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There are Many Frequently Asked Questions, Here are the Most Common...

There are Many Frequently Asked Questions, Here are the Most Common...

"The Process Takes So Long...is There a Faster Way?" ---- Generally, No. There are no legal shortcuts to make this process faster. Attempting to 'game' the process with a Visitor Visa usually results in wasted time and money. It can also hinder your chance in getting a K1 Visa. Marrying in the USA with anything but a K-1 Visa can result in Deportation.

If you get Married in Another Country then the CR1/K-3 Marriage Visa is appropriate for you. It usually takes a bit longer than the K-1 visa. However, marriage visas do have some immigration advantages. Give us a call to learn more.

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"Do We Have to Meet in Person Before Filing a K-1?" ---- Generally, Yes. In RARE circumstances this requirement may be waived, but it is very unlikely. If you haven't met in person, you should use this time to start processing the paperwork and plan your trip. Proof of your meeting will be the final evidence needed to file your petition.

"I Don't Live In California, Can You Still Help Me?" ----Yes. Immigration is federal law and we serve Americans in all 50 states. With our New Website Interface, we can see all of your required information as soon as you enter it. We use this and other technologies to speed up the process and make it easy for both you and your fiance. Of course, Call Us Anytime to discuss your case.

"My Fiance Can Already Travel Here as a Visitor, on Business, or as a Student, Can Get Married and Can He/She Stay Thereafter?" -- Some people are lucky enough to be engaged to someone who already can travel to the USA. In many cases, couples are tempted to just get married in the USA. For some it is possible to get married and become residents without leaving. However, if a person comes to the USA with the intent to marry, on anything but a K-1 visa, the USCIS regards this old shortcut as fraud. Many times it results in Deportation. With such serious penalties, you will want professional help if you decide to pursue this method. Please call us today to see if we can help. We do marriage visa, visa for fiance, and visa for marriage.


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Here you'll find answer to rest of the most commonly asked questions. This information is direct from the USCIS (Gov't).

What Is a "Fiance"?
How Does a Fiance Visa Work?
Petition: Filing and Next Steps at NVC and the US Embassy
What Should I Know about International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA)?
Extending the Petition

A Fiance Is Also an Immigrant
Applying for a Visa
Fees - How Much Does It Cost?
Vaccination Requirements
What Must Happen After Getting the Fiance(e) Visa?
Can a K-1 Visa Holder Leave the United States?
Can a K-1 Visa Holder Work in the United States?
Children Have Derivative Status
How Long Does It Take?
What If the Applicant Is Ineligible for a Visa?

What Is a "Fiance(e)"?

A fiance(e) is a person who is engaged or contracted to be married. The marriage must be legally possible according to laws of the state in the United States where the marriage will take place.

In general, the two people must have met in person within the past two years. The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants some exceptions to this requirement. For example, it may be contrary in some traditions for a man and woman to meet before marriage.

Sometimes the USCIS considers a person a "fiance(e)" even though a marriage contract has been concluded. In such cases, the American citizen petitioner and his/her spouse have not met, and they have not consummated the marriage.

How Does a Fiance(e) Visa Work?

If you are an American citizen and you want your foreign fiance(e) to travel to the United States to marry you and live in the U.S., you must file Petition for Alien Fiance(e) in the United States.

Petition: Filing and Next Steps at NVC and the US Embassy

You must file the Petition for Alien Fiance(e), with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office that serves the area where you live. See the Department of Homeland Security's USCIS Field Office?for information on where you can file the petition. Note: You cannot file this petition at an embassy, consulate or U.S. immigration office abroad.

After the USCIS approves the petition, it sends the petition to National Visa Center?for processing, prior to sending it to the embassy or consulate where your fiance(e) will apply for a K-1 nonimmigrant visa for a fiance(e).

What Should I Know about International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA)?

  1. Detailed information about the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) of 2005 petition requirements are shown in the new Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance(e) instructions.

Extending the Petition

The petition is valid for four months from the date of approval from USCIS. Consular officers can extend the validity of the petition (revalidate the petition) if it expires.

A Fiance(e) Is Also an Immigrant

Because a fiance(e) visa permits the holder to immigrate to the U.S. and marry an American citizen shortly after arrival in the United States, the fiance(e) must meet some of the requirements of an immigrant visa.

Applying for a Visa

The consular section at the embassy or consulate where you, the fiance(e) of an American citizen, will apply for a visa, will tell you about any additional specific requirements that you need to fulfill to complete your visa application, such as where you need to go for the required medical examination. During the interview process, an ink-free, digital fingerprint scan will be taken. Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant's interview by a Consular Officer.

Fees - How Much Does It Cost?

