After your petition for fiancé(e) visa has been approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and completed by the U.S. National Visa Center (NVC), NVC will send your case to our office for final processing.
At this step please follow the instructions below only after you have received a notification email from the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.
The information below describes how to apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa for the United States.
How to Schedule your K-1 Interview
Select ”Register,” then select “I have received a letter/email from the consular section with instructions to register and schedule a K Fiancé(e) visa appointment”
Create your account
Pay the fiancé(e) visa fee of $265 per person
Schedule your visa interview appointment date in the calendar
Print out the appointment letter and bring it to the U.S. Embassy on the day of your appointment
*If during your registration you receive a message: “The Immigrant Visa case number provided is not ready to schedule an appointment”, please allow a few more days until your case number is loaded in the website. This usually happens because you received the appointment letter before your electronic file is sent to the Consular Section. You must try to register again, but make sure to be registered before your interview date.
What to Bring to the Interview
Unexpired passport – valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry into the United States;
Photographs – two color photographs which meet Department of State specifications. These photographs must be full-face and taken within the last six (6) months;
Birth certificate – Obtain the original or certified copy (provided by the issuing authority), the certificate must list both parents’ names;
Marriage, Divorce and Death certificate – If you were married previously, obtain your marriage certificate(s), and divorce decree(s) or death certificate to prove the dissolution of each such prior marriage.
Cyprus police certificate – If you have resided in Cyprus for 6 months or more since the age of 16, you are required to obtain a police certificate. Note: Cyprus police certificates are valid for 12 months only. Failure to present all necessary and valid police certificates at the time of the interview will incur significant delays to your application;
Police certificate for other countries – Required for all countries where you have lived for more than 6 months since the age of 16 and any country where you have been arrested, even if you were not resident there. U.S. police certificates are not required. Police certificates from certain countries are unavailable.
Cyprus criminal court certificate – If you have been been convicted of a crime you must obtain a certified copy of each court record and any prison record, regardless of the fact that you may have subsequently benefited from an amnesty, pardon or other act of clemency. Court records should include: Complete information regarding the circumstance surrounding the crime of which you were convicted and the disposition of the case, including sentence or other penalty or fine imposed;
Military Records – If you have served in the military forces of any country you must obtain your military record. On the day of the visa interview you will be required to furnish either your discharge papers or evidence of terminal leave from the forces. Note: Military records from certain countries are unavailable.
Evidence of Support (Affidavit of Support) – Fiancé(e) K visa applicants are required to provide Form I-134 they must show evidence that they are not likely to become public charge while in the United States.
Evidence of Relationship – You will be asked to submit proof of relationship with your petitioner. It is therefore, useful to bring with you evidence of your engagement, letters/e-mails, phone bills, old and current photographs.
Medical examination – Each visa applicant, regardless of age, is required to undergo medical examination by the authorized panel physician of the U.S. Embassy. You must schedule the appointment with the panel physician within ten days prior to your scheduled visa interview at the U.S. Embassy. See our instruction sheet on how to schedule an appointment.
Translations – All documents not in English must be accompanied by an official, certified translation in English. The translator must provide a signed statement confirming that the translation is accurate. Only one copy is needed. The translation does not need to be notarized. Note: Applicants are also required to bring the original document, in the original language.
Petition Affirmation Letter – If your petition expires before the visa interview takes place, you are required to bring to your interview a signed letter from your petitioner confirming that you both remain legally free to marry and that you will marry within 90 days of your arrival in the United States.