A K-visa is a specific type of visa applicable for US citizens desiring to marry someone who may not have legal status and lives outside of the country. This visa allows the fiancé of a US citizen to move to the US with the intention to marry the US citizen within 90 days of their arrival. If they are not married within 90 days, repercussions may follow.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about this process, get in touch with a Doraville K visa lawyer today. With an experienced immigration attorney at your side, you may be able to submit a successful application for a K visa could do so in a timely manner. To get started, schedule a consultation today.
Can a Fiancé Work in the United States While on a Fiancé Visa?
A person’s fiancé cannot work in the United States while on a fiancé visa. Their fiancé must first apply for adjustment of status to become a permanent resident. Additionally, in the application filing for adjustment of status, they can also include an application for work authorization during the time that the adjustment of status application is pending. Several months after filing the applications, the work permit may be approved and the fiancé will receive a work permit in the mail. Until then, the fiancé cannot legally work in the United States.
Length of Time it Takes for a K Visa to be Approved
Usually it takes less than six months for a K Visa to be approved. The first step towards obtaining this type of visa involves the I-129F application. This application takes approximately two to three months maximum to be approved if Homeland Security does not request any additional evidence from them. Once this application is approved, within about a month or so, they can apply for an interview with the US Embassy in their home country where they would then issue a decision on the fiancé visa.
Repercussions of Failing to Marry Within 90 Days
If a person does not marry their fiancé 90 days, they could lose their fiancé visa status and their ability to apply for a green card. Their K-1 visa and their status would also not be extended. Sadly, this could very well result in a deportation case being initiated against the fiancé and would be required to leave the United States immediately. If the US citizens marries their fiancé after 90 days, the US citizen can file an application for a spouse, a marriage petition, which is called an I-130. Together with their adjustment of status application, they could then apply for a green card. If the US citizen ends up in this situation and files an I-130 it would be additional filing fees that can be easily avoided by getting married on time before the 90 days.
Get in Touch with a Doraville K Visa Attorney Today
For more information regarding the process for obtaining a K visa, be sure to call today and schedule a consultation with a Doraville K visa lawyer. With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to avoid the common errors often made which could result in a delayed or denied application. In addition, an attorney could take the time to help you collect the necessary documentation required for submission. Call today to get started.