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K-1 Fiance Visa Petition Timeline, Fees, Requirements

Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

K-1 Fiance

This is the alternative to waiting outside the United States for nearly a year to be with your spouse. In fact, it usually takes only thirty to forty-five days to get an approval from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

K1 Visa Application Process

K1 Visa Application Process

Afterwards, your spouse will be with you in the United States while awaiting issuance of the Green Card. Your spouse can also leave the United States without any problem of returning.

Fiancé(e) of U.S. Citizen (K-1) and minor children (K-2)

Any children that your fiancée has can also come to the United States once the visa is issued. This visa automatically allows your fiancée to work upon entry to the United States.

K1 Visa Application Process

K1 Visa Application Process

K1 Visa Application Process

After entering the U.S., there will be 90 days where you will have to get married. Once married, then your spouse will be able to file the adjustment of status petition for lawful permanent residency. If you do not get married within the 90 days, then it is possible that the K-1 will be invalidated and there will be issues with being able to adjust status through an adjustment application.

K1 Visa Application Process

Likewise, if the foreign national has committed a crime, been deemed to have committed fraud or is inadmissible in any of the numerous ways that people are not permitted in the U.S. then it would be necessary to file a Waiver of Inadmissibility. Sometimes in this case, it might be better to marry outside the U.S. and come in on a spousal visa.

K1 Visa Application Process

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At the interview, one of the most important items to prove is that the pending marriage is bona-fide and that the foreign national is not just coming to the U.S. to marry to get the Green Card.

Proving the bona fides of the pending marriage can be difficult. This is especially true if you have a large age difference, Or you just recently met, Or if you only met in person 1 or 2 times.

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Once you get the hopeful approval of the Fiance Petition,
The U.S. Consulate should issue the K-1 Visa for 4 months.
You would need to get to the U.S. before the expiration of this in order to proceed forward, Marry and then apply for the Green Card.

One thing you should be aware of is that if you come into the U.S. on a Fiance K-1 Visa, You can only adjust status through the person who petitioned you that will not work.

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Therefore, Make sure the marriage is real and you love the person,
Not just trying to comply with immigration laws.

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