Form I-129F Submission Checklist
When filing Form I-129F for a K-1 visa, the petitioner must ensure all required documentation is meticulously prepared and submitted to USCIS. Adhering to the following checklist can facilitate a smooth application process.
Completed Form I-129F
The Form I-129F must be fully completed, without any sections left blank. If a question is not applicable, the petitioner should respond with “N/A” (not applicable).
Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
The U.S. citizen petitioner must provide evidence of their citizenship. This can include a birth certificate, passport, naturalization certificate, or a certificate of citizenship.
Proof of Having Met in Person
Proof must be provided that the petitioner and beneficiary have met in person within the two years preceding the filing of the application, such as stamped passports, travel itineraries, or dated photographs.
Evidence of Intent to Marry
The petitioner and beneficiary must each provide a signed and dated statement declaring their intent to marry within 90 days of the beneficiary’s arrival in the U.S. Additional evidence like engagement party photos or receipts can further substantiate the intent.
Passport Style Photos
Both the U.S. citizen petitioner and the foreign national beneficiary must submit two passport-style photos taken within 30 days of the application date.
Payment of Filing Fee
A payment of the applicable filing fee must accompany the form. The fee should be paid using a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.