K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa Attorney in Cupertino
Are you hoping to bring your fiancé(e) to the United States? As
a citizen of the United States, you may be able to sponsor your foreign-citizen
fiancé(e) for a visa to enter the United States, marry you, and
then apply to
adjust their status to lawful permanent residence.
You must take several steps before your fiancé(e) can obtain a K-1
visa. The process requires an in-depth understanding of the law and regulations
as interpreted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) and Department of State (DOS). At the Law Offices of Timothy D.
Widman, our Cupertino K-1 visa attorney can walk you through each step
of the application process. With
more than 20 years of experience, Attorney Widman possesses the skills needed to give your application the highest possible
likelihood of success.
Call our office at
(408) 780-1684 or fill out our
online contact form to schedule your initial consultation today.
How to Qualify for a K-1 Visa
To successfully petition for your foreign-citizen fiancé(e), you
must meet the following requirements:
- You are a citizen of the United States;
- You and your fiancé(e) intend to marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e)
entering the county;
- You and your fiancé(e) are legally able and free to marry; and
- You met your fiancé(e) in person at least once in the last two years
(with certain exceptions).
After the visa is issued, your fiancé(e) will be able to enter the
country as a K-1 nonimmigrant, and you and your fiancé(e) must
marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e)'s arrival in the United
States. Once married, your new spouse can apply for permanent residence (a
green card). If you fail to marry within 90 days, the visa will expire, and your
fiancé(e) will begin to accumulate unlawful presence. This will
likely prevent them from qualifying for lawful status in the future.