Archive for the ‘ K-1 Fiance Visa’ Category

04Mar2019
Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?
Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?

Does a fiancé visa applicant (now spouse) waiting on a green card have the ability to travel or work before the green card is granted? If you filed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, along with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, you should […]

12Feb2019
Does My Joint Sponsor Need To Live With Or Near Me?
Does My Joint Sponsor Need To Live With Or Near Me?

No. A joint sponsor can be any US citizen or legal permanent resident who is at least 18 years old and meets the income requirements. Please be advised that some embassies don’t allow the use of joint sponsors for fiance visas. Among these is the Philippines and Vietnam, among others. Please call your embassy to […]

08Feb2019
How Strict is the K1 Fiancé Visa 2-Year Meeting Requirement?

The last time I was with my fiance was July of 2017. Is it okay to apply for a fiance visa at the end of 2019 or would it be wise to visit again at the end of 2019? You can’t apply at the end of 2019. The two-year meeting requirement when you file is […]

22Jan2019
What If My Criminal History Was Expunged/Dismissed? (K1 Visa)
What If My Criminal History Was Expunged/Dismissed? (K1 Visa)

How does a dismissed arrest (or expunged criminal record) effect a K-1 visa outcome? Arrests and criminal history and convictions are not necessarily a reason for a denial. If you check the box on a K-1 fiance visa that states that you were convicted of a crime, you’ll need to supply or provide the court […]

14Jan2019
K1 Visa Background Checks – For Sponsor? Or Alien? Or Both?
K1 Visa Background Checks - For Sponsor? Or Alien? Or Both?

On a K1 Visa, in the background check, is it focused on the petition of the beneficiary or both? Both the US sponsor as well as the alien beneficiary will receive separate background checks. Sponsor Background Checks During the first phase of the process, the USCIS filing, this process is mostly about the US sponsor. […]

31Dec2018
What to Expect at Port of Entry When Entering On a K1 Visa
What to Expect at Port of Entry When Entering On a K1 Visa

I’m bringing my fiance and stepdaughter here next month from Dominican Republic on a K1. Should I expect any delays at the airport coming through immigration and customs? When you go through CBP, Customs and Border Protection, and you come through the port of entry, one of the officers are going to call the alien […]

07Dec2018
What Are The Most Common Reasons For Denial? (Fiancé/Spouse Visas)
What Are The Most Common Reasons For Denial? (Fiancé/Spouse Visas)

What are the most common reasons for denials? The number one reason we’re seeing right now is for finances. That’s the affidavit of support. We used to see quite a few RFEs, but now we’re actually seeing denials come in, because they do not meet the income requirements. For a fiance visa, you have to […]

19Nov2018
K1 Adjustment of Status – Getting a Green Card After Entering on K1 Visa
K1 Adjustment of Status - Getting a Green Card After Entering on K1 Visa

How do I get my fiance a green card after she enters on a K1 fiance visa? Once your fiancée enters the United States, you have 90 days to marry. And you need to make sure that you do get married before that 90 days expires. On your arrival and departure record, your I-94, will […]

08Nov2018
Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

Is a copy of a birth certificate and divorce papers acceptable to USCIS or do I need originals? You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see […]

01Nov2018
My Fiance/Girlfriend is Older Than Me – Problem For K1 Visa?
My Fiance/Girlfriend is Older Than Me - Problem For K1 Visa?

My girlfriend is older than me, and we want to marry but I’m curious about the big age gap. Will this be a problem for our visa? In most cases in our experience, the age gap has not been a issue. The majority of our customers do have an age gap. In cases where the […]

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