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The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Developing A Fiancé Visa Application


If a U.S. citizen would like to take their fiancé to the United States, so that they can get married, they need a K-1 visa.

Right before a U.S. citizen, and their fiancé, can obtain a K-1 visa, they must develop a fiancé visa application. And, just as one might assume, there are certain mistakes that people often make, when developing this application.

Clarifying the most common mistakes people make when developing a fiancé visa application, and speaking with a lawyer, makes it much easier for a U.S. citizen to marry their foreign fiancé in the United States.

What Is A Fiancé Visa? 

A fiancé visa is a visa that allows a U.S. citizen to bring their foreign spouse into the United States. And, then, to marry them, while in the United States, thereby allowing them to begin their life together.

If a foreign fiancé obtains a fiancé visa, they can stay in the United States for ninety-days.

During that ninety-day period, they must get married and, then, apply for an adjustment of status, so that they can enter a long-term immigration arrangement.

Assuming the adjustment of status goes well, a foreign spouse, and their U.S. citizen spouse, will be allowed to live, and work, in the United States, with a long-term immigration arrangement.

What Are The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Developing A Fiancé Visa Application? 

Mistake 01: Failing To Properly Fill Out Their Affidavit Of Support

 A foreign fiancé must be financially supported, to some degree, while on a K-1 visa.

To ensure that this is the case, and that their foreign fiancé will be supported, the U.S. citizen who wishes to bring their fiancé to the United States must properly fill out their affidavit of support.

A failure to do so can, and will, lead to a K-1 visa being denied. But, if this affidavit is filled out, and it is validated with documentation, a K-1 visa application has a much higher chance of being successful.

Mistake 02: Providing Insufficient Documentation 

To obtain a K-1 visa, a U.S. citizen, and their fiancé, must provide the necessary documentation.

If the necessary documentation is not provided – or, it is, but it isn’t filled out properly – then the K-1 visa application will be denied.

On the other hand, if this documentation is provided, and it was filled out properly, then there’s a much greater chance that the K-1 visa application will be successful.

Mistake 03: Errors Or Omissions 

The claims made within a K-1 visa application must be accurate.

If errors are made, they will, in almost all cases, be discovered. And, the same is true of omissions.

No matter the error or omission, it can, and will, lead to a K-1 visa denial.

Given this fact, a U.S. citizen, and their fiancé, should be honest and truthful in their application, while checking over it for errors.

 Speak With A Houston Marriage & Family Visa Lawyer Today 

If you would like to obtain a K-1 visa for your foreign fiancé, you are going to need legal help. Speak with a Houston marriage and family visa lawyer at BBA Immigration today and we will help you.




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