Fees are charged for the following services: 

  • Filing an Alien Fiance(e) Petition, Form I-129F
  • Nonimmigrant visa application processing fee
  • Medical examination (costs vary from post to post)
  • Fingerprinting fees, if required
  • Other costs may include translation and photocopying charges, fees for getting the documents required for the visa application (such as passport, police certificates, birth certificates, etc.), and expenses for travel to the embassy or consulate for an interview. Costs vary from country to country and case to case.
  • Filing  Form I-485?Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

For current fees for Department of State, government services select Fees.

Vaccination Requirements

United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. Panel physicians who conduct medical examinations of immigrant visa applicants are required to verify that immigrant visa applicants have met the vaccination requirements. See IV Vaccination Requirements for the list of required vaccinations and additional information.

As a fiance(e), you are not required to fulfill this requirement at the time of your medical examination for a fiance(e) visa. However, you may want to do so. These vaccinations are required when you adjust status following your marriage.

What Must Happen After Getting the Fiance(e) Visa?

After getting the fiance(e) visa, your fiance(e) enters the U.S. through a U.S immigration port-of-entry. The U.S. immigration official gives your fiance(e) instructions on what to do when he/she enters the United States. You must get married within 90 days of your fiance(e)'s entry into the United States.

After marriage, your spouse must file Form  I-485?Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status with the USCIS office that serves the area where you live in the United States. You must fill out the Affidavit of Support,? Form I-864, with the USCIS for your spouse's application to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). See Permanent Resident at the  Department of Homeland Security's, USCIS internet site.

Can a K-1 Visa Holder Leave the United States?

The K-1 visa allows a fiance(e) to enter the United States one time only. If you leave the United States after entering on a K-1 visa, you may not re-enter on the same visa. If you want to leave and re-enter the United States, you should apply with  Form I-131?Application for Travel Document to the USCIS office that serves the area where you live for advance parole to return to the United States. See  Emergency Travel?for information on how to get a travel document that allows you to return to the United States.

Can a K-1 Visa Holder Work in the United States?

As a K-1 visa holder you may file Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization with the USCIS office that serves the area where you live for a work permit (employment authorization document). For more information see  How Do I Get a Work Permit (Employment Authorization Document)?

Children Have Derivative Status

The child of a fiance(e) may receive a derivative K-2 visa from his/her parent's fiance(e) petition. You, the American citizen petitioner, must make sure that you name the child in the I-129F petition. After the marriage of the child's parent and the American citizen, the child will need a separate form  I-485 ?Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status. The child may travel with (accompany) the K-1 parent/fiance(e) or travel later (follow-to-join) within one year from the date of issuance of the K-1 visa to his/her parent. A separate petition is not required if the children accompany or follow the alien fiance(e) within one year from the date of issuance of the K-1 visa. If it is longer than one year from the date of visa issuance, a separate immigrant visa petition is required.

Remember that in immigration law a child must be unmarried. The stepparent/stepchild relationship must be created before the child reaches the age of 21.

How Long Does It Take?

The length of time varies from case to case according to its circumstances. The time it takes each USCIS office and each consular office to process the case varies. Some cases are delayed because the applicant does not follow instructions carefully or supplies incomplete information. (It is important to give correct addresses and telephone numbers.) Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant's interview by a Consular Officer.

What If the Applicant Is Ineligible for a Visa?

Certain conditions and activities may make an applicant ineligible for a visa. Examples of these ineligibilities are:

  • Trafficking in Drugs
  • Having HIV/AIDS
  • Overstaying a previous visa
  • Practicing polygamy
  • Advocating the overthrow of the government
  • Submitting fraudulent documents

The consular officer will tell you, the applicant, if you are ineligible for a visa, whether there is a waiver of the ineligibility and what the waiver procedure is. For a complete list of ineligibilities see Classes of Aliens Ineligible to Receive Visas.

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There are no shortcuts to legal immigration and Uncle Sam is extremely harsh when people try, so do it right. Like many before you who now have wonderful lives in America, you too can get the K-1 Fiance Visa and (if needed) a K-2 Visa for his or her children. It can be done properly in a matter of months for most people. Don't Delay!

A K-1 Visa, commonly referred to as a Fiance Visa, is a 90-day visa that allows a foreign Fiancee of a US Citizen a single entry into the United States for the purpose of getting married. The process is extremely detailed and not very forgiving from a legal perspective, but it is almost always the fastest way to bring a fiance here with the intent to marry and immigrate to the USA.

There is great deal of time that goes into making it all happen, so we try to make it as easy as possible for our clients. EasyFianceVisa.com is committed to our "Three Stage - Three Phase Approach".

Fiance Visa Process - Proof, Paperwork, and Patience!


A K-1 Visa, commonly referred to as a Fiance Visa, is a 90-day visa that allows a foreign Fiancee of a US Citizen a single entry into the United States for the purpose of getting married. The process is extremely detailed and not very forgiving from a legal perspective, but it is almost always the fastest way to bring a fiance here with the intent to marry and immigrate to the USA.

