DO YOU NEED A FIANCÉ VISA?
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As one of the most exciting times in anyone’s life, marriage is something to be celebrated. Unfortunately, immigration laws often make it difficult to get married, let alone be in the same country as your fiancé. There is no guarantee that you’ll receive your fiancé visa in time for your wedding and many applicants without legal representation struggle to understand the complex system. When you work with the Fisher Legal Group, we can help you petition for a visa. Our Orlando immigration attorneys are committed to achieving the best on your behalf.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A K-1 VISA
A fiancé visa is also called a K-1 visa by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The K-1 nonimmigrant visa allows the fiancé of an American citizen the opportunity to enter the U.S. and marry. This must be done within 90 days of the fiancé’s arrival. Eventually, the citizen may be able to obtain permanent residency status, or a green card, for their fiancé. A visa only grants a person the right to enter the country, and any visitor must obtain some sort of visa. On the other hand, having a green card means that a person can live and work in country.
Some of the data and questions contained in the I-129F form, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e),include:
- Your personal information and identification
- If you have had any previous marriages or name changes
- If your fiancé has had any previous marriages
- If your fiancé has any children
- If you met in person at least once within two years of filing
- If your fiancé has had a history of criminal activity
The K-1 visa only allows your fiancé to enter the U.S. for 90 days, so it’s crucial that you have all plans in place for the wedding to occur right away. Because no one can say exactly how long it will take to receive the visa, flexible wedding plans are always advised.
ASSISTING YOU WITH THE PETITIONING PROCESS
Typically, the likelihood of a fiancé petition approval is fairly high. According to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, over 95% of applicants have their petitions approved. You can download the I-129F form from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. This form gathers information and informs the department that you intend to petition your fiancé to marry and live with you in the U.S.
You may also be asked to give a detailed account of how you and your fiancé met and the nature of your relationship. This is done to show that you and your fiancé are in a true relationship. As you continue through the process, you and your fiancé might be interviewed, asked very similar questions, and asked to provide similar documentation. Hiring an Orlando immigration lawyer can help ensure a smooth process.
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Amidst the unknown and days and weeks of waiting, the last thing you want is to be left on your own. When we represent a client, we offer the highest level of assistance possible and stay in close communication throughout the process. The Fisher Legal Group is regarded as one of the top immigration firms in Orlando. Former clients have praised our ability to prioritize their needs and provide expert legal advice. If you have any doubts about how begin the process of petitioning your fiancé’s immigration, let our firm handle your situation.
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