Using K1 Fiance Visas to Help You and Your Loved Ones
K-1 visas, or fiancé visas as they are frequently referred to, are one of the tools utilized to bring loved ones into the country if they are not already related to you. The purpose of K-1 visas, according to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is “to bring a foreign national fiancé(s) living abroad to the United States to marry.” Many citizens use K-1 visas to bring their loved ones into this country, but to do so they must meet certain eligibility requirements. A licensed immigration attorney can better help you understand whether you need a K-1 visa. If you want to bring your fiancé to the U.S. on a K-1 visa then you must be able to prove:
- You are a U.S. citizen.
- You intend to marry your fiancé within 90 days of entering the U.S.
- Both you and your fiancé are able to legally marry (i.e. any previous marriages are legally terminated).
- You and your fiancé met at least once within two years of filing your visa petition.