The U.S. immigration system is a complicated one, and you need to know what you’re doing if you want to successfully emigrate here with your fiancé(e). This post will detail the most important things you should know about the process of obtaining an immigrant visa for a fiancé(e) living abroad.
Obtaining a K-1 nonimmigrant visa for your fiancé(e)
The K-1 nonimmigrant visa is the first step you need to take in order to immigrate your fiancé(e). It will allow you to bring him or her into the U.S. for marriage. Remember that you don’t need a K-1 visa if you’re already in the U.S.
Obtaining this visa is a three-step process. You’ll need to apply for it, pay an application fee and have your fingerprints taken. You have to apply for this visa at the U.S. consulate in your fiancé(e)’s home country, a process that you can do through the mail. You can also have an interview if you’re currently residing abroad and get one without leaving the U.S.
What requirements do you need to receive the fiancé(e) visa?
Firstly, you need to be a U.S. citizen. Secondly, you must prove that you intend to marry your fiancé(e) within 90 days of entering the U.S. Additionally, you have to provide proof that you two intend to have a life together and are not just marrying for the sake of immigration benefits. Among other fiancé (e) visa requirements, you’ll also be required to prove that you’ve met your fiancé(e) in person in the past two years before you decided to get married.
Although obtaining this visa can be a complicated process, it’s doable. You just need to make sure you understand the requirements and are able to meet them.