Visas for Fiancé(e)s (K-1)
The K-1 Visa is for individuals wanting to come to the U.S. to marry a U.S. citizen. Unlike the B-2 visitor visa, which does not allow for the entry of individuals intending to come to the U.S. permanently, the Fiancé(e) (K-1) visa is meant to facilitate the transition between foreign-based significant other and U.S.-based lawful permanent resident.
In order to qualify, a potential K-1 visa holder must:
- Have been legally free to marry at the time of the filing of the underlying petition (same applies to the citizen petitioner);
- Not be inadmissible to the U.S.;
- Intend to marry their citizen petitioner within 90 days of arrival to the U.S.; and
- The couple must have met in person within the two years preceding the filing of the petition (with a few exceptions)
The children of certain K-1 visa are eligible for a K-2 visas. Following entry into the U.S. on the K-1 visa and marriage to the petitioner, the K-1 and K-2 visa holders will need to file for adjustment of status (“Green Cards”) through the USCIS.
Our Pledge to U.S. Citizen Petitioners of Foreign-based Fiancées:
Khurgel Immigration Law Firm has assisted countless U.S. citizen petitioners in bringing their fiancées to the U.S. We provide our clients:
- The fastest possible lawful approach and expert preparation of K-1 processing;
- No-nonsense, honest advice regarding possible complications;
- A reasonable and up-front fixed fee; and
- Attorney follow-up until case completion.
Common K-1 Complications We Have Handled in the Past Include:
- Denials of the previous K-1 Visa on various grounds
- Fraud investigations
- Ineligibilities requiring a waiver
- Exceptions to the two-year in-person meeting requirement
- Multiple petition filings or multiple previous marriages
- Failure to marry within 90 days of entry
- Entry on K-1 visa, followed my marriage problems during the Green Card process
For a confidential evaluation of a K-1 case schedule a consultation.