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    • We have a 5 Star Rating with Google, Avvo and Thumbtack.
    • We have an A+ rating with the BBB
    • We are licensed by the State Bar of California and we are fully insured.
    • Full Representation with affordable fees.
    • We are Attorneys.
    • Only Attorneys have access to your information.
    • We will make sure your case is not delayed. Or worse denied.
    • Nobody Can Bring Your Fiance Here Faster.
    • You will not receive a surprise bill at the end of your case.
    • We have over 20 years of experience. We have seen it all

    Fiance Visa Attorney

    How to Qualify For a Fiancé Visa

    • The petitioner in the United States must be a U.S. Citizen not a green card holder.  Green card holders are not eligible to file a fiance visa petition.
    • You must have met your intended spouse, in person, within the last two years (this requirement is meant to eliminate the practice of mail-order, or Internet-order, brides). You should take a picture of the two of you together and keep copies of any plane tickets used for visits between the two of you. This requirement may be waived based on extreme hardship. This generally means that the United States citizen has the type of medical problems which will not allow him to visit you in your home country. This generally does not mean that it would be a financial hardship for your United States citizen to visit you. It also may be waived based upon cultural customs.
    • You must both be legally permitted to get married.
    • Your U.S. citizen fiancé must be able to support you financially according to the guidelines set down by the U.S. government
    • The foreign fiance must not be ineligible to come to the United States based on prior criminal, immigration violations or other matters.
    • Both the U.S. Citizen and the fiance must not be married to someone else. (If you have been married before, you need to make sure that the marriage was annulled or legally terminated (divorce, death, etc.)  You cannot file your case while you are waiting for your divorce to become final.

    If your fiancé is not a U.S. citizen but is only a lawful permanent resident he or she should consult with us to see if he qualifies to become a U.S. citizen. (To learn more, see: 10 Reasons To Become a Naturalized United States Citizen.) When he becomes a U.S. citizen, then he should be able to file a K-1 fiancé visa petition for you.  Currently the overall wait time for fiance visas is about 9 to 10 months.

    The overall denial rate (for all fiance visas filed in the United States by all individuals filing fiance visa cases) in the beginning of 2019 is 50%.  The denial rate was less than 10% a couple of years ago.  In contrast almost 100% of our fiance visa cases have been approved.

    Effects on Children During the Fiancée/Fiancé Visa Process

    The unmarried children, under the age of 21, whether or not they are the biological children of the United States citizen, may be eligible to accompany you into the United States and apply for their own green cards.

    If you are in the fiancé visa process, your case will be terminated should you marry your US citizen fiancé before you enter the United States. In this case you would have to do a marriage visa (I-130 case).

    More Details about the Fiancé Visa Process

    For more information about fiancé visas, be sure to read our articles, including :

    Top 10 things you should know about the fiance visa process;

    How can I bring my fiancé to the USA? and

    K1 fiancé visa interview questions


    If You Work With Our Office How Will We Help You?

    • We will do an in depth interview with you to make sure that the fiancé visa process is the best overall choice for you.  For example, based on different factors it may make more sense to marry your fiance, in his or her home country, and then apply for his or her green card abroad.
    • You will complete a short questionnaire and forward it to our office.
    • If it looks like we can help you we will send you a more in-depth questionnaire to complete.
    • We will prepare all of your USCIS forms for you.  You will simply review and sign the documents.
    • You will forward the signed documents to our office.  We will also have you send in the USCIS required evidence to our office.
    • We will make sure your packet with supporting evidence is completely ready.  We will then file your documents with USCIS.
    • We will notify you of your case number so you can track the progress of your case online.
    • We will monitor your case with USCIS to make sure that your application is processed in a timely manner
    • Once the application is approved in the United States we will continue working with you to make sure the National Visa Center portion goes smoothly and that any and all paperwork is handled in preparation for his or her visa interview with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
    • We will provide detailed information on how your fiance can do his or her absolute best at the fiance visa interview.  Your fiance will be completely prepared to do well at the interview.
    • We will answer any questions you have and give you all the support you need for your fiancé to come to the U.S. once the K-1 is granted.
    • Unlike many other offices, you will always be dealing with a fiance visa attorney, not a secretary or paralegal in your case.  We will know you and your case very well.

    If you are interested in more information about the fiance visa process please read our article:” Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Fiance Visa Process.”

