May I Obtain a K-1 Visa for My Fiancee if I am Not a US Citizen?

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How not to rely on advice given by friends, family, and surprisingly Immigration information officers
How every document you file with USCIS can affect you and your family for years.
Little known secrets of fiancé visa and green card interviews from an attorney with 20 years of experience

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I would like to file a K-1 Fiancee visa petition for my fiancée.  However, I only have a green card.  Can I apply for the Fiance Visa  anyway?

One of the requirements for obtaining a K-1 Fiancee visa is that the petitioner must be a United States Citizen.  If you only have a green card then you cannot have a K-1 fiance visa approved.  If you qualify for citizenship (you should talk to an Immigration Attorney to make sure that you do qualify) then you should seriously consider filing for your US Citizenship.  Do not file your K-1 fiancee visa petition until you actually have become a United States Citizen.  If, for some reason you do not qualify to become a US Citizen then in order to bring your fiance into the United States you would have to marry your fiance and then do a marriage based visa.  The waiting period, if you follow this route, will be substantially longer.

This post is under Fiance Visa Attorney and Fiance Visa Lawyer . This article is just a basic introduction to this topic. You should seek a competent Immigration Attorney to review your specific facts and circumstances before proceeding with your case.

Lawrence Gruner is an Immigration Attorney with almost 20 years of experience. He handles Immigration cases throughout  the United States and the World. He may be reached toll free at 888-801-6558. He would be happy to talk to you about all of your immigration options and help you put together an immigration plan.

The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information only. Laws do change and additional laws may apply in your case. Every case is different. Please contact our office or the office of another immigration attorney to review your matter prior to filing any documentation with USCIS.

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  • S. Lucas
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    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
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    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
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    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

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K1 Fiance Visa In Person Meeting Requirement

Free Reports to read BEFORE you decide to file an Immigration case or to hire an Immigration Attorney.
These reports will save you time and money.
Read These Reports to Learn:
How you can always represent yourself in an Immigration Case
That not all Immigration Attorneys are the same
The questions you should always ask your Immigration Attorney before you hire him
How Immigration cases can be needlessly delayed or denied and what you can do to avoid that fate.
How not to rely on advice given by friends, family, and surprisingly Immigration information officers
How every document you file with USCIS can affect you and your family for years.
Little known secrets of fiancé visa and green card interviews from an attorney with 20 years of experience
Our office has 20 years of experience handling fiancee visas. We will bring your fiancee into the U.S. quickly, without delays, and with a money back guarantee<
I would like to marry my high school girlfriend from Turkey.  We have not seen each other in 20 years.  However, we talk on the phone , email each other, and skype each other regularly.  Can I do a K1 Fiance Visa for her?

 No.  Under this fact pattern you are not currently eligible to do the K1 fiance visa for her.  One of the requirements for a K1 fiance visa is that you have seen your fiancé face-to-face and in person within the last two years.  USCIS strictly enforces this requirement.  In your situation, even if your fiancé is your high school girlfriend, if you have not seen her, face to face and in person, within the last two years, then you will not have met this requirement.  Therefore your  K1 visa petition will not be granted.  In your case I would suggest that you meet with her before filing for the K1 fiance visa. (Seeing each other over the internet via Skype does not meet this requirement.  It is not enough).

 If you cannot meet your fiancé face to face and in person because of cultural, religious or extreme hardship reasons you may be able to obtain a waiver of this requirement.  If you fall into one of these categories then you should consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney.

 Lawrence Gruner is an Immigration attorney with almost 20 years of experience.  This post is under Fiance Visa Attorney and Fiance Visa Lawyer .

My office would be happy to talk to you about your Immigration case and all of your immigration options. You may call us toll free at 888-801-6558

The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information only. Immigration laws and requirements do change and different laws can apply to your case.  Immigration cases can be very complicated.  Every case is different.  You should talk to a competent Immigration Attorney prior to proceeding with any Immigration case.

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  • S. Lucas
    TEMPORARY VISA
    img

    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
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    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

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Can I Extend My K-1 Fiance Visa Once I am in the United States?

Free Reports to read BEFORE you decide to file an Immigration case or to hire an Immigration Attorney.
These reports will save you time and money.
Read These Reports to Learn:
How you can always represent yourself in an Immigration Case
That not all Immigration Attorneys are the same
The questions you should always ask your Immigration Attorney before you hire him
How Immigration cases can be needlessly delayed or denied and what you can do to avoid that fate.
How not to rely on advice given by friends, family, and surprisingly Immigration information officers
How every document you file with USCIS can affect you and your family for years.
Little known secrets of fiancé visa and green card interviews from an attorney with 20 years of experience

I entered the United States with a K1 fiance Visa.  It has been almost 90 days and we have not gotten married.  Can I extend the fiancé visa?

 A. No, you cannot file to extend your fiancé visa.

If you enter on a K1 fiance visa then you need to marry the U.S. citizen who filed the petition for you  within 90 days.  This time period cannot be extended.  If you cannot get married during this 90 day period then you need to consult with an Immigration Attorney.  The attorney can work with you to make sure that you do not run into problems with USCIS.

Lawrence Gruner is a  Fiance Visa Attorney..  He has almost 20 years of experience handling Immigration cases throughout California, the United States and the World.  He may be reached toll free at 888-801-6558 

This article is just a basic introduction to this topic.  Do not rely on this article only concerning your particular Immigration case.  Laws do change and other laws may apply to your case. Please contact us or another competent Immigration Attorney.

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  • S. Lucas
    TEMPORARY VISA
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    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

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Can I work If I Enter the United States with a K1 Visa?


If you enter the United States with a K1 fiance visa then you are eligible to apply for work authorization.  The key word here is apply.   You can apply to obtain your work authorization card.  However, you cannot work until you have obtained your work authorization aka “work permit” from USCIS.

This work authorization you receive will only be valid for 90 days.  It will likely take you about 90 days, after you apply,  to receive the card.

A better choice would be to get married to the United States Citizen who sponsored you and then apply for your permanent residence (green card).   This is done via the adjustment of status process.  At the same time you apply for adjustment of status you may apply for your work authorization card from USCIS.  It should take about 90 days to receive your work authorization card.

This work authorization card you receive from USCIS while applying for adjustment  of status will be valid for one year.  However, your green card application should be approved within this one year period (generally the green card should be approved within 4 months or so).  Once you receive your green card you can work using the green card only (i.e. there is no need for the work authorization card).  You can simply provide a copy of your green card to prospective employers.

Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Fiance Visa Attorney and a Sacramento Green Card Attorney with almost 20 years of experience.  He handles Immigration cases throughout California, the United States and the World.  He may be reached toll free at 888-801-6558 or at www.visa4you.info

This article is just a basic introduction to this topic.  You should seek a competent Immigration Attorney to review your specific facts and circumstances before proceeding with your case.

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  • S. Lucas
    TEMPORARY VISA
    img

    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

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