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K3 vs K1-- same tests?

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No difference as far as I can see. You are either elligable to immigrate in the eyes of USCIS or you are not, being married or engaged makes no difference to your elligibility.

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they will deny eiher one of them if the consular determines that the relationship is for the purpose of immigrating to the US. If there are medical conditions that would make a K1 ineligible for entry, the same rules apply to a K3. There are waivers for some things, but its a long drawn out process.

For K1 you have to prove a valid relationship and that you've at least met face to face in the past 2 years. For a K3 you have to prove a valid marriage.

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Yes. If a person is inadmissable, they're inadmissable. Although a waiver can be requested for some reasons of inadmissability (whoa, what a word) for marriage-based visas, which the K visas are.

As for relationship, stating the requirement properly would make it more clear that it applies to both visas - establish that the relationship is not solely for the purpose of evading immigration law.

The anecdotal evidence seems to be that neither type of visa gets denied very often. (Skeleton in your closet?)


Can the embassy deny a k3 visa application for the same reasons they would deny a K1? e.g. not enough proof of ongoing relationship? not passing medical? Do k3s get denied less frequently than k1s?

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