K-1 Fiancé Visa (U.S. Citizens)

If you are a U.S. citizen who wants to bring your foreign fiancé(e) to the United States in order to get married, you will need to file a Form I-129F, Petition For Alien Fiancé(e) with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This is the first step to obtaining a K-1 non-immigrant visa for your fiancé(e).
WHAT IS IT?
  • In order to obtain a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, you and your fiancé(e) must intend to marry each other within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the U.S as a K-1 nonimmigrant.
  • If your fiancé(e) marries you within 90 days of being admitted to the United States as a K-1 nonimmigrant, they may apply for lawful permanent resident status in the United States (a Green Card).
  • If you have already married, plan to marry outside the United States, or your fiancé(e) is already residing legally in the United States, your spouse or fiancé(e) is not eligible for a fiancé(e) visa. Go to our I-130, Petition for a Relative of a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident page for more information about how to help your foreign spouse apply for a Green Card.

PROCESS & TIMELINE

OVERVIEW

On average, it takes 4 – 6 weeks for Bay Immigration Law to prepare an I-130 petition to file with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, depending on the particulars of your case. In general, the process is as follows:

INTRODUCTION

We have an introductory phone call and go over your plans, requirements, and the documentation/information that will be necessary to proceed.

We send out an Engagement Letter establishing the Attorney-Client Privileged relationship, and outlining the legal and government costs for the preparation and filing of the case.

Once the Engagement Letter has been returned to us, we will make a formal request for documentation and information to begin preparation of the case.

STEPS FOR SUCCESS

On a continuing basis we work with you to collect the information and documentation to fulfill the submission requirements for the Forms, Letter of Support and Packet.

Once the packet is complete, we prepare a physical packet (in duplicate) at our Palo Alto office and ship it to USCIS for adjudication.

ON COMPLETION

If you are attending a Consular Interview, we will walk you through the process of booking a Consular Interview, and will prepare you for the interview a week or two prior to the interview.

Contact

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