U.S. citizens may petition for a K-1 nonimmigrant visa (fiancé/e visa) for their foreign national fiancé/e so that they may seek admission to the country on a temporary basis. The K-1 visa permits entry to the U.S. for 90 days. The foreign national fiancé/e must marry their U.S. citizen petitioner within those 90 days for the foreign national to be eligible for lawful permanent resident status (a Green Card).
You may be eligible to petition for the K-1 fiancé/e visa if:
- You are a U.S. citizen
- You and your fiancé/e are intending to marry within 90 days of their entry to the U.S. on the K-1 fiancé/e visa
- You are your fiancé/e demonstrate a bona fide intent to establish a life together and are both legally able to marry in the U.S.
- You and your fiancé/e met in person at least once during the 2-year period before your filing of the petition
Your petition is the first step in a multi-step process, including your fiancé/e’s actual application for the K-1 nonimmigrant visa, a visa interview for your fiancé/e at a U.S. Embassy or consulate, inspection at a port of entry, marriage within 90 days of your fiancé/e’s admission to the United States, and their application for lawful permanent residence (a Green Card) after marriage.
We know that the immigration process for a foreign national fiancé/e is complex and multi-faceted. Youngblood & Associates will guide, assist, and represent you throughout the K-1 process and adjustment of status to a permanent resident.
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