Fiancé(e) Visa

The fiancé(e) K-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen. The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival. You can learn more about fiancé(e) visas on

The K-1 fiancé (e) visa allows your foreign-national fiancé (e) to travel to the US to marry. You must get married within 90 days of his/her arrival. After the marriage, the visa applicant is eligible for a two-year conditional Green Card, giving him/her conditional permanent resident status. It is after two years of  marriage that the foreign-national spouse may apply for a 10-year, non-conditional Green Card and eventually U.S. citizenship.

The first step in the K-1 visa process is for the US citizen fiancé (e) to file I-129F, petition for their Alien Fiancé (e) with the USCIS office services in the area where they live. Form I-129 cannot be filed at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate or a USCIS office abroad.

Once the I-129F petition is approved, the foreign-national fiancé (e) may apply for a K-1 visa.

Required Documents:

Form DS-160
Valid Passport (6 months validity)
Divorce/Death certificate
Police certificates
I-134 might be requested
Evidence of relationship with the U.S. Citizen fiancé (e).
Payment for  fees.

A medical examination, a valid passport, two passport photos and evidence of the relationship with the US sponsor and visa applicant will be required with the above forms.

The visa applicant will need to attend an interview at the nearest US embassy or consulate. If this interview is successful, the applicant will be granted a K-1 visa and may travel to the US to marry.

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