The K-1 Fiancé Visa is a Non Immigrant visa granted to the foreign fiancé of a U.S. Citizen to allow him/her to enter the U.S. for the sole purpose of marrying the U.S. Citizen within 90 days of his/her entry on the American soil. Back to K-1 FAQs
Children of the Fiancé (e) can immigrate using a K-2 visa. These types of visas are issued with a K-1 visa and are requested as part of the initial K-1 visa application. Furthermore, the children can apply to become legal permanent residents provided their parent marries within the required 90 days. However, because the Child Status Protection Act has been interpreted as not applying to K-2 visa holders, it is important that any K-2 visa holder has their status adjusted before they turn 21. If they do not, they will exceed the age limit and may not be able to stay in the US. Back to K-1 FAQs
Yes, you can apply for work authorization as soon as you arrive in the US. Back to K-1 FAQs
There is no law in the US that states you need an attorney to file a K-1 visa application. However, the main cause of delay, and denial, in K-1 visa applications would be in a case with an inaccurate and poorly prepared application. When you hire an immigration attorney to represent you, you decrease the amount of strain and insecurity you will experience as you go through this process. The chances that everything will be prepared correctly and your case will be approved (without delays) are increased. Vazquez & Poudat, PLLC is a firm that can provide this tranquility; we will take the case off your hands while ensuring all the correct procedures are followed.
Criminal problems can become a serious obstacle to immigration to the US. However, it does depend on the severity of the crimes committed. These crimes would need to be expertly examined to determine the likelihood of you seeking immigration to the US. To discuss this further, please contact our Board Certified Immigration Attorneys in Orlando, FL. Back to K-1 FAQs
The type and seriousness of the criminal records, whether they are arrests or convictions, will determine whether your spouse can file a fiancé petition on your behalf. In some instances, a waiver must be filed to allow the filing. It is important to reveal this information to our law firm when you consult with us so we can properly assess whether a K-1 visa is the most viable option for you. Back to K-1 FAQs
The length of time to get a K1 visa can vary greatly. The time scale can depend on things such as how busy the consulate is with immigration applications. Please contact our Orlando Immigration Law Firm for a more accurate breakdown of time, as in order for this to be accurate, we must check close to the time of filing. Back to K-1 FAQs
Regardless of age, every applicant must undergo a full medical examination by an authorized medical Physician. The medical examination will include a review of the applicant's medical history, physical examination, chest X-ray, and blood tests. The physical examination will at least include examination of the eyes, ears, nose and throat, extremities, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and external genitalia. There are several steps involved in seeking a medical examination. The doctor that carries out the test must be permitted to do examinations for immigration purposes and you must inform the doctor that the medical test is for immigration purposes. Furthermore, you will incur separate costs. For further information, please contact us. Back to K-1 FAQs
Some activities may make you ineligible for a visa. Examples of these ineligibilities can include: drug trafficking or submitting fraudulent documents. Fraudulent documents can include false dates of births or false financial records.
If you are ineligible for a visa, you will be informed by the Consular Officer. There are many forms of ineligibilities, but US Immigration Attorneys Suzanne Vazquez and Maud Poudat will discuss such issues at length and ensure that you meet the criteria before you undergo any significant undertakings. Back to K-1 FAQs