The K1 visa permits the K1 visa holder Fiance(e) to enter the U.S. for a 90-day period to marry the petitioner and apply for permanent residence (green card) and obtain a work permit. Once the visa is issued, the K1 visa holder has six months to enter the US for the purpose of marriage.
The K1 visa process is rather long and arduous. However, we will be happy to see you and your fiancé(e) through the process and make sure that things go as smoothly as possible. Mishandling of the K1 fiancé(e) visa application may result in lost time, visa denials or arrest and deportation of the fiancé(e) where the USCIS suspects fraud. If you are already married, then you may want to apply for a K3 visa.
Children of the K1 visa applicant may obtain a K2 visa to enter the US together.
Fiancé(e) of a U.S .citizen to enter the US and marry within 90 days.
US citizens who will be getting married to a foreign national in the United States may petition for a fiancé(e) classification (K1) for their fiancé(e). You and your fiancé(e) must be free to marry. This means that both of you are unmarried, or that any previous marriages have ended through divorce, annulment or death. You must also have met with your fiancé(e) in person within the last two years before filing for the fiancé(e) visa. This requirement can be waived only if meeting your fiancé(e) in person would violate long-established customs, or if meeting your fiancé(e) would create extreme hardship for you. You and your fiancé(e) must marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the United States.
You may also apply to bring your fiancé(e)’s unmarried children, who are under age 21, to the United States.
Immigration and Visa Lawyers Blog – K-1 Visa
“KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PUBLISHES A NEW PAMPHLET FOR THE PROTECTION OF FOREIGN SPOUSES & FIANCEES. If you are either the spouse or fiance of a U.S.