The Interview

The Embassy uses an online scheduling system for the scheduling of K-1 (and K-2 and K-3) visa appointments.  When a fiancé(e) case arrives at post, the Embassy will send the petitioner instructions for the online scheduling of a date for the interview.

Do not schedule an appointment for a K-1, K-2, or K-3 visa appointment unless the Embassy has sent you instructions for doing so.  Also, please note that these interviews are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY.  If you schedule an appointment for a K-1, K-2, or K-3 interview on a Monday or Wednesday, you have scheduled an appointment for the wrong visa category, and the fee is non-refundable.

The following items are required for the K-1 visa interview for each applicant in the case (the principal applicant and any derivatives):

  • Form DS-160: Fill out the online DS-160 visa application by following the instructions at https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx. Print and keep the DS-160 confirmation barcode page.
  • GT Bank receipt for the $265-per-person visa fee.
  • International Passport: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months past your interview date.
  • Affidavit of Support (including tax returns): Applicants must provide an Affidavit of Support (Form I-134, available at http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-134.pdf (PDF), and an IRS Tax Return). If the petitioner’s income does not pass the poverty threshold, a joint sponsor must also submit an Affidavit of Support along with his or her most recent tax return.
  • Medical Exam: Arrange for a medical examination by one of our panel physicians. You are responsible for paying for the medical exam. The medical exam is only valid for six (6) months, and must be valid in order for you to travel to the U.S. It is recommended that you get the medical exam 2 weeks before your interview date. A medical exam is required for all applicants, regardless of age.
  • Police Certificate: Applicants age 16 or older must submit a police certificate for ALL countries in which they have resided for more than one year after reaching age 16, or for any country in which they have ever been arrested. If you have ever lived or studied in another country for more than one year, or if you have ever been arrested, you MUST obtain a police report from that country. The police certificate must have been issued less than 1 year ago.
  • Passport Photos: showing the applicant’s full face, without eyeglasses, on a white background. The required size is typical for passports: 1½ inches by 1½ inches (5 cm x 5 cm). For more detailed information on photo requirements, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/photos/photos.html.
  • Original Documents: Bring evidence that will support your case (Bring a photocopy of all original documents) including, but not limited to:

                     Marriage certificates

                     Birth certificates

                     Divorce certificates

                     Adoption decrees

                     Death certificates

  • Photographs of you and the petitioner together at various times in your relationship
  • Other Supporting Documents: Bring evidence of the ongoing relationship you have with the applicant, including, but not limited to:

Photographs
Chat logs from social media (DO NOT copy and paste them into a Word document – they MUST be printed directly from the site)
Phone records showing both phone numbers and duration of call
E-mail correspondence (DO NOT copy and paste them into a Word document)
Court and Immigration Records: If you have been convicted of a crime or other offense, in the United States or elsewhere, obtain a certified court record covering each offense. If you previously resided in the U.S., you are encouraged to bring evidence of your immigration status during your stay, and records of any previous U.S. visa extensions and deportations that would be relevant for review.

Feel free to collect these documents before scheduling an appointment.  However, do not schedule an appointment for a K-1, K-2, or K-3 visa appointment unless the Embassy has sent the petitioner specific instructions for doing so.  If you appear for your appointment and your physical file has not yet arrived at post, the officers will not be able to interview you, and your case may be delayed.