The K1 fiance visa is generally the last step before entering the United States. It is natural to get nervous because you don’t know what to expect or what questions you and your fiance will be asked. Getting prepared ahead of time can help you both stay focus on the things that are really important in your relationship. Remember that details about how you met, the time you spent together and any plans for the future can affect the outcome of your case. Make sure you hire an experienced Salt Lake City fiance visa attorney to guide you through the whole process.
Why are the interview question so important?
With so many problems with illegal immigration out there, marriage fraud is a common concern among many immigration authorities. Getting married in order to obtain a green card it’s considered fraud. This is why the interview questions get so much attention as they focus mainly on the relationship. They need to be sure that your relationship is legit and the true motives behind your green card are getting married and having a family.
Who attends the interview?
The visa beneficiary must attend the K-1 fiance visa interview together with the k-2 children. The United States sponsor doesn’t have to attend the interview. There are some embassies that may allow the sponsor accompany his or her fiance. You should check with your local embassy for any rules or guidelines they may have about the interview.
Questions for the applicant and petitioner
The questions will start with basic information about the applicant and his or her background. Some common questions asked will include:
- Nationality and languages spoken
- If the applicant was previously married
- Whether the applicant has visited the United States before and when
- If the applicant has relatives in the US
- Whether the applicant applied for this category of visa before
- If the applicant was arrested
You will be asked questions about the U.S. petitioner and his or her background as well. It helps confirm you have known your fiance and have a valid relationship. Some of these questions will include contact information, questions about where they attended college, if he or she was married before, place of residence, children they may have, etc.
Questions about your relationship
It’s natural for a couple that has been dating for a while to know important things about each other. Issues regarding your future marriage, amount of children you want to have, and any other future plans, should be easy to answer. Some things you need to keep in mind when going to the interview include:
- Where did you meet?
- How long have you been together?
- How much time have you spent in person?
- Any activities you enjoy?
- Did your fiance visit you before?
- When and where the proposal took place?
- Was there an engagement party?
- Are you planning your wedding?
- Is your family going to attend?
- Where are you going to live after getting married?
It may seem a bit overwhelming keeping all these questions and details in mind. Just be as natural as possible and show that you have a genuine relationship. If you need guidance through the whole legal process of obtaining a K1 visa, contact Salt Lake City fiance visa attorney Gloria Cardenas.