K-1 Visa Processing Timeline
The processing time for the K-1 fiancée visa can be a bit different for everyone. Before 2018, the processing time was about 5 to 7 months. However, with the new administration, the processing times are now taking around 6 to 9 months. When you choose Cherry Blossoms Visa, we make sure EVERYTHING is done correctly the first time.
First Notice Of Action
After the I-129F form is sent off, you will receive a notification from USCIS. This takes approximately 1 to 3 weeks.
Second Notice Of Action
This is the time from when USCIS receives the petition and then approves it. You will be notified in 5-7 months.
Third Notice Of Action
You will be notified that your case has been moved to the National Visa Center. This takes approximately 2-4 weeks.
Case At Local U.S. Embassy
Your case will move to the local U.S. embassy in the country your fiancée resides in. This can take approximately 1-3 months.
Visa Is Granted
This will take approximately 2- 14 days, and is the time your fiancée will have the visa in hand.