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Understanding the NOA1 K1 Visa Process

If you are planning to marry a foreign national and bring them to the United States, then you need to understand the NOA1 K1 visa, also known as the fiancé(e) visa. The fiancé(e) K-1 non immigrant visa is intended for the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a US citizen. The K-1 visa allows the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to come to the United States and marry his or her United States citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival.

The foreign citizen will next apply to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), for adjustment of status to permanent resident (LPR). Because a fiancé(e) visa permits the holder to relocate to the United States and marry a U.S. citizen, citizen soon after arrival, the fiancé(e) must fulfill some of the conditions of an immigrant visa. K-2 visas are issued to eligible offspring of K-1 visa applicants.

1. Introduction about NOA1 K1 Visa

What is a Fiancé?

A foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a US citizen is the recipient of an authorized Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), Form I-129F, who has been given a non immigrant K-1 visa for travel to the US to get married to his or her US citizen fiancé(e).

Both the US citizen and the K-1 visa nominee must have been legally entitled to marry at the time the petition was filed and continue to be so. A marriage must be lawful under the laws of the US state where the marriage will occur.

2. Filing the NOA1 K1 Visa Petition

Eligibility Requirements

You, the US citizen sponsor, must file Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), with the USCIS office that serves your location. For further information on where to submit the petition, see Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).

More information is accessible on the USCIS website under Fiancé(e) Visas. Form I-129F cannot be filed in a US Embassy, Consulate, or USCIS office overseas.
After USCIS accepts the petition, it is forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will assign you a case number and forward your petition to the US Embassy or Consulate in the country where your fiancé(e) lives.

Required Documents

The necessary document is required on this application process . The following images will demonstrate the requirement of you important document to need to submit. At the end, you will need to fill I-129F form to support the document.

Documentation Requirements for NOAH 1 K1 Visa

  • The following paperwork and documentation must be brought to the visa interview by you, the foreign-citizen fiancé(e), (and eligible children seeking for K-2 visas):

  • Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, has been completed. You must complete Form DS-160 and print the DS-160 confirmation page to bring to your interview (together with any eligible children seeking for K-2 visas).

  • A passport valid for travel to the United States and valid for at least six months beyond your expected stay in the United States (unless country-specific agreements grant waivers).

  • Certificate of birth.

  • Certificate(s) of divorce or death of any former spouse(s) for both you and the U.S. citizen sponsor

  • Police certificates from your current country of residence as well as any countries where you have resided for six months or more since the age of sixteen are necessary (police certificates are also required for accompanying children aged 16 and older).

  • Medical examination (optional vaccines, see below)

  • Financial support evidence (Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, may be required)

  • There are two (2) 2×2 photos. Photograph Requirements explains the needed photo format.

  • Evidence of your connection with your US citizen fiancé(e) Payment of costs, as described below

3. The Role of USCIS

Submission and Processing

USCIS, which stands for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, is one of the United States government bodies that looks after the visa and citizenship processes.

4. What Does NOA1 Mean?

NOA1 stands for Notice of Action. You will get a notice of action (NOA1) in the mail two to three weeks after sending your petition, stating that USCIS has received it.

Preparing for the Consulate Interview

After the NOA2, the next step is the consulate interview. Learn how to prepare for this crucial step in your journey.

8. Tips for a Smooth NOA1 Process

Being Prepared and Organized

Proper preparation and organization can significantly impact the speed and success of your NOA1 processing.

Visa processing Fee

K1 Visa processing fee
Visa fee

Where do I file a NOAH-1 K1 visa?

K1 visa postal service

Form Filling tips

K1 visa filling tips

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive My NOAH1 K1 Visa?

    You may check the progress of your Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), on the USCIS website. Once your case has been processed by the US Embassy or Consulate that will handle it, the length of time differs based on the conditions. Some cases are delayed because applicants do not attentively follow guidelines or provide insufficient information. (It is critical that you provide us with valid postal and phone information.) Some visa applications need further administrative processing, which takes time following the visa applicant’s interview with a Consular Officer.

  2. What happens if my petition is refused?

    Once it is rejected, it is better to consult with an immigration advisor.

  3. Can I visit my fiancé while waiting for the NOA1?

    A NOA1 K-1 fiancé visa will entitle you to come to the United States of America.

  4. What information does It record?

    The NOA1 contains various information, such as the file number and where it is processed (processing center). Using this essential information, you can track your case.

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