We Help You Lawfully Bring Your Fiancé to the US
Mazaheri Law Firm provides thorough and up-to-date legal representation to accompany you at every step of the fiancé K-1 visa application process. Our Oklahoma City immigration attorneys can help U.S. citizens fill out all the necessary forms and prepare supporting documentation to legally bring their significant other from abroad to can get married.
The sole purpose of the K-1 visa permit is to come to the United States to marry, and you and your fiancé need to do so within 90 days of their arrival on U.S. territory. The Immigrant Visa Section of United States embassies and consulates abroad oversee the application process following requirements from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS.
Our team can help you and your fiancé meet all the requirements to secure a positive outcome for your K-1 visa application. We also remain available to help your partner file for a family-based adjustment of status to lawful permanent residency after you are married.
Call Mazaheri Law Firm today at (405) 645-6022 or fill out our online form to schedule a fiancé visa consultation with one of our Oklahoma City immigration attorneys.
Requirements for a Fiancé K-1 Visa
As the petitioner, you must be a U.S. citizen to bring your foreign fiancé to the United States. The K-1 visa allows your fiancé to lawfully live and work in the US.
Other requirements for the K-1 visa are:
- Both of you must be free to marry
- You must have met within the past two years
- You must have met in person
- You plan to get married within 90 days of your fiancé’s arrival in the U.S.
- You meet the income requirements
- Your fiancé is admissible to the United States
- Neither of you has a significant criminal history
If your fiancé has unmarried children under the age of 21, you may bring them to the United States with K-2 visas.
The K-1 Visa Application Process
The first step for the petitioner is to fill out and submit an I-129F form, Petition for Alien Fiancé to the USCIS field office closest to their place of residence. You must submit this form to a USCIS location in the United States. USCIS issues a receipt notification and number to the petitioner.
You should also provide relevant evidence of your relationship along with your petition, including:
- Photographs of you and your fiancé
- Copies of correspondence
- Proof of your finances
After the USCIS approves the petition, they send it to the National Visa Center (NVC) for processing. The NVC then applies a case number to the application and submits it to the U.S. consulate or embassy where your foreign fiancé will apply.
The U.S. embassy or consulate will give specific instructions to your fiancé, including where they must go for their mandatory medical examination. Afterward, your fiancé needs to visit the consulate or embassy for their scheduled immigration interview.
Your fiancé must bring the following documents to their visa interview:
- Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application DS-160
- Evidence of the medical examination
- A valid passport that is valid until at least six months after the intended duration of your fiancé’s stay in the U.S.
- Their birth certificate
- Any divorce or death certificate if either of you were previously married
- Proof of financial support to prove that they will not be an economic burden to the U.S. government
- The foreign fiancé(e)’s birth certificate
- A police certificate from the country in which they currently reside
- Two passport-style photos
- Evidence of your genuine relationship such as pictures and correspondence
- Payment for all visa fees
Given the complexity of the immigration process, working with an experienced immigration attorney is important for you and your fiancé, including when they plan to immigrate with minor children. At Mazaheri Law Firm, we are here to help you at every step of the application process and can address any questions or concerns you and your fiancé may have.
Are you planning to petition for a K-1 visa to bring your fiancé to the United States? Contact Mazaheri Law Firm today at (405) 645-6022 to schedule a consultation in Oklahoma City!
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