What is a Fiancé Visa and how to get one
Quick guide to get a fiancé visa.
1. What is a Fiancé Visa/ K-1 visa?A fiancé or a K-1 nonimmigrant visa could be filed by a US citizen in order to bring the fiancé to the United States.
In order to qualify:
The petitioner must be a US citizen and not a lawful permanent resident
The couple needs to have physically met within the last two years prior to filing.
The couple provides evidence that the relationship is Bona fide and not for an immigration benefit
The couple has the intention to marry within 90 days of the foreign national’s arrival to the United States.
2. What does the process entail?This is a two-step process:
The first step is to file the forms, evidence and filing fee with USCIS
The second step is after the petition has been approved. Once it is approved, the case will be reviewed by the National Visa Center. The case gets a number assigned and will upload to the system and the NVC will then forward the file to the appropriate consulate or embassy where the foreign national resides.
The foreign fiancé completes a visa application, follows the instructions and submits it online and pays the visa fee.
The foreign fiancé attends the interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate, (some consulates may want the fiancé to attend the interview) and bring a copy of the documents previously filed to USCIS. Foreign national must bring original documents to the interview and be ready to present, in case it is requested by the officer.
The fiancé gets a visa stamp in his or her passport and uses it to enter the United States within six months. Then the couple would get married within 90 days of arrival to the United States and would file for adjustment of status with USCIS right after.