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The Fiancee Visa ProcessAvoiding Costly Mistakes
The Fiancee Visa is referred to as a K-1 visa or I-129 visa. This is the only viable way to bring your fiancee into America. Other means, such as obtaining a travel or visitors visa are nearly impossible. People who have tried having others sponsor their fiancees have also run into problems with the US Embassy holding or denying their visa applications. Possessing a B-1/B-2 visitor visa is, sometimes, a gray area where women have actually been arrested by Immigration and Naturalization officers once they have landed on U.S. soil. Deportation and a restriction can be placed on his/her future Fiancee Visa applications for an extended period, possibly 3-5 years.
Others have tried to buck the system and marry in their fiancee's country. Unfortunately, they soon found themselves mired a paperwork jungle, taking 3-4 times as long, and sometimes not succeeding at all in having their fiancees declared eligible to enter the U.S.
You must be a registered U.S. citizen to file for a Fiancee Visa. You must have met your fiancee PERSONALLY within the two years prior to your application. You must also prove the ability to provide financial support her financially in order for her to come to the U.S. You and your fiancee must be free and legal to marry. If either you or your fiancee have previously been married, you must be either divorced, widowed or the marriage officially annulled before applying for a fiancee visa.
You may have heard that 35-45% of the Fiancee Visa petitions filed are not initially approved. This seems accurate. Most of the time the problem is a mistake in filling out the paperwork or lack of inclusion of some paperwork. When this happens, you are sent a letter asking you to send the proper documentation or possibly to resubmit the entire application. The sad part about this is that you must now wait again to see if your paperwork is now finally correct. If not, the whole circle begins again, possibly taking months to correct. Your application can be denied if the documentation is incorrect, not "refused", as the US Government would not wish to use these words. But, it means the same thing in actuality. This is within their legal rights as the "accepting" country. Having a visa "denied" reflects upon you, as your fianceee will surely have friends who had no problems obtaining a visa through us or another agency. And, they will question your sincerity in wanting your fiancee as a spouse, even though you are an "innocent" bystander in the matter.
Once your application has been approved, your fiancee must go to the U.S. Embassy and talk with a consulate official who will ask her questions regarding the information on the application. The official will ask "trick questions" during this embassy interview (standard procedure). If she fails to answer the questions satisfactorily, the official may order an investigation that can possible take up to 1 year to conclude. We provide you with the answers and tell you what questions are asked to insure you will not have any problems. This also relaxes your fiancee. Knowing what to expect during the interview is critically important. If your fiancee is well prepared, she will be calm, confident and accurate during the interview and this is very, very important. We offer this level of assistance because we have gone through all of this ourselves and know the pitfalls that await those that are improperly prepared.
Once your fiancee arrives in the U.S. and passes through customs, you have 90 days from the time her passport is stamped to get legally married. If you do not marry for some reason, she will have to return to her native country. This does not mean that you cannot resubmit another request for a Fiancee Visa in the future.
After marriage there is more paperwork to fill out and we can assist you with this, too. We do not abandon you once your fiancee has arrived, as do some other agencies. We offer complete and total services to you to assure your satisfaction in the visa process. Most of all, we fill your papers in correctly.