As one of the best immigration law firm for Persian/Farsi-speaking clients, ImmigraTrust Law understands Iranians' unique challenges when navigating the U.S. visa process. One common goal for many of our clients is to bring their fiancé to the United States. The fiancé visa, also known as the K-1 visa, allows a U.S. citizen to sponsor their fiancé to come to the United States to get married.
Obtaining a fiancé visa can be a complicated and time-consuming process, with many requirements and strict deadlines. With the proper guidance and support, obtaining a fiancé visa for Iranians can be a smooth and successful experience. In this comprehensive guide, our experienced immigration lawyers will guide you through the process of obtaining a fiancé visa for Iranians, including what you need to know and what steps you need to take.
What is a Fiancé Visa?
A fiancé visa, also known as a K-1 visa, is a type of nonimmigrant visa (a temporary visa) that allows your fiancé to enter the United States so that you can get married. The sponsoring fiancé must be a U.S. citizen. In other words, you cannot use the fiancé visa as a green card holder.
Once the visa is granted, the fiancé has 90 days to get married after entering the United States. If the marriage takes place within the 90-day period, the fiancé can then apply for permanent residency via filing the I-485 adjustment of status petition. If for some reason, you are not able to get married within 90 days of your fiancé’s arrival to the United States, you can still apply for permanent residency; however, you have to file an I-130 application and I-485 application at the same time. This process is sometimes called a “one-step” application and is a bit more costly than if you were to apply for I-485 after getting married within 90 days of your fiancé enters the United States.
Who is Eligible for a Fiancé Visa?
To be eligible for a fiancé visa, the following requirements must be met:
What are the Steps to Obtaining a Fiancé Visa for Iranians?
Tips for a Successful Fiancé Visa Application
How Long Does the Fiancé Visa Process Take? How Long Does the Fiancé Visa Process Take for Iranians?
The timeline for getting a fiancé visa can vary depending on several factors, including the processing times of USCIS and the U.S. embassy or consulate, as well as the individual circumstances of the couple. However, the typical timeline for getting a fiancé visa is as follows (As of February 2023):
It is essential to remember that these are only estimated timelines, and the actual time it takes to obtain a fiancé visa may be shorter or longer depending on the case's specific circumstances.
What are the Common Challenges for Iranians in Obtaining a Fiancé Visa?
Obtaining a fiancé visa can be a complex process, and there are several common challenges that Iranians may face. Some of these include:
--Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, Esq.
Najmeh is the Founder and Lead Immigration Attorney at ImmigraTrust Law (www.ImmigraTrust.com), an immigration law practice in Orange County, California, representing individual and corporate clients in all 50 U.S. States and internationally. Najmeh can be reached at Najmeh@ImmigraTrust.com.
Navigating the Fiancé Visa Process with ImmigraTrust Law:
Expert Legal Guidance for Iranians and Persian-speaking Clients
Entrust your fiancé visa journey to the expert team at ImmigraTrust Law, a top-rated US immigration law firm dedicated to providing unparalleled legal services to Iranians, Persian-speaking individuals, Muslims, and clients from Islamic countries. Our boutique law firm, led by the esteemed Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, Esq., excels in understanding the unique challenges faced by these clients and delivers high-quality, personalized legal solutions. With our proven track record of success, evident by multiple awards and glowing 5-star reviews, you can be confident in our ability to help you navigate the complex US immigration system.
Choose ImmigraTrust Law and benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our best Persian immigration lawyer in California, Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, Esq., who specializes in family-based petitions, including fiancé visas. Our personalized approach ensures tailored solutions for your specific needs, while our extensive experience with Iranian and Muslim communities guarantees specialized strategies to overcome obstacles in the immigration process. We offer global representation, catering to clients in all 50 US states and internationally, with our headquarters based in Orange County, California. Our commitment to exceptional client service ensures that you feel supported and informed throughout your fiancé visa journey, making the process as stress-free as possible.
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