How to Get a USA K1/K3 Visa with a Colombian Fiance or Spouse
Processing Times for Applications of K1 Visa Colombia The United States: If someone promisses you that you will get your papers filed in a few months then they are not being honest. With this link you can verify The USCIS immigration center processing times for the K1 Visa Colombia. Go to this link and at the bottom of the page you can select your processing center. https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
Then you can look on the page for yourself and find the AVERAGE PROCESSING TIMES for immigration forms like the I-129F K1 Visa Colombia and Form and the(K3) I-130 FAMILY PETITION FORMS. For the Spouses filings are now done in 3 phases. 2 before the consulate interview, and 1 package is sent in to schedule the visa after the application for the K1 Visa in Colombia is approved. This applies for everyone that has their fiance or spouse still living over seas. There no more direct filing for fiances or spouses over seas. This was ended around the world in all embassies to put more central control over visas. This new rule went into effect in August of 2011.
American K1 Visa Colombia Requirements
A Few Important Qualifying Points for American Citizens that want to file for the K1 Fiance/Fiancee Visa in Bogota Colombia:
These are important guidelines you should consider before applying for the K1 Visa Colombia. If you do not meet these requirements then you should not file for the petition for the K1 Visa Colombia.You should speak with a professional or wait until you qualify for the requirements. We don’t accept clients which do not meet the following requirements because we like our clients applications to be successful, as we aim for 100% of our K1 Visa Colombia to be approved. Dont risk getting rejected, or loosing months because your papers get sent back because of small error, or lack of sufficient evidence. Use a professional service, and study some of the basic requirements listed here.
1) Financial Support:
The United States government wants to know you can support your fiance, so K1 Visa Colombia applicants without children must have an American sponsor who has income of 24,000 USD per year. If the American Citizen does not meet this requirement then he or she should have a financial sponsor which does meet these conditions. For every child or dependent person you must add 4,000 dollars per year to the salary. You must include all children of the foreign fiance and American citizen.
Current on Filing Taxes:
The American Citizen must be current on filing United States Federal taxes, and yes this includes Puerto Rican CItizens. You can be on a payment or instalment plan with your taxes, but just be sure that your filings are current.
Limit to 2 fiances in your life:
K1 Visa Colombia or other countires, can be ishued only 2 times. You may not bring over more than 2 fiances to the united States.
K1 Visa Colombia applicant should have to meet in person at least 1 time:
The American Citizen must have seen his or her fiance in person at least 1 time.
No Histroy of Violence Against Partners:
You may not have a history of domestic abuse.
A Detailed Explanation of How We Process the K1 USA Fiance Visa Especially for Colombians
After our initial phone consultations: which we conduct with the AMERICAN CITIZEN, AND COLOMBIAN CITIZEN, we will determine the most effective and expedient method of processing your K1 Visa Colombia petition.
An information welcome packet will be sent to both the American citizen and Colombian citizen.
They will contain detailed instructions so you can begin gathering the required information and supporting documents that we will need to prepare your petition.
Unlimited Consultations via Phone and Email:
Once you receive our information packet, we will again consult with you and your fiance by telephone to go over all of the details and to answer any questions that you may have in English and Spanish for the Colombian Fiance. We provide step by step guidance and recommendations.
Fiance/Spouse Visa Application Preparation:
After you return your information packet to us, we will immediately begin the task of preparing your Fiance Visa petition. If we see that we are lacking any information or required documents from you, we will contact you so we can obtain everything that we need in order to successfully submit your petition to the USCIS.
We will write a detailed cover letter to the USCIS:
Explaining your relationship and the circumstances of how you actually met along with a detailed check list describing your K1 Visa Colombia petition and all of its contents. A neat, well prepared petition will be presented to the USCIS, and assembled in a logical order that the USCIS prefers to see. This can be beneficial in expediting the processing times at the USCIS.
Ship and file Package with USCIS:
After confirming the USCIS has received your petition, we will send you a complete copy of your Fiance Visa petition to your fiance/fiancee in Colombia just exactly as it was submitted by us to the USCIS. This copy will be used to present at your appointment in Bogota.
Visa Approval in USA with USCIS:
When you receive your approval from the USCIS in the United States, you will again contact us. We will then assist you in notifying the Embassy that your petition K1 Visa Colombia was successfully approved. We will also assist you in setting up the medical exam and expediting an interview date. There is no need to wait for the Embassy to take their time contacting your Fiancee and setting up an interview date that can be many months away.
After your Fiancee arrives in the United States on his K1 Visa Colombia:
and you marry, we are happy to provide you at no additional charge any information regarding the steps that are required to adjust his/her status with the USCIS. Adjustment of status will be necessary for Fiance Visa holders to stay past the 90 days. The adjustment of status is filed to prove that you have married and complied with requirements of the fiancee visa.
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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.