Fiancé(e) Visa

The fiancé(e) K-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen. The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival. You can learn more about fiancé(e) visas on usvisas.state.gov.

The advantage of K visas is that they allow the engaged couple (and their minor children) to be together in the United States while completing the immigrant visa process.

K1 (Fiancée)

K-1 visas are for fiancées of U.S. citizens who plan to marry in the U.S. and then reside in the U.S. K-2 visas are for the minor children (under 21 years of age) of K-1 applicants who plan to live in the U.S. with their K-1 parent. For additional information, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/.

K3 (Spouse)

K-3 visas are for spouses of U.S. citizens who wish to come to the United States and wait while they complete their immigration process. K-4 visas for the minor children (under 21 years of age) of K-3 applicants who plan to live in the U.S. with their K-3 parent. For additional information, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/.

Remember:

The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancée to travel to the United States and marry the U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival. The foreign citizen will then apply for adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident (LPR) with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). K-2 and K-4 (children of K1/K3) visas cannot be issued until the primary applicant parent has been issued a K-1 or K-3 visa.

If you file the petition with USCIS, but haven’t received a response, please check the status of your case on USCIS website, using your receipt number.