Information About Certified Translations for K1 Visa
Any documentation submitted to USCIS that was not issued in English originally, or was issued in bilingual format, with both English and another language, must be accompanied by a certified translation specifically prepared for USCIS. Your attorney can provide additional information about this, or you can order a certified translation from a professional service.
K1 Visa Timeline
One Week Preparation of the I-129F Shipment to USCIS
4-6 Months USCIS processing
2 Weeks National Visa Center
6-8 Weeks US Embassy Interview of non-citizen in their country of residence
After the US Embassy interview, the non-citizen will receive their passport with K1 Visa by courier service within 3-5 days. This visa is valid for six months, but once it is used to enter the US, it expires 90 days later.
K1 visa processing times
Processing times vary by country that the non-citizen resides in, because it is up to the local embassy to schedule the final interview. For some countries, it can be as quick as a few weeks, and for some it may be a few months.