U.S. Citizens who are in a romantic relationship with someone overseas and engaged to be married have the ability to file a K1 Visa on behalf of their soon to be spouse. Some of the requirements to be eligible for this visa are:
If your fiancé has a minor child (under 21 and unmarried), they also will be eligible to enter the U.S. on a K2 Visa. Once you are married within 90 days, your fiancé (and child) will be eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status. This is the application for Lawful Permanent Resident status which allows your spouse and child to remain in the U.S. while the application for green card is pending.
The K1 Visa process appears fairly straight forward, however, there are many pieces of documentary evidence which must be submitted at the time of application including, for example: certified copies of any prior divorces, photographs of you and your fiancé together, affidavits from friends or family attesting to the validity of the relationship, proof of income and employment – to name a few.
Our experienced immigration attorney helps clients put together a comprehensive packet for the government that maximizes the chances of having the application approved. Pawuk & Pawuk serves clients in Pasco County, Florida and throughout the surrounding communities. Contact us to request a consultation about your immigration matter.