Top 6 US I-129F K-1 Fiance Visa Denial Reasons
Top 6 US 129F K-1 Fiance Visa Denial Reasons
Today, we talk about the top 6 US 129F K-1 Fiance Visa denial reasons.
US 129F K-1 Fiance Visa denials are typically very low. Actually, about 95% of all applications are approved.
However, there are certain thing if you do or don’t do that can cause a US 129F K-1 Fiance Visa Denial. Reasons for potential denials are generally laid out in the Immigration & Nationality Act of 1952.
These are the top 6 US 129F K-1 Fiance Visa denial reasons that I have seen.
These are based only on my experience and research on reading about other people’s cases through on-line forums.
#1 Failure to Sign Documents
Above all, failure to sign your documents is #1 on the list for US 129F K-1 Fiance Visa denial reasons. Actually, most people who are denied a fiance visa is because they forgot to sign a form.
USCIS does not issue an RFE if a document has no signature. In fact, they deny the application if there is no signature.
Therefore, make sure that you sign all of your documents in the right places.
Consequently, double and triple check all of your forms for signatures. Also, have someone else double-check the documents to ensure signatures are there for you.
Above all, you do not want a denial just because a form is missing a signature.
#2 Mistakes Entering Information
Making mistakes in filling out the visa applications forms can cause a denial.
Completing all forms accurately helps reduce the possibility of a denial. Also, being fully prepared with all requirements, documentation, and forms of verification helps reduce the possibility of a denial. In addition, having unverifiable or inaccurate information can lead to visa denials or prolonged and redundant processing.
Therefore, don’t let a small oversight lead to having a denial of your visa.
Consequently, make sure you understand how to prepare the forms. Research everything you can about the process. Firstly, start with our main webpage about the I-129F K-1 Fiance Visa process. Then, read about all of the different I-129F K-1 Fiance Visa phases including:
In addition, we have many blog posts on the K-1 fiance visa process including:
- USCIS Cover Letter Examples
- Declaration of How We Met Example
- In-Person Meeting Documentation
- Intent to Marry Letter Example
- K-1 Visa Application Assembling Tips
- Minimum Income Requirements
- and more….
For this purpose see the pull down menu called “Categories” on our website www.lovevisalife.com.
Most importantly, look at the USCIS Website for a 129F K-1 Fiance Visa. Particularly, look at and review the Instructions for the 129F K-1 Fiance Visa Application.
In addition, there are many other helpful websites and Facebook pages for assistance for a K-1 fiance visa application. Just search for them in facebook. Our Facebook page is @lovevisalife.
#3 Using The Wrong Forms
Using the wrong forms can get a denial. Always, get your forms directly from USCIS’ website. Never download forms from anyone’s website.
Go directly to the USCIS Website I-129F K-1 Petition for Fiance Visa. That way, you have the most up to date forms.
#4 Insufficient Evidence of Bona Fide Relationship
The most important information to provide is to prove that your relationship is legitimate, bona fide and true. Not providing items to prove evidence of a boni fide relationship can be US I-129F Fiance Visa denial reasons.
Some items that may raise a red flag as to your relationship’s legitimacy:
- Engaged a very short time after meeting
- Huge age difference
- Different religions
- Severe difference in culture
- No common spoken language
- Very little physical time together
- Poor interview
The best way to avoid the ‘bona fide’ issue is to legitimately have a relationship. Also, keep good evidence during your engagement period, take pictures, get to know your fiance, build a great petition , and have a great interview.
#5 Fraud or Misrepresentation
It never ceases to amaze us how many people think they can fool the government. However, they put their futures at risk by misrepresenting themselves in a fiance visa application. Fraud and misrepresentation are big US I-129F Fiance Visa denial reasons.
Here are some examples of fraud and misrepresentation:
- Photoshopping or fake photos
- Not disclosing previous marriages
- Falsified affidavits from friends and family
- Inconsistencies between application and evidence
- Applying for the wrong type of visa to intentionally circumvent the immigration process
- Not disclosing medical or criminal history
- Falsifying income
What you’d think would be the most obvious reason to avoid a denial is one of the most frequent causes – Not being qualified in the first place. Often times, this snafu occurs when the applicant thinks they meet a certain qualification but it turns out they don’t.
Here are a few examples:
- 2 year meeting requirement: Applicant starts the petition qualified, but takes their time filling out the information, and by the time they file it 6 months later, they find themselves out of the 2 year meeting requirement. Keep in mind the 2 year meeting requirement is from the date you file your petition with the USCIS.
- Income requirement: Either the petitioner’s income changes for the worst during the application, or the numbers just don’t add up via the evidence and the income requirement can’t be met. See our blog post on Minimum Income Requirements.
- Free to marry requirement: Petitioner or applicant are in the process of a divorce when the application is submitted, however divorce isn’t finalized. If you’re already married, this disqualifies you from being eligible to marry. If you are already married to the beneficiary, you must apply for a spouse visa. A fiance visa is not eligible for people already married.
Visa Consultant to Assist to Reduce Possibility of Denial
As we said before, fiance visa denial are very low. In fact, using a visa consultant reduces the change of K-1 fiance visa denials to almost nothing.
Our recommendation for a visa consultant is Rapid Visa. In fact, U.S, I-129F K-1 Fiance visa denials are even lower if you hire RapidVisa to help. About 95% of all applications are approved, whereas 99.7% of RapidVisa’s customers are approved.
Denials are few and far between. But they do happen.