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K-1 Fiance(e) Visa

When would I need a K-1 visa?

If you intend to marry a US citizen, your fiancé(e) may bring you to the US for the wedding with a K-1 Visa. You must marry within 90 days of arriving in the US or you are required to leave the country. Once you have been married, you would apply for an adjustment of status and you will obtain your green card. Your spouse must be a US citizen (not a green card holder or permanent resident); both parties must be legally allowed to marry (single, proof of divorce, be of age); must have met in person within the last two years; and a genuine intention to marry within 90 days of arriving in the US. However, some of these requirements can be waived if there are serious reasons such as religion.

This K-1 Visa is meant for couples who are ready to marry and not for couples who are considering marriage.

Orlando K1 Visa AttorneyThere are several stages to this particular visa: first your petition will be sent to USCIS. When the USCIS approves your application, it will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC). After all the checks have been approved by the NVC, an interview may or may not be requested – then your visa will be granted or denied. If the visa is granted, then you may enter the U.S. with your K-1 visa.

Once the checks and background reports have all been completed, the US Consulate will instruct the fiancé(e) to undergo a medical examination at a medical center specified by the Consulate and then to return for an interview. Some centers will be able to complete the medical examination on the same day as the interview – this will be explained to you in the letter you receive from the consulate.

Documentation required for a K-1 visa

There are many documents required to complete this application, but most importantly – proof of US citizenship, proof that you can support yourself financially, proof of a bona fide relationship, proof of intent to marry, photographs, criminal records if relevant, police clearance certificates from your home country. These are some of the requirements that must be met. If you have any questions regarding these, please contact us.

Possible delays in obtaining a K-1 visa

It is important to note that if there is any missing paper work, then you will receive a request for evidence. This usually delays the overall process by 5-12 months. However, this can normally be avoided by obtaining a good attorney who has the experience in handling these situations and will ensure that all the correct documents are sent accordingly.

Possible delays include:

  • Inadequate English skills
  • Documents completed incorrectly
  • Missing documents
  • Failure to convince the office that a bona fide relationship exists
  • Incorrect documents sent

All of the above can be avoided but are common mistakes. The Law Offices of Suzanne E. Vazquez in Central Florida aims to streamline the K-1 Visa application process for you so these things do not occur.

The K-1 visa process can be a complicated and confusing process – if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Additionally, in an effort to help you obtain all the information you need we have compiled the most common questions we get from clients. Please feel free to visit our K-1 Visa FAQ's for further information.

Contact our Orlando K-1 Visa Attorney

If you need to apply for a K1 Visa contact us today. We have a professional team dedicated to helping individuals with all of their immigration needs, including K1 visa applications. Suzanne Vazquez, Board certified by the FL Bar as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, is a very experienced US immigration attorney and has helped many clients in the past. Call our Immigration Law Firm today during office hours at (407) 674-6968 and we will be glad to help you. If you prefer to see us at our Tampa location, please call us at 813-400-0055 to make an appointment. If you have an emergency after office hours please call us at (407) 925-2554 and we will contact you shortly. You may also fill in our online form or send us an e-mail at info@ImmigrationHelpToday.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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