A U.S. Citizen engaged to a foreigner who is residing in another country may also petition his (her) fiancé(e) for a K-1 fiance visa through an I-129F petition. The petition should prove that the U.S. Citizen and foreign fiance met within the past two years, have been communicating with each other, and fully intend to marry within 90 days of entering the U.S.
Plane tickets, email correspondence, international phone call records, and recent pictures of the U.S. Citizen and his or her fiance at the fiance’s country are always suggested for a well-prepared K-1 Fiance Visa Petition. If the fiancé(e) has a child (under 21 and unmarried), a K-2 nonimmigrant visa may be available to him or her. Be sure to include the names of the fiancé(e)’s children on the I-129F K-1 Fiance Visa petition. The K-1 Fiance Visa petition is filed in the U.S. and once approved, the beneficiary will be notified by the US Consulate abroad for a K-1 visa packet to complete the DS-156 forms, take a medical exam, and go to a fiance visa interview. Once the fiancé(e) arrives in the U.S. on the K-1 visa, he/she must get married in 90 days to the petitioner. After the petitioner and the fiancé(e) get married, the foreign-born spouse may apply for permanent residence and remain in the United States while USCIS processes the application.
Our Services: Our office will review every aspect of your case and prepare all the necessary application documents and necessary arguments to establish the fiance relationship. We will help you draft the affidavits in support of the petition. You will be informed of the expected time frame of each step. We will also conduct an interview for you in preparation of the fiancé(e) visa interview about a week before. Upon entry and marriage, you may also retain our firm for the I-485 application.
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