Beloit, WI asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Wisconsin

Q: I have a DUI homicide case on my record, can I apply as a petitioner to have my fiance come and marry me with a K1 VISA?

I was 17 years old when it happened. My sentence was 5 years prison time 5 years extended suppervision. Im 32 now and its the only blemish on my record.

3 Lawyer Answers
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: It is likely, but more information is needed, but you should probably work with a competent immigration and visa attorney in case there are discretionary issues that create confusion for you. There may be more than one option.

If the questions are improperly answered, and that is not difficult, you can experience unneeded delays. Even if the answers are properly answered, there can be delays. Don't give up, because you will likely have more difficulty immigrating abroad. Good luck.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Yes I see no obstacles in allowing you to sponsor your fiancé for her K1 visa.

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Hi,

The USCIS usually weighs the criminal background of the intending immigrant for eligibility. The criminal records of the sponsoring Finance/spouse typically will not be considered. Just make sure you are an upstanding citizen now and paying taxes.

This is not legal advice**

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