How can my fiancé
get a fiancé visa to enter U.S.? and will my spouse become a
U.S. citizen automatically?
A fiancé visa
grants permission to a foreign alien who is engaged to marry a U.S.
citizen to enter U.S. for getting married inside United States. For
your fiancé to get a fiancé visa to enter United
States, you will need to file a petition using Form I-129F with U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
If the Form I-129F petition is approved, it will then be forwarded to
the U.S. consulate in the fiancé's home country for
review. The review process could take several months. An
personal interview with the alien applicant will be scheduled to take
place at the consulate.
If the visa interview process goes well, the K-1 fiance visa will be
issued to the alien applicant. Once the fiancé visa is
issued, the alien immigrant has 6 months time period to enter United
States, and then another 90 days for the alien
fiancé to get married inside United States. If possible, It
it best to get married early in stay if the alien fiancé
wishes to apply to adjust status inside United States to get a U.S.
An immigrant who marries a U.S. citizen must apply for U.S. green card.
This process includes many USCIS forms and documents. The green card
application can be refused, because of a medical problem, criminal
history, past immigration violations, or the U.S. immigration
authorities' belief that the marriage is a fraud to get a green card.
After successfully obtaining a U.S. green card, the immigrant spouse
can apply for U.S. citizenship, after 3 years as a U.S. permanent
resident, assuming that the alien spouse still married and living
together when the immigrant applies.