K-1 visa(fiancé(e) visa)
The K-1 visa is granted to a foreigner who is engaged to a U.S. citizen and desires to dwell in the United States following their marriage. The method is exclusively open to US citizens who want to apply for a K-1 visa for their overseas fiancée(e). Marriage with fiancée(e) within 90 days of arriving in the United States is required when applying for the visa. The K-1 visa permits you to enter the United States, but if the fact of marriage is not recognized within 90 days, you will be deported. K-1 visas expire 90 days after they are obtained, and no extensions are permitted for any reason.
To enter the United States with a K-1 visa, the U.S. citizen applicant must satisfy the following conditions.
- Proof of Citizenship in the United States
- Evidence of a face-to-face contact with the fiancé(e) during the last two years
- Marriage is legal in this relationship.
- Intention to marry within 90 days after entering the country with the fiancé(e).
You must also complete and submit a Resident Registration I-129 (petition) for your foreign fiancé(e). You must also offer specific proof of the foregoing when submitting the petition (picture, letter, letter from a mutual acquaintance, etc.).
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