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Chinese Fiance Visa Chinese K-1 visa preparation support to help prepare your I-129F petition for your Chinese Fiancee to USA. K-3 spouse visa I-130 and USCIS Green Card Adjustment of Status..

US Consulate for Visa Interview in Guangzhou China

Chinese Fiancee + Spouse Visa Help
(this Chinese language video is specially made for your Chinese fiancee or spouse, to help her understand how I personally guide you through this complicated immigration process)




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Chinese Fiancee + Spousal Visa Help Message

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Embassy Name & Address
Immigrant Visa Unit
American Consulate Guangzhou
No. 1, South Shamian Street
Guangzhou 510133 China

Contact Information
Phone: (020) 8121-7733 (within China)
(86)(20)8121-7733 (from the United States dial 011 first)
Fax number: (86-20) 8121-9001
*These numbers no longer exist.


Embassy URL
http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn//

Obtaining Police Certificate
Police Certificates (One from China, and if she lived outside the China after she reached the age of 16, she should obtain a police certificate from each Country/Region she lived in.

Generally available, reliable. Persons should apply for a certificate of no criminal record at the local Public Security Bureau (PSB) (or certain types of employers such as state owned enterprises), then make application to the notary office for a certificate based on the PSB document. Persons without a criminal record will be able to obtain a certificate to that effect. Certificates for individuals with one or more criminal convictions will list all convictions for which records still exist. The certificates purport to reflect all criminal convictions during residence in China. Police records are generally not available for the period prior to 1949. Certificates are available for those in the J-1, Z, and X categories. The GOC does not issue police records for temporary residents of China in L or F visa categories.

Police records also are not available for those who were in China in diplomatic status including those working for international organizations such as the United Nations. Notarial police certificates are based in part upon records from an individual's employer. If an employer refuses to release records, the notarial office is not able to issue a certificate. This is the case for persons sent abroad for education by the Chinese Government who fail to return to China.

According to a 1957 state council ruling that is still in force, the imposition of a re-education through labor (Lao Dong Jiao Yu) term does not result from a criminal conviction. Administrative organs, rather than courts, impose re-education through labor. It is important to distinguish re-education through labor from labor reform (Lao Dong Gai Zao), which is a sentence meted out for criminal offenses.

If she has lived in other countries, she should apply for their police certificates asap, as depending on the country they may take a long time to provide. Most Police certificates are valid for 1 year.

Medical Exam Details
As soon as Fiancee receives her Appointment Letter or gets confirmation of the interview, the Fiancee should undergo a Medical Exam.

Then she should make an appointment with a Panel Physician listed. At the appointment, bring her Consulate Interview Appointment Letter, International Vaccination Record, copy of the Medical Exam form, Passport, and 4 Passport Photos. The passport should be valid for at least 8 more months.

It is recommended she brings her vaccinations up to date while at her medical appointment. Having all the required vaccinations is required later when she applies for her Green card in the USA, so by doing it now she will save herself time later.

Cost of Medical Exam: 800 RMB

Visit Fiancee visa services to find more Information on Fiancee Visa Processing at Guangzhou, China.

It is particularly difficult to successfully Petition for a Fiancee or Spousal Visa from China.

Guangzhou Consular officials there apply a higher standard, and so your petition must be better prepared, and the proof of your relationship more indisputable. I have helped many applicants successfully get their visas. For help contact me at Fiancee Visa Services.

A group of Immigration attorneys who help prepare and submit Fiancee K-1 and Spousal K-3 visas are rallying together to complain and lobby against apparent procedural problems at the US visa section, Guangzhou China.  In reviewing their in-house data, and then combining this data across the different firms, they believe their statistics demonstrate that the Visa Section in Guangzhou is denying an abnormally high percentage of K-1 and K-3 petitions.

