We advised that the K-1 fiance visa was the best option for them. We helped them collect the necessary evidence and information and filed the I-129F with USCIS. A few months later, the K-1 visa petition was approved by USCIS, and the case was forwarded to the Department of State for further processing. We filed additional documents, including the visa application, with the Department of State.
A month or so later, the case was scheduled for a consular interview. The interview went smoothly and the visa was approved. The wife should arrive in the US within the next week or so. The total time from filing the I-129F to visa approval by the Ciudad Juarez consulate was less than 8 months.
After that, the couple will marry within the first 90 days of the wife’s arrival. Then, we will file the I-485 adjustment of status application. Because the marriage will be less than two years old at the time of interview with USCIS, the wife will be eligible for conditional permanent resident status. This means she will need to file additional evidence two years from now in order to prove to USCIS that the marriage was entered into in good faith.
If you are considering the K-1 process, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. Every year, we handle many fiancé visa cases from all over the world. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you to gain a better understanding of your situation and whether the K-1 visa is your best option.
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