Helping Couples Reunite In The United States

Kristie L. Bowerman established Immigration & Nationality Law Group to help her fellow Louisiana residents with matters ranging from employment-based visas to citizenship. The process is emotionally charged and legally complex, requiring the help of an experienced attorney who becomes invested in the lives of her clients and takes a personal interest in their visa matters.

We remain at your side throughout the entire fiancé visa — also known as a K-1 visa — process, starting with the U.S. citizen petitioning for the non-U.S. citizen to the interviews to the issuance of the visa from the non-U.S. citizen's home country.

Reuniting Couples Within The United States Through Fiancé Visas

Specific requirements exist to secure a fiancé visa:

  • The petitioner is a U.S. citizen.
  • Both petitioner and fiancé intend to be physically present for marriage within 90 days of the fiancé entering the United States. No ceremony within that time frame will result in an expiration of status without an extension.
  • Both are free to marry and any previous marriages have been terminated legally by divorce, death or annulment.
  • Both have met in person at least within two years of filing the petition (this sometimes requires photographic evidence).
  • Both must submit to individual interviews.

Exceptions exist that would require a waiver:

  • The requirement to meet before the ceremony violates longstanding and strict customs of foreign culture or social practice.
  • The initial meeting would lead to extreme hardship.

Throughout the entire process, we update our clients on the progress of their fiancé visas. At Immigration & Nationality Law Group, we pride ourselves on maintaining open lines of communication with our clients. We understand what is at stake for them and work hard to secure a satisfactory outcome.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation At Immigration & Nationality Law Group

Schedule an appointment by calling 504-322-1407 or toll free at 866-585-1072. You can also reach Immigration & Nationality Law Group by filling out and submitting our online contact form, and a lawyer will return your message promptly.

We also have a legal assistant in our New Orleans office who speaks Spanish and translates during appointments.