LAS VEGAS, NV - August 22, 2019 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) - RapidVisa, the industry pioneer and most trusted online U.S. immigrant visa processing service, released a report today examining the trends of K-1 fiancé visa applications, including statistics regarding the destinations, occupations and demographics of applicants and sponsors. Researchers studied multiple datasets from a sample of RapidVisa’s proprietary database of more than 50,000 successful customers and compared it with statistics provided by the U.S. government. The findings shed light for the first-time-ever on a frequently misunderstood and poorly reported topic.
The rise in online dating and dating apps have increased the ability for singles to find love anywhere in the world, which has been widely showcased in mainstream media in recent years. RapidVisa has assisted with sourcing cast members for TLC’s hit reality television series, 90 Day Fiancé, which has given U.S. households a unique insider’s look into international dating and the K-1 visa application journey. An important bridge to immigration for fiancés of U.S. citizens, the K-1 gives couples a 90-day window to get married and file the necessary paperwork to adjust their status to permanent citizenship.
The RapidVisa report presents several key findings, like:
- Annual K-1 visa entries into the U.S. are lower than the average daily attendance at a New York Yankees baseball game (39,400)
- Filipinos make up a large and growing portion of K-1 visa entrants
- The U.S. has seen significant declines in K-1 visa applicants from China, Russia and Ukraine
- Significant increases in K-1 visas are from Brazil, Haiti and the Dominican Republic
- The United Kingdom and Canada remain two of the top native English-speaking countries with the most K-1 approvals.
- Most K-1 entrants go to populous coastal U.S. states like California, Florida, New York and Texas, however Washington, D.C., Alaska and Hawaii receive the most K-1 entrants per capita
- States of Washington, Nevada, and Massachusetts also saw relatively high proportions of K-1 recipients in 2017
- Average K-1 sponsors are white males in their early 40's
- Average K-1 applicants are women in their late 20’s
- Median K-1 sponsors income levels are approximately $45,000 per year, nearly 15,000 less than the United States median income of $60,000 (rounded up). However, extremely high-income individuals make up a significant portion of K-1 sponsors—13 percent of sponsors make more than $100,000 per year.
- In line with the Trump Presidency’s stance on immigration, denials of K-1 applicants slightly increased, approvals have slightly decreased, and pending cases have skyrocketed.
The full report can be viewed here: https://rapidvisa.com/k1-visa-report/
“With all of the misinformation and stereotypes regarding a broad topic like immigration and K-1 visas, it is important to present clear and accurate facts,” said RapidVisa founder and CEO, Ben Ives. “Having processed more than 50,000 green card and visa applications over a decade, we have assisted everyone from infants to seniors over 80 years old, who’ve overcome so many obstacles to be with their loved ones in the U.S. It is with great pride that our core focus is family reunification.”
RapidVisa offers a variety of non-lawyer immigration services for U.S. visa processing including the K-1 Fiancé Visa, CR1/IR1 Spousal Visa, IR2 Child Visa, IR5 Parent Visa, B1/B2 Tourist Visa, Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Removal of Conditions (Green Card), Renew or Replace Green Card and Naturalization (Citizenship).
RapidVisa is an online-based service that streamlines the U.S. immigration process with technology and full-support. For over a decade, the company has provided low cost, full-service non-lawyer immigration solutions to more than 50,000 customers. Phone and chat support is available seven days a week for one all-inclusive fee. RapidVisa makes immigration less burdensome by streamlining the process and reducing the expense. By providing innovative software, high-quality multimedia content and world-class customer service, RapidVisa is America’s leader in immigration. Headquartered in Las Vegas, RapidVisa has multiple offices in the Philippines and plans to expand into additional countries in the near future. For more information, visit RapidVisa.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.