What Happens During the Fiancé Visa Interview?

You may have finally filled out and submitted the long, complex, and time-consuming petition for a K-1 visa (i.e., a fiancé visa). However, your job may not be over just yet. That is, your final step may be attending an interview conducted by a United States Department of State consular officer. Follow along to find out what you can expect to happen at your fiancé visa interview and how a proficient fiancé visa lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at Sesini Law Group, S.C. can help you properly prep for it.

What is the purpose of being interviewed for a fiancé visa?

Your interview with a consular officer may arguably be the most important step of your fiancé visa application process. This is because, after this interview, the consular officer may get the final say on whether you should be approved or denied for this visa type.

With that being said, the primary purpose of this interview is so that a consular officer may confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria you promised in your petition. For example, they may analyze whether or not you are being truthful about having met your fiancé at least two years before filing your petition. Also, they may dissect whether or not you have met your fiancé in person before filing your petition. Lastly, they may also comb through the additional pieces of evidence you have that document your relationship with your fiancé, which they may have asked you to bring to the interview.

What can I expect to happen at the fiancé visa interview?

If you are currently staying in the United States, you may expect your local United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office to book a time and date for your fiancé visa interview. Here, your sponsoring fiancé must attend this interview with you. And if you are currently living abroad, then the United States Embassy or consulate in your country may schedule your interview. With this, your sponsoring fiancé does not have to attend.

In the days and weeks leading up to your scheduled interview, you may expect to have to collect the original copies of documents you submitted with your initial petition. This may include the original copies of your passport, birth certificate, prior divorce documents, etc. Also, you must gather any additional documents that the consular officer has requested of you, to authenticate your relationship with your fiancé. This may include travel itineraries for planned trips to visit one another, phone records that show your frequent communication, etc.

And at the time of your scheduled interview, you may expect a certain line of questioning. Such questioning may pertain to your personal background, your knowledge about your fiancé’s background, and your past stays in the United States, among other things. With this, you and your fiancé should refresh each other’s memories on the milestones within each of your backgrounds and your relationship.

When dealing with an urgent matter like this one, you must drop everything and call a talented family immigration lawyer in Milwaukee, WI. Our team at Sesini Law Group, S.C. can help you put the puzzle pieces together.

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