The K1 fiancé(e) visa checklist below provides a general idea of the process, timeline, and what is usually needed for the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen to obtain their K1 nonimmigrant visa. To have a better understanding of this list, please read the K1 visa and K2 visa overview to get the details.
Please click to download the K1 visa checklist for the fiancé(e) of U.S. citizens.
The K1 visa is a temporary visa for the foreign fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States to get married and wait for their marriage-based green card. Dependent children of the K1 foreign fiancé(e) can also join them with a K2 visa. In most cases, the K1 foreign fiancé(e) visa is faster and more convenient than a marriage-based green card petition because it allows the foreign spouse (previously the fiancé(e)) of a U.S. citizen to file for an adjustment of status to become a green card holder immediately after the couple gets married.
HAVE A MARRIAGE BASED VISA IMMIGRATION QUESTION? CONTACT US
If you have a marriage-based visa (fiancé(e) of U.S. citizens) immigration question, please fill out our contact us form or send us an email with some basic information about your background and your immigration needs. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours.
How we can help?
Kylie Huang Law’s immigration attorney will help identify what type of marriage-based visa the client is qualified for and whether there are other visa options available to the client. We will work closely with our clients to prepare their marriage-based visa petition and we will also strategize on how the marriage-based visa petition should be presented in the filings and in the interview to achieve the best chances of approval. It is advised and common practice to retain an immigration attorney for certain unusual marriage-based visa petitions due to the complexities in the immigration process and visa requirements.