    Fiance Visas Are Harder to Get than You Realize

    Falling in love is the easy part.

    Trying to convince the immigration authorities that you and your fiancé deserve to live together in the United States can be a frustrating process.

    There are many bureaucratic hoops and hurdles to jump through.

    • Countless forms to fill out.
    • An immense amount of paperwork to read and complete.
    • A dizzying stack of backup documentation to prepare.

    One mistake, and your petition can be endlessly delayed or even denied.

    That’s why it makes sense to partner with us.

    We help clients navigate the often intimidating and complex maze of bureaucracy to help you check off this important box and get on with your life.

    U.S. Citizenship doesn’t come along with a U.S. spouse.

    You’d think that as an exemplary U.S. citizen you have every right to decide whom you should marry. Then you’d expect that the U.S. government will honor your decision on whom to marry. The reality is often different.

    Our immigration law is a confusing maze of paperwork, more paperwork and MORE paperwork!

    Thousands of K-1 fiancé visa applications get rejected every year due to simple mistakes or omissions, or for other trivial reasons. You don’t want that to happen to you!

    The U.S. Immigration Law is a specialized area, and it’s confusing, especially if you have no real hands-on experience – as we do.

    Let Us Be Your Partner through this Complex Process – We’ll Help You Get Fiancé Visa Quickly

    Over the past two decades we have seen it all. We have also learned how to deal with difficult bureaucrats and avoid unnecessary delays so that you can reunite with your fiancé and live together like every other normal couple in the United States.

    Every day our fiance visa attorneys prepare Fiancé Visa petitions for couples who want to live together in this great country. We have assisted clients from China, the Philippines, Mexico, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan and countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

    The Fiance Visa Attorneys who will work on your case each have a minimum of 20 years’ experience handling K-1 fiancé visas. If you want fast results – it makes sense to partner with us!

    We deal with individual cases only. We are not in the business of churning out a high-volume business. We understand that even though the process may be similar, every case is different, and it needs to be approached with diligence and meticulous care.


    Full Service with Affordable Legal Fees.

    If you have a straight-forward case with no issues we can charge you this low flat rate. We do all the work for you, so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake, which will delay your case. We offer a low flat fee with a low monthly payment plan for clients who don’t have the upfront cash.

    We guarantee to do our best on your case.  We work hard for our clients and we will do our best to make sure your fiance is able to come into the country as quickly as possible.

    Of course, we’re not able to help everyone, and that’s why we encourage you to pick up the phone to find out if we can help you.

    This first step is free and you are under no obligation to hire us.

    Simply call us now for a free phone consultation regarding fiancé visas 888-801-6558 or 916-760-7270 or Submit a Request For Free Information. We will contact you shortly.

    Basically, you have three options if you want to qualify for a U.S. fiancé visa:

    Option #1: You can pick up the forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and try to tackle the mountain of confusing paperwork yourself. If you’re taking this route, good luck!

    Option #2: If you’re a book mole, read all the best textbooks on the subject (may take months to go through the best ones), and leap into the application process with the faith that everything will be all right. The only problem here is that textbooks provide generic advice that can be outdated simply because the immigration laws change as often as the wind blows.

    Option #3: Let our fiance visa attorney walk you through the maze of U.S. immigration law and tell you, in plain English, what’s relevant and important in your case. Most importantly, we’ll help you identify any potential issues and weaknesses in your case and figure out how together we can overcome them.

    Why Contact Us for Legal Representation in Getting a Fiancé Visa?

    • Fully Qualified Immigration Attorneys. Only qualified and experienced fiance visa attorneys with a minimum of 20 years of hands-on knowledge will work on your case. We don’t delegate this process to junior paralegals.
    • No Mistakes. We guarantee that your case will be processed with absolutely no unnecessary mistakes or delays. One mistake can delay your case for months. We won’t let this happen to you!
    • Low FLAT FEES.   There are no hidden fees or extra charges.
    • Low Payment Plans. We offer low monthly payment plans for our clients.
    • Personal Service. We don’t wear $3,000 suits – our goal is to impress you with results, not clothing. Also, we won’t hide behind annoying gatekeepers. We are happy to talk to our clients. We have even made after midnight international calls to U.S. embassies on their behalf.
    • We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and are a Law Firm in Good Standing with the State Bar of California.
    • We have a 5 Star Rating with Avvo, Google Reviews, Thumbtack etc.s  

