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K-1 visa refusal: 2 common reasons why most fiancée visas are denied

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2023 | Immigration Law

If you have met and fallen in love with a foreign national, you might want to take the next step and bring them to the U.S. For this to happen, you will need to work towards obtaining the K-1 fiancé visa. However, like the other visas, the K-1 visa comes with its set of requirements. Thus, it is not uncommon for its refusal.

Having your fiancée’s visa refused for whatever reason can seem like a huge blow to your life and marriage plans. This visa allows you to bring and live with your partner in the U.S. after formalizing your marriage. Knowing some of the common reasons why your fiancée’s K-1 may be denied can help ensure that your application is successful.

Here are two common reasons why your fiancée’s K-1 visa may be refused.

Lack of evidence of a genuine relationship

Thanks to increased incidents of abuse, the immigration services closely scrutinize all U.S. visa applications, including K-1 visas. It will become incredibly difficult for your fiancée to obtain their K-1 visa if the case officer reads foul in their application. Some of the factors that can raise eyebrows when it comes to the nature of your relationship include:

  • Significant age variation between you and your fiancée
  • Lack of common language
  • Lack of evidence of a bona fide relationship
  • Inconsistencies during the visa interview
  • Discrepancies in publicly available information like social media posts
  • Suspicion of relationship fraud

Lack of proof of readiness to marry within 90 days

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require that you and your fiancée get married within 90 days of admission into the country under the K-1 visa. Thus, you must sign an intention to marry statement as well as provide other supporting evidence like wedding invitations and venue receipts. Lack of evidence of a commitment to marry can lead to visa refusal.

Love is a beautiful thing. Find out how you can increase the odds of bringing your fiancée to the U.S. via the K-1 visa.