One of the most important things to understand about fiancé visas is that timing is critical. In most cases, you should have met with your American fiancé(e) within the last two years. If the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) federal agency issues you a K-1 visa, you will be expected to marry your American fiancé within 90 days. The 90-day countdown begins when you arrive in the United States. Therefore, a K-1 visa is not appropriate if you are dating an American but do not have firm plans to marry on a certain timetable.
Proving Eligibility To Marry
Another important criterion for a K-1 visa involves proving your eligibility to marry. You will need to document your eligibility for marriage. You should be old enough to marry. You should not be married or have any legal impediments related to a recent divorce.
Each Case Is Unique — Consult With An Attorney
Please note: Individual circumstances can vary greatly. We strongly suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney in plenty of time to help you obtain an immigrant visa on the basis of engagement to an American.
Miley & Brown, P.C., Attorneys Focus Their Law Practice Solely On Immigration
Our Dallas immigration law firm guides immigrants and their American fiancé(e)s in the processes of obtaining fiancé visas. Dedicated exclusively to immigration law, Miley & Brown, P.C., was founded in 1985 by attorney Craig Miley. Partner Sarah Brown joined the firm in 1991, Michael Canton joined the firm in 2007, Susan Lane joined our firm in 2011, and Eugenio Cazorla, who was the first lawyer to practice immigration law in North Texas, is an attorney of counsel. Craig Miley, Sarah Brown and Eugenio Cazorla have been certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Contact A Texas Fiancé(e) Visa Attorney
In many cases, obtaining a K-1 fiancé visa is straightforward and no obstacles or delays occur. In other cases, however, there are challenges that an experienced lawyer must address promptly. From our law offices in Dallas, fiancé visa attorneys can evaluate your case. We are prepared to give you the information and help you need. Our goal is to help you save time, money and frustration as you pursue a visa or green card in order to marry an American in the U.S. Contact us to discuss how we can help you.