Fiance Visa USA
What will you need to do and have in order for your foreign fiancé(e) to apply for the K-1 Visa? Take a look:
Before You Apply for the K-1 Visa
1. Visit your fiancé(e)
2. Get to know your fiancé(e)
3. Take pictures together, especially those that can be placed in time
4. Meet your fiancé(e)'s family
5. Learn some of your fiancé(e)'s language
6. Keep your boarding passes and travel itineraries
7. Keep receipts that show you've been in your fiancé(e)'s country
8. Begin collecting the documents you'll need for the K-1 Visa application
Preparing for interview at embassy for the K-1 Visa
Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (Form DS-160)
Original Birth certificate with Translation
Divorce for all previous marriages, or a death certificate if spouse died.
2 passport-sized photos (2x2 inches).
Police / Criminal records certificate from country of residence, and any country where you lived for 6+ months.
Medical exam by certified embassy doctor.
$260 fee to the embassy for visa interview
Passport valid for at least six months
After K-1 Visa Approval
Arrange travel to the US within six months
Get married within 90 days
File for Adjustment of Status to become a permanent resident of the US Work, start a business, travel in and out of the country at will, and enjoy your life as a green card holder in the US
As of June 26, 2015, gay marriage rights are protected in the United States, along with gay immigration rights. The K-1 Visa process and the materials required are exactly the same for same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. No matter which state you plan to live in after your fiancé(e) arrives in the US, you will be able to get married, and you will have the same rights afforded to heterosexual couples, including making decisions on your sick spouse’s behalf, sharing rights and responsibilities regarding your children, receiving your spouse’s employee benefits and health insurance as available, and inheriting your spouse’s assets. It’s a great time to invite your fiancé(e) to the US, especially if gay marriage is not legal in his country of origin.
You focus on planning the wedding and the life you’ll share with your future spouse when she arrives in the US. Let us focus on getting your application perfectly prepared to ensure your fiancé(e)’s best chance of being approved for the K-1 Visa.
Why Use Our Visa Agency For Getting K1/K3 Visa Fiance?
Since 2005, our visa agency Visas by James has obtained hundreds of visas for foreigners who wish to get married and live in Colombia.
We charge just 300 USD for our very popular marriage legal services package! This includes helping you with the certification of a common law marriage, or a normal civil marriage plus the Colombian marriage visa. We will also substitute the Colombian visa application with the American Tourist or Canadian Tourist visa for Spouses of Citizens of these countries.
This problem can be solved by hiring us before you arrive in Colombia so we take the time necessary to guide you through the document legalization and collection process. We will then be able to verify and review documents as you get them. There is no additional fee for guiding you through the document collection process if you choose our marriage visa package.
Translations, Apostilles & Legalizations:
Our company can help out with translations, apostilles, and legalizations. This services are additional and not included in our legal services. Quotes can be provided for these services as needed. Documents are not accepted without being properly legalized.
What’s included with our visa services:
We prepare your complete immigration package, documents, online application, and finally your cedula application *foreign resident id card. Most foreigners choose common law unless for religious reasons a religious marriage is required.
The common law, or civil union is much faster and normally requires less documentation from overseas. However, if you are already married overseas, then we can assist with the legalization of foreign marriages in Colombia.
Please see these webpages for more information:
Colombian foreign ID card for Colombian visa package: (cedula) will be issued in approx. 2 weeks after your visa is approved and you register your visa with the local immigration authorities. We assist in this process with no additional charge.
Our fees we accept via paypal.com, chase bank, Bancolombia, or in the office in cash. Government fees must be paid in Colombian pesos. To begin the process we require 50% payment for services. The remaining balance must be paid when the visa arrives in your hands. If you are ready to get started we will prepare an official quote and contract for services.
I would like to hear your feedback regarding our services. Please let me know when we can talk. We have USA and Colombian numbers.
Our office ours are from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Saturday. Our main office is located in Medellin, Colombia near Parque Lleras in El Poblado. We have representation in Bogota, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Our main office address is Cra 39#5A-95, Oficina 709, Edificio Avangarde. We accept walk in appointments but its always nice if you can let us know ahead of time so we can schedule a time.