There is great deal of time that goes into making it all happen, so we try to make it as easy as possible for our clients. EasyFianceVisa.com is committed to our "Three Stage - Three Phase Approach".

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Stage 1 - USCIS K-1 Petition

Proof - Before a K-1 (and K-2) can be filed with Immigration (USCIS), we must prove the following:

  1. You are a U.S. citizen;
  2. You have met your fiancee within the past 2 years;
  3. You and your fiancee are legally free to marry and intend to marry within 90 days of your fiancee's arrival;
  4. You meet minimum financial requirements

We'll immediately help you identify the exact forms of proof we need to file the petition (photos together, divorce papers, phone bills, tickets, etc..) making it as quick and easy as possible. Once done, we're ready to do the Paperwork.

Paperwork - With our Basic Package, we will prepare all the USCIS forms (G-325a and I-129f) you will need for K-1 Petition.

With the Standard Service, we will take care of completing and assembling the entire package, including all paperwork and personal documentation required to file the K-1 Petition with USCIS into our proven presentation package. We will send it overnight to the geographically appropriate USCIS service center and monitor its progress for you. Because we prepare the package, we can ensure success with our Money Back Guarantee.

With our Platinum Service, your fiance will also enjoy native language support and coaching throughout the entire process. If your loved one is nervous about the process and would prefer speaking in their own language, our most comprehensive service is worth considering. Like our Standard Service, we ensure success with our Money Back Guarantee.

Patience - Now begins the wait. There is very little that can be done to speed up the process. The first wait takes about 2-4 months depending on the USCIS office. If you did it on your own and were to receive a Request for Evidence (RFE) or multiple RFEs, the time could be drastically longer or going through the next phase may never happen. Assuming you go with our services and your petition is approved, it will be sent along for the next phase of the process.

Stage 2 - US Embassy Interview / Visa Issuance

Once the Petition is approved by the USCIS and the NVC, the next step involves filing the visa application at the US Embassy. We want to get you the quickest interview date possible, so everything must be perfect. Fortunately, you can relax if you are using our services. We will be with you all the way until your fiance has their K-1 Visa.

Proof - We'll immediately help you identify the exact types of evidence to ensure success. This is likely to include a medical exam for your fiance, financial affidavits, current proof of your relationship, many government forms, and more depending on the embassy.

Paperwork - We will prepare all the forms, supplements, financial data, affidavits, and other paperwork required to satisfy the US Embassy to give your fiancee their Visa. We help with all necessary telephone, mail, and fax contact with the U.S. Embassy. We will get the earliest appointment and make sure you are both prepared for the big day.

Patience - Now we wait again. If you look at our wait times page, you'll get a general idea of recent embassy wait times. This part is usually quite a bit quicker than USCIS, so don't worry it won't be long. On the day of the interview you will finally hear the news that your Visa has been issued. You can finally get married and start your life together in the USA. This is the day you will never forget. fiance visa

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Stage 3 - After Marriage: Adjustment of Status (Green Card)

By this point a congratulations is in order. You've made it together through the K-1 Petition, the Embassy Interview, and your Wedding. Now it is time to become a permanent resident and have all the privileges associated therein. An Employment Permit, a Social Security Card, a Driver's License, and Travel Permit are reasons enough to get this process started immediately after marriage.

After they approve this next stack of paperwork, the only thing that the USCIS wants is to make sure you have a bona-fide marriage before issuing a Green Card. Despite the horror stories you may have heard, this process is also straightforward and easy. When you purchase our Adjustment of Status package, we will do all the paperwork and make sure that you are issued your Green Card as quickly as possible.

Proof - We'll immediately help you identify the exact forms of proof we need. During the paperwork process, you have to gather items that are valid proof of your relationship.

Paperwork - We will prepare all the forms, supplements, financial affidavits, and other paperwork to get you your Green Card. We'll also take care of all the paperwork for a work permit and immediate travel permit. The paperwork is extensive during this phase.

Patience - And again we wait, but it's not so bad this time. At least your spouse is here and the USCIS can't penalize him/her due to the slow processing of applications. It can be a few months to years for this process, depending on your circumstances and the USCIS office that has jurisdiction. However, because we applied for the work permit and travel permit, your spouse will almost immediately have de facto resident status. Eventually you will be called for your final interview. With our help and your love, you will be able to conquer this hurdle in starting your life together permanently in the United States of America.

We not only wish you the best in your life together, we are here to make it happen!

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BEWARE: There are so many 'Companies' out there now that claim they are 'Experienced' just because they built a website and/or filed their own K1 Fiance Visa petition. Unlike those risky startups, WE HELP OVER 1000 COUPLES EACH YEAR!

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