Are you excited to file a petition to bring your foreign partner to the United States so the two of you can get married? Before getting too excited and getting the process started, you must know what you are getting into and what to expect along the way. For instance, petitioning for your partner might seem easy, but the risk of the petition getting denied by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is high. You must also know that the application process can be extensive, especially if the information is not filled in properly along with providing sufficient evidence. To reduce of the risk of denial, this article explains why you need to hire an immigration lawyer before filing a petition for your fiancé.
1. You Must Meet the Financial Sponsorship Requirements
A requirement for filing a K1 visa for your fiancé that you might not be aware of is to meet certain financial obligations. You must prove to the USCIS that you are financially capable of supporting your partner while he or she is in the United States. A lawyer will provide information about the minimum income that you must make to qualify as a sponsor. He or she will also explain what your options are if you are unable to meet the financial requirements. For example, you can ask someone to be a co-sponsor if it is necessary.
2. Proving the Legitimacy of Your Relationship Must Be Thorough
An important part of getting approved for a K1 visa is to prove that there is no fraudulent activity going on in your relationship. For example, the USCIS will want to know without a doubt that you and your fiancé have a genuine relationship and want to get married because the two of you are in love. The reason is that it is common for the USCIS to deal with petitions involving applicants who are in a bogus relationship so a foreigner can gain United States residency. A lawyer will ask you for specific types of evidence to showcase the history and legitimacy of your relationship. Various photographs, screenshots of video calls, phone records, and travel itineraries are examples of strong pieces of evidence.
3. Preparation for an Immigration Interview is Important
Before your partner is granted a K1 visa by the USCIS, he or she will have to be interviewed. The interview is important because it can make the difference between getting denied and approved. A lawyer can explain how your fiancé should respond during the interview, as well as the behavior that the immigration officer will watch for. If your fiancé seems abnormally nervous during the interview, it could lead to suspicion.Share
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Many people immigrate to another country in order to work or attend school, and they must leave their spouses behind. My name is Roberta, and I believe that many people do not understand their rights involving having spouses in the country with them and bringing spouses into the country permanently. In this blog, I will discuss the laws and regulations involved in immigrating without your spouse and then having that spouse join you at a later time. I will suggest ways to find an immigration attorney to help you with your case, and I will provide other resources where you can get information and advice.