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New Jersey K-1 Fiancé Visa Lawyer

Obtaining Visas for Fiancés Outside the U.S.

When you are engaged to be married and your fiancée resides in a foreign country, a United States citizen may apply to allow their fiancée to enter the U.S. for a 90 day period on a temporary visa. Upon entry, the fiancée can then apply for conditional permanent residency. Although this visa originates within the United States, the application is forwarded by the U.S. to the Consulate abroad. The home country of the fiancé will contact that individual for additional forms to be filled out and to schedule an interview. Once the visa is granted, it must be used within four months of issuance to enter the U.S.

Requirements for Fiancé Visas

The USCIS criteria for qualifying for a fiancée visa include the following:

  • Must have met in person within two years of filing the petition
  • The spouses must have a bona fide intention to marry
  • Must be able and willing to conclude a valid marriage within 90 days of arrival

A waiver may be available to assist individuals in circumstances where extreme hardship or cultural/social practice prevents certain criteria from being met. However, other criteria may have to be strictly adhered to—if the parties do not marry within 90 days as required, the fiancée and any dependents that traveled with them will be required to depart the U.S. or may be subject to removal. A New Jersey immigration attorney can help individuals ensure that requirements for the fiancé visa are satisfied and that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

We Help Couples Throughout the Application Process

Since 1987, our immigration lawyer in New Jersey has been able to help thousands of clients obtain positive resolutions to their immigration and visa matters. Our team proudly offers assistance to clients who are seeking entry for loved ones through the K-1 visa. No matter how simple or difficult your situation may seem, it is important to ensure the visa application is handled properly and administered quickly.

When it comes to securing your fiancée's passage into the U.S. with a K-1 visa, trust a New Jersey immigration attorney with more than 25 years of experience in immigration law. When it comes to our clients, we are prepared to utilize all of our valuable legal skills in order to meet all of their legal needs for immigration matters.

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What documents are needed for the K-1 visa?

To satisfy the criteria established by the USCIS, it is important to have documentation showing that you have met your fiancé in person within the last two years. Correspondence like photos, cards, and even emails may be helpful. In addition to these standard requirements, you will need a current passport and two passport-style photos.

You must provide police certificates from countries you have resided in for more than six months since the age of 16. Although vaccinations may be optional, you must provide documentation of having taken a medical examination. If you have been married previously, you must provide divorce certificates and death certificates of the previous spouses.

Additional Information Required for Applications

One of the main reasons that couples encounter issues with the visa application process is that they are not prepared with all of the documentation and information they need. Every visa application is unique—the only way to secure the K-1 visa is to ensure that the consular officer receives all of the information they need. Depending on the particular circumstances of your situation, your visa application may need additional documentation above the standard.

Because many elements of the application process are time sensitive, it is important to have all necessary information ready. Failing to deliver documentation in a timely manner may prevent your fiancé from acquiring their visa. When you work with The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., we will ensure that the application is done correctly and with minimal stress. .

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