How to Apply

To apply for a fiancée visa, follow the steps on the Fiancé(e) Visa Process on


  1. File I-129F petition with USCIS and wait for official notification of USCIS’ decision.
  2. Once USCIS has approved the petition, they will forward it to the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala through the National Visa Center. This process typically takes 6-8 weeks. The embassy is generally unable to provide any assistance until the case file arrives in Guatemala.
  3. Upon receipt of the case file, the embassy will send an instruction packet to the beneficiary via email.
  4. The beneficiary will follow these instructions to pay the application fee and schedule online their appointment for an interview at the embassy in Guatemala.
  5. Schedule and complete the medical examination process with an Embassy-approved physician (only in Guatemala). As these examinations have limited validity, all beneficiaries should wait to schedule these appointments until specifically instructed to do so by the embassy.
  6. Attend the required appointments.