The attorneys assertion is that the visa officers in Guangzhou are over zealous in applying a higher standard than is official State Department policy. They believe this has resulted in Petitions which routinely would be approved at any other consulate, being unfairly denied in Guangzhou. Based on their own review of the denied cases, the attorneys have intuited the following list of extra-ordinary reasons they believe K petitions were denied in Guangzhou.
  • No English, No Visa.
  • One Visit, No Visa.
  • Marriage on First Visit, no Visa.
  • Very Large Age Different, No Visa.
  • Three or More marriages by Petitioner, No Visa.
These are the apparent “Red Flags” when applying for the Fiancee or Spousal visa in China.  It seems that these could also negatively influence the consideration of your petition in other countries as well. To “err” on the safe side, I would suggest to any couple to strengthen the appearance of their genuine relationship, by addressing some of the issues listed above.
  • Enroll the Fiancee in English School if her English is weak.
  • Take a second trip.  Enjoy a second or third visit, spend face to face time  together.
In the case of the denied petitions, true love finally won out. Each denied Fiancee couple, got married, in China, then applied again, this time for an IR1or CR1 visa, and after long delays, these were granted.

For further information about Chinese Fiancee or Chinese Spousal Visas visit FianceeVisaServices.com


This is a TWO step process. First the consulate sends a packet to your Fiancee, which  asks her to collect some documents, and once ready, to advise the consulate that she has all of the documents in her possession.  Once she replies, then the consulate enters her into the queue for an interview (to be scheduled 1 to 3 months later) and will send her a second packet of documents. Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 4. The second packet instructs her how to arrange a medical exam, to pay for the visa, and where and when her interview is scheduled for.


Step ONE (Packet 3).  Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 3

The first packet should contain, Packet 3 Letter (Chinese), blank form DS-230, Instructions Letter OF-169, Visa Fee Letter, Affidavit of Support I-134.

A. Your fiancee should sign and check the following forms.

DS-230,  I have filled this in for her, it is attached. She should review it, and if accurate, then sign and date it. She should make any changes as needed.

The English and Chinese instructions labeled “K-Instruction Pakekt” and in same places called OF-169 (at bottom of some pages) should be completed by “ticking” each document that she has, and filling in the Applicants Statement (in both English and Chinese). I will fill it in for her in English, she should do the Chinese section, and sign and date both.

The original documents she should gather typically are her passport, six passport photos, birth certificate, police report, Marital Status Certificate, Divorce/ Annullment/ Death Certificates (as needed), certified translations of any non English documents, and your I-134 Affidavit of Support.

Officially she is asked to wait until she has all the documents requested by the OF-169.  But in practice at this stage she is probably only missing her police report. Chinese police reports can be easily obtained far faster then it takes the consulate to schedule her interview. So I advise her to immediately, sign and send the OF-169 to the consulate.

B.  EMS Mailing Label

She should purchase a mailing address label EMS from the China Post Office, and address it to herself, from the consulate in Guangzhou.

C. She should mail the DS-230, OF-169 and EMS label to

Immigrant Visa Unit, American Consulate Guangzhou
No. 1, South Shamian Street, Guangzhou 510133  

It is a good idea for her to make copies of everything she mails, in case they get lost or destroyed.

D. You should send her:

I-134 (Your Affidavit of Support). Attached. Sign and Date.

2x Copies of your most recent Federal Tax Return (including W2’s)

2x Copies of Letter from Your Employer (see sample attached)

Proof of Your current residency in the United States. Proof can include lease/ deed/ mortgage statements, bank statements, or utility bills.


E. She should obtain Police Certificates

Police Certificates (One from China, and if she lived outside the China after she reached the age of 16, she should obtain a police certificate from each Country/Region she lived in.

For further information about Chinese Fiancee or Chinese Spousal Visas visit FianceeVisaServices.com

F. “Unmarried Certificate

She should obtain a notarized “Unmarried Certificate” confirming that she has never married, or if previously married has not remarried since divorce or death of former spouse.

