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Immigrant Visas: Fiancé(e) Visa

K1 visas permit fiancé(e)s  of U.S. citizen to enter the U.S. in order to get married. The marriage must take place within 90 days of arrival. Children of fiancé/fiancées are given K2 visas.

The U.S. citizen must file the I-129F petition at the USCIS office with jurisdiction over his/her residence in the U.S. Please see detailed information on USCIS website.

After the USCIS office approves the petition, it is transferred to National Visa Center (NVC) for administrative processing. NVC assigns the case number and forwards the case to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek. To inquire into the status of your case you may send an email to nvcinquiry@state.gov or call 603-334-0700.

When the Consular Section receives the petition, the interview date is scheduled. The appointment letter and instructions to prepare for the interview will be sent by email.

How to Apply

To apply for a fiancée visa, follow the steps on the Fiancé(e) Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov.

The Interview

After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-160), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will send your file to the Consular Section, U.S. Embassy Bishkek in order to schedule an interview appointment for you. We will notify you via email of your interview date and time. This notification will include an appointment letter with your case number to schedule your medical exam.

Arrive for your interview 10 minutes before your interview time on the day noted in your immigrant visa interview appointment letter in order to process through security. Applicants should use the Consular Entrance located at the North Gates on 171 Prospect Mira, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Please show your appointment letter and submit your passport to a security guard.

Children: Physical presence of any accompanying children is mandatory regardless of age.

Documents: When your name is called, present your appointment letter and passports to the Consular Representative. Give your documents when requested IN THE ORDER called for on the checklist. Each applicant should have their own packet of documents. If documents are not properly prepared, you may be asked to sit down and reorganize your application or reschedule your appointment.

Visa fee: You must pay the required visa fee of $265 per applicant on the day of the appointment. You cannot proceed to the visa interview unless that fee is paid.

Interview: Once you complete inprocessing, the Consul will call you to the window for the interview.

Case Status

At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied.

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.

If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers on usvisas.state.gov.

After the Interview

If your visa has been approved, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you. Carefully review the information on the Fiancé(e) Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov to learn what to do when you receive your visa, entering the United States, and other important information.