The process for this is called the K1 Fiance Visa. To qualify, you the petitioner need to be a U.S. citizen, you both must be legally free to marry, and you must have physically met in person at least once in the last 2 years.
Fiance visas are one of RapidVisa’s specialties, and we have a very high success rate. And as of today, we’ve actually helped over 500 customers from Vietnam successfully.
To get started, you go to our website and create a free account. You then answer the questions on our online questionnaire and when you’re ready to file you pay and we go to work generating the documents, forms and letters needed to sign and send in. Included with your packet will be a detailed checklist of everything you need to include in your petition.
As of 2018, the process is taking on average between 6 to 9 months. Of course timelines are not guaranteed, but this is an average.
After the initial phase of the USCIS filing, you’ll have two more phases. The NVC or National Visa Center phase, and the Embassy phase. At this phase, your fiance will attend an interview in Ho Chi Minh City, where a consular officer will ask her some questions and make sure your relationship is genuine before approving her visa.
Once she has the visa and comes to the U.S., you will need to get married within 90 days of her entering the country.
The next phase of this process would be the adjustment of status to obtain permanent residence, or the green card. RapidVisa can help you with that process too! In fact, we recommend bundling the visa and green card. Give us a call and we can help you out with that!
Also, to see some of our testimonials from couples we’ve helped from Vietnam, you can simply go to rapidvisa.com/vietnam/