What Is a fiancé K-1 Visa?
The fiancé(e) K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival. The foreign-citizen will then apply for adjustment of status to a permanent resident (LPR) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Foreign-citizen fiancé(e) children under the age of 18 can accompany their parents.
A foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen who has approved Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), Form I-129F, who has been issued a nonimmigrant K-1 visa for travel to the United States in order to marry his or her U.S. citizen fiancé(e). Both the U.S. citizen and the K-1 visa applicant must have been legally free to marry at the time the petition was filed and must have remained so thereafter. The marriage must be legally possible according to laws of the U.S. state in which the marriage will take place. In general, the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) and U.S. citizen sponsor must have met in person within the past two years.
1) PROOF THAT U.S. CITIZEN CAN SUPPORT SELF AND FIANCE.
The whole process takes about 4-6 months if everything goes smoothly. Once the Form I-129F is approved, it is valid for four months from the date of approval by USCIS.
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