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Fiance Visa

Why would the United States embassy or consulate deny a K-1 visa?

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The United States embassy or consulate might deny the K-1 visa for a variety of reasons. From an administrative perspective, K-1 visas can be denied for failing to present requested documents, a divorce decree for example; incorrectly completing documents, or failing to provide adequate evidence of ability to financially support the fiancé(e).

From a relationship perspective, K-1 visas can be denied because the United States embassy or consulate officer is not convinced that a bona-fide relationship exists between the U.S. citizen and their fiancé(e), because there is a large age difference between the U.S. citizen and the fiancé(e) (15 years or more is considered “large”), the U.S. citizen and the fiancé(e) do not speak a common language, the U.S. citizen and the fiancé(e) have not spent enough time together, the fiancé(e) was previously denied a U.S. visa, or the fiancé(e) was previously denied entry into the United States.