Bronx, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: What's the 1st step to getting a fiance to America

I have been dating my fiance for a while now. And we really want her and her 3 year old son to come to NY to live with me and my 3 year old daughter. What's the 1st step for someone like me who doesn't have a whole lot of money.

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Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: File an I-129F to get a fiancée visa, and among the documents to include, you must show an intention to marry within 90 days of her arriving in the US. You must then marry within the 90 days.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: This may be difficult, since the filing fees can be costly and the process of seeking a fiance visa can prove frustrating. Read the directions for the I-129F. Once you have all of what is required, file it. There may be things that you were unaware of that can be required. In addition, the process will likely take longer than you are told by USCIS. There will be additional steps with the State Department. Make sure that your fiance is aware and remains patient.

It will be wise to eventually consider putting aside funds to hire a competent and experienced attorney should you have challenges. Some U.S. citizens have simply abandoned the process, then emigrated from the U.S. A decision may need to be made as to what is in the best interests of you and your fiancé. It may be easier to emigrate from the U.S. to be with her. Good luck.

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

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

A: What you need to do is sponsor your fiancé for a K-1 visa and sponsor her daughter, for a K-2 derivative visa. Once that visa is approved, your case will be sent to the national Visa Center in New Hampshire, and then it will be routed to the US consulate overseas for final processing. Total time from start to finish takes about 15 months.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You need to file the I-129F petition, along with all necessary supporting documents. You can find it on the USCIS website: uscis.gov

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