G. Previous Spouses Contact Details

 If Fiancee was married previously, she should write a document to bring to the interview that contains the following information about her ex-pouse: ex-spouse’s name, date of birth, social security number (if applicable), last known address and telephone number.


Step TWO (Packet 4).  Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 4

Eventually she will receive a second package of instructions from the US Consulate (packet 4). This  packet should contain, Packet 4 Appointment Letter (Chinese),
Vaccination Requirements, Letter to K1/K2 Applicants, Certification of Legal, Capacity and Intent to Marry, Supplemental Form GNI-2, Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application (DS-156K), Nonimmigrant Visa Appication (DS-156) (two sets)
Nonimmigrant Visa Application for Applicants 16 Years and Older (DS-157) (two sets)
Medical Examination Instructions (GIV-8), New Requirement for Nonimmigrant Visa Application Photos


H. International Vaccination Record

She must obtain an International Vaccination Record.  She should make an appointment at the nearest PRC Quarantine Bureau Office and bring all vaccination records to be transcribed.  Missing, required vaccinations can be obtained at this time. This is required when she applies for her Green card, so by doing it now she will save herself time later

I. Medical Appointment, GIV-8

Then she should make an appointment with a Panel Physician listed. At the appointment, bring her Consulate Interview Appointment Letter, International Vaccination Record,  Passport, and 4 Passport Photos. The passport should be valid for at least 8 more months.

J. Pay Visa Fee, $230 USD

She should pay a non-refundable application fee of 230USD (or equivalent in RMB) at a CITIC Bank prior to the visa interview. The fee can be paid at any of the branches of CITIC Bank in mainland China. For more information, please contact CITIC Bank national Customer Contact Center at 95558 or visit its website at http://www.ecitic.com/bank/personal/chuguo/5.htm. Please submit the payment receipt at the visa interview.


K. Evidence of Genuine Relationship

I-129F Petition Package (the package I prepared is our best proof as of 6 to 9 months ago, she should bring this and be familiar with the contents)

Updates to Relationship. She should also bring proof that the relationship with you has CONTINUED after the petition was submitted. Samples of emails, phone bills, IM messages, IM logs, receipts for monies or presents received should be brought. Also, if there has been another trip, then more photos, travel itineraries, and the visa stamps from your passport. She can also bring her favorite photos, emails etc from earlier times.

For further information about visit FianceeVisaServices.com

L. Once your Fiancee has everything listed above, she should check the following forms, which I have prepared for her

DS-156K (She should NOT sign now, but sign at the interview)

DS-157 (She should add and write answers to 5, 6, 7,12 and 17 in Chinese)

I have completed most of the forms that your Fiancee needs and they are attached. She should review each and be sure that they make sense. She can make minor changes using white-out. If major changes are needed she should download a copy of the blank form from the embassy’s website and input what is needed herself. Most forms are available from: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/forms_and_packets.htm  or http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_1342.html

M. Online Form DS-156

The last form that should be completed is found online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/ds156.asp . This form should be printed out directly from the State Departments website as it contains Bar Codes that identify the fiancee and her address.

It is a simple form, but needs to be typed in BOTH Chinese and English,. so I will leave it for your Fiancee to complete herself.  Your fiancee should go online, fill in the details, then print out two copies, sign and date both copies, and bring them to her interview.

She should write all answers in English, while questions 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18 and 20 should be typed in BOTH English and Chinese.

N. Form GNI-2

This form will be mailed to her in her Packet 4. It asks her basic questions about her background. The fonts and size of the pages make it impossible to print out from the internet. I believe this is deliberate in order to limit the fiancee to only filling in the copy sent from the consulate, and at the same time to get a sample of the Fiancee’s English handwriting.  She should carefully fill this out herself, with neat handwriting.

O. Intent to Marry

I have prepared letters for you and your Fiancee to sign, that reconfirm your intention to marry once she arrives using the Fiancee Visa. Your fiancee should bring your and her letters with her to the interview.


