K-1 VISA (FIANCÉ VISA)
The K-1 Visa, also known as the fiancé visa allows U.S. Citizens to petition their Fiancé and bring him/her to the U.S. Once the visa is approved, the applicant must get married within 90 days after entering the U.S. Upon marriage, the fiancé may apply for adjustment of status to become a Lawful Permanent Resident.
At Tsang & Associates, we pride ourselves in having over 30 years of experience helping our clients achieve their dreams and remain alongside their loved ones. You can count on us to walk you through every step of the process, from beginning to end.
Our fee structure is unique to us as we strive to tailor our services for each client individually. We adapt price standards that are capable of fluctuating for each client depending on their unique needs. Clients may retain us for one or all of the above steps/services.
Our base fee for a standard K-1 Visa case is $3,500 not including government fees and third-party expenses. We are happy to customize a proposal for your case during a consultation. Please see below for more information.
CASE PROCESSING OVERVIEW
Step 1: Strategy Session for K-1 Visa
- Determine whether you/or your fiancé qualifies for the K-1 visa.
- Provide you with a detailed checklist of documents needed
- Anticipate and address any challenges
- Provide you with a timeline and answer any questions about the process
*Please indicate if your fiancé has children. They may have the opportunity to obtain a visa as well.
Step 2: Prepare and Submit the I-129F Application to USCIS and handling potential Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny
Our team will complete all forms, package supporting documents, and assemble all documents and information into the proper application format to enhance your chances of getting approved. In addition, we can assist with formulating responses to any potential Requests for Evidence (RFE) and other additional requests issued by USCIS.
Step 3: Await Approval by USCIS and Submit Required Documentation to the National Visa Center (NVC)
Once the I-129F Petition is approved by USCIS, the case will subsequently be transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC) for further processing. Our team will guide you throughout this process and ensure that the NVC has all the documentation needed to continue to process your case in a timely manner.
Step 4: Prepare the client for the Interview with the US Embassy/ Consulate
We will help guide the client in his/her preparation for the interview with the US Embassy/ Consulate by simulating the interview and ensuring the client is well-versed in the application material. Our services include a comprehensive strategy for answering inquiries posed, practice questions, thorough feedback, and other tools to help clients succeed during the interview. If your interview is at the US Embassy, you will attend it by yourself per Embassy regulations.
Step 5: Respond to additional Consulate Requests / Administrative Processing / Status Checks / Fraud Alerts
After the interview, we will review with you the possible responses from the US Embassy. From additional document requests to continuance notices and fraud alerts.
Step 6: K-1 Visa Approval and Entry to the US
Our services do not end when you receive the K-1 Visa Approval, we continue to provide assistance to ensure a successful entry into the U.S. and assist with the applications for the following:
- Lawful Permanent Residency
- Work permit/Social Security
- Preparation for the USCIS interview
Checklist of Required Evidence
The updated filing fee for K-1 can be found here.
Eligibility for K-1 Visa
SAMPLE & TEMPLATES
Attorney Brief: [coming soon] We will provide an attorney brief sample for the K-1 petition.
Cover Letter: [coming soon] We will also provide a cover letter sample for the K-1 petition.
Sample Request for Evidence: [coming soon] Requests for evidence can be used to strengthen the case.
Sample Checklist: [coming soon] We look at the client’s unique situation and create customized checklists to strengthen their cases.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is the K-1 visa application process?
My Petition Expired – Can It Be Extended?
Does My U.S. Citizen Fiancé(e) Need to File Separate Petitions for My Children?
What are the income requirements?
SCHEDULE A SESSION
Call or email us to set up your 1-hour consultation. Easily pay the $250 consultation fee over the phone or through our email link. If you would like to have a quick chat with our team before setting up the consultation, feel free to use the calendar on the right to book your 10 minute call.