K-1 Visa (Fiancée Visa)
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 fiancée.
Requirements for the K-1 Visa:
- Petitioner is a U.S. Citizen;
- Both Petitioner and Fiancée are free to marry (previous marriages are legally terminated);
- Petitioner and Fiancée intend to marry within 90 days of entry; and
- Petitioner and Fiancé have met in person within the last 2 years (some exceptions apply).