Archive for Category: Questions

“So Tell Me, How Did You Two Meet?”: No Seriously and Here’s A Pen!

On my Instagram account (@ FianceSpouseVisaLawyer) I often joke about how U.S. citizen fiancés and their foreign-born fiancés who are undergoing the K-1 visa process must unnaturally reduce their romance to photographs, emails, text messages, airline tickets, affidavits, boarding passes, passport stamps, hotel reservations, engagement ring receipts, etc as...

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Visa Interview

What Your Fiance or Spouse Should Take to the Visa Interview: The Ultimate Job Interview!

The following list is a general reminder on what your foreign-born fiancé or spouse should bring to the visa interview.  Remember, however, that each case is different, every U.S. consulate and embassy has their own specific document list and procedures; if you are working with an immigration lawyer, you...

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When “So Where Did You Two Lovebirds Meet?” Is Not Just A Cocktail Party Question!

The USCIS has approved your K-1/CR-1 petition(s) and that’s always good news! Your approved petition has been forwarded to the National Visa Center for further processing. The NVC has collected the additional fees along with your fiance’s or spouse’s visa application and finally your petition has been forwarded to...

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affidavit of support

The Affidavit of Support: The “Hard Part” of the K-1/CR-1 Process

U.S. citizens who are in sincere relationships with foreign-born fiances or spouses are not concerned with proving the authenticity of those relationships. “Have we met in person within the immediate 2 years prior to filing?” Yes. “Are we planning a life together?” Yes. “Do we have a demonstrated shared...

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Oh Where Has My I-94 Gone?

Recently I received a question from a prospective client: Question:  “I came here legally and I am engaged to marry a U.S. citizen.  The problem is that I can’t find my I-94 Arrival/Departure record.  I know that I need to prove that I came here legally.  How do I...

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