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K-1 Visa Approval Rate -- 95%

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For those of you stuck in the same boat as me -- the all-consuming nervousness of the K-1 visa process -- statistics is on our side! While no one can guarantee us a successful interview with immediate visa approval, worldwide, they are approving 95% of K-1 petitions: http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2009NIVWorkloadbyVisaCategory.pdf

If I'm reading this correctly, 95% of petitions are initially approved. Adding in the "Waived / Overcome" column, there is a 99.37% approval rating. There are similar statistics from the Department of State in recent years:

2008 -- http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2008.pdf

2007 -- http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2007.pdf

The State Department website also has many other statistic one can sort through, including information by country: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/statistics/statistics_4582.html

While this does not quiet the butterflies in my stomach and heart, it does give my logical brain some relief.

Hope this helps you guys, too!

Blue

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All,

For those of you stuck in the same boat as me -- the all-consuming nervousness of the K-1 visa process -- statistics is on our side! While no one can guarantee us a successful interview with immediate visa approval, worldwide, they are approving 95% of K-1 petitions: http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2009NIVWorkloadbyVisaCategory.pdf

If I'm reading this correctly, 95% of petitions are initially approved. Adding in the "Waived / Overcome" column, there is a 99.37% approval rating. There are similar statistics from the Department of State in recent years:

2008 -- http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2008.pdf

2007 -- http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2007.pdf

The State Department website also has many other statistic one can sort through, including information by country: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/statistics/statistics_4582.html

While this does not quiet the butterflies in my stomach and heart, it does give my logical brain some relief.

Hope this helps you guys, too!

Blue

Hi Blue

Thanks for this info, it's very nice to have some statistical reassurance!

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I would expect that most petitions get approved. That simply means most forms are filled out correctly enough to forward to the consulates. What is the visa issuance rates ?

That report says # visas "issued" "Refused" not petitions to USCIS...

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There needs to be a separate category: Visas issued in Guayaquil, Ecuador when U.S. fiance(e)/spouse attends the first interview, ___%; visas issued when fiance(e)/spouse does not attend, 0.

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To me, this statistic suggests, assuming that USCIS is doing a reasonably good job, that the vast majority of visa applicants are honest people who just want to live with their loved one(s) in the US and are not trying to defraud the government. THAT is reassuring.

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All,

For those of you stuck in the same boat as me -- the all-consuming nervousness of the K-1 visa process -- statistics is on our side! While no one can guarantee us a successful interview with immediate visa approval, worldwide, they are approving 95% of K-1 petitions: http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2009NIVWorkloadbyVisaCategory.pdf

If I'm reading this correctly, 95% of petitions are initially approved. Adding in the "Waived / Overcome" column, there is a 99.37% approval rating. There are similar statistics from the Department of State in recent years:

2008 -- http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2008.pdf

2007 -- http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY2007.pdf

The State Department website also has many other statistic one can sort through, including information by country: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/statistics/statistics_4582.html

While this does not quiet the butterflies in my stomach and heart, it does give my logical brain some relief.

Hope this helps you guys, too!

Blue

LOL! I am willing to bet these 95% approval statistics do not apply to MENA countries!!

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To me, this statistic suggests, assuming that USCIS is doing a reasonably good job, that the vast majority of visa applicants are honest people who just want to live with their loved one(s) in the US and are not trying to defraud the government. THAT is reassuring.

I agree good.gif

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I would expect that most petitions get approved. That simply means most forms are filled out correctly enough to forward to the consulates. What is the visa issuance rates ?

The statistics the OP linked to are from the Department of State, and not USCIS, and they ARE the visa issuance rates.

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