Falling in love is a beautiful thing, and the advent of internet dating
make it far easier to meet people who live abroad. If your new spouse-to-be
lives outside the U.S., you may wish to apply for a
K-1 fiancé visa to bring them to America. You can apply for the
visa online, which can help you save time and expense. Learn how to
file your K-1 visa application online.
- The U.S. citizen, called the sponsor, must file Form I-129F on the behalf
of their foreign partner. They will also need to file Form I-134, Affidavit
- Once the sponsorship has been approved, the foreign partner must apply
for the K-1 visa through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular
Affairs. They should work with their local U.S. Embassy office to complete
- The applicant must complete and submit DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application;
DS-156K, Nonimmigrant Fiancé Visa Application; and DS-230, Application
for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. These are filed with the Department of State.
- The foreign partner must undergo a medical evaluation and provide a valid
passport, two passport photos, and documentation to demonstrate their
relationship with the sponsor.
- After the proper documentation has been filed, the foreign partner must
appear for an interview at their local U.S. Embassy or Consulate. They
will be interviewed about their relationship with their sponsor, as well
as questions about the sponsor’s life, their history in the U.S.
and plans for marriage.
- If the visa is approved, you should be notified at the time of the interview.
If it is submitted for further review, you may hear the answer by mail
at a later date.
Starting a life together is an exciting part of your relationship, and
you should be able to settle in the U.S. if you desire. Our Philadelphia
immigration attorney is prepared to help you achieve this dream. With more than 10
years of experience in immigration law, our lawyer at the
Law Office of Matthew Archambeault is well-equipped to help you meet your goals for your visa.
Contact our offices today to request a
consultation by calling (215) 649-7535.