THE K PACKET
The phrase “bona fide” stands for something that is done in good faith without fraud or deceit or something that is genuine.
How do the applicant and petitioner establish that their relationship is real?
One of the elements of establishing entitlement to a fiancé(e) visa involves determining whether the applicant intends to marry the petitioner and that the relationship is not for immigration purposes only. Fiancé(e) visa applicants should be ready to discuss how their relationship began and progressed and provide pictures with the petitioner or any other evidence to indicate that the applicant intends to marry the petitioner.
The interview is the applicant’s main opportunity to clearly establish a valid relationship with the petitioner and their intention to get married within 90 days of the applicant’s arrival in the U.S.
The consular officer has to be reasonably satisfied that the relationship is legitimate and not simply for the purposes of obtaining a visa to the U.S.