The fiancé visa in Miami is intended for the foreigner’s husband/wife-to-be. The K-1 nonimmigrant visa allows non-nationals to travel to the U.S. and marry a United States citizen during the first 90 days of their stay. Later on, the alien-citizen will apply to become a permanent resident with the LPR and USCIS. For this process to work, the fiancé (e) must first meet several requirements.
Immigration lawyers play an essential role in the fiancé visa process. K1 visas can be denied or delayed when the candidate didn’t process the required documentation accordingly.
To avoid these common mistakes, we suggest you hire an experienced fiancé visa attorney from Gallardo Law Firm. Our firm has several immigration attorneys ready to assist you throughout the whole immigration process and help you bring your spouse-to-be home. We can help you start your new life together.
There are a few steps needed to apply for the fiancé visa in Miami:
An individual can qualify for a fiancé visa, even when he or she doesn’t seek permanent residency in the U.S. after getting married. Those who decide to live in the USA can apply for a green card and go through the whole submission process. If you know ahead of time, you won’t be residing in the United States for a long time, or permanently, you may want to consider a tourist visa. Nevertheless, you can be denied the green card if that’s the route you decide to go and you can also be accused of misusing the visa.
The whole process from start to finish generally takes six to twelve months. The application process takes about 4-8 weeks. The waiting time for the interview can take anywhere between two weeks and four months. When there is information missing in your application, or the required documents haven’t been submitted, the processing time may be extended. Hiring an immigration attorney will ensure smoother and faster processing. A fiancé visa lawyer from Gallardo law Firm can help you prepare your application paperwork the right way and speed up the process.
The fiancé, visa application fee, is $240. The medical examination will cost anywhere between $200 and $300, but you may find better deals out there. Unfortunately, many countries don’t have that many certified physicians who can complete the required documentation. You should think about other costs such as travel expenses, and the price for adjustment of status after your 90 days have been achieved. That is if you intend to live permanently in the U.S. The government filing fees to become a Green Card holder will total about $1070.
Unmarried children under the 21 years of age, even if they are not biological children of the US citizen fiancé, they can accompany the husband or wife-to-be to the United States. They will be granted k-2 visas, not only your biological children but also adopted children and children born out of wedlock, as long as your home country lawfully identifies them as yours. The names of your fiancé’s accompanying minor kids should be registered on the I-129F petition.
The final stage is to apply for a green card. As soon as you get married, within the 90 days of your admission to the US, you have to ask for an adjustment of status for your spouse to get his or her green card. You are required to fill out several forms to accomplish this such as Form I-485, Form I-864, Form I-765, Form I-131, Form G-325A, and Form I-693.
At Gallardo Law Firm we understand that you want to bring your fiancé (e) home as quickly as possible. We will make sure your spouse-to-be doesn’t feel intimidated or frightened by the whole process. Our immigration lawyers will explain the entire process from start to finish. We are always available if you have any questions or concerns you need to address. An experienced fiancé visa lawyer can help present your situation in the best way possible and work hard to assist you in your needs.