A K-1 fiance visa was issued for the future wife of one of our Laguna Niguel clients. The couple met in Mexico a few years ago. They dated for a while before he proposed marriage. He visited her often during their courtship, and in spring 2013, he approached me asking for help with the fiance visa process. We prepared all the necessary elements of the initial I-129F filing. We received a decision from USCIS within five months.
Then, we filed the necessary documents with the Department of State’s National Visa Center prior to the scheduling of the visa interview in Ciudad Juarez. At the interview, the officer said they could not make a decision on the case because they were waiting for additional information from background checks. Because this was a consular interview, I was not present and was unable to ascertain the nature of the inquiry. That is one of the main issues with consular processing. Attorney representation is not permitted at the interview. However, within a few weeks, the visa was approved.
The client recently arrived in the United States on her K-1 entry. The couple married within a few days. Now, we will prepare the I-485 adjustment of status application so that we can process the green card. We intend to file the adjustment packet within the next few weeks. From recent past experience, the green card interview will likely occur about 3-4 months after we file the I-485, and I will attend the interview with my clients to ensure that everything processes smoothly.
If you are considering the fiance visa process, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you to help determine which options are available and whether the K-1 fiance visa process is right for you.