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What is a Fiancé Visa and How Does it Work?

Posted By Pozo Goldstein, LLP || 22-Dec-2015

If you become engaged to a person living outside of the United States, your fiancé can apply to obtain a temporary visa, which will allow them to enter the United Sates for 90 days. Once your fiancé has gained access into the US, they may apply for conditional permanent residency. The United States will send the application to the Consulate in the foreign country. Your fiancé’s home country will contact your fiancé to obtain additional forms and schedule an interview. After your spouse is granted the visa, they must use it within four months of issuance.

USCIS Criteria for Qualification

For your fiancé to qualify for a fiancé visa, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. They must have met their fiancé (you) within two years of applying.
  2. You and your fiancé must have a bona fide intention to wed.
  3. You and your fiancé must conclude a valid and legal marriage within 90 days of your fiancé’s arrival to the United States.

It is important to keep in mind that if you and your fiancé do not marry within the allotted 90-day period, your fiancé and any dependents that traveled with them may be forced to depart from the United States. Because obtaining a fiancé visa may be difficult for you or your partner, it is best to consult an experienced immigration attorney right away.

Pozo Goldstein, LLP is Here to Help

At Pozo Goldstein, LLP, our Atlanta immigration lawyers work hard to deliver positive results to our clients every day. When you work with our firm, you can rest easily knowing our team will examine all the details of your case to craft legal strategies effective for your case. At Pozo Goldstein, LLP, our team believes every person has the right to pursue his or her own American Dream. If you or a loved one is facing an immigration issue, do not wait a second longer to get in contact with our Atlanta immigration attorneys! We are here for you.

For a case evaluation, contact our office right away. We are backed by over 90 years of combined experience!