The K-1 category permits the fiancé (e) of a U.S. citizen petitioner to enter the United States for a 90-day period. Upon marriage to the petitioner within 90 days of arrival, the K-l fiancé(e) may apply for adjustment to conditional permanent residence (I-485).
The minor unmarried children of a K-1 principal beneficiary who are listed in the petition may be given K-2 status if they are joining the beneficiary. There is no separate petition or separate filing fee is required in such cases. The issuance of a K-2 visa must within one year from the date of issuance of the K-1 visa to the principal beneficiary, the fiancé (e) of a U.S. citizen. The minor unmarried children of the K-l beneficiary may also adjust status to conditional permanent residence (I-485).
As a non-immigrant visa, the K-1 beneficiary will be given a single entry visa for 90 days in order to carry out the marriage to the petitioner. They may be allowed to perform authorized work during this time. K non-immigrants are ineligible for an extension of stay or change of status (I-539).
At Arnaout Immigration Law Firm, we have handled a broad range of immigration matters over the years. Our Los Angeles immigration lawyer can guide you through the K-1 or K-2 visa application process. When you are going through the immigration process, you need a reliable and respected advocate to speak up for your rights. If you need help with family-based immigration, contact us today.
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