you ain’t the odd one, don’t be negative. Stay strong please. Were you asked for additional documents?

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sisiorente: 3:51pm On May 11
Drenimarcus:



Omg! I am so sorry! Nah you ain’t the odd one, don’t be negative. Stay strong please. Were you asked for additional documents?

Thank you. No, I wasn't ask to submit anything. It was an outright denial.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 4:24pm On May 11
sisiorente:


Thank you. No, I wasn't ask to submit anything. It was an outright denial.

I am so sorry. VO could have asked for high court divorce decree instead of denial. Sucks. I wish you good luck and all the best. Please get the documents and file CR1 fast. All the best sis.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 4:48pm On May 11
sisiorente:
I was denied.
Had my interview yesterday but it was denied.
I have been married before at d Local Govt Registry but I did not get a Divorce Decree from high court. I only presented a divorce document from the local govt. I didn't know I had to go to the high court to get a divorce decree. Apart from that, all my documents were complete. If I had said I did traditional marriage, I would have scale through. Knowledge is power.
No question is too small to ask. Always ask question for clarity sake.
The CO said my only option is to get married here after getting d necessary document. And then file for a CR1.
My Fiancée is going to talk to a lawyer about it.
I'm really devastated right now.

I want to specifically thank legitbachelor for all your spontaneous responses and everyone here on this platform for all your support advice and feedbacks.

I seem to be d old one. I take a brown. Love you all

Sorry about the denial.

The same would have happened even if you told them what you had was a traditional marriage. They see traditional marriage or introduction as being too married for a K1 visa.

Like the VO mentioned, best is to do a spousal visa.....and you need to get a proper divorce from a court along with the divorce decree from the court.

It's just a delay..... not the end of the road.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 5:16pm On May 11
sharpman1:


Sorry about the denial.

The same would have happened even if you told them what you had was a traditional marriage. They see traditional marriage or introduction as being too married for a K1 visa.

Like the VO mentioned, best is to do a spousal visa.....and you need to get a proper divorce from a court along with the divorce decree from the court.

It's just a delay..... not the end of the road.


She said she was divorced but didn’t have the high court divorce papers. They could have asked for additional papers tho.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 8:27am On May 12
@Sisiorente, I'm so sorry for the delay. Perhaps you would have scaled through if it were another consular officer that isn't very thorough. But God knows best. Maybe this happened to prevent you from encountering something dangerous.

What I dont understand however is why the consular officer said your only option is through Spousal Visa. Based on what you just said, you can still apply using either Fiancee or Spousal Visa after obtaining the divorce document from the court. After all, you are not yet married to your man. But if you guys are married OR plan to marry outside the United States (bride price payment and/or traditional wedding), then your only option is Spousal Visa.

However the final decision is yours and your fiancee to make. Both Spousal and Fiancee visa has its pros and cons.

I wish you the very best. This is not a denial but a delay. Gods Grace.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 11:49am On May 12
LegitBachelor:
@Sisiorente, I'm so sorry for the delay. Perhaps you would have scaled through if it were another consular officer that isn't very thorough. But God knows best. Maybe this happened to prevent you from encountering something dangerous.

What I dont understand however is why the consular officer said your only option is through Spousal Visa. Based on what you just said, you can still apply using either Fiancee or Spousal Visa after obtaining the divorce document from the court. After all, you are not yet married to your man. But if you guys are married OR plan to marry outside the United States (bride price payment and/or traditional wedding), then your only option is Spousal Visa.

However the final decision is yours and your fiancee to make. Both Spousal and Fiancee visa has its pros and cons.

I wish you the very best. This is not a denial but a delay. Gods Grace.


You feel me bro, the CO could have asked for the divorce papers. Honestly I feel pained by it. Would be nice if she can tell us the questions asked so others can learn. How you deh bro?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 12:43pm On May 12
LegitBachelor:


What I dont understand however is why the consular officer said your only option is through Spousal Visa. Based on what you just said, you can still apply using either Fiancee or Spousal Visa after obtaining the divorce document from the court. After all, you are not yet married to your man. But if you guys are married OR plan to marry outside the United States (bride price payment and/or traditional wedding), then your only option is Spousal Visa.

