Fiancé (e) visa (К1/К2)

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The fiancé K-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a United States (U.S.) citizen. The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days of arrival. The foreign-citizen will then apply for adjustment of status to a permanent resident (LPR) with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Because a fiancé(e) visa permits the holder to immigrate to the U.S. and marry a U.S. citizen shortly after arrival in the United States, the fiancé(e) must meet some of the requirements of an immigrant visa. Eligible children of K-1 visa applicants receive K-2 visas.

The U.S. citizen sponsor must file The U.S. citizen sponsor must file Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox. Further information is available on the USCIS website under Fiancé(e) Visas. Note: Form I-129F cannot be filed at a U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or USCIS office abroad.

After USCIS approves the petition, it is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing, and NVC will send it to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where your fiancé(e) will apply for a K-1 nonimmigrant visa.

Preparing for the visa interview

Fiancé visa interview instructions are available at the website of the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty. Visa fee payment instructions and options are available at another page of this portal.

Select Document Delivery Address

You must select a delivery option and address for your passport's return prior to attending your immigrant visa interview appointment. When you select your document delivery option and address, be sure to have the Immigrant Case Number shown in the U.S. Embassy/Consulate notification letter. Once your visa application is approved, your documents will be returned to you at the address you indicated in your profile, created on when registering your delivery confirmation, prior to attending your interview. We provide two delivery options to collect passports; Pick Up from VFS Global offices or Premium Delivery service to receive passports at home or office address within supported areas in the territory of Republic of Kazakhstan. More detailed information is available here. If you enter a delivery address outside of the supported area, we will contact you in order to determine an alternative delivery address\option. Please make sure that your contact details in your website profile are accurate. Applicants who reside outside of Kazakhstan are advised to select the pick-up location in Almaty as their delivery option.

Completing the DS-160 form

Each applicant applying for a fiancée visa - including derivative children - must have their own DS-160 visa application. The DS-160 must be completed and submitted online prior to your interview at the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty. The DS-160 form must be submitted online and the printed confirmation page must be brought to the interview. The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty will not accept handwritten or typed applications and you will not be permitted to attend your interview without a DS-160 confirmation page.

Any inquiries on completing the DS-160 can be addressed on the following website. Guidelines for completing the DS-160 form are available at our portal. We are unable to answer any questions or provide guidance on this process.

More Actions

To register your document delivery return address online, click here.
To change your current document delivery address selection, click here.
To register or change your document delivery return address through our call center, click here.