DOS AUTHORIZES U.S. CONSULAR POSTS TO GIVE “HIGH PRIORITY” TO K VISA CASES
by Rabindra Singh
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has authorized U.S. consular posts to give “high priority” to K visa cases such as K-1s [foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen] and K-3 [foreign-citizen spouse of a United States (U.S.) citizen]
Applicants should check the website of their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for updates on what services that post is currently able to offer.
The I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is typically valid for four months; however, consular officers may revalidate the I-129F petition in four month increments.
Per DOS, for most cases impacted by the suspension of routine visa services or COVID-19 travel restrictions it will not be necessary to file a new I-129F petition.