However the final decision is yours and your fiancee to make. Both Spousal and Fiancee visa has its pros and cons.

She can actually go through the Fiance Visa route again....but one major advantage of the Spousal Visa over the K1 is the ability to appeal in case of the unexpected.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by folarinstr: 1:37pm On May 12
But I learnt one can also appeal in k1 process too. Is this statement not true?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 1:58pm On May 12
folarinstr:
But I learnt one can also appeal in k1 process too. Is this statement not true?

No you can’t appeal K1. Only CR1/IR1
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 2:32pm On May 12
Drenimarcus:



You feel me bro, the CO could have asked for the divorce papers. Honestly I feel pained by it. Would be nice if she can tell us the questions asked so others can learn. How you deh bro?
I'm sure the CO did and she told the CO that she don't have it. Even if she now go and get the divorce papers, it will not be accepted as the date on the divorce paper will be that of today and not the day before her fiancee filed for her. One of the eligibility requirement for K1 Visa is that both intending couple must not be married as at the time of filing the i129F petition. And since she didnt get the divorce document when her fiancee was filing for her, it means technically she was still married at the time.

That being said, I believe the CO was being too thorough. Some COs might not have noticed the error and would have approved her visa. Even me myself didn't know that a divorce document from the place where wedding was conducted is not enough unless a document from a competent High Court is gotten. But its well, God knows the reason for this delay. She will eventually be with her Love at God's own time which will be soon enough.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 3:25pm On May 12
LegitBachelor:
I'm sure the CO did and she told the CO that she don't have it. Even if she now go and get the divorce papers, it will not be accepted as the date on the divorce paper will be that of today and not the day before her fiancee filed for her. One of the eligibility requirement for K1 Visa is that both intending couple must not be married as at the time of filing the i129F petition. And since she didnt get the divorce document when her fiancee was filing for her, it means technically she was still married at the time.

That being said, I believe the CO was being too thorough. Some COs might not have noticed the error and would have approved her visa. Even me myself didn't know that a divorce document from the place where wedding was conducted is not enough unless a document from a competent High Court is gotten. But its well, God knows the reason for this delay. She will eventually be with her Love at God's own time which will be soon enough.

Yeah! So hurtful to know just a piece of document got her denied. Yes she will with her man soon.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by innken: 5:57pm On May 12
Is it compulsory u must have met your fiance or fiancee in person more than once. Are there persons here that have been given visa after seeing there partner only once. I need your replies please
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 6:39pm On May 12
innken:
Is it compulsory u must have met your fiance or fiancee in person more than once. Are there persons here that have been given visa after seeing there partner only once. I need your replies please
Its not compulsory but highly recommended. Getting a K1 visa with only one visit is very difficult as the Consular Office will need lots of substantial evidence to prove you guys truly love each other.....and that evidence is hard to get.

Many people have been denied K1 Visa because the CO wasn't convinced but several have also been approved with only one visit. The choice is yours.

I met my fiancee twice within 2 years before she filed for me. It cost me close to a 1000 dollars for the second trip. But I had to do it to prevent the possibility of being denied....which will lead to wasted time and money.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sisiorente: 10:46pm On May 12
LegitBachelor:
@Sisiorente, I'm so sorry for the delay. Perhaps you would have scaled through if it were another consular officer that isn't very thorough. But God knows best. Maybe this happened to prevent you from encountering something dangerous.

What I dont understand however is why the consular officer said your only option is through Spousal Visa. Based on what you just said, you can still apply using either Fiancee or Spousal Visa after obtaining the divorce document from the court. After all, you are not yet married to your man. But if you guys are married OR plan to marry outside the United States (bride price payment and/or traditional wedding), then your only option is Spousal Visa.

However the final decision is yours and your fiancee to make. Both Spousal and Fiancee visa has its pros and cons.

I wish you the very best. This is not a denial but a delay. Gods Grace.

