Bring your fiance to the United States as quickly as possible with a fiance visa.
Do You Qualify for a Fiance Visa?
The basic requirements for a fiance visa are that you:
* Are engaged to a U.S. citizen
* Both of you are free to marry (for example, divorce from a prior partner is completed)
* You have met each other in person sometime within the last two years
* The U.S. citizen does not have certain types of serious criminal history
Fiance Visa Process
There is a multi-step process to obtain a fiance visa and green card. Here is a broad overview:
1. File a fiance petition to prove that your relationship is legitimate and you are eligible to apply.
2. Gather background history information for the U.S. Embassy to prove that the immigrant is eligible, including immigration documents, personal documents, criminal history, and medical exam.
3. Attend an interview at the U.S. Embassy in your home country.
4. When the visa is approved, the U.S. Embassy will put the K-1 Fiance Visa into your passport. You have 180 days to travel to the United States before the visa expires.
5. Travel to the United States using your K-1 Visa and marry your fiance inside of the U.S. within 90 days of arrival.
6. File a green card application.
7. Attend a marriage interview with your U.S. citizen spouse at a local USCIS office.
8. When the case is approved, you will be given a green card valid for two years. You must take additional steps 90 days before your green card expires, but for now, celebrate the fact that you've gotten all the way through the fiance visa process!