    What our Clients are saying:

    “We first used Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi for my then fiance’s K1 visa. They were always readily available to answer any questions and were very knowledgeable about the current immigration laws and processes. We really loved both Lawrence and Jason because they stayed on top and followed our case as it went through USCIS. They gave personal attention to our case, which definitely put us at ease, especially since we are not locals of Sacramento. They always had great communication, whether it be by phone or email. We thought they did such an outstanding job with the K1 Visa that we returned back to them when we applied for an Adjustment of Status (Green Card) for my now husband. In the future, we will definitely give our business back to Lawrence and Jason. They are among the elite in their field.” S. Lazaro, California

    Mr Gruner and his associates are true life savers! They are knowledgable, reliable, friendly and thorough. Any question, comment or concern will recieve a timely response. With the hustle and bustle of daily life, there wasn’t any time for me to attempt to complete any immigration application forms for my then fiance, who is from the Dominican Republic and #TEAMGRUNER saved the day! Their prompt service and continuous availabilty made my husband’s approval process a breeze, only 5 months. Because of their quick pace and dedication, my husband and I were alloted the duration to focus on bigger and better adventures aka OUR WEDDING DAY.

    Update: Due to my happy ending, I referred a friend and their approval notice was processed and mailed after a short 3 month timeframe!#TEAMGRUNER IS THE BEST IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY—-O. Guzman, Oakland, CA

    “Thank you so much for bringing my fiancé into the United States so quickly. We are both eternally grateful to you and your firm”.–Individual Client, Sacramento, California.

    “We used Lawrence and Jason to handle our case from day one. They have been helpful and very easy to work with, the immigration process has been very easy, these guys took care of everything. We were struggling financially and even then they were …

    We used Lawrence and Jason to handle our case from day one. They have been helpful and very easy to work with, the immigration process has been very easy, these guys took care of everything. We were struggling financially and even then they were willing to work with us and help us with our immigration case. I am now planning to apply for my mother and we will definitely be using there services again. M. Yoder, California.

    “Your firm made the process painless and easy. ” Individual Client, California.

    “We are so happy that we chose your firm.  We got the visa!!  We want to thank you for everything you have done for us.  Thank you so much for your good work.” Individual Client, California.

    “This is an outstanding law firm that I am always happy to recommend. Thanks again for all of your helpful advice. Your professional service and affordable rates made it possible to achieve a desirable outcome in my immigration case.” – Client in Reno, Nev.

    “I strongly recommend Lawrence Gruner to anyone in need of an experienced immigration attorney. He always maintains a high level of integrity when representing clients.  Individual Client, California.

    FREE FIANCE VISA BOOK. Email us or call us for your FREE fiancé visa book 888-801-6558. We will need your name, address, and phone number.


    Do You Need Fiance Visa Help?  Don’t try to Tackle this Confusing Process on your own! We Are Affordable K1 Visa Lawyers that Can Help You Can Get a Fiance Visa, and Fast!

    As experts in immigration law we understand the ramifications of choosing different courses of action. In some situations, a marriage visa or green card may be a better choice for a client than a fiancé visa – let us help you choose the best course of action for you and your partner, and make it as painless as possible.
    Don’t mess up or unnecessarily delay your K-1 Fiancé Visa application. A government spokesperson once called the immigration laws a “mystery, and a mastery of obfuscation.” Don’t try to tackle this confusing area on your own!

    Let our fiance visa attorney be your partner through this important process, so that we can help you overcome the bureaucracy and red tape quickly and with minimal hassle.

    Call us for Free Advice 888-801-6558. We handle cases for clients throughout the United States and the world.


    We have been handling standard and complicated cases for decades, and will make sure your case is handled without any unnecessary delays. We look forward to helping you or your beloved partner be officially welcomed to this great country of opportunity – The United States of America.

    Whatever you decide, best of luck on your own application!

    For more information please read: 10 Things You Should Know about the Fiance Visa Process.

    Our Goal is to Help You Bring Your Partner Into the U.S. Quickly and With Minimal Hassle.

    Law Offices of Lawrence Gruner, Inc.
    980 9th Street FL 16
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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    • S. Lucas

      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.

      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

      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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