If you are engaged to a fiancé who is residing in a foreign country and you want to marry your fiancé in the United States, the only proper visa for entry into the U.S. is the K1 visa.
• You are a U.S. citizen.
• You have met your fiancé in person within the previous two years.
• You and your fiancé are both legally free to marry.
• You and your fiancé both have a sincere intent to marry within 90 days of your fiancé’s arrival in the U.S.
• You can meet the minimum income requirement for a K1 visa.
When the USCIS has approved the K1 visa petition, it is forwarded to the National Visa Center (“NVC”) where background checks are performed on the fiancé . The NVC will forward the petition to the Consulate that will conduct the visa interview, but the Consulate will not interview the fiancé until the NVC checks have been successfully completed.
U.S. Embassy (Consulate)
When the approved petition and background checks have been received by the U.S. Consulate having jurisdiction over the city in which the fiancé is legally residing, the Consulate will instruct the fiancé to undergo a medical exam at a clinic specified by the Consulate and to report for the visa interview on a specified date. If the fiancé passes the medical exam and the interview is successful, the K1 fiancé visa will normally be issued within couple of days from the interview.
There are many things that can delay or prevent the issuance of the K1 fiancé visa. Do not let that happen to you. Let our experience attorneys handle your case from the beginning so you minimize delays and the risks of negative results.
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