Effective April 1, 2016, U.S. Consulate General Vancouver is no longer processing new fiancé(e) (K) visa applications. U.S. Consulate General Montreal will be the interview location for all fiancé(e) visas in Canada. This change applies to all fiancé(e) visa petitions received at the National Visa Center after March 31, 2016. U.S. Consulate General Vancouver will continue to process fiancé(e) visa applications and conduct interviews for petitions they received prior to that date.
Fiancé (K) visas are issued to non-U.S. citizens for the purpose of traveling to the U.S. to marry a U.S. citizen. A K visa will allow a Canadian citizen (or citizens of other countries with status in Canada) to remain in the U.S. and apply for permanent resident status following the marriage. General information on fiancé visas and starting the process can be found on travel.state.gov.
K visas are issued in Canada at the U.S. Consulates General in Montreal and Vancouver. K-3 visas are no longer being processed in Canada. Please select one of the following list to find more specific information on the processing of fiancé visas in Canada:
Follow the list below for a step-by-step guide to the fiancé visa process in Canada.
- Step 1: File a petition (I-129F) with USCIS.
- Step 2: Once the petition has been received from USCIS at the National Visa Center, you will be notified that your case is being processed. Please refer to U.S. Consulate General Montreal’s Packet 3 instructions letter (PDF) and the information below.
- Step 3: Prepare for and schedule the Medical Examination.
- Step 4: Schedule an appointment.
- Step 5: Prepare for and attend the interview.
- Step 6: Understand the Visa Approval / Refusal process.
- Step 7: Receive your Visa.
During the entire visa application and interview process, you must tell the truth and give complete and accurate information. If you do not, your visa will be delayed or you may be found ineligible for a visa.