K1 Visa (Fiance or Fiancee of U.S. Citizens)
U.S. Immigration law allows three methods for U.S. citizens to bring spouses to the United States: the K-1 Fiancé Visa , K3 Visa and the Immediate Relative Immigrant Visa.
The K1 fiance visa is available to foreign citizens who would like to marry American citizens and reside permanently in the U.S
Benefits of the K1 Fiance Visa
A. The K1 fiance visa generally has a shorter waiting period compared to marriage-based immigration visa petitions
B. You can apply for a work permit by filing a form
C. Your children can accompany you to the U.S. on the K2 dependent visa as long as they are named in the fiance visa petition
Requirements for the K1 Visa
You are eligible for the K1 fiance visa if:
A. You and your fiance are legally eligible to marry under the laws of your country as well as the laws of the U.S.
B. You will marry the petitioning U.S. citizen within 90 days of entering the U.S.
C. You intend to enter the U.S. solely to marry the U.S. citizen
D. You have met the U.S. citizen within the last two years before filing for the K1 fiance visa. However, this requirement can be waived only if meeting your fiance in person would violate long-established customs, or would create extreme hardship for you