The Interview

K1 fiancée visa applications are processed by the Immigrant Visa Unit in Bern. Upon receipt of the approved file from the NVC, the Immigrant Visa Unit in Bern will contact the principal applicant either by email or mail. Once you received the notification you may start your visa application and submit required forms, documents and complete your medical examination.

As soon as you have all required documents, you need to send the checklist and proof of payment to our Immigrant Visa Unit. Upon receipt of these two documents an appointment will be scheduled for you accordingly.

At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied.

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. You can check the status of your visa application on

If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers on