“K” Fiancee Visas

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  • Enter your general inquiries or concerns regarding "“K” Fiancee Visas" here.

    If you have a specific inquiry regarding your pending "K" visa, please contact the Immigrant Visa (IV) unit. The IV unit can be reached via email at IVManilaReplies@State.gov and will respond in 3-5 business days. For specific inquiries via phone, please call the Immigrant Visa (IV) inquiry line at (632) 301-2000, extension 5184 or 5185 during normal business hours.


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  • @Gina Paceno

    Hi Gina,

    The Immigration Visa unit of the U.S. Embassy in Manila receives hundreds of inquiries each week from applicants. It takes time for our correspondence team to address all of their concerns. Not including holidays, it takes 5 business days for our correspondence team to reply so please be patient. If you wish to inquire by telepone, please using the following information:


    For visa appointment related inquiries, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930. The Visa Information and Appointment Service is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Manila time), except on Philippine and U.S. holidays. Applicants, agents, or petitioners in the U.S should call (214) 571-1600, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Callers may speak with an English-, Tagalog-, Ilocano- or Cebuano-speaking operator.

    The Visa Information and Appointment Service representatives are unable to provide advice, case status updates, or make determinations about legal aspects of cases.

    For inquiries on a specific case, please call the Immigrant Visa (IV) inquiry line at (632) 301-2000, extension 5184 or 5185 during normal business hours.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • @Ariane Pedida

    Hi Ariane,

    For fiance visa (K1) applicants, a police clearance is required for each country that you have lived or worked in for 6 months or longer. In the case of the Philippines, the NBI clearance is the proper police clearance. I hope that helps answer your question.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Good Day USEM, the application sent by my fiance last march 9 doesnt have the needed documents.. he only sent the form I-129F.. is it ok to send another application along with the needed documents this time? thank you

  • @Mike Calasan

    Hi Mike,

    When it comes to immigrant and fiance visa petitions, U.S. immigration law requires an Affidavit of Support in order to ensure that the potential immigrant will not become a burden to the U.S. taxpayer, i.e. the immigrant will be self-supporting or supported by the family members who petitioned them. In the case of fiance petitions, the Consular Officer will look at the totality of the circumstances. So it is possible that a college student could overcome public charge concerns. The Consular Officer may consider a joint sponsor, the possibility that the fiance will be able to work in the US, the assets of the petitioner, or any other factor that would be relevant to the petitioner supporting the immigrant.

    If the petitioner cannot prove that their fiance will not become a public charge, it may be necessary for that petitioner to wait until they are more financially stable or pursue another immigration category where a joint sponsor can stand in for the petitioner entirely.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • @Glaisa Joya


    You may wish to contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283 regarding the matter.

    Thank you,


  • thank you so much..for best reply....GOD bless U.S embassy Manila....

  • テレサ ベサナ you do not need the to wait to check your status online. you should receive your official receipt by the 19th of this month if not by then call the embassy. I have also started the process and have gotten my acceptance date of Jan. 23rd.

  • Andrew Eason: tnx for the help...btw, just got the mail we've been waiting for & now am going to check my status online......hope everything would be ok.......keep me posted with ur processing! good luck !

  • Hello Po im a K-1visa applicant and we received the NVC letter just last april 12, 2012 and we had the MNL number ,i just want to ask if were already elligible for setting an appointment for my interview what number shud we call? and do we need to pay the visa fee first before anything else?-kindly reply please -thank you

  • @Rena Maitom - u can now pay ur visa fee then after that call the USEM to set ur appointment..

  • Thank you for the reply Ma'am, i tried to set an appointment but do i need to submitt DS-160 online? I'm under K1-VISA category-many thanks

  • Nope u dnt need.. Best way to set an appointent is through online...this is the site dear http://cgifederal.force.com/ ... iam K1 visa applicant as well.. Good luck

  • Hi, I had my K1 interview on April 4 and was approved. Will I receive an email when USEM has given the visa to 2GO? When should I expect to receive the visa in Cebu City?

  • @Jesel Salimbagat

    Hi Jesel,

    You will not receive an email from the Embassy when your visa is released to 2Go. It normally takes 7-10 business days for an immigrant visa to be processed and delivered not counting holidays. Your case was over holy week, when there three holidays which affected normal working days so your case would be longer than the 7-10 day average. If you wish to inquire about the status of your visa, please email IVManilaReplies@State.gov with your case number and name. Please do not post your name and case number on this forum.

    I hope that helps you understand the timeline a bit better. Congratulations to you and your fiance. Good luck in the U.S.!

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • @Rena Maitom

    Hi Rena,

    It sounds like you have a few different issues to get sorted out. Please email IVManilaReplies@State.gov and inform them about the issues you are experiencing. Please include your name, case number, receipt number and your correct email address so they can help you. Do not post this information in reply to this message as this is a public forum and your personal information would be available for all to see.

    The IV Correspondence Unit will respond within 3-5 business days. If you prefer a faster response, please call the IV Unit using the contact information on the website below.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2


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