Can My Fiance Visit Me in the U.S. While Waiting for a Fiance Visa?

18 Jun 2010

You cannot reside in the U.S. on a tourist visa or Visa Waiver while waiting on a K1 Fiance visa or K3 Spousal visa. However, you can make a temporary visit using a B-2 tourist visa or on the Visa Waiver Program.

You will need to prove to the consular officer reviewing the application that you intend to return to your country when your tourist visa expires.  The consular officer will consider the pending K1 or K3 petition as a factor and may deny your visitors visa if he is not convinced that you will return home.  Even if you are issued a tourist visa, the immigration inspector at your port of entry can still deny your entry if he feels you do not intend to leave.  For example, if you show up at the inspection station with a pending K1 visa and far more luggage than an average tourist would have, the inspector may suspect that you do not intend to return to your home country.

You can be denied entry even though you have a valid tourist visa.

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8 Thoughts on “Can My Fiance Visit Me in the U.S. While Waiting for a Fiance Visa?

  1. My boyfriend from Nigeria wants to come here to the US to visit me in Tennessee, can he start the process of getting a visa through Rapid Visa in Nigeria or can I start the process over here in the US. I would kindly appreciate any information you can give me.
    Thank you,
    Debra Noble.

  2. Hi! I’m Colombian and my fiance is from the States, we filed for my k-1 visa in April so hopefully by November we’ll have some news. We have been together for 7 years since we went together to med school here in Colombia and have tons of proof of our relationship being real I have also visited the US multiple times. We are thinking about me visiting him in October for around three weeks, will this be okay?

  3. Would it be a good idea to get a B2 visa while im waiting on my fiancee visa as i would like to spend as much time with my fiance i am from Ireland and he is an American citizen

  4. Ive applied for k1 threw youll my fiancee was granted a tourist visa by embassy in columbia but when she went to get the visa to visit they refused to give it to her can you help

  5. I came to USA on K1 visa and married my US citizen partner in US . We have also applied for adjustment of status / permanent residence along with advance parole to travel my home country for our wedding reception. Now the problem is it’s been 15 days after we sent our file to them but have not received any notice or confirmation from them and just a day before I came to know that I am pregnant and we don’t want to abort a child. We want to travel for wedding reception before it’s too late to travel for a pregnant woman (me). What to do . Can I go and do our reception and apply for entry in US as I married in US .

  6. My friend is in nigeria.i need him to come help me in usa
    I will sponsor him i havr known him 2 yrs
    O will go to nigeria to be with him i love him and he loves me
    I have sick mother so cannot marry in nigeria
    He will help me with her and help take cate of house what visa will we apply for

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