My fiancee and I have applied for the K-1 Fiance Visa. Is she able to come to the US and visit while the application is pending?

Asked over 1 year ago - Phoenix, AZ

My fiancee is Swedish and currently living in Sweden while we wait for the K-1 visa to be approved. Is she allowed to come visit me here in the US for a month or two while the application is pending? Also, is there a special visa she needs to have just to visit?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . Doubtful that she would be allowed to visit since she intends to remain in the U.S. permanently.

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  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . She can try to get a tourist visa ..but, it will probably be denied.

    She can try to use ESTA ... but CBP is pretty good at catching people that are trying to get around the system.

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  3. David Joseph Trevino

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    Answered . There is no special visa for those awaiting adjudication of the K1. I don't recommend applying for a b1b2 while the k1 is pending. She might get dinged for misrepresentation. Just sit tight and wait for the k1!

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