Q. Can I get a fiance visa for my foreign fiance if I filed for Bankruptcy in the past?
A. Yes, you should be able to obtain a fiance visa for your fiance even though you have a past Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.
When you file for a fiance visa you will be required to file an I-134 affidavit of support near the end of the process. Along with the affidavit of support you will need to supply your bank statements and your tax returns or tax transcripts (exact requirements vary by embassy/consulate).
The I-134 currently does not ask for any information about prior bankruptcy filings for the U.S. Citizen. As a result you do not need to volunteer this information. You do need to provide information about your income and your assets but not about prior bankruptcy filings.
This answer may change under the current administration. Therefore, it always makes sense to at least consult with an immigration attorney prior to filing anything with USCIS.
For more information about the fiance visa process please read our blog article: “Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Fiance Visa Process”
Lawrence Gruner is a fiance visa attorney, marriage green card attorney and U.S. Citizenship attorney with over 20 years of experience handling these cases. His office handles these cases worldwide. He would he happy to talk to you, free of charge about your case. He may be reached at 888-801-6558 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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