Are you ready to help your foreign fiance get a fiance visa so that you can marry in the United States?

It is not uncommon for a United States citizen to fall in love with someone who is not a citizen and decide to get married. It is easy to meet new people when you travel overseas on vacation or when a foreign national comes to the United States to visit. It is also more and more common to travel or live overseas to work or study. But what do you need to do if you fall in love with a foreign national who lives overseas and want to bring your fiance to the United States so that you can get married and build a future together in America?

First, always keep in mind that this likely will be a stressful time for you and your partner. After all, planning any wedding can be stressful. Trying to plan a wedding when your loved one lives in a different country just adds to the stress. With this in mind, you need to make sure that you and your fiance discuss your immigration options as early in the process as possible so that you can solve any immigration issues before they become problems that will derail your wedding plans.

Next, you need to decide whether a fiance visa (also referred to as a K1 visa) is the right option for your situation and wedding plans. Generally speaking, a fiance visa is used so that your fiance can travel to the United States so that you can get married. If you want to get married overseas, then you should explore other immigration options, such as an immigrant visa. In addition, if your fiance is already in the United States and you decide to get married in the United States, you may be able to use the adjustment of status process instead of getting a fiance visa or an immigrant visa.

Although there is no requirement to hire an immigration lawyer to help you with your fiance visa application, many couples find it to be very helpful to work with a lawyer to identify the best immigration option for their situation. An immigration lawyer can also help you take care of all the immigration paperwork as quickly and stress free as possible so that you can focus your efforts on planning your wedding.

Learn more about K1 visas or fiance/fiancee visas

To help you better understand the fiance visa process, and whether you should hire an immigration lawyer to help you, I've put together answers to some of the most common questions that I'm asked as an Idaho immigration lawyer:


Frequently Asked Questions About K1 Visas (Fiance / Fiancee Visas)