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K1 Visa Approval Rate by Country 2024

A K-1 Visa is a visa that a non-United States citizen who is hoping to marry a United States citizen will apply for. When awarded, the couple must marry within 90 days. It typically takes five months to a year to be awarded this type of Visa. Some citizens of certain countries tend to be awarded these Visas more easily than others. In this article, we will take a look at the states regarding K-1 Visa approval rates and which countries have the most success when it comes to K-1 Visas.

The country that has the most visas approved is the country of the United Kingdom. Overall, 34 citizens from the UK have been approved for K-1 Visas in 2023. On average, it takes 38 days for these citizens to interview for their visas. The next country on the list is Canada. 25 citizens from Canada have been approved for K-1 Visas in 2023. However, on average, it takes 100 days for these applicants to be interviewed.

The Philippines and Brazil fall not too far below Canada in their quest to obtain a K-1 Visa. 24 visas from the Philippines and 23 from Brazil were awarded in 2023. On average, it takes 75 days for Philippine citizens to be interviewed and 50 days for Brazilian citizens to be interviewed. Nigeria is the country that rounds out the top five. 16 citizens from Nigeria, who averaged 97 days before being interviewed, received K-1 Visas in 2023.

On the flip side, there are several countries that have not been successful at receiving K-1 Visas in 2023. For example, the countries of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Nepal, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Tunisia, Bolivia, Jordan, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Paraguay, El Salvador, Lebanon, Oman, Moldova, and Latvia have not been awarded any K-1 Visas in 2023, even though applications have been submitted.

Several other countries have only been awarded 1 K-1 Visa in 2023. These countries include Ethiopia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Sri Lanka, Romania, Chile, Rwanda, Benin, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Belarus, Laos, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Montenegro, Grenada and Bangladesh have all only been awarded 1 K-1 Visa in 2023.

Another important factor to keep in mind when considering K-1 Visa applications is the length of time it takes for applicants to interview for their Visa. Currently, the country of Vietnam has the longest wait time. Citizens of Vietnam wait an average of 143 days before they interview.

  • All data pertains to 12-month period from September 2022 through August 2023

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Country
Total Records
Final Visas Approved
Average Days Application To Interview
Applications Still Pending
United Kingdom52343818
Brazil48235025
Philippines46247522
Canada422510017
Nigeria30169714
India26133013
Colombia2574418
Mexico24129712
Dominican Republic21114710
Japan2011399
Turkey1766711
Germany1511394
Thailand159746
France158987
Australia158487
Russia1311712
Kenya124698
Jamaica125457
China116665
Pakistan106374
Italy105215
South Korea103387
Morocco104726
Ghana106584
Iran92657
South Africa95424
Egypt82636
Spain86632
Poland85633
Venezuela85593
Netherlands83385
Indonesia76381
Vietnam741433
Ecuador74603
Peru61465
Cameroon6648
Haiti641042
United Arab Emirates63733
Serbia65601
New Zealand65471
Ireland64812
Armenia63453
Taiwan53332
Honduras521753
Singapore52383
Ethiopia411023
Uganda4459
Iraq411213
Algeria42272
Kazakhstan42592
Cuba43691
Sweden4284
Portugal421082
Costa Rica43611
Argentina3325
Saudi Arabia31612
Nepal3353
Ivory Coast3533
Chile31312
Romania31222
Greece311842
Lebanon3393
Albania3349
Ukraine2277
Malaysia2342
Rwanda211
Tunisia22
Belgium2249
Jordan2172
Czech Republic21511
Hungary21381
Belarus21291
Hong Kong21411
Nicaragua2243
Denmark21271
Qatar2237
Bangladesh11
Afghanistan1821
Uzbekistan11
Sri Lanka1167
Somalia11
Benin1164
Bolivia1321
Austria11
Switzerland1401
Laos11633
Paraguay11
Bulgaria11
El Salvador1681
Finland1143
Oman1361
Moldova1131
Lithuania1130
Latvia1171
Estonia1121
Suriname1261
Montenegro1133
Bahamas1134
Grenada1147
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Which country has the most K1 visas?

The Philippines has the most K-1 Visa holders, followed by Vietnam and Mexico.

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