Fiance/K-1 Petition

Initial information needed for a fiancé/K-1 petition

Instructions:

In order for us to prepare your USCIS petition we will need several supporting documents. If you are unable to provide a requested document, please contact your attorney and ask for a list of secondary documentation.

1) Petitioner’s Proof of US Citizenship. Please provide a copy of the following for the petitioner:

-United States birth certificate or Certificate of Naturalization (front and back)
-United States passport (all pages)

2) Beneficiary’s passport (all pages)

3) Two brief statement from both the petitioner and beneficiary:

(1) how you met,
(2) that you are eligible to marry, and
(3) that you intend to marry your fiancé within 90 days of their arrival in the United States.

These statements should be signed before a notary public. Your statement does not need to be long; it could easily fit on one page of paper.

4) Evidence that you and your fiancé have personally met within that last two years, such as:

This list is merely states suggestions. Please speak with your attorney if you feel that you are unable to provide similar evidence as that listed above.

-Photographs
-Hotel bills
-Plane tickets / travel itineraries
-Affidavits from friends or family
-Affidavits should provide contact details for the author
-Affidavits should be signed before a notary public
-Shared assets, such as joint bank accounts, joint lease, joint utility bills

Please note: Please speak with your attorney if you feel that you are unable to provide similar evidence as that listed above or if you have note met your fiancé in person in the past two years.

5) Two passport photographs for both the petitioner and beneficiary

6) If either you or your fiancé was previously married, certified court records of your divorce.

7) If either you or your fiancé are filing using a name other than what is shown on your relevant documents, please provide copies of the legal documents establishing the name change.

8) If you or your fiancé has ever been arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime in or outside the United States please inform you attorney.

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