K-1 Fiancé Visa Attorneys in Raleigh, North Carolina

K-1 nonimmigrant visas are available to the fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens who want to come to the U.S. and who plan to get married within 90 days after arriving in the U.S. The couple will have to provide a lot of evidence of their existing relationship, their intent to get married, and their intent to start a life together.

The process does not end after the fiancé arrives to the U.S., or after the marriage occurs within the 90 days of the U.S. entry. In fact, the Fiance Process is a three-part or three-step process that normally spans more than 1 year.

Our Immigration Lawyer is happy to meet with the US Citizen Fiance(e) and video call with Foreign Fiance(e). Since the process is long, has many steps, and is a commitment of both time and money, having both fiance(e)s start on the “same page” is important.

Starting a life together takes considerable planning. To help with the “financial planning,” here is an estimate for our service:


Law Firm Estimate:

Government Estimate

Estimated Processing Time

Step 1: I-129F Petition



Between 4 and 8 Months

Step 2: DS-160 K-1 Visa Application


$265 (Paid in Foreign Currency)

Within 4 Months

Step 3: K-1 I-485 Adjustment of Status



Between 4 and 8 Months in USCIS Durham, NC

Full Fiance Package: Steps 1, 2, and 3



Between 12 and 16 Months

This can be a complicated process, and it is recommended that you seek the guidance of an experienced attorney. Immigration Filings that take a considerable amount of time and money benefit from the help of an Immigration Attorney.

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Conditional permanent residents who entered the U.S. on a K-1 visa or through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident are given a lawful permanent residence card that is conditional and only valid for two years.

This condition must be removed before the conditional residence card expires. Otherwise, the lawful permanent resident will fall out of status, which can result in serious immigration consequences.

The process of removing this condition can sound simple on its face, but those who apply must be certain to submit all the required supporting documents to support their request to remove the condition. Consulting an experienced attorney can take the guesswork out of this process.