“Katib Al Kitab” and Its Legal Implications
Please note that the non-immigrant fiancé(e) (K-1) visa is created to enable you to travel to the United States in order to marry your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) in the United States within 90 days of your arrival date to the United States. Both the U.S. citizen and the K-1 visa applicant must have been legally free to marry at the time the petition was filed and must have remained so thereafter (during the visa interview). By signing a marriage contract (Katib Al Kitab), you are considered to be legally and officially married under both Jordanian and U.S. law, regardless of consummation of marriage or the holding of a wedding party.
If you and your U.S. citizen petitioner have signed the Katib Al Kitab, or intend to sign before travel to the U.S., you are not eligible for a K-1 visa. Your spouse must file for a family-based immigrant visa (CR1, form I-130).
If you have an appointment scheduled for your fiancé (e) visa, please see the list of required documentation here.
If you have an approved K-1 petition by USCIS, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com to create a profile and schedule your appointment. Please note this does not apply to Syrian applicants currently residing in Syria.
If you missed your appointment that was scheduled with the immigrant visa unit in Amman, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com to reschedule.
If you have not yet filed a petition for immigration, more on how to file information is available here: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process.html
Information for Syrian applicants processing in Amman, Jordan
Interviews for all Syrian immigrant visa applicants, including for K-1 visas, are scheduled by the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan to help facilitate entry into Jordan. Please see information for Syrian Applicants here.
Notice Regarding Document Submission
Immigrant visa applicants must submit the required documents in advance of their interview dates. Failing to provide a complete document package in advance will delay visa processing. If you do not provide a complete document package in advance of your interview, your interview may be cancelled and you may be asked to schedule a different interview date online.
Jordanian citizens, residents of Jordan, and applicants already in Jordan: One to two weeks before your interview, you must send your complete document package with Aramex or drop it off at the U.S. Embassy between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. any day that the embassy is open. These hours are for document drop-off only; we will not be able to assist with cases or answer questions during this time. You should submit all documents no more than two weeks before your interview and no later than one week before your interview.
Non-Jordanian citizens who do not reside in Jordan and applicants traveling to Jordan for interview: You should arrive in Jordan five days before your interview and conduct your medical exam. Three business days before your interview, you must drop off your complete document package at the U.S. Embassy between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.