South Florida Fiancé Visa Lawyer
Fiancé Visa Lawyer in South Florida
Are you dreaming about your wedding day, but first, you need to bring your fiancé to the United States? You are likely overwhelmed by the mountain of paperwork and legal requirements to obtain a fiancé (K-1) visa and realize that even the smallest mistake can derail the process.
Our bilingual attorney and staff will make this process as easy and straightforward for you and your fiancé as possible. From checking your eligibility to filling out the paperwork and preparing your fiancé for the interview, we can assist and guide you through each step. Contact our South Florida fiancé visa lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.
Eligibility Requirement for a Fiancé Visa
You must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a fiancé visa. The government requires that:
- You are a citizen of the United States
- You and your fiancé are eligible to marry
- You plan to marry within 90 days of your fiancé coming to the country
- You and your fiancé have met in person within the last two years unless there are extenuating circumstances
Why Choose Santos Law offices
- Free Consultation – Go over your case during the free phone consultation.
- Highly Rated – The firm has received numerous rave reviews and recommendations on Google and Avvo.
- Bilingual – Dalyla Santos and the staff at The Santos Law Offices are fluent in English and Spanish, ensuring that each client receives proper representation.
- Multiple Practice Areas – The Santos Law Offices specializes in bankruptcy, civil litigation, insurance claims, and immigration.
- Personalized and Affordable Legal Services – Dalyla Santos truly cares about her clients. She provides personalized and affordable legal services to help individuals and citizens throughout South Florida.
- A Firm With Purpose – The Santos Law Offices gives back to the community through pro bono work, mentorships, and charitable donations. Also, employees are supported and recognized for the work they do.
Reasons Fiancé Visas Are Denied
The USCIS can reject a petition for a fiancé visa for several reasons. First, many people are rejected because they did not complete the application in its entirety or they provided inaccurate information. You can ensure that your paperwork is accurate by working with a South Florida fiancé visa lawyer.
A lack of evidence of a relationship is another common reason for denial. You must show proof of the relationship, including evidence of an in-person visit within the last two years.
Additionally, the USCIS can reject the application if it does not believe you intend to marry within 90 days. Thus, your attorney might recommend including evidence that you booked a venue and have made other wedding-related plans when filing for the K-1 visa.
These are just some of the reasons your application can be denied. Thus, work with a fiancé visa lawyer to increase the likelihood of obtaining approval.
Affidavit Of Support
Your fiancé will be asked to disclose his or her financial resources during the interview for the visa. This is to ensure that your fiancé is self-sufficient and not likely to become a public charge. If the consular officer determines that your fiancé does not meet the financial requirements, you might be asked to submit an Affidavit of Financial Support. This means that you will be financially responsible for your fiancé. Your income must be at least 100% of the federal poverty threshold to serve as a sponsor.
Our South Florida fiancé visa lawyer can review your case to see if you meet the financial requirements. If not, you can consider having another family member co-sponsor your fiancé. Learn more by reaching out to our firm. You can schedule a free consultation to go over this and other aspects of obtaining a K-1 visa.
What Happens If You Do Not Marry In 90 Days?
The K-1 visa only lasts for 90 days and cannot be renewed. If you and your fiancé do not marry within that timeframe, he or she will have to leave the United States or risk deportation. If deported, your fiancé will face large obstacles if he or she wants to immigrate to the United States again. Thus, it is wise to have wedding plans in the works before obtaining the fiancé visa. With proper planning, you can easily marry before the deadline.
Exceptions To The In-person Meeting Requirement
You and your fiancé must have evidence of an in-person visit within the last two years to get a K-1 visa unless extenuating circumstances made that impossible. First, the government can waive the requirement if meeting your fiancé in person would cause you extreme hardship. Second, it is not required if an in-person meeting would violate customs in your fiancé’s country. If you have not met your fiance in person for the last two years, contact our South Florida fiancé visa lawyer to discuss your situation. Our attorney can evaluate your case to see if you qualify to have the visit waived.