A fiancé visa (also known as a K1) is a nonimmigrant visa, which allows a foreign fiancé or fiancée to enter the United States to marry a U.S. citizen. The fiancé must marry the petitioning U.S. citizen within 90 days of their admission on a K1 visa. After the couple marries, the beneficiary can apply for adjustment of status in the United States to obtain residency (green card).
The process of obtaining the K1 visa begins with the U.S. citizen petitioner filing an I-129F petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In most cases, before the U.S. citizen can file the I-129F Petition, the couple must have met in person during the preceding 2 years. Once the I-129F Petition is approved, the fiancé beneficiary will be scheduled for an interview at a U.S. consulate abroad in order to obtain the K1 visa.
An experienced immigration lawyer at Nayar & McIntyre, LLP can assist you and your fiancé with the entire K1 process. We can help you file the I-129F Petition and supporting documents, advise you of the time frame for each step of the process, and help you prepare the applications and supporting documents for the K1 visa interview at the consulate. We can also assist you to file the adjustment of status application once your fiancé has arrived in the United States. If you and fiancé are scheduled for an interview at Citizenship and Immigration Services once the adjustment of status application is filed, an immigration attorney from our office will attend the interview with you.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Please contact our office at 972.445.4114 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced K1 visa lawyer.
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