Scheduling a K1 Fiance Visa Interview at U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou, China
K1 fiance visa applicants who have received an approval for their K1 fiance visa petitions must wait for their paperwork to be forwarded to the National Visa Center and then on to the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China. The Consulate General will send out packet 3 to the applicant with instructions on gathering documents and how to set up an interview.
Once the fiance has gathered the requisite docs, it’s time to set up an interview. This is triggered by sending notice to the Consulate General that the applicant is ready for a K1 interview. As of March 21, 2012, the Consulate General in Guangzhou is scheduling appointments about 4 – 5 weeks from the date of receiving notice from the applicant. This is a positive trend and kudos to the staff at the Guangzhou office for streamlining the processes which has resulted in faster interview scheduling.
Update on 10/10/12: the U.S. Consulate General continues to process and schedule the K-1 fiancee visa paperwork fairly efficiently for my clients. Our office believes that there are certain ways of presenting information that helps to facilitate the review process.
If you are engaged to a Chinese fiancee and are in need of applying for a K-1 fiance visa for her, please contact us to see how we can utilize our experience and expertise for you.