Yes, I would have scaled through if it were a different CO. I overhead one CO telling a male applicant to bring a proper divorce document through DHL. Most of the applicant were asked to bring one document or d other together with their passport.

Questions Asked:-

Who Filed for you
How and when did you meet
Have you been married before
Answered Yes,
Why did you divorce him!
What kind of marriage did you do!
Me, local govt registry
CO,: sorry you are not eligible to remarry because you did not divorce property. You cannot use a customary court divorce document to annul a Local Govt marriage. According to Nigerian Law, you can only divorce a court registry through a marriage decree from the High Court. I'm sorry but I have to deny you. Returned my passport.
Me: I get you but can you please permit me to get the document asap and send it to your office.
CO: No
Me: Stood there for like a minute thinking she will change her mind. After realising she has made up her mind said thank you and about walking away.
CO: OK, the only thing I can do for you is to continue the interview so that in case your Fiancée decides to come n marry you here in Nigeria, it will fastrack your approval. Tell him to file a CR1.
And then she continued the interview:
CO. Remind me how met, how did it happen
How many times have you met in person
Tell me about his life over there
How did he proposed
Show me pictures
When and where was this
How do you communicate
OK. That's all I can do for you.
Me: OK, thanks.and then walked away. I was pained but I tried to still answer properly.

Just like you said delay is not denial. My Fiancée is already talking to a Lawyer and we will not just rely on her advice. We'll look at the options and choose d best.

Many thanks for all your kind words. And to everyone, thanks for your concern, your kind words is like a soothing balm. Wishing you all d best.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 11:05pm On May 12
sisiorente:


Yes, I would have scaled through if it were a different CO. I overhead one CO telling a male applicant to bring a proper divorce document through DHL. Most of the applicant were asked to bring one document or d other together with their passport.

Questions Asked:-

Who Filed for you
How and when did you meet
Have you been married before
Answered Yes,
Why did you divorce him!
What kind of marriage did you do!
Me, local govt registry
CO,: sorry you are not eligible to remarry because you did not divorce property. You cannot use a customary court divorce document to annul a Local Govt marriage. According to Nigerian Law, you can only divorce a court registry through a marriage decree from the High Court. I'm sorry but I have to deny you. Returned my passport.
Me: I get you but can you please permit me to get the document asap and send it to your office.
CO: No
Me: Stood there for like a minute thinking she will change her mind. After realising she has made up her mind said thank you and about walking away.
CO: OK, the only thing I can do for you is to continue the interview so that in case your Fiancée decides to come n marry you here in Nigeria, it will fastrack your approval. Tell him to file a CR1.
And then she continued the interview:
CO. Remind me how met, how did it happen
How many times have you met in person
Tell me about his life over there
How did he proposed
Show me pictures
When and where was this
How do you communicate
OK. That's all I can do for you.
Me: OK, thanks.and then walked away. I was pained but I tried to still answer properly.

Just like you said delay is not denial. My Fiancée is already talking to a Lawyer and we will not just rely on her advice. We'll look at the options and choose d best.

Many thanks for all your kind words. And to everyone, thanks for your concern, your kind words is like a soothing balm. Wishing you all d best.


I am so sorry about this. She could have asked for proper divorce papers! Anyway God knows best. Please tell your man not to waste any money on any lawyer. Let him send an email to uscis about the petition being denied and then file CR1. Stay strong dear. All the best.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by sharpman1(m): 11:17pm On May 12
sisiorente:


Yes, I would have scaled through if it were a different CO. I overhead one CO telling a male applicant to bring a proper divorce document through DHL. Most of the applicant were asked to bring one document or d other together with their passport.

