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Most of K1 USCIS denials occur from failure to submit RFE. It is pretty much administrative routine. The main step is at embassies/consulates overseas. Good luck.


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Not sure there are many denials as a percentage, I agree it is because information required has not bee submitted.


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Don't think you'll find any such form stating statistical reasons or whatever for denials from USCIS or embassy level. Only statistic I've seen is percentage of approvals verse denials but not for why.


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One of the main reasons for is incorrect fee being submitted. USCIS actually recently went through trouble of using some of their money to create https://www.uscis.gov/feecalculator for this very reason. People using outdated version of the forms is another big one. 

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4 hours ago, Ella and James said:

Does anyone know where to find the reasons why USCIS denied a K1 visa in a legal format? I'm looking for the document with all of the legal complicated information about why they refuse a visa. 

Thanks for all advice!

USCIS does not deny visas


YMMV

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Main reasons for petition denials would be:  one or both parties are not legally free to marry at the time of filing, the USC's citizenship cannot be confirmed, and the most common is that the two have not fulfilled the requirement to have met once in the previous two years.  

 

Those are anecdotal.  I don't have any actual data, however I have read each and ever I-129F admin decision on the USCIS site, LOL.

 

I recommend reading the decisions on USCIS for yourself.  Quite interesting!

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12 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

Main reasons for petition denials would be:  one or both parties are not legally free to marry at the time of filing, the USC's citizenship cannot be confirmed, and the most common is that the two have not fulfilled the requirement to have met once in the previous two years.  

 

Those are anecdotal.  I don't have any actual data, however I have read each and ever I-129F admin decision on the USCIS site, LOL.

 

I recommend reading the decisions on USCIS for yourself.  Quite interesting!

Do you have a link to that? Thank you!

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1 hour ago, Ella and James said:

Do you have a link to that? Thank you!

I don't think that there is actual data that reflects reasons for denials. You can find examples of denials on sites like here. But outside of DHS or USCIS I don't think they supply specific denial reasons.

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-denials.html

 

Most denials would fall under the umbrella of 221...

https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-29/0-0-0-5118.html

 

or 212, which is ineligibility...

https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-29/0-0-0-2006.html#0-0-0-2483

 

But I don't think there is official data on denials of individual cases.


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22 hours ago, Ella and James said:

Does anyone know where to find the reasons why USCIS denied a K1 visa in a legal format? I'm looking for the document with all of the legal complicated information about why they refuse a visa.

USCIS does not deny visas, the DOS does.

Are you looking for reason why USCIS would deny the petition?

Or are you looking for reasons why DOS would deny a visa?

 

There's no known public list for all the reasons a petition might be denied. A number of common reasons are noted by others above. Basically, the petition stage is based on basic rules regarding eligibility for the petitioner to petition for somebody (meeting within 2 years, criminal history, multiple filings, etc.).

 

For a visa refusal, it can be for either ineligibility for the visa or 1 or more inadmissibilities: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/AnnualReports/FY2017AnnualReport/FY17AnnualReport-TableXX.pdf


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The USCIS 129-f petition denial decisions can be found on USCIS.gov site, top right “legal tools” tab, and then “administrative decisions.”   It’s organized by petition type, and then month and year.  

 

The reasons for the decisions are not collected in the form of lists or anything, but pretty clearly contained in the content. Some are denials and some are reversals of previously denied petitions, i.e sustained appeals.

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