Instructions for Amsterdam Fiancé(e) Visa Applicants
Welcome to the page designed to help you prepare for your K1 Fiancé(e) visa application at the United States Consulate General in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!
Some steps ask you to download a PDF file document, others will take you to another website, e.g. www.travel.state.gov or www.uscis.gov, to find forms or further instructions.
- Read the Instructions for K1 Fiancé(e) Visa Applicants checklist (Download PDF file, 121 Kb.)
Complete the DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form at ceac.state.gov and print the "Confirmation page with a barcode". Mail a copy of this page, with a copy of the biopage of your passport to:
Immigrant Visa Unit
United States Consulate General
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
This office cannot proceed with your case unless it has received these copies.
Collect and prepare the documents using the checklist found under step 1. Do not send them to the Consulate. Keep them ready for presentation on your interview day. Below you will find some handy links to help you in your preparations.
- Proof of your relation with your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) petitioner. This can be anything from pictures to telephone bills and correspondence of any kind.
Proof of financial support:
You must demonstrate you have sufficient financial means to start your new life in the U.S. There are several ways to do this. You can have your petitioner prepare an Affidavit of Support, form I-134 (Note: NOT form I-864!). You can have someone else in the U.S. prepare an I-134. You can have more than one I-134 prepared. You can show own financial means, e.g. bank statement showing savings. A job offer extended to you by an employer in the U.S., on company letterhead and notarized, can also be helpful. The I-134 is available from www.uscis.gov.
Photographs. Four U.S. document format photographs are required of each K visa applicant, regardless of age. Go to photo instruction page.
- Vaccination requirement information
- Police clearances are required of every country where you, the fiancé(e) visa applicant have lived for one year or more, after the age of 16. To obtain these clearances you can follow the instructions in the reciprocity tables on the State Department website (www.travel.state.gov). Select the country and scroll down to 'Police Record'.
- Then, let the Consulate know that you are ready to receive your visa and travel to the U.S. within the next six months. You are to do this by sending the bottom part of the instruction sheet found in step 1, duly signed and completed, to our immigrant visa unit, together with two of the four photographs and a photocopy of the biopage of your current passport. Do not send any other documents. You are to keep those ready for presentation at your final interview.
Upon receipt of your signed checklist (step 1 above), the Consulate will review your file and when all is ready set up an appointment for you with the consular officer, the final interview. You will be notified of this appointment by regular mail. The invitation for the interview will also explain how to arrange for the medical examination prior to your interview. The Consulate will receive the medical results directly from the panel physician. For an idea of the final processing see the immigrant visa issuance information, which is almost identical to the K visa issuance process.
Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa Fact Sheet
Immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons, immigrants are often afraid to report acts of domestic violence to the police or to seek other forms of assistance. Such fear causes many immigrants to remain in abusive relationships.
Problems with downloading or printing?
If, for whatever reason, you are having problems downloading or printing the forms, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org , mentioning your address in the Netherlands and your Amsterdam (AMS) case number. We will then send you a complete set of forms and instructions by regular mail.