Eligibility for K-1 Fiancee Visas

What Must I Do To Be Eligible For a K-1 Visa? (Including Same Sex)

You must intend to marry in the US within 90 days of your arrival in the U.S. on your K-1 visa.

One spouse must currently be a US citizen; a permanent resident is not eligible to bring a fiance to the US on a K-1 fiance(e) visa.
  • US citizenship is determined by birth in the US, by naturalization, or by deriving citizenship by being the child of a US citizen parent, born outside the US.
You must have met your fiance(e) in person within the last two years
  • An exception to this rule is provided in the situation where the customs or religious practice of one or both of the parties do not allow personal meetings prior to marriage. Proof of these customs or practices must be provided.
  • There are also very limited exceptions when extreme hardship prevents a face to face meeting.
You must be legally able to marry:
  • This means that you have never been married before or that if you have been married before that you are legally divorced, that your previous marriage has been legally annulled or that your previous spouse is deceased.

You must prove that your relationship is a valid one for love and not for the purpose of immigration.

* There are many ways to do this and we will discuss them with you on a case by case basis during our confidential consultation.

We would be happy to discuss your particular situation with you on a free conference call. For a direct line to an experienced K1 visa attorney please call (707) 481-3204 or go to the Book Me section of this and other pages to schedule a time for the call at your convenience.

Client Reviews
Hello Cal, Just wanted to thank you for all your help...Just let me know if i can ever help you in the future as you certainly great help to me and Conney in this fiance visa process. I have restored and remodeled homes and also have ten years accounting background if you ever need the favor returned California would not be a bad place to take a volunteer vacation too with my fiance of course. Have a great week, Martin M.
Dear Cal, But a quick note to advise you that our petition for a K-1 visa for my fiance' has been approved...and you also might appreciate the fact that my submission was received by The Department Of Homeland Security on 28 September 2009 and approved on 26 October; [thus, only 28-days in the pipeline from their acceptance until their written approval]. I did exactly as you advised me to do and it apparently paid off. The average time for the Vermont office to respond is roughly 3-months+. We did good!!! Bruce B.
Calvin: Thanks for the notification. You have been awesome. Do you mind if I mention your firm on the Thai Chat Boards I subscribe to? People are always looking for representation to get Visas? Thanks. John.
Hi Cal, I guess I forgot to follow up with, but Josefina was approved on the day of her interview and her passport was sent back to her in a matter of days from that point. She is already here and we want to thank you for all your help. Everything went smooth it was just more of a waiting game. Best Regards. Anonymous