A Schaefer Law Firm client was granted a fiance visa recently. The couple initially consulted with the firm when they first decided to get married so that they could get advice on the best way to get a K1 fiance visa. They had originally met through an exchange student program in Latin America and eventually decided to spend the rest of their lives together. After reviewing the education and career plans of the couple, a plan was developed that would allow them to complete their degrees and have their dream wedding on their selected date.
The couple worked with the firm to prepare a comprehensive fiance visa petition that clearly explained how they met, the time they had spent together and their future plans together. After the fiance visa petition was approved, the fiance visa application was prepared and supplemental evidence was collected to show their ongoing relationship. On the day of the fiance visa interview at the consulate oversees, everything went smoothly with a very short and stress-free interview. The couple is now looking forward to their dream wedding in the United States.
Although this fiance visa was approved, it is important to note that not all fiance visa applications are approved. It is very important to show that all the requirements for the visa are met, including that the relationship is bona fide. What evidence should be included in the package is a case by case decision and it is essential to present the strongest case possible from the initial fiance visa petition. With this in mind, I strongly encourage you to consult with an immigration lawyer before you submit your fiance visa petition.