Visa for Fiancé(e) – Submission Procedure of Form I-129 F

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Form I-129 F, which is the Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) must be filed with the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office serving your area of residence. You can refer to the USCIS website for information regarding the office at which you need to file this petition.

Note: This petition cannot be filed at an embassy, consulate, or U.S. immigration office abroad.

Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) Application

This application needs to be completed by an American citizen. For the purpose of marriage of the foreign fiancé(e) to the petitioning US citizen this application is a petition submitted to USCIS requesting the alien fiancé(e)’s entry to U.S.A. Instructions on the Form I-129 F need to be read carefully. There was a recent increase in the filing fee of this form. Information on edition updates on filling fee are available at the USCIS’ website.

Biographic Information Sheet

Form G-325A, Biographic Information Sheet must be completed by the American citizen and the alien fiancé(e). Information about your parents, place of residence, employment during the last five years, and previous foreign residences, if any, has to be provided in this form. [Please indicate on the application form if your parents are deceased].

The second Biographical Information Sheet should be sent to the alien fiance(e) who should complete, sign and send it back to you. What you could do to assist is to complete the sections that pertain to you on the form before you send it to your fiance(e).

Though the alien fiancé(e) is let to sign the G-325A at the time of the interview in some consular offices, Form I-129 F application that does not include the Alien’s signed Biographical Information Sheet may be rejected by the USCIS office.

Affidavit of Support Form

Form I-134 submitted along Form I-129 F ensures that the alien fiancé(e) will not become a public charge while in the US. The US citizen, relative or a friend is committed to take financial responsibility over the petitioned individual in case the alien fiancé(e) needs financial support. Financial responsibility is on the person who signs the affidavit of support who is often referred to as the Sponsor or Affiant.

Possibility of the alien becoming a public charge will be eliminated by this affidavit. To ensure that the Sponsor or citizen affiant takes affirmation seriously and is aware of the nature of the affirmation that they are making he or she should read the instructions accompanying Form I-134 carefully.

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