Are you and your fiancé eager to start your life together in the United States? While the prospect of a dream wedding in the U.S. may seem appealing, there are essential factors to consider before making any hasty decisions. In this blog post, we’ll explore the advantages of obtaining a fiancé visa (K-1 visa) versus coming to the United States to get married, highlighting potential pitfalls and legal consequences you should be aware of.
To get married on a K-1 visa, also known as a fiancé(e) visa, there’s a specific timeline you need to follow. Once the foreign fiancé(e) enters the United States on a K-1 visa, the couple must get married within 90 days. This is a strict deadline set by U.S. immigration law. Failure to marry within this period can result in the fiancé(e) being required to leave the United States.
After the marriage, the next step is to apply for an Adjustment of Status for the foreign spouse to become a lawful permanent resident (i.e., obtain a Green Card). It’s important to be mindful of this timeline and ensure that the wedding plans are in place so that the marriage can occur within this 90-day window.
Advantages of a Fiancé Visa (K-1 Visa)
Traps and Pitfalls of Getting Married in the U.S.
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