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Fiance Visa - Visa for family?

I always wonder, the family of the immigrant who wants to marry in the US with a Fiance visa. Do they receive like a special treatment to get their tourist visa expedite or something like that, because their son/daughter in going to get marry in the US?

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  • 7 years ago
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    The fiance visa, the K-1, is formally a NON-immigrant visa.

    It's a bit non-sensical as immigrant intent is implied, but the K-1 is only a single entry visa that allows the foreigner (who is not an immigrant yet) to get married to the petitioner within 90 days. If they don't get married, the fiance has to return home. End of story.

    Only after they got married and their petition for Adjustment of Status to that of a resident has been adjudicated and approved, the now married foreigner becomes an immigrant and thus a Green Card holder.

    This has zero impact on the foreigner's family member. On the contrary, it may be harder for them to get a visitor's visa with a family member as a "safe heaven" in the United States.

    Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live in the charming old mission town of San Buenaventura and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • 7 years ago

    No joy. In fact, with a family member immigrating to US, they end up with "ties" to US which may seriously hinder their ability to obtain any tourist visa to attend the wedding.

    Besides, too many people have used the "wedding ploy" to get tourist visas & overstay. Another one is the mother of the foreign wife coming to "help with the baby" and never leaving. Expect your in-laws to have problems. And you inherit the problem of providing for all your in-laws. They expect you to bring in all of them, provide for them, and get them green cards.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Nobody get special treatment

    why n would they want a tourist visa if they are getting a fiancee visa

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  • 7 years ago

    No. They don't.

    So often, the foreign fiancee will not have any of her family attending the wedding in the USA.


    Fred Wahl

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