As technological developments and increased ease and freedom of travel continue to expand a person’s life from his or her own home city to the world beyond, it is more likely than ever that a person may find love in another country. When a couple becomes engaged and one person is a US Citizen but the other is not, the logistics of building a life together can become quite complicated. Fortunately, there is an immigration visa/status available specifically for such a situation.
A K-1 Visa can grant your fiancé entry into the country so that you may be married and pursue a more permanent status. For any questions you may have or any assistance you may require related to this or any other immigration matter, contact an Austin immigration lawyer of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC at 512-323-2333.
K-1 Visa/Status is available for the fiancée/fiancé of US Citizens to enter the United States solely to enter into a valid marriage to the U.S. Citizen. Both the foreign fiancée/fiancé and the US Citizen have to have a bona fide intention to marry and must be legally able to do so. They also must have met in person within two years.
Duration of Stay:
Individuals who enter in the K-1 status are typically given 90 days to marry and file for permanent residence.
Children (under 21 and not married) are eligible to obtain K-2, which is a derivative status. They are allowed to accompany the fiancé/fiancée and remain in the United States.
The following is the attorney’s fee that the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC charges for a extension of this status when filed in the United States at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) (please read the disclaimer at the top of this page) and the filing fee currently charged by US Citizenship and Immigration Service (US CIS)
- $2,000.00 attorney’s fees for the principal beneficiary petition
- $500.00 for each accompanying child (if a child is coming to U.S.)
- $340.00 US CIS filing fee for the main petition
- Consular Office Fees (varies)
The Law Office of William Jang, PLLC has extensive experience representing clients to obtain K-1 status.
Please see a sample of approved cases.
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Being apart from the one you love can be incredibly difficult, and over time it can exert unbearable stress on your relationship. Mistakes made during the immigration application process can extend this period of separation and might result in the abandonment of your case. Contact Austin immigration lawyer William Jang of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC at 512-323-2333 for the legal assistance you need.