Immigration Direct

Form Services - Simplifying Immigration®

Fiance Visa Forms to File

April 29th, 2013 by Romona Paden

The Fiance visa was especially created to allow a U.S. citizen and a foreign fiancé to get married in the United States.

The Forms to file for the Fiance Visa is Form I-129F, Form DS-156, Form I-156K and Form DS-230. If approved, the fiancé will receive a K-1 visa. Once the K-1 visa is issued, there’s only a 90 day window to get married.

Form I-129F

There are two basic requirements to filing Form I-129. First, both the U.S. citizen and the fiancé must be single and free to legally marry one another. Since the marriage will take place in the U.S., the laws of the U.S. state will apply. The other basic requirement is that the foreign fiancé and the U.S. citizen must have met in person in the past two years. However, the USCIS could exempt this requirement based on proven extreme hardship.

After confirming that both those requirements are met, the U.S. citizen can move on to the first step of the process: Filing the actual petition.

The U.S. citizen must do this since it is he or she who is sponsoring the fiancé. Form I-129F cannot be filed from outside the United States. If the USCIS approves the petition, it will be sent to the National Visa Center for processing. The National Visa Center will then send it to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate closest to the fiancé. It is there that the fiancé will apply for the visa.

Form DS-156, Form I-156K and Form DS-230

The foreign fiancé will receive instructions for the visa interview. The instructions will include the list of required forms on the fiancé’s part. They are the following:

  • Two visa applications prepared as duplicates. This is Form DS-156.
  • One fiancé visa application. This is Form DS-156K
  • One immigrant visa and alien registration application. This is Form DS-230.

The required documents that must be presented at the time of the visa interview are the following:

  • Valid passport
  • Divorce or death certificates from previous spouses, if applicable
  • Police Certificates
  • Medical Examination
  • Proof of financial support while in the U.S.
  • Two 2 in. x 2 in. photographs, passport-style
  • Proof of relationship with U.S. citizen fiancé.

When the visa is approved, the fiancé will receive his or her passport with the issued K-1 visa inside.  The fiancé will also receive a sealed packet filled with documents that the U.S. Embassy or Consulate has put together. This packet should not be opened under any circumstance. It is to be handed to the Department of Homeland Security Official when entering the U.S.

 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is not legal advice. It is general information on issues commonly encountered when dealing with immigration matters. It should not be relied upon to reach any conclusion regarding any individual’s situation or case. Immigration Direct is not sponsored by or affiliated with the United States government or any government agency. We are not a law firm and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Immigration Direct only provides self-help services at a user's direction. We do not provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations to our users about their legal rights, legal remedies, legal defenses, legal options or legal strategies, selection of forms, or answers to specific questions on forms. Customer support is for technical and billing issues. Customer support will not answer legal questions. Communications between you and Immigration Direct are not protected by any privilege. All forms that can be completed online through Immigration Direct are available as blank forms with written instructions for free from the USCIS. Purchase price does not include application or filing fees that may be charged by any government agency. Your access to and use of this website, and any purchase made using this website, is subject to Immigration Direct's Terms of Use to which, by using this site and/or making any purchase, you are agreeing to be bound.

Copyright © 2007-2014 Immigration Direct. All Rights Reserved.