Being able to marry whoever you want, no matter what country he or she lives in, is a right you have as a United States citizen. When your fiancé(e) lives in another country and is not a U.S. citizen, things can get a little complicated. If you are seeking a fiancé(e) visa for your loved one, it is critical to have an attorney in your corner. Immigration officers and authorities almost always interrogate individuals seeking visa status in the U.S. and wield a considerable amount of discretion in their decision-making. This makes it critical to obtain skilled guidance from a knowledgeable lawyer.
At The Law Offices of Derek Lim, Mr. Lim and our immigration lawyers serving in Fremont and San Francisco have years of experience assisting immigrants with the naturalization and visa process. Contact us online to learn how we can help with your fiancé(e) visa today.Planning for the Future
Typically, if you are a U.S. citizen interested in bringing your foreign fiance, you would apply for what is called a K-1 nonimmigrant visa. In order for a foriegn national to obtain a fiance visa, he or she has to show an intent to marry a U.S. citizen in the future. Additionally, he or she must have the legal capacity to enter into a marriage and both the citizen and foreign national must have met in person within the past two years. Afterwards, a visa interview will be scheduled and you and your fiance will have to attend an appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate. There, a Consular officer will review your documents and conduct an interview to determine if a bona fide or authentic relationship exists. Evidence of a relationship includes, but is certainly not limited to, photographs with a camera imprinted date, phone bills/records, communication with other types of medium, etc.
When the interview is completed, the consular officer may either issue the visa, request further evidence, or deny the issuance of a visa.
Many couples make the mistake of applying for these visas on their own and then making wedding plans in the United States. This is not a good idea. While U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does provide estimated guidelines for the approval process, these are not exact by any means. Furthermore, obtaining the visa by yourself could cause even more delays because the smallest errors or omissions can lead to your application being rejected.
With our years of immigration law experience, you can rely on us to help advocate for you and your fiance throughout the application process. We will work with you to ensure that all deadlines are met and all paperwork is filed in a timely and organized manner.Consult With an Experienced Fremont, California, Attorney
At our law firm, our Fremont and San Francisco immigration attorneys speak Laotian, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese and Thai. This allows us to assist individuals from many types of Asian backgrounds. Contact us online to get the process started.