FIANCÉ VISAS

We Can Assist with Fiancé Visas Near Manhattan, NY

A fiancé visa (a.k.a. K-1 visa) allows a person to come to the U.S. in order to get married to a U.S. citizen and apply for Adjustment of Status. The marriage must be performed within 90 days of arrival to the U.S. and will allow the spouse to then remain in the U.S. and apply for a green card. If you want to make sure that process goes well, get in touch with our fiancé visa lawyer in the Manhattan, NY area. When you schedule a consultation, we will listen to your needs and tailor our counsel to them.  

The Fiancé Visa Process

The process of a fiancé visa is divided into two phases. In the first phases the U.S. citizen fiancé must file a Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) (I-129F). In the second phase, the foreign-citizen fiancé must file for the fiancé visa.
The U.S. citizen files a Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the U.S.

After the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is filed, USCIS sends a receipt notice confirming that they received the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).

After a decision is made, a written notice of decision is mailed to the U.S. citizen fiancé.

If USCIS approves the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), USCIS will send the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) to the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) for the fiancé visa processing.

After the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), the USCIS will forward the approved Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) to the National Visa Center (NVC) for the fiancé visa processing.

 

The NVC will forward the approved Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at the foreign-citizen fiancé’s country and would send a notice to the U.S citizen fiancé.

 

The foreign-citizen fiancé must complete the Fiancé Visa application and provide copies of all the required documents.

 

After the foreign-citizen fiancé completes the Fiancé Visa application and provide all the required documents, the foreign-citizen fiancé would be scheduled for an interview, the foreign-citizen fiancé must bring with him a medical examination and the original required documents.

 

At the interview, the consular officer will go over the Fiancé Visa application and the original required documents and ask the foreign-citizen fiancé questions.

 

After the interview, the foreign-citizen fiancé would receive a Fiancé Visa in the passport. The Fiancé Visa would be valid for up to six months.

 

The foreign-citizen fiancé must marry the U.S. citizen fiancé within 90 days of entry to the U.S. and must apply for Adjustment of Status. Please refer to the Adjustment of Status page for more information.

Children of the Foreign-Citizen Fiancé (K-2 Visa)

The U.S. Citizen Fiancé(e) does not have to file separate Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) for the children of the foreign-citizen fiancé.

 

In order for the children of the foreign-citizen fiancé to apply for K-2 visa, the children must be unmarried and under the ages of 18 years old.

 

The children may accompany foreign-citizen fiancé to the U.S. or travel later (follow-to-join). If the children want to travel later than one year from the date the foreign-citizen fiancé K-1 visa was issued, they will not be eligible to receive K-2 visas, and separate immigrant visa petitions will be required.

 

In order for the children of the foreign-citizen fiancé be eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status, the marriage between the foreign-citizen fiancé and the U.S. citizen fiancé must occur before the children reaches the ages of 18 years old.

Call Us Today to Get a Free Consultation About Your K1 Visa

If you are in a relationship with a foreign national and are planning on marrying and bringing them to the U.S., contact Cherny Law Office P.C. With many years of experience gathering proper documentation and ensuring details are correct for clients, you can have peace of mind knowing everything will go smoothly. 

 

We understand how overwhelming the process of obtaining a fiancé visa can be. When you put your trust in Cherny Law Office P.C., you can expect us to thoroughly evaluate your unique situation and inform you of any possible issues, what documentation is needed, the requirements, and more. Contact the firm today if you would like a free initial consultation with our lawyer in Manhattan, NY.  

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