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
- 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., our visa attorney in New Jersey helps our clients ensure they have
all the documentation that may be necessary to complete the K-1 visa application.
Do not leave your loved one's future to chance.
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