Detailed instructions: How to set US visa K-1 and K-2 interview appointment

Date Create: 03/02/2023

Foreigners must set a US visa K-1 and K-2 interview appointment to enter the U.S.A as fiancés. You can make this appointment online. If your documents are not full-fill as the US Consular Generate requires when interviewing, your meeting will be canceled. These documents must include Appointment confirmation page question.

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Instructions on how to set US visa K-1 and K-2 interview appointment

If you received the Instruction letter PKT3-K from the Consular Generate, please, follow the specific steps below to know how to set a US visa K-1 interview appointment. (Notice: DO NOT set this appointment if you don’t receive any letter from the Consular Generate).

Even though the US visa subclass K-1 is a nonimmigrant visa, the visa K-1 application will be processed as an immigrant visa. To set the interview appointment online, choose “Immigrant visa” and conduct:

Step 1: Log in to your account at the website: CGI Federal (If you do not have an account, create an account at New User Registration - Vietnam).

Step 2: Click on the item “New Application / Schedule an Appointment” on the left-hand side of the General Information page, login and

  • Select “K Visa – Make an appointment and pay the Visa application fee”, then click “Continue”.
  • Select “K1 - Fiance or Fiancee of U.S. Citizen", then click "Continue".
  • Fill in all the information, then click “Continue”.


  • In the “First and Middle Name” section. For example, if the applicant’s name is Nguyen Van A, please enter the following: “Van A” in the “First and Middle Name” section and “Nguyen” in the “Last Name” section.
  • In addition, the applicant must enter the latest passport number, and contact phone number because these are important information.
  • If the applicant goes abroad with the dependent child (who is single and under 21 years old), enter more child names in the “Dependents” section, then click “Continue”.
  • Select the appropriate form of visa/document delivery, then click “Continue”.
  • At the “Payment Method” window, please select “Cash Payment” and print the “Payment Instructions” sheet.

Step 3: After paying the fees, the applicant will receive the invoice number (receipt number) and the applicant must conduct:

  • Enter the invoice number in the “Receipt Number” section and click “Continue”
  • Select an appointment and click “Schedule an appointment”. (If there is no suitable appointment date, please come back later. Applicants should check the appointment system regularly to track the suitable date for the interview appointment).
  • Click “Confirm Appointment” and print the Appointment Confirmation Page to complete the US visa interview appointment.

After setting the appointment successfully, DO NOT send any document through the post office to the Consular Generate because your appointment on the system will be canceled.

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Important notices: re-schedule or cancel the interview appointment

In case, the applicant can’t go to the US visa K-1 and K-2 interview, he/ she can cancel or re-schedule the appointment online. 

  • Sign-in USTravelDocs.
  • Choose “Re-Schedule My Immigrant Visa Appointment” or “Cancel My Immigrant Visa Appointment” on the left of the website.


  1. The fee that is paid for the Visa for Fiancés (visa K-1) WILL NOT be returned and NOT be transferable.
  2. The receipt for the US visa application fee is valid for 365 days (1 year) after payment. In compliance with USCIS standards, applicants may utilize a valid receipt to re-schedule an appointment and attend an interview.
  3. If the receipt is out of expiry date, the applicant pays the fee again and sets the appointment following the instruction.

The fee for US visa K-1 interview appointment

  • The fee for applying for the visa subclass K-1 is 265 USD. This fee which is the compulsory fee is submitted to the Consular Generate.
  • The health check fee is 275 USD for applicants (15 years old and up).
    + The fee for applicants (from 2 to 15 years old) is 240 USD
    + The fee for applicants (under 2 years old) is 165 USD.


The fees above do not include Notarized translation, Paper printing, Consular legalization, Criminal record, etc.

>> For more information on the cost of applying for a US K-1 visa package service in Ho Chi Minh City, please contact [+84] 1900 6654 - [+84] 906 736 788, a US visa specialist will quote the exact price for customers!

Preparation for the interview at the Consular Generate

The interview date

After scheduling an appointment for a US visa interview, the interview will be conducted at the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.

(NOTE: Although the visa K-1 is a nonimmigrant visa, your visa application will be processed as an immigrant visa.)

When coming to the Consular Generate, the applicant must:

  1. Go through the security gate;
  2. Take fingerprints;
  3. Submit all required documents;
  4. Pay the fees (if you do not pay before);
  5. Interview with a US Consular Officer

Due to a large number of US visa applications, applicants need to present at the Consular Generate for a few hours before the interview.

Papers are required at the interview 

From April 12, 2022, the US Consular Generate in Ho Chi Minh City gave a requirement to the applicants. The consular officer DO NOT interview applicants that do not bring ALL required documents to the interview and don’t upload ALL the required documents on the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC).

Required documents (including originals and copies), including

  1. Comparison page (print and mark all items on the comparison page);
  2. Invitation letter and DS-160 Form Confirmation Page (with barcode);
  3. Visa application form (specific name, date of birth after each photo);
  4. Original and copy: Identity card, Passport, Household registration; Birth certificate;
  5. Legal proof of the termination of previous marriage: divorce certificate/death certificate (original and copy);
  6. Criminal record card No. 2
  7. Other papers: Foreign judicial record, Criminal record, Military file;
  8. Health check results;
  9. Financial sponsorship documents;
  10. Proof of Relationship.

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After the interview

  • If the application has not been approved: The Consular Generate refuses to grant OF-194 (green paper). They will give specific requirements and refuse reasons. 
  • If the application has been approved: Visa will be granted in 2 weeks (except for some special cases).

The applicants will receive the passport with the US visa stamped, a brown envelope containing a sealed security document, and other required documents. Please DO NOT open the envelope and bring it with you during the flight (except for visas with the words “IV DOCS IN CCD”).

Experience for the US visa interview from Nhi Gia’s experts

One of the most popular reasons why clients return to the Consulate many times is that documents are NOT enough. From there, prepare thoroughly for the interview, including all essential documents and proof to show the relationship stated in the petition.

Applicants must organize the papers in the above-mentioned sequence and separate the originals. To avoid wasting time searching for documents, applicants should place papers together in a clear plastic bag.

During the interview, the Consular Officers will review the visa application including personal information, proof of finance, proof of relationship, plan to marry after entry, etc. The success rate will be high if you give strong proof of the relationship.

If you have any questions about US visa K-1 and K-2 interview, send an email to or contact us directly at [+84] 1900 6654 - [+84] 906 376 788.

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