Im a citizen and my fiancée is back home but i want her to join me in the state so my question is how long does this process normally take? And what steps do i need to follow?
Thanks in advance.
You may bring your fiancée over on a K-1 visa, provided that you have already met her in person. The K-1 process entails, first, the filing of your filing of an I-129F petition for her here in the US. In my experience, it can take anywhere from 4-8 months for a decision on the I-129F. If the petition is approved, your case is sent for processing at the National Visa Center (normally 3-5 weeks) and then your designated US Embassy/Consulate back home is notified and your fiancée applies for a visa and is interviewed at that Embassy or Consulate so she can come to the US. At the visa interview, must proven to the interviewing officer that the relationship is bona fide and legitimate. It is a good idea for you to attend the visa interview with her. If her visa is approved, once she arrives in the US, you and your fiancée must marry within 90 days, after which she can proceed to file for her green card via adjustment of status.
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You can also marry her abroad and file an I-130 to start the process for her to obtain permanent residence through consular processing.
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Six months to a year.
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