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Spouse / Fiancé K-1 Visa

Getting Married?  Already Married?  We'll make sure that your partner gets here ... and stays here!

To be successfully sponsor your fiancé, you must:

1. Be a United States Citizen;

2. Be legally available to marry;

3. Marry within ninety (90) days after your fiancé arrives in the US;

4. Physically have met with your fiancé within the past two (2) years;

5. Meet the minimum income requirements (or eligible sponsor); and,

6. Meet the IMBRA requirements, if applicable.

So long as you marry your citizen fiancé within ninety (90) days after your arrival, you may then apply for adjustment to receive your conditional green card.

To successfully sponsor your spouse, you must:

If your fiancé already resides in the United States, you do not need to apply for a K-1 Visa.  Rather, once you marry you may apply for a your foreign spouse using Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative.  This will include providing documentation called bonafides that establish your marriage is legitimate.  Additionally, you will file for adjustment of status to receive your green card.  So long as there is no bar or other matter preventing approval of your application, once your green card is granted, you will need to apply to remove restrictions following two years after the date of marriage.  If successful, this process will result in the issuance of your permanent green card.

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