When it comes to the K-1 fiancé visa application process, there are many steps involved, and things can get pretty nerve-wracking. The final step may be the most worrisome, though, which is the face-to-face interview. The focus of this interview is for the interviewer to determine if you and your fiancé's relationship is genuine. Once the interview has been completed, your K-1 fiancé visa application is approved or denied. Due to what is at stake in this interview, it is crucial that you take the time to prepare. Here are a few tips.
Tip #1: Remain Calm and Confident
There is no doubt that you are nervous about this interview, but it is important to take a breath and think about why you are there. If you appear the slightest bit uncomfortable or nervous, the interviewer may take it for something else and try to confuse and get you to slip up. As long as your relationship is authentic and you are in love with the other individual, be confident in your relationship and case. Also, be polite, shake the interviewer's hand, and make as much eye contact as you can.
Tip #2: Memorize Important Dates
The interviewer will ask you many questions, but some of the most important questions will be in regards to dates and date ranges. These dates may include when you met your fiancé, your fiancé's date of birth, dates of trips that you both took together, the date that your fiancé proposed to you, and more. These dates should flow right out of your mouth because they should be important to you, so make sure that you have them memorized.
Tip #3: Gather the Necessary Forms and Evidence
There are numerous forms that will need to be filled out prior to the interview so that they can be brought with you completely filled out. Some of these forms include the Form I-134, which is the Affidavit of Support, along with the supporting documents for these forms like paycheck stubs and the most recent federal tax returns, and the Form DS-160. You will also need a statement of intent to marry, results of a medical examination, proof that shows your relationship is still in existence from the time the original petition was filed, etc.
Tip #4: Be Prepared for the Questions
Make sure that you are well-educated on the information that you have written down in your petition packet. If you are asked a question and provide an answer that is different than what is in your petition, it won't be good. It is vital that your answers are consistent all the way around. Of course, at the same time, it is imperative that you are truthful in your answers. By this time, you should be able to answer the questions truthfully about your fiancé since you've plenty of time to get to know him or her.
For more information, contact a fiancé visa lawyer in your area.