Citrus Heights, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Regarding the I-129F Alien Fiance proof of relationship, is proof of In-Person Meeting required due to COVID lockdown?

I met my fiance shortly prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Living in the UK, the moment things became romantic, I had wanted to go, but a strict lockdown of travel has prevented US to UK and UK to US flight. We want to be together, but there is not a way to make this happen. Having spent thousands of hours together, a full declaration of intent to marry within 90 days ready, will not having in-person photos together due to the inability to travel internationally cause a denial on my form to sponsor her visa?

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

A: So in order to sponsor your fiancé for a K visa, a requirement is that you have to have a physical “in person meeting” within two years of filing the application. There are exceptions to this rule but they are extremely rare and it would not apply to your case based on the summary that you have provided.

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