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K1 Fiance Visa - Application and Requirements Guide

K1 Visa Requirements and Application

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K1 Fiance Visa

K1 Fiance Visa Information:

The K-1 Visa, also known as the K1 Fiance Visa, may be used by United States citizens who wish to bring their prospective husbands or wives to the United States with the intention of getting married. Minor children of fiancées can also accompany them to the United States as they can be issued K-2 Visas. The U.S. citizen must file a petition with the USCIS on behalf of the foreign fiancé(e). After the petition is approved, the fiancé(e) can obtain a K-1 Fiancé Visa. The K-1 Visa is issued at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. The marriage must take place within 90 days of the fiancé(e) entering the United States. The K-1 Fiancée and Fiancé Visa Application Guide is an informative and comprehensive guide to the K-1 Visa and contains everything an individual needs to know in order to successfully apply.

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K-1 Additional information

K1 Visa: Fiancee and Fiance Definition

Individuals who are not native English speakers often find the terms “Fiancée” and “Fiancé” confusing. It’s important to understand their meanings in the context of the K-1 Visa process, which applies to both Fiancées and Fiancés of United States citizens.

  • Fiancée: Refers to a woman who is engaged to be married to a man.

  • Fiancé: Refers to a man who is engaged to be married to a woman.

These definitions clarify the specific roles and relationships involved in the K-1 Visa application process, helping applicants proceed with the necessary documentation and procedures confidently.

K-1 Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Before the marriage ceremony takes place, the fiancé(e) is classified as a non-immigrant. A non-immigrant is a foreign national seeking temporary entry into the United States for a specific purpose, in this case, to marry a U.S. citizen. It’s important to note the following points about eligibility requirements:

  1. Fiancé(e) status limitations: A fiancé(e) is not eligible to extend their original 90-day non-immigrant admission. Therefore, it is crucial to plan and complete the necessary steps within this timeframe.

  2. Green Card through Marriage: Once the marriage is officially solemnized, the foreign national spouse can apply for a Green Card through Marriage. This process enables them to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States and eventually pursue U.S. citizenship.

Understanding these eligibility requirements is essential when applying for the K-1 Fiancée/Fiancé Visa. It ensures compliance with the necessary timelines and provides a clear path for the foreign national partner to establish their legal status in the United States.

Download the K1 Fiance Visa Application Guide  for more information.

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