K-1 Fiancé And K-3 Spouse Visas

The K-1 visa (for fiancés) and K-3 visa (for spouses) are about love, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a strange entity to discuss your love life with. Nevertheless, these two visas have proven critical to uniting millions of immigrant families in the U.S.

You don't know the complexities of immigration law. You just want to be with your bride/groom or wife/husband. The U.S. government is leery today of insincere marriages arranged solely to let foreign spouses become U.S. citizens. Because of this leeriness, the process can take months. If you make a mistake in your documentation or statements, you may be delayed for months or years — your fiancée or spouse may even be barred from citizenship.

The K-1 Fiancée Visa

The K-1 visa process starts with the filing of Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancée) with the USCIS.

To obtain the K-1 visa, you will need to prove you have had a face-to-face meeting with your fiancé in the past two years. You must make clear that your fiancé/fiancée relationship is the real thing, not a fabrication. The lawyers at Harrison-Donaldson, of Dallas, will help you get past these legal hurdles.

If the K-1 visa is granted, you must marry within 90 days if you wish to qualify for permanent residency.

The K-3 Spouse Visa

The K-3 visa begins with filing Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). The K-3 visa is easier than the K-1 because the possibility of fraud is much less. The visa allows the spouse to enter the U.S. to await the approval of the I-130 petition and the availability of an immigrant visa number.

Because of controversies in the area of immigration law, nothing is a sure thing anymore, and nothing comes easily or quickly. But by working with professionals like the attorneys at Harrison-Donaldson, your chances of getting the results you need are greatly improved.

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