Foreign nationals engaged to U.S. citizens can apply for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa to come to the U.S. for marriage. The K-1 fiancé(e) visa application process can be intricate. Errors or oversights in the K-1 fiancé(e) visa petition can lead to significant delays or even rejections.
To ensure your K-1 fiancé(e) visa gets approved, it’s crucial to consult an experienced immigration attorney to guide you through the process.
The immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group in Los Angeles has vast experience assisting clients with the fiancé(e) visa application and the subsequent green card application process. Assistance is also available for K-3 spouse visas.
Reach out now at (800) 976-5675 or email our firm to discover how we can support you in the K-1 fiancé(e) visa process.
Eligibility Criteria for K-1 Fiancé(e) Visas
To be eligible for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, the applicant must prove to the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services (USCIS) that:
- They are a U.S. citizen
- They intend to marry the fiancé(e) within 90 days of their arrival in the U.S.
- Both the petitioner and the fiancé(e) are legally free to marry. This means neither party can be currently married. If previously married, legal proof of the marriage’s end (annulment, divorce, or death) is required.
Typically, the petitioner should have met the fiancé(e) in person at least once in the past two years. Exceptions may apply.
The USCIS Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is a crucial document to initiate this visa application.
Additional Information on K-1 Fiancé(e) Visas
- Post K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa Petition Submission: USCIS processes applications in the order received. Check processing times here.
- After K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa Issuance: The foreign national must marry the U.S citizen within 90 days of entry. Post marriage, the K-1 visa holder can apply for a green card. If marriage doesn’t take place within 90 days, the K-1 visa expires, and extensions aren’t available. The visa holder would need to leave the U.S. or change their immigration status to stay legally.
- Multiple K-1 Visa Applications: If you’ve applied for a fiancé(e) visa previously, the U.S. government might suspect immigration fraud, especially if the fiancé(e) was met through an international marriage broker. In such scenarios, consulting an immigration attorney is even more essential.
Contact a Los Angeles K-1 Immigration Attorney at Hanlon Law Group
For detailed information on K-1 visa prerequisites and the application procedure, reach out to a Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group. With over two decades of experience, our attorney has successfully represented clients in diverse immigration cases.
Combining modern case management technology with personalized service, we proudly offer:
- Efficient, top-tier legal services to resolve immigration challenges
- Immigration services in multiple languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.
Contact us now at (800) 976-5675 or email us to learn more about our services. Initial consultations are complimentary and confidential.