Hi! You can also check processing times here USCIS Processing Time Information. At the California Processing Center, they are currently processing applications filed May 1, 2024. So If you submit your application December 1st, you can expect about a 7 month wait before you hear back. I have answered similar questions, so some of this will be copy and past but still very relevant to your inquiry.Having served as an Executive Assistant for a former US Department of State Foreign Service Officer and ConOfficer, as well as worked in an immigration law firm and for an immigration help center, I believe I can help. This does not serve as legal advice as I am not an attorney. While form instructions are available on the USCIS website for each form, immigration law firms also often prfree 30 minute consultations.The fiancu00e9 visa is has an unusual visa application process as it is technically a temporary non-immigrant visa, lasting only 90 days. During this time the fiancu00e9 and U.S. citizen sponsor are to be married and she will adjust status from the US.You are required to complete Form I-129F, Petition for an Alien Fiance. A money order of $535, made payable to the u201cU.S. Department of Homeland Securityu201d is required at the time of submission. It is crucial that you make the money order payable to u201cU.S. Department of Homeland Securityu201d rather than USDHS or any other variation. You can staple the check to the application at the time of submission. See this USCIS website to find where to submit the application: Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancu00e9(e).Once you receive the USCIS submission receipt, you can complete form DS-160 online with the receipt number. After that is submitted, you will acquire documentation to prove the nature of your relationship as well as Form I-134, Affidavit of Support. At this point you will need to acquire documentation specific to the Embassy/Consulate your fiance will be interviewing. Here are some basic ideas regarding what to bring and how to bring it:u00b7 Organize your documentation and label it so that it is easy on the ConOfficeru2019s eyes. Remember, he/she handles countless interviews a day. Make this one easy on the conoffice. If you want to would recommend what many law offices do: Create a table of contents, separate each section with a different color of paper which has the section labeled. This makes it easy to thumb through, bind the papers neatly together with a clip or fastener.u00b7 Form I-134 as well as proof of your income as a Legal Permanent Resident such as taxes from the last 3 years. Search USCIS I-864P, HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support, to see if you meet the financial requirements to sponsor your fiance. If you do not, you will need a co-sponsor.u00b7 Copies of marriage and divorce certificates for all previous marriages involving yourself and your spouse.u00b7 Copies of all of your forms and related documentation (specifically: I-129F Receipt, Form I-134 Affidavit of Support, DS-160 Confirmation Page, other submission receipts, appointment notice, your fianceu2019s non-expired medical and certified police record)u00b7 Documentation proving the nature of your relationship. This can include but is not limited to: photos with fiancu00e9(e) on various trips, engagement celebration, proof of engagement ring purchase, announcement to friends/family, affidavits from friends/family/employer, previous travel itineraries, phone records demonstrating regular communication, letters to and from fiancu00e9(e) (regular and special such as birthdays or anniversaries).u00b7 Check the embassy website for your country to see if additional documentation is required for your location.Finally, prepare for the interview itselfu2014This is crucial, especially in the current political climate. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, I have read that anywhere from a quarter to one-third of visa applications are denied at the interview stage. This varies widely depending on the consulate, conofficer and country from which you are applying. Unfortunately, many people are denied visas due to unpreparedness or nervousness at the time of the interview. It is understandable: a lot is riding on one quick interview. I have found a service that seeks to increase your chances of a successful interview by connecting applicants with experienced former foreign service officers for one-one-one practice interviews. Check out the website here: www.visapreponline.com and let me know what you think. I wish I had known about this service several years ago!Please keep us updated and good luck!