K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa: Your Complete Guide

K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa: Your Complete Guide

K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa: Your Complete Guide

May 24, 2024

Welcome to Namona Family Immigration, your trusted partner in navigating the complex world of immigration. In this blog post, we'll be exploring the K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa, a pathway that allows U.S. citizens to bring their foreign fiancé(e)s to the United States for the purpose of marriage.

Understanding the K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa: The K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa is designed for U.S. citizens who are engaged to foreign nationals residing outside the United States. This visa enables the foreign fiancé(e) to enter the U.S. for a period of 90 days, during which time the couple must marry. Once married, the foreign fiancé(e) can apply for lawful permanent residency (a Green Card) to remain in the United States with their spouse.

Key Steps in the K-1 Visa Process:

  1. Filing the Petition: The U.S. citizen petitioner must file Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This petition establishes the relationship between the petitioner and their fiancé(e) and confirms their intention to marry within 90 days of the fiancé(e)’s entry into the U.S.

  2. Approval of the Petition: Once the petition is approved by USCIS, it will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing. The NVC will then transfer the case to the U.S. embassy or consulate in the foreign fiancé(e)’s home country.

  3. Visa Application: The foreign fiancé(e) will need to apply for a K-1 visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate. They will be required to complete various forms and provide supporting documentation, including evidence of the relationship with the U.S. citizen petitioner.

  4. Interview and Medical Examination: The foreign fiancé(e) will attend a visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country. They will also undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the health requirements for immigration.

  5. Travel to the U.S.: If approved, the foreign fiancé(e) will receive their K-1 visa, allowing them to travel to the United States. They must enter the U.S. within the validity period of the visa (usually 6 months) and marry their U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry.

  6. Adjustment of Status: After the marriage takes place, the foreign fiancé(e) can apply for adjustment of status to obtain lawful permanent residency (Green Card) in the United States.

Why Choose Namona for Your K-1 Visa Journey: At Namona Family Immigration, we understand that the process of obtaining a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa can be complex and overwhelming. That's why we're here to provide expert guidance and support every step of the way.

When you choose Namona for your immigration needs, you can expect:

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced immigration attorneys specializes in family-based immigration and stays abreast of the latest laws and regulations.

  • Personalized Service: We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and objectives.

  • Accessibility: We're here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide support throughout the entire K-1 visa process.

  • Peace of Mind: With Namona by your side, you can have confidence knowing that your case is in capable hands, allowing you to focus on building a future with your fiancé(e) in the United States.

At Namona Family Immigration, we believe in love knows no borders, and we're dedicated to helping couples reunite and build a life together in the United States. If you're considering applying for a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa or have questions about the immigration process, contact Namona today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys. Let us help you navigate the pathway to love and happiness with confidence and ease.

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Welcome to the Namona Family!

We're committed to guiding you through every aspect of your immigration journey,

ensuring a smooth and stress-free process.

Call us today and take the first step towards

achieving your immigration goals.

© 2024 Namona

Welcome to the Namona Family!

We're committed to guiding you through every aspect of your immigration journey,

ensuring a smooth and stress-free process.

Call us today and take the first step towards

achieving your immigration goals.

© 2024 Namona