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What might cause the denial of a fiance visa?

There are several reasons why a K-1, or Fiance Visa might be denied:

  1. Lack of Eligibility - you weren't eligible for a K-1 Visa in the first place because:
    • the marriage wouldn't be legal, due to age or the fact that one half of the couple hasn't finalized their divorce for a previous relationship
    • You haven't met in person within two years of filing the petition
  2. Petitioner has been convicted of a "specified offense against a minor"
  3. You made a misrepresentation on the K-1 petition

There are waivers available in certain circumstances, so you should contact an immigration lawyer if your K-1 Visa was denied, or if you think that your case might be deniable.