K-1 Visa Interview Questions

USCIS wants to avoid granting visas based on sham marriages and fake relationships. For this reason, they'll ask you several questions about your life.
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by | Last updated May 15, 2019 | Published on Jun 30, 2015 | Immigration

Before you can reap the benefits of a K-1 Fiancé visa, you must attend an interview with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate that receives your petition.  The interview is a way for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to test the legitimacy of your relationship and future wedding plans.

Nearly all immigrants will need to attend an interview before legally entering the United States.  Since USCIS wants to avoid granting visas based on sham marriages and fake relationships, the interview may seem awkward because it may cover topics that are very personal in nature. It’s natural to be a little nervous.

However, to ensure the interview goes as smoothly as possible, you should prepare.  The agent will likely ask you questions you have already answered on your application.  The agent will also ask you lot of questions about yourself, your fiancé, and your pending wedding.

For additional questions and interview preparation tips, consider the following companion articles:

What Questions Will The Agent Ask Me About Myself?

The U.S. Embassy agent may begin the interview by getting to know a little about your background.  Some these questions may resemble the questions you already answered on your application.  Typical questions the agent may ask about your background include:

  • What is your full name?
  • When is your birthday?
  • Where were you born?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your nationality?
  • What languages do you speak?
  • Do you have any children? If so, how many?
  • Were you previously married? If so, when?
  • Have you been to the United States before? If so, when, why, and how?
  • Do you have family living in the United States?
  • Have you had a K-1 fiancé visa before? If so, when?
  • Have you ever been arrested? If so, for what?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a crime? If so, when and for what?

What Questions Will The Agent Ask Me About My Fiancé?

The whole purpose of the fiancé visa is to come to the United States to get married to the love of your life.  While this is true for most, some in the past have used the fiancé visa just to get into the United States.

This is illegal and the USCIS wants to eliminate these sham marriages.

As a result, USCIS screens applicants by asking questions that any person in a real relationship would know about their significant other. USCIS may even ask you intimate details to ensure that you know virtually everything there is to know about your fiancé. 

The agent will test this knowledge my asking you questions about your relationship. Be prepared.

Some sample questions include:

  • What is your fiancé’s name?
  • When is your fiancé’s birthday?
  • Where was your fiancé born?
  • How old is your fiancé?
  • How did you and your fiancé meet?
  • Is your fiancé already married?
  • Has your fiancé been married before? If so, when and why did he or she divorce?
  • Where do your fiancé’s parents live?
  • Where does your fiancé live?
  • Does your fiancé live in a house or an apartment?
  • Does your fiancé live with anyone?
  • Does your fiancé have children? If so, how many?
  • Have you met your fiancé’s parents?
  • Does your fiancé have any siblings? If so, how many?
  • Have you met your fiancé’s siblings?
  • Where does your fiancé work?
  • What languages does your fiancé speak?
  • What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?
  • Does your fiancé have a criminal background?
  • What things do you and your fiancé have in common?

What Questions Will The Agent Ask Me About My Relationship With My Fiancé?

In addition to knowing everything there is to know about your fiancé, you should also know special details about your relationship. The U.S. Embassy agent will ask you a series of questions about your relationship in order to determine if it is real. 

These questions may sound like:

  • When and where did you and your fiancé meet?
  • How long have you known your fiancé?
  • How many times have you and your fiancé met in person?
  • Where did you and your fiancé meet in person?
  • How long have you and your fiancé dated?
  • When did you become engaged?
  • How long were you engaged?
  • What kind of dates do you go on?
  • Do you take your children places together?
  • Describe your proposal
  • Has your fiancé met any of your family?
  • When do you plan on having your wedding?
  • Have you already planned your wedding?
  • How many people will you expect to attend your wedding?
  • Have you already sent out invitations or announcements?
  • What are your plans for your honeymoon?
  • Will your family be attending your wedding?
  • Where will your wedding take place?
  • Where will you and your fiancé live after you are married?
  • Do you and your fiancé plan to have children?

A Few Quick Tips about Your Interview

  • If you don’t remember the answer to a question, it is better to say that you don’t know than to guess or lie.
  • If you get nervous, try to remain calm. You don’t want to seem unreasonably nervous because this may imply you are not being truthful.
  • Try not to ramble on and on when the agent asks you a question. This, too, may seem suspicious.
  • You may encounter an agent that seems annoyed. Be prepared for different personalities you may encounter.

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