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Spouse & Fiance Visa

Love has little mind for national borders or immigration policy. For one reason or another, many U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents find themselves split up from their spouse or fiance, with one in the U.S. and the other in a foreign country. In order to reunite these bonded pairs, the U.S. Center for Immigration Services administers marriage visas.


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Holland Law Firm

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Asylum, Business Law, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Deportation Law
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360 Immigration Law Group

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Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Law, Family Visa, Green Cards
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Law Offices of Dizengoff and Yost

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Law Offices of Dizengoff and Yost

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Holland Law Firm

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Alo Legal LLC

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Methods of Acquiring Spouse Visas

There are two methods of acquiring a marriage visa and they depend on whether the couple is currently married or is going to be married. If the couple is married already, they will be filing a Form I-130 Petition for Alien Spouse. This is a subsection of the Family Visa program and receives a high priority. Both U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can file a Form I-130.

The other option for bringing over a spouse is for couples not yet married. This U.S. citizen-exclusive form is the Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance. Under form I-129F, the fiance of a U.S. citizen is brought to the U.S. and granted permission to stay with the expectation that the couple will be married imminently.

Conditional Residency

Under the Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986, some limitations have been placed on marriage visas. Instead of immediately becoming lawful permanent residents or citizens, spouses who come over on Form I-130 or I-129F visas are given the status of “conditional resident.”

Under conditional residency, the spouse is effectively on probation and must demonstrate that they married their partner for completely legitimate reasons not associated with the promise of citizenship. The couple must remain married for at least two years before the spouse can apply for an adjustment of status to remove the conditionality from their residency.

Fighting For Your Right to Stay

If you are attempting to bring a spouse or fiance over to the United States, you will need the help of an experienced immigration attorney. Using their years of experience, trial tactics, and expertise in U.S. immigration law, your immigration law attorney will be able to represent your case in the best possible way to give you the best chance to stay in the United States.

In order to achieve this best outcome, however, you will need an attorney who has the expertise and resources to take your case all the way. That’s why you should contact Attorney at Law. By partnering with AAL, you will be able to avoid slogging through the quagmire of unscrupulous lawyers looking to exploit your case.

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Spouse & Fiance Visa Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a spouse visa?

A spouse visa is a legal document that allows the spouse or fiance of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to enter and remain in the United States. There are two main marriage visas: a Form I-130 and a Form I-129F visa.

The Form I-130 is a Petition for Alien Relative. This form is used to bring over a spouse who is not a U.S. citizen. If the couple is not yet married, they will have to file a Form I-129 Petition for Alien Fiance which brings the fiance over with the assumption that a marriage will occur imminently after the visa is granted.

2. How much does a spouse visa cost?

The filing fee for submitting a Form I-130 or I-129F is $535. This does not include the costs to procure the necessary documents, nor the cost of any legal representation that may be retained in order to ensure the application has the best possible chance of being accepted.

3. How long does it take to get a spouse visa?

The processing time for a Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative is approximately 46 weeks. The processing time for a Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance is approximately 62 weeks. This does not include the time that it takes to gather and submit the necessary documents for the application process.

4. Who can get a spouse visa?

A Form I-130 can be filed by any U.S. citizen married to a foreign spouse. A Form I-129F can be filed by any U.S. citizen with a foreign fiance. A U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident can file a Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative.

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