One option in situations where a U.S. citizen plans to marry a foreign national, and would like the wedding to take place in the United States, is a K-1 fiance visa. This lets the foreign-born fiance spend 90 days in the U.S., get married, and if desired apply for a U.S. green card through the U.S.-based application process known as adjustment of status.
Legal Requirements for a K-1 Fiancé Visa
Learn what the law requires of someone applying for a K-1 visa based on a planned marriage to a U.S. citizen.
Can You Renew or Extend Your K-1 Fiancé Visa Status?
Making the best use of your 90 days in the U.S. in K-1 status.
Getting a Work Permit While on a K-1 Fiancé Visa
Strategies for gaining the right to work in the U.S. as soon as possible.
Can K-1 Fiancé Visa Holders Leave the United States?
Be warned: The K-1 visa is for one-time use only.
Can a fiance on a K-1 visa make a quick trip to Canada or Mexico?
Learn about "automatic visa revalidation."
Applying to Adjust Status After Entry on K-1 Visa: Forms and Procedures
A rundown of all the practical steps involved in applying for a green card as the married fiance of a U.S. citizen.
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A comprehensive, detailed guide to applying for a K-1 fiance visa, marriage-based K-3 visa, marriage-based immigrant visa, or marriage-based adjustment of status in the United States.
Steps to Applying for a K-1 Fiancé Visa
Engaged to a U.S. citizen and hoping to come to the U.S. for the wedding? How do you start the process of applying for a K-1 visa?
Preparing Documents to Accompany Form I-129F Fiancé Visa Petition
You need to do more than just fill in the blanks on Form I-129F for your fiancé petition.
Preparing the Form I-129F Fiancé Visa Petition
In order to being the process of applying for a K-1 fiance visa (which allows a foreign citizen to enter the U.S and spend 90 days, with the purpose of marrying a U.S. citizen.
Bringing Children Along on a K-1 Fiance Visa (K-2 Visas)
If you receive a K-1 fiancé visa to enter the U.S. and get married, your unmarried children under the age of 21, whether or not they are the biological children of your U.S. citizen fiancé, might be eligible to accompany you to the United States.