The Frager Law Firm assists U.S. citizens engaged to marry foreign nationals with the K-1 visa petition process. A K-1 or fiancé visa is needed to bring a fiancé to the United States to marry. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes and approves K-1 visa petitions based on certain eligibility requirements.
Fiancé visa requirements
- Proof of U.S. citizenship for the person bringing the fiancé to the United States (birth certificate or certificate of naturalization)
- Proof that an in-person meeting occurred with the fiancé during the previous two years
- Proof that both parties are legally free to marry (are not married, are divorced, had prior marriage annulled, or are widowed)
- Minimum income requirement (125% of the household poverty level for fiancé and children)
- No criminal record for the fiancé
- No U.S. immigration law violations for the fiancé
Other fiancé visa factors
Once the K-1 visa is issued and the foreign fiancé enters the United States, marriage must occur within 90 days. Obtaining a K-2 visa allows the foreign fiancé’s children under the age of 21 years to apply for U.S. entry.
Importance of hiring an immigration lawyer
Because the immigration process involves complexities and requires exact compliance with all rules and regulations, an immigration lawyer can help you avoid many obstacles that can result in delay or petition denial. There are often factors of which couples are unaware, such as strict time constraints. If the fiancé leaves the United States before marriage, his or her departure may result in a re-entry denial under the current visa.
Clients rely on the Frager Law Firm in a variety of ways:
- To get answers to all their questions
- To gain an understanding of pertinent immigration procedures
- To attach all required documentation to the petition
- To properly fill out and file K-1 and K-2 petitions on their behalf
- Our staff also assists with the application for permanent residency (green card) after the marriage.
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