Fiancé visa (К-1/К-2)

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The fiancé(e) K-1 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 sponsor 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 Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé, with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox. Further information is available on the USCIS website under Fiancé 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 visa.

Scheduling the interview date

Once the U.S. Embassy Riga receives the approved petition from NVC, the Consular Section will send an email to the applicant with the instructions on preparing for the visa interview.

Note: Do not schedule your interview date until you receive these instructions. If you do not receive the instructions from the US Embassy Riga within one month after the notification from NVC about the transferring of your case to Riga, you have to send an inquiry about the status of your case directly to the Consular Section of the US Embassy Riga at

Preparing for the visa interview

Fiancé(e) visa interview instructions are available on the U.S. Embassy Riga website. After you have prepared all required documents, you will need to return to this portal for making a visa fee payment and scheduling your visa interview.