We started this process when a US citizen came to my office a year ago to petition for her fiancé in the Middle East. They met online and have been communicating remotely for several years. Last year, her fiancé traveled to the US and they met in person, which allowed us to file the petition for her fiancé. It took only 3 months to have the petition approved by the USCIS. Then, the case was sent to the National Visa Center and in four weeks the National Visa Center sent the case to the US Embassy in Jerusalem. The interview was scheduled in 10 weeks and the visa was approved. Then, the US Embassy put the case in administrative processing. At the end, the fiancé visa was issued, the fiancé entered the US and just married his fiancée and we are getting ready to file the adjustment application.
Please note that this article does not constitute a legal advice. We simplified the law to outline the marriage green card process and discuss the processing time of the marriage green card. If you would like to discuss if you may qualify for a marriage green card, call our experienced marriage green card attorney at 480-425-2009 or schedule your consultation online.
I’ve done a lot of fiancé(e) visas over the years, helping reunite happy couples. A fiancé(e) visa is for a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen who is planning to get married within 90 days of entering the U.S. With some exceptions, the couple needs to meet in person within 2 years prior to filing the petition.
So, how long does the process take? The first step is for a U.S. citizen to file a petition with the USCIS. The average processing time is now between 5 and 7 months. I had petitions approved as fast as in 6 weeks. Then, once the USCIS approves the petition, it sends the case to the National Visa Center and from the National Visa Center it is sent to the Embassy or Consulate for an interview. The time to schedule an interview depends on the Embassy or Consulate, usually within a few months. Of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some US Embassies and Consulates are still closed and many are facing a backlog of cases from the time the US Embassies and Consulates were closed due to COVID-19.
Please note that this article does not constitute a legal advice. We simplified the law in order to outline the fiancé(e) (K-1) visa process. If you would like to discuss if you may qualify for fiancé(e) (K-1) visa, call our experienced
fiancé(e) (K-1) visa attorney at 480-425-2009 or schedule your consultation online. We look forward to discussing how we can help you obtain K-1 visa for your fiancé(e).
Our client is a US citizen who met his fiancee, a Russian citizen living in Belarus, two years ago. They kept in touch and met one year later when my client visited Belarus. My client is divorced and his fiancée is widow. After he returned from his trip, he visited our office and retained us to get a fiancée visa for his fiancée.
First, we filed a petition for a fiancée, which took four months to approved. Then, the case was sent to the National Visa Center and from the National Visa Center to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland where is done the
fiancée (K-1) visas processing for residents of Belarus. We prepared the
fiancée (K-1) visa application and affidavit of support and prepared the
fiancée for the interview. The interview went smoothly just before the US Embassy suspended its regular visa service due coronavirus pandemic. The fiancée obtained her fiancée (K-1) visa valid for five (5) months. Congratulations!
Please note that this article does not constitute a legal advice. We simplified the law in order to outline the fiancée (K-1) visa process. If you would like to discuss if you may qualify for fiancée (K-1) visa, call our experienced
fiancée (K-1) visa attorney at 480-425-2009 or contact an experienced
fiancée (K-1) attorney via our website to schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing how we can help you obtain K-1 visa for your fiancé(e).
We would you like to congratulate to our client who just received approval of her marriage green card application. She is from the Philippines and was introduced to her American husband through mutual friends. Her husband traveled to the Philippines twice before he proposed. He came to Juras Law Firm seeking representation in the fiancee and marriage green card process. We prepared the petition for fiance documenting thoroughly our clients’ relationship. It took less than 5 months to have the petition approved. After our client entered the US with her fiancee visa, our clients got married and we prepared the marriage green card application. At that time, we already had a note for a doctor that our client is pregnant. We created a plan for our clients what evidence we wanted them to gather while waiting for the marriage green card interview. It took 14 months before we received the notice of the marriage green card interview. We prepared all the documents that the USCIS wanted to see and the marriage green card was approved in 25 minutes. Our clients were happy that the entire process went smoothly. Congratulations to receiving your marriage green card!