The K-1 visa is for foreign nationals that are engaged to be married to a U.S. citizen. The purpose of the visa is for the foreign future spouse to temporarily enter the U.S. Thereafter, the couple has 90 days to get married and apply for permanent residency. Failure to do so, will result in the removal of the foreign fiancé.
K-3 Visas are for Spouses of U.S. citizens whom want to enter into the U.S. under non-immigrant immigrant status, while waiting for approval of an immigrant visa or I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). The process allows the Non-U.S. citizen spouse to enter the U.S. quicker.
Conditional Permanent Resident - receives a green card valid for 2 years. In order to remain a permanent resident, a conditional permanent resident must file a petition, form I-751 to remove the condition during the 90 days before the card expires. The conditional card cannot be renewed. The conditions must be removed or you will lose your permanent resident status.
It is important to note that if there is any missing paper work, then you will receive a request for evidence. This usually delays the overall process by 5-12 months. Delays can normally be avoided by hiring an attorney with experience on these types of applicatons.
Possible delays include:
The immigration attorneys at Mubarak Law in Orlando aim to streamline the application process for you so these things do not occur.
The K-1 and K-3 visa processes can be complicated and confusing. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to visit the Marriage and fiancé(e) Visas section within our Immigration frequently asked questions page or contact us at (407) 502-3000. You may also fill out our online form located on this page and we will get back to you shortly. We have a 24-hour emergency service and offer a free initial phone consultation. Your privacy is very important to us and we will keep your information confidential.
Many clients need assistance with an Arabic or Spanish speaking immigration attorney to help navigate their case through the complex immigration laws. Attorney Mubarak speaks English, Arabic, and Spanish. He has successfully assisted clients from Venezuela, Italy, Dubai, Palestine, India, Egypt, Panama, and Mauritius seeking Marriage and fiancé(e) Visas.