My fiancé is in another country, how
to start a procese to bring him into the United States.
Many immigrants come to U.S. in pursuit of the American dream, and will
get their green cards first before starting the process of sponsoring
their fiancé. It it usually less
expensive and easier to do it this way, versus bringing everyone over
all at once.
There is no predetermined time for a U.S. citizen to sponsor a fiancé. It depends on the fiancé’s current place
of residence or immigration status or history. If your fiancé resides with you in U.S, and
entered the country legally, he may already be eligible to
adjust their status in the U.S. However, if your fiancé entered the U.S. illegally,
they might have to go abroad through the consular process.
If you are living in the U.S. and you plan to marry an immigrant from
another country, it could take six months or longer for a
fiancé visa (K-1 visa) and another three to six months or
longer to get a U.S. green card.
The United States citizen must file a Form I-129F visa petition (K-1
visa petition) - Petition for Alien Fiancé, to the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). After the Form I-129F petition, the immigrant must
submit their visa application form online and attend an interview at a
local U.S. consulate. After the interview, the fiancé will know if it has been
approved for a fiancé visa to enter the United States. The
immigrant will then have 90 days in the U.S. to get married and apply
for a green card at a local USCIS office.