If you are living in Phoenix, marrying someone from another country can be a unique experience. There are unique challenges that come with this arrangement, but that does not mean it is not worth it. The law provides an opportunity for your fiancé to come to the United States prior to your marriage on a short-term visa. This allows couples to unite in the U.S. much sooner than with visas for married couples.
The federal government offers something known as K-1 visas in these situations. To qualify, the applicant must be engaged to marry a U.S. citizen. These visas are short by design, only lasting for up to four months. This is because their purpose is to allow a fiancé to have just enough time to come to the U.S. and get married.
These visas cannot be renewed, but the team at Diamondback Legal could help you get more time if needed. Our fiancé visa lawyers in Phoenix could file for an extension of the visa for an additional six months when necessary.
The process of securing a visa and pursuing lawful permanent resident of the United States is long and complex. Our team of attorneys is ready to help you and your fiancé navigate this process. Reach out to us as soon as possible to get the legal help you deserve.