Questions Asked:-

Who Filed for you
How and when did you meet
Have you been married before
Answered Yes,
Why did you divorce him!
What kind of marriage did you do!
Me, local govt registry
CO,: sorry you are not eligible to remarry because you did not divorce property. You cannot use a customary court divorce document to annul a Local Govt marriage. According to Nigerian Law, you can only divorce a court registry through a marriage decree from the High Court. I'm sorry but I have to deny you. Returned my passport.
Me: I get you but can you please permit me to get the document asap and send it to your office.
CO: No
Me: Stood there for like a minute thinking she will change her mind. After realising she has made up her mind said thank you and about walking away.
CO: OK, the only thing I can do for you is to continue the interview so that in case your Fiancée decides to come n marry you here in Nigeria, it will fastrack your approval. Tell him to file a CR1.
And then she continued the interview:
CO. Remind me how met, how did it happen
How many times have you met in person
Tell me about his life over there
How did he proposed
Show me pictures
When and where was this
How do you communicate
OK. That's all I can do for you.
Me: OK, thanks.and then walked away. I was pained but I tried to still answer properly.

Just like you said delay is not denial. My Fiancée is already talking to a Lawyer and we will not just rely on her advice. We'll look at the options and choose d best.

Many thanks for all your kind words. And to everyone, thanks for your concern, your kind words is like a soothing balm. Wishing you all d best.


Wow, that was quite close but God knows best.

Time really moves fast so before you know it.......your next petition would have been approved.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by mrversatile: 11:12am On May 13
Good day all,
I applied for a K1 visa before going with my family to pay the dowry of my fiancee even though we are yet to do our traditional marriage. Will saying that during an interview help with getting an approval.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by LegitBachelor: 1:13pm On May 13
mrversatile:
Good day all,
I applied for a K1 visa before going with my family to pay the dowry of my fiancee even though we are yet to do our traditional marriage. Will saying that during an interview help with getting an approval.
You'll be denied if you mention it during your interview. You can't be married and yet seek to get fiance visa at the same time, they will deny you and advice you go the spousal visa route.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Tobbylhobah: 2:27pm On May 13
omg ds is so painful
sisiorente:


Yes, I would have scaled through if it were a different CO. I overhead one CO telling a male applicant to bring a proper divorce document through DHL. Most of the applicant were asked to bring one document or d other together with their passport.

Questions Asked:-

Who Filed for you
How and when did you meet
Have you been married before
Answered Yes,
Why did you divorce him!
What kind of marriage did you do!
Me, local govt registry
CO,: sorry you are not eligible to remarry because you did not divorce property. You cannot use a customary court divorce document to annul a Local Govt marriage. According to Nigerian Law, you can only divorce a court registry through a marriage decree from the High Court. I'm sorry but I have to deny you. Returned my passport.
Me: I get you but can you please permit me to get the document asap and send it to your office.
CO: No
Me: Stood there for like a minute thinking she will change her mind. After realising she has made up her mind said thank you and about walking away.
CO: OK, the only thing I can do for you is to continue the interview so that in case your Fiancée decides to come n marry you here in Nigeria, it will fastrack your approval. Tell him to file a CR1.
And then she continued the interview:
CO. Remind me how met, how did it happen
How many times have you met in person
Tell me about his life over there
How did he proposed
Show me pictures
When and where was this
How do you communicate
OK. That's all I can do for you.
Me: OK, thanks.and then walked away. I was pained but I tried to still answer properly.

Just like you said delay is not denial. My Fiancée is already talking to a Lawyer and we will not just rely on her advice. We'll look at the options and choose d best.

Many thanks for all your kind words. And to everyone, thanks for your concern, your kind words is like a soothing balm. Wishing you all d best.

Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Tobbylhobah: 2:38pm On May 13
Good afternoon everyone I was approved on Friday thanks to everyone on these platform for always there to share their experience u guys are the best...tho I was asked to submit a document including my passport and the kids which I did ds morning and hopefully will get my visa in 10-15 working days as told by the dhl guy,will like to know about these procedures too,pls anyone in the house that got similar experience.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Drenimarcus(m): 2:41pm On May 13
Tobbylhobah:
Good afternoon everyone I was approved on Friday thanks to everyone on these platform for always there to share their experience u guys are the best...tho I was asked to submit a document including my passport and the kids which I did ds morning and hopefully will get my visa in 10-15 working days as told by the dhl guy,will like to know about these procedures too,pls anyone in the house that got similar experience.


Congratulations! Since you have sent what they requested and your passport. Keep checking the Ceac website. Can you please tell us the questions asked? Thanks

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