K-1 visa process checklist of the documents to bring for the US Embassy Interview
Secure an extra copy of the original/certified documents that you will submit during your interview. The original documents you will present in the interview will not be returned to you. Photocopy all your documents for a personal filing for you to keep. Also, some of those papers will be needed in the future as a requirement for finding job, getting your identifications and in applying for Adjustment of Status after your arrival in the United States.
*note: what my fiance and I did was gather everything we would need during the i129f petitioner application. Much of what is needed for the i129f is also needed for the embassy interview so we made all the copies we would need for both i129 AND interview. Make (or get) more than what you need then KEEP a copy of everything because you will need them all again, and again.
a. A copy of Nonimmigrant visa electronic confirmation page (DS-160). Print the DS-160 Confirmation Page that contains the barcode information to bring to your interview. https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/
b. Passport. You must have your passport that is valid for at least 6 months.
c. A certified copy of Birth Certificate. If NSO does not have a copy of the birth certificate, you must obtain a statement about its unavailability from the NSO and obtain a certified original copy (not an extract) of the birth certificate from the local registrar in the town where you were born.
d. A certified copy (green form) NBI Clearance. Applicants aged 16 years old and older must have a validRecord Clearance (for travel abroad purposes) from National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).Clearances should be in the applicant’s current name, birth certificate name, maiden name and any aliases and nicknames used, including different spellings you have used of those names. An official letter of explanation from the NBI is required for any notation of ‘’No Criminal record’’ or ‘’No pending case’’. For immigration purposes, an NBI clearance is valid for 1 year from the date it was issued. Website: http://nbi.gov.ph/
e. A copy of Other Country Police Certificates. Applicants aged 16 years and older must also presentpolice certificates from other countries where they have lived for six (6) months or more after reaching the age of 16. Foregn police certificates should be obtained in any maiden names, aliases or nicknames used while in the country in question,including different spellings you have used of those names. Country-specific information on how to secure police certificates is available on the State Department’s website @ http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_3272.html
f. Copies of Court and Prison Records. Applicants who had been arrested, charged or convicted of acrime must present copies or transcripts of court or prisonrecords relating to the crime or offense.
g. Certified copies of Military or Police Service Records. Applicants who served in the military or police shouldpresent certified copies of their military or police service records.
h. Evidence of a Genuine Engagement. You must be prepared to prove to the consular officer that youhave a genuine relationship with your petitioner and a clearintention to marry within 90 days of your admission in theU.S. Samples: photographs, letters, emails, phone records, bank records and remittance records as evidence supporting the relationship and an updated letter of intent to marry.
i. A certified copy of Proof of Termination of a Prior Marriage. If applicable, official documents (divorce decree, annulmentdecree or death certificate, etc.) that prove all prior marriagescontracted by you and the petitioner have been legallyterminated prior to the filing of the petition must be submitted.
j. Certified copy of Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR). If you have never contracted marriage, a CENOMAR (singleness)issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) and printed onNSO security paper must be submitted. NSO contact number:02-737-1111 http://census.gov.ph/
k. Evidence of Support. You must be able to demonstrate that you will not become a public charge or be a burden on the U.S taxpayers for financial support. A completed I-134 Affidavit of Support with original signature will be useful to the consular officer to evaluate your petitioner’s ability to be financially responsible for you. You should submit your petitioner’s most recent U.S. Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040) and wage statements (form W-2). Employment letters stating the salaries and bank statements mayb be included to substantiate the I-134. click the link for I-134 information. http://www.uscis.gov/i-134.
l. 4 pcs visa photos. Prepare 4 visa photos. 2 may be taken during your USembassy interview, and another 2 for your medical report.Photos should be 2 by 2 inches (roughly 50 mm square) with white background and the head centered in the frame. Click the link for detailed photo instruction. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/photos.html
m. DHS documents. If you have applied for any benefit such as changeof status, adjustment of status, or asylum, beforeUnited States Ctizienship and Immigration Services(USCIS), or have been the subject of any enforcement proceedings,such as deportation or removal proceedings by ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement, please bring all your documents pertaining to such matters with you to the interview.
n. Medical Report. Medical Examination. All k1 and k2 visa applicants must complete a medical examination at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic atleast aweek before the US embassy interview.
Reminder: Do not bring any electronic devices such as phones, headphones, tablets including usb in your interview. Applicants who are bringing devices will be denied entry in the building.