P. The Consulate Interview


Fiancee should bring ALL the documents listed below:

  • Passport (valid for at least 8 months more)
  • Copy of her Passport’s Personal Information Pages
  • Visa photos (2x)
  • Form DS-156 form in English and Chinese with original signatures  (2x copies)
  • Form DS-156K
  • Form DS-157 form in English and Chinese (2x copies )
  • Form GNI-2
  • Certification of Legal Capacity and Intent to Marry
  • Notarized police certificates. Applicants aged 16 or older must submit this form for all countries in which the applicant has resided for one year or more and wherever the applicant has been living for six months prior to the interview.
  • Notarized birth certificate
  • Unmarried Certificate. A notarized statement saying Fiancee is currently single or has not remarried since a divorce or death of a spouse.
  • Visa application fee receipt.
  • Divorce/Annulment/Death Certificates/Custody Papers (as needed)
  • Prior Spouses Contact Details (if Fiancee was previously married)
  • Form I-134 Sponsors Affidavit of Support
  • Sponsors Tax Returns w/W’2s
  • Sponsors Employment Letter
  • Proof of Sponsors residency in the United States
  • General Evidence of Relationship (photos, emails, telephone bills, cards etc)
  • Copy of I-129F Petition Package (includes copies of evidence submitted already)
  • Recent Evidence of Relationship. Any proof that the relationship has continued since the time the I-129F was filed.
  • Any proof of the relationship that the Fiancee has, emails, photos, cards, letters,  she can bring a suitcase if she likes.
  • Letter from Sponsor Confirming Intent to Marry
  • Letter from Fiancee Confirming Intent to Marry


When the fiancee attends the consulate interview she should be calm and poised and sincere. Also attached is a comprehensive list of possible Interview Questions that might be asked. It is a good idea to have fun practicing these with your fiancee,  so she will be prepared and relaxed during the interview.


K. The Visa.

Once the visa has been approved, your fiancee will need to make arrangements with China Post to either pick up or have the visa mailed (this service is currently only an option if you live in Guangdong Province or in the city of Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Changle, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang and Changchun).  Passports are typically available for pick-up within 3 business days after the interview. Visa recipients also still have the option of picking up their visas in person at the designated China Post Junyuan Office, located at No.155 Tianhe Dong Road, Guangzhou.  Telephone: 20-3818-8078. The K-1 visa is good for 6 months, to begin her travel to the USA.

K. Green Card/ Adjustment of Status

Once your Fiancee arrives in the USA, her visa allows her only 90 days to stay. Well before the 90 days is up you should marry, and apply for her Green Card. The process is called Adjustment of Status. Just like applying for a Fiancee visa, you MUST produce documents to demonstrate you have a genuine marriage. It takes a while to get the application ready, so you are best served to marry within 45 days after her arrival, and submit your Adjustment of Status petition well before the 90 days is up. (Details Attached)

For further information about Chinese Fiancee Visas

It is particularly difficult to successfully Petition for a Fiancee or Spousal Visa from China.

Guangzhou Consular officials there apply a higher standard, and so your petition must be better prepared, and the proof of your relationship more indisputable. I have helped many applicants successfully get their visas. For help contact me at Fiancee Visa Services.

A group of Immigration attorneys who help prepare and submit Fiancee K-1 and Spousal CR-1 visas are rallying together to complain and lobby against apparent procedural problems at the US visa section, Guangzhou China.  In reviewing their in-house data, and then combining this data across the different firms, they believe their statistics demonstrate that the Visa Section in Guangzhou is denying an abnormally high percentage of K-1 and K-3 petitions.

