K-1 Fiancé Visa in Virginia

About the K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa

If you are a U.S. citizen and are planning to marry a foreign national who currently lives abroad, you will need to assist your fiancé or fiancée with the process of applying for a K-1 visa. The K-1 visa is intended for the fiancé(e) of a United States citizen who wants to enter this country for the purposes of marrying and subsequently establishing permanent residency. A K-1 visa holder is required to marry his or her future spouse within 90 days of arrival in the U.S., after which he or she may petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for adjustment of status for a green card.

Applying for a Fiancé(e) Visa in Virginia & North Carolina

The first step in applying for a K-1 visa is for you to complete and submit the Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e). The Form I-129F essentially serves as your sponsorship of the other party to immigrate to the U.S. Once this form has been processed by USCIS, it will then be forwarded to the local Consulate or U.S. Embassy in your future spouse's home country so that he or she may then apply for the K-1 visa. If he or she has children, they may be eligible for a K-2 visa, which allows their children to accompany the K-1 visa holder.

The K-1 visa application requires extensive documentation, including police records, medical records and evidence of financial support, in addition to evidence that you and your future spouse have a genuine relationship and that you have met in person at least once in the last two years (though there are exceptions to this last requirement).

Applicants frequently make mistakes, such as including erroneous information, omitting information, or failing to understand the requirements. You can greatly improve your chances of success in the process, as well as avoiding any unnecessary complications, by hiring a Virginia immigration lawyer from Fayad Law, P.C. We are ready to put our two decades of experience to work in helping you get a K-1 visa so that you can start building a life in this country with the person you love.