Citizen Engagement Foreigner – I am a U.S. citizen and I am engaged to a foreigner. How can I bring him/her to the U.S.?

I am a U.S. citizen and I am engaged to a foreigner. How can I bring him/her to the U.S.?

If you are a U.S. citizen you can file a K-1 fiancée petition to the INS. In the petition, you, as a U.S. citizen, must document that you in fact are a U.S. citizen; that the couple have met in person within the prior two years; that both are free to marry; and that the couple will marry within ninety days of the foreign fiancée’s entry into the U.S.

Upon approval of the INS petition, the foreign fiancée will go to the U.S. embassy/consulate in his/her home country and apply for a K-1 visa. Upon issuance, the fiancée will enter the U.S. and will be given automatic employment authorization for a period of 90 days. After the couple gets married, the alien should file the I-485 application for permanent residence.

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