Marriage Visa - Frequently Asked Questions
I met a girl from Philippines online and we want to get married and have her move to the U.S. I cannot afford to go meet her and she is not able to come see me. Can she still get the K1 Visa if we haven't met?
Answer:For the K1 Visa you must meet with one exception. There is a clause in the K1 visa which allows a U.S. citizen to claim extreme hardship but financial circumstances is very rarily if ever accepted.
Extreme hardship is usually due to a handicap and inability to travel or violation of culture or social practice but not due to financial hardship. If you think you qualify for extreme hardship, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - you will need extra documentation for this.
Submitted by: Michael B. of New Orleans, LA, USA
More K1 Fiance Visa Questions
I filed for my K1 visa but realized we might not be approved since my fiance and I are first cousins. Will my K1 visa get approved? He is currently in Europe and I am worried if USCIS will approve our marriage visa application or not?
I am Canadian and want to apply for the K1 fiance visa. My boyfriend is American. What is the average processing time for K1 visas? Will it really take 4 months or longer, because I have to return for a friend's wedding in 6 months?