The attorneys assertion is that the visa officers in Guangzhou are over zealous in applying a higher standard than is official State Department policy. They believe this has resulted in Petitions which routinely would be approved at any other consulate, being unfairly denied in Guangzhou. Based on their own review of the denied cases, the attorneys have intuited the following list of extra-ordinary reasons they believe K petitions were denied in Guangzhou.
  • No English, No Visa.
  • One Visit, No Visa.
  • Marriage on First Visit, no Visa.
  • Very Large Age Different, No Visa.
  • Three or More marriages by Petitioner, No Visa.
These are the apparent “Red Flags” when applying for the Fiancee or Spousal visa in China.  It seems that these could also negatively influence the consideration of your petition in other countries as well. To “err” on the safe side, I would suggest to any couple to strengthen the appearance of their genuine relationship, by addressing some of the issues listed above.
  • Enroll the Fiancee in English School if her English is weak.
  • Take a second trip.  Enjoy a second or third visit, spend face to face time  together.
In the case of the denied petitions, true love finally won out. Each denied Fiancee couple, got married, in China, then applied again, this time for an IR1or CR1 visa, and after long delays, these were granted.

For further information about Chinese Fiancee or Spousal Visa


This is a TWO step process. First the consulate sends a packet to your Fiancee, Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 3 which  asks her to collect some documents, and once ready, to advise the consulate that she has all of the documents in her possession.  Once she replies, then the consulate enters her into the queue for an interview (to be scheduled 1 to 3 months later) and will send her a second packet of documents. Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 4. The second packet instructs her how to arrange a medical exam, to pay for the visa, and where and when her interview is scheduled for.


Step ONE (Packet 3).  Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 3

The first packet should contain, Packet 3 Letter (Chinese), blank form DS-230, Instructions Letter OF-169, Visa Fee Letter, Affidavit of Support I-134.

A. Your fiancee should sign and check the following forms.

DS-230,  I have filled this in for her, it is attached. She should review it, and if accurate, then sign and date it. She should make any changes as needed.

The English and Chinese instructions labeled “K-Instruction Pakekt” and in same places called OF-169 (at bottom of some pages) should be completed by “ticking” each document that she has, and filling in the Applicants Statement (in both English and Chinese). I will fill it in for her in English, she should do the Chinese section, and sign and date both.

The original documents she should gather typically are her passport, six passport photos, birth certificate, police report, Marital Status Certificate, Divorce/ Annullment/ Death Certificates (as needed), certified translations of any non English documents, and your I-134 Affidavit of Support.

Officially she is asked to wait until she has all the documents requested by the OF-169.  But in practice at this stage she is probably only missing her police report. Chinese police reports can be easily obtained far faster then it takes the consulate to schedule her interview. So I advise her to immediately, sign and send the OF-169 to the consulate.

B.  EMS Mailing Label

She should purchase a mailing address label EMS from the China Post Office, and address it to herself, from the consulate in Guangzhou.

C. She should mail the DS-230, OF-169 and EMS label to

Immigrant Visa Unit, American Consulate Guangzhou
No. 1, South Shamian Street, Guangzhou 510133  

It is a good idea for her to make copies of everything she mails, in case they get lost or destroyed.

D. You should send her:

I-134 (Your Affidavit of Support). Attached. Sign and Date.

2x Copies of your most recent Federal Tax Return (including W2’s)

2x Copies of Letter from Your Employer (see sample attached)

Proof of Your current residency in the United States. Proof can include lease/ deed/ mortgage statements, bank statements, or utility bills.


E. She should obtain Police Certificates

Police Certificates (One from China, and if she lived outside the China after she reached the age of 16, she should obtain a police certificate from each Country/Region she lived in.

For further information about  visit FianceeVisaServices.com

F. “Unmarried Certificate

She should obtain a notarized “Unmarried Certificate” confirming that she has never married, or if previously married has not remarried since divorce or death of former spouse.

G. Previous Spouses Contact Details

 If Fiancee was married previously, she should write a document to bring to the interview that contains the following information about her ex-pouse: ex-spouse’s name, date of birth, social security number (if applicable), last known address and telephone number.


