FIANCÉ VISA (K-1 VISA)
The purpose of a fiancé immigration visa is to get your loved one
into the United States for marriage. The requirements for a fiancé visa are:
• You are a U.S. citizen,
• You have met your intended spouse in person within the last two
years (with some exceptions), and
•You both you are legally able to marry.
Once your application is submitted, it will be forwarded to the National
Visa Center and forwarded to the embassy indicated in the petition. Generally,
the process takes about nine months or shorter. Once your fiancé
arrives in the United States, you and your immigrant fiancé must
marry within 90 days from the date he or she entered the United States.
Otherwise, the visa will expire and the beneficiary of the fiancé
must return to their country of origin.
Many cultures have different ideas of how marriages and engagements should
occur. The USCIS has carved out certain exceptions, such as the in-person
meeting requirement if this is against your cultural norms or will otherwise
cause an undue hardship.
New laws in the United States now extend fiancé visas to same-sex
couples, so long as you intend to marry in a state that recognizes
Applying for a fiancé visa can be complicated, especially at the
consular processing stage. Contact an
Orange County immigration lawyer today for a consultation. The Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C. serves
Orange County, including Irvine, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Mission Viejo, Laguna
Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and major cities throughout Southern California.
Contact the Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C. for a consultation today. If you are looking for an experienced immigration
attorney, look no further.