Immigration Attorney in Cleveland

Visas for Fiancés and Fiancées

United States citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can bring their spouses to the United States on immigrant visas, such as the IR-1 immediate-relative visa or the F2 family-preference visa, which make it possible for the spouse to obtain a green card and become a permanent resident. If you are engaged, however, then you will have to pursue a different option. The K-1 visa is used to make it possible for the fiancé or fiancée of a U.S. citizen to travel to the United States for the purpose of marrying within 90 days. As soon as you have married, your spouse can apply for adjustment of status in order to obtain LPR status and, eventually, citizenship. If your future spouse has children who are younger than 21 years of age and are not married, then they will most likely be eligible to immigrate with the K-2 visa.

Additional Types of K Visas

U.S. immigration law provides two additional visas in the K category, the K-3 and K-4 non-immigrant visas. They serve as a type of transitional visa, making it possible for U.S. citizens to reunite with their foreign spouses during the wait period for an immigrant visa. When an American citizen marries a foreign national, the couple will often have to wait a considerable period of time before the alien is awarded an immigrant visa and allowed to become a permanent resident. The K-3 visa permits the spouse to enter and remain in the U.S. without having to wait for the immigrant visa. The K-4 visa functions similarly to the K-2, allowing the eligible children of the immigrant spouse to accompany him or her to this country.

At Robert Brown LLC, we understand how important it is for you to be able to bring your fiancé or spouse to live with you in the United States and we will work diligently to help you do so with a minimum of delay and frustration. The complexities of U.S. immigration law can be overwhelming, and it is in your best interest to work with an immigration lawyer in Ohio who can help you get timely results. Contact us now for a consultation and to get started on your case.

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