THE K PACKET
An approved fiancé(e) (K1) nonimmigrant visa petition is only valid for four months from the date of its approval. Consular officers may revalidate the petition several times. Each revalidation is good for an additional four months.
The petition is routinely revalidated, provided the officer concludes that the petitioner and the beneficiary remain legally free to marry and continue to intend to marry each other within 90 days after the beneficiary’s admission into the United States.
However, if the officer is not convinced that the U.S. citizen petitioner intends to marry the beneficiary, including instances where no action has been taken on the application for a year (i.e., a visa interview for the applicant and submission of required documentation), the petition may be returned to the approving U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.