Are you trying to bring your fiancee to the United States? Be careful not to avoid the pitfalls along what is called the K-1 fiancee visa process. With the help of an experienced immigration lawyer, you can avoid the missteps along the way of bring your fiancee to the U.S. Based in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Bishop Arts in Dallas, Texas, The Law Office of John M. Bray, PLLC, is happy to provide you with professional legal counsel so you can realize your American dream, one step at a time.
With the success of hit shows like 90-Day Fiancee, you may have wondered what is necessary in order to date abroad and get engaged to someone from another country. Understandably, the process to obtain a visa based on engagement or marriage can be complicated, time-cosuming, and even difficult. This is due in part to the fact that your case will inevitably have to pass through a series of U.S. agencies, including U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the National Visa Center (NVC), and the U.S. Consulates, which are part of the U.S. Department of State.
One of the primary purposes In order to be certain the relationship is legitimate, so you have to go through a detailed application and review process with these federal agencies. Typically, these cases start by filing a Form I-129F petition with USCIS, which can take anywhere from a few months to more than a year to process the petition. Assuming USCIS approves this fiancee petition, it will then forward the case to the NVC, where we send certain civil and financial documents. After that, the NVC then forwards the case to the appropriate consulate, which will eventually schedule the case for an interview. K-1 fiancee visa cases are unique, because the consulates treat them as immigrant visas, even though they are technically nonimmigrant visas. This means that, in the event that the foreign fiancee has any negative criminal history or immigration violations, the waiver process can be a bit more complicated and can catch the unwary off guard.
In recent years, we have noticed that it has taken years for these agencies to make a final decision on a variety of cases, including fiancee visa cases. This is especially true where the U.S. Citizen petitioner is not represented by an attorney. Even so, we can guide you through this process to ensure you get your visa without a hitch.
Whatever method is best for your case, you can rely on our capable immigration attorney to handle your fiancee visa case. The Law Office of John M. Bray, PLLC, takes on even the most complex immigration cases that other lawyers stray away from, including cases where our clients have difficult immigration or criminal histories.