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I applied for a K-1 visa before but didn't go through with it. Can I apply again with a new relationship?

A common question is whether you can apply for a K-1 visa more than once.

The answer is yes, but be prepared for additional scrutiny from USCIS and the State Department in the applications following the first one.

Be prepared for a denial if the K-1 visa petitioner (the US citizen in the relationship), filed petition for 2 or more fiancées and they had a previously approved petition filed within the last 2 years.

It is a possible to get a waiver of the time/numerical bars, and USCIS will concern factors like unusual circumstances such as the death or incapacity of a previous foreign national fiancée, among other factors.

Mercedes Riggs