Step TWO (Packet 4).  Chinese Fiancee Visa Packet 4

Eventually she will receive a second package of instructions from the US Consulate (packet 4). This  packet should contain, Packet 4 Appointment Letter (Chinese),
Vaccination Requirements, Letter to K1/K2 Applicants, Certification of Legal, Capacity and Intent to Marry, Supplemental Form GNI-2, Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application (DS-156K), Nonimmigrant Visa Appication (DS-156) (two sets)
Nonimmigrant Visa Application for Applicants 16 Years and Older (DS-157) (two sets)
Medical Examination Instructions (GIV-8), New Requirement for Nonimmigrant Visa Application Photos


H. International Vaccination Record

She must obtain an International Vaccination Record.  She should make an appointment at the nearest PRC Quarantine Bureau Office and bring all vaccination records to be transcribed.  Missing, required vaccinations can be obtained at this time. This is required when she applies for her Green card, so by doing it now she will save herself time later

I. Medical Appointment, GIV-8

Then she should make an appointment with a Panel Physician listed. At the appointment, bring her Consulate Interview Appointment Letter, International Vaccination Record,  Passport, and 4 Passport Photos. The passport should be valid for at least 8 more months.

J. Pay Visa Fee, $131 USD

She should pay a non-refundable application fee of 131USD (or equivalent in RMB) at a CITIC Bank prior to the visa interview. The fee can be paid at any of the branches of CITIC Bank in mainland China. For more information, please contact CITIC Bank national Customer Contact Center at 95558 or visit its website at http://www.ecitic.com/bank/personal/chuguo/5.htm. Please submit the payment receipt at the visa interview.


K. Evidence of Genuine Relationship

I-129F Petition Package (the package I prepared is our best proof as of 6 to 9 months ago, she should bring this and be familiar with the contents)

Updates to Relationship. She should also bring proof that the relationship with you has CONTINUED after the petition was submitted. Samples of emails, phone bills, IM messages, IM logs, receipts for monies or presents received should be brought. Also, if there has been another trip, then more photos, travel itineraries, and the visa stamps from your passport. She can also bring her favorite photos, emails etc from earlier times.

For further information about Chinese Fiancee or Chinese Spousal Visas

L. Once your Fiancee has everything listed above, she should check the following forms, which I have prepared for her

DS-156K (She should NOT sign now, but sign at the interview)

DS-157 (She should add and write answers to 5, 6, 7,12 and 17 in Chinese)

I have completed most of the forms that your Fiancee needs and they are attached. She should review each and be sure that they make sense. She can make minor changes using white-out. If major changes are needed she should download a copy of the blank form from the embassy’s website and input what is needed herself. Most forms are available from: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/forms_and_packets.htm  or http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_1342.html

M. Online Form DS-156

The last form that should be completed is found online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/ds156.asp . This form should be printed out directly from the State Departments website as it contains Bar Codes that identify the fiancee and her address.

It is a simple form, but needs to be typed in BOTH Chinese and English,. so I will leave it for your Fiancee to complete herself.  Your fiancee should go online, fill in the details, then print out two copies, sign and date both copies, and bring them to her interview.

She should write all answers in English, while questions 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18 and 20 should be typed in BOTH English and Chinese.

N. Form GNI-2

This form will be mailed to her in her Packet 4. It asks her basic questions about her background. The fonts and size of the pages make it impossible to print out from the internet. I believe this is deliberate in order to limit the fiancee to only filling in the copy sent from the consulate, and at the same time to get a sample of the Fiancee’s English handwriting.  She should carefully fill this out herself, with neat handwriting.

O. Intent to Marry

I have prepared letters for you and your Fiancee to sign, that reconfirm your intention to marry once she arrives using the Fiancee Visa. Your fiancee should bring your and her letters with her to the interview.


