Asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: I would like to know if It’s possible to apply for fiancée visa during this Period?

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Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes. It is possible. My office has been processing the filing of cases all year without interruption. I assume you have met in person. You may have some additional road blocks such as travel bans.

Most consulates have resumed interviews but are backlogged.

Ms Grace I Gardiner agrees with this answer

Mario Musil
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Mario Musil
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, fiance visas are being processed even during the pandemic. There are delays with interviews, but you can get the process started.

Ms Grace I Gardiner agrees with this answer

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, one may pursue a fiancé(e) visa during the pandemic. In fact, before even dealing with the U.S. Embassy for issuance of the visa, the U.S. Citizen Fiancé(e) must file first here in the United States a Petition for Fiancé(e) with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. Once that initial petition is approved, the case will then be forwarded to the appropriate U.S. Embassy abroad, at which time the beneficiary can submit his or her fiancé(e) visa application. Processing time for the underlying petition varies by USCIS Service Center, but you can reasonably expect the petition stage to take 5.5 to 9.5 months. Hopefully, by the time the underlying petition is approved, any backlogs at the embassies caused by the pandemic will have been reduced as a result of recent vaccination developments. Many law firms, including mine, are offering online video or telephone consultations during the pandemic. It may not be a bad idea to speak with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can help to flush out any possible issues that may exist, but of which you are unaware.

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