P. The Consulate Interview


Fiancee should bring ALL the documents listed below:

  • Passport (valid for at least 8 months more)
  • Copy of her Passport’s Personal Information Pages
  • Visa photos (2x)
  • Form DS-156 form in English and Chinese with original signatures  (2x copies)
  • Form DS-156K
  • Form DS-157 form in English and Chinese (2x copies )
  • Form GNI-2
  • Certification of Legal Capacity and Intent to Marry
  • Notarized police certificates. Applicants aged 16 or older must submit this form for all countries in which the applicant has resided for one year or more and wherever the applicant has been living for six months prior to the interview.
  • Notarized birth certificate
  • Unmarried Certificate. A notarized statement saying Fiancee is currently single or has not remarried since a divorce or death of a spouse.
  • Visa application fee receipt.
  • Divorce/Annulment/Death Certificates/Custody Papers (as needed)
  • Prior Spouses Contact Details (if Fiancee was previously married)
  • Form I-134 Sponsors Affidavit of Support
  • Sponsors Tax Returns w/W’2s
  • Sponsors Employment Letter
  • Proof of Sponsors residency in the United States
  • General Evidence of Relationship (photos, emails, telephone bills, cards etc)
  • Copy of I-129F Petition Package (includes copies of evidence submitted already)
  • Recent Evidence of Relationship. Any proof that the relationship has continued since the time the I-129F was filed.
  • Any proof of the relationship that the Fiancee has, emails, photos, cards, letters,  she can bring a suitcase if she likes.
  • Letter from Sponsor Confirming Intent to Marry
  • Letter from Fiancee Confirming Intent to Marry


When the fiancee attends the consulate interview she should be calm and poised and sincere. Also attached is a comprehensive list of possible Interview Questions that might be asked. It is a good idea to have fun practicing these with your fiancee,  so she will be prepared and relaxed during the interview.


K. The Visa.

Once the visa has been approved, your fiancee will need to make arrangements with China Post to either pick up or have the visa mailed (this service is currently only an option if you live in Guangdong Province or in the city of Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Changle, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang and Changchun).  Passports are typically available for pick-up within 3 business days after the interview. Visa recipients also still have the option of picking up their visas in person at the designated China Post Junyuan Office, located at No.155 Tianhe Dong Road, Guangzhou.  Telephone: 20-3818-8078. The K-1 visa is good for 6 months, to begin her travel to the USA.

K. Green Card/ Adjustment of Status

Once your Fiancee arrives in the USA, her visa allows her only 90 days to stay. Well before the 90 days is up you should marry, and apply for her Green Card. The process is called Adjustment of Status. Just like applying for a Fiancee visa, you MUST produce documents to demonstrate you have a genuine marriage. It takes a while to get the application ready, so you are best served to marry within 45 days after her arrival, and submit your Adjustment of Status petition well before the 90 days is up. (Details Attached)

For more information visitGuangzhou, China Fiancee Visa

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The K-1 visa was introduced as a bureaucracy-reducing measure for US citizens desiring to marry foreigners. It allows the fiancee to enter without first obtaining the green card, which can then be obtained while in the USA. It can still be cumbersome in that the same steps must still be performed (just without such a long wait in the foreign country). The validity of the relationship/marriage is potentially subject to immigration scrutiny at several different times - including when the original application for the K-1 visa is made, at the interview at the US Consulate abroad, and then later after marriage when it is time to file for Adjustment, and once again near the end of the 2-year waiting period. It has the advantage that it allows the foreign fiancee to enter the US with the intention of marrying a US citizen.

Expert Tip # 1

Donít attempt to game the system by applying for a tourist, student or employment visa for your Fiancee. Not only does this waste time waiting to hear that your Fianceeís application has been rejected, but it will serve to identify your Fiancee as someone probably attempting to enter the U.S. under false pretenses. All Fiancee visa applications are initially viewed skeptically by USCIS with the underlying assumption that a possible attempt to circumvent U.S. immigration laws is being attempted. The USCIS mandate is skewed to preventing fraud, not to bringing happy couples together. Applying for a Fiancee visa after unsuccessfully applying for other visas will subject your Fiancee to extra scrutiny and delays at best, an outright rejection at worse.

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