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Fiance Visas

K-1 Fiancé Visa Lawyer in Lake Charles

Need Help with Applying? Call Ashley Foret Dees, LLC at (337) 214-0670.

At Ashley Foret Dees, LLC, we handle immigration-related matters, including those pertaining to K-1 fiancé visas. Our Louisiana immigration lawyers have handled thousands of cases. We would love the opportunity to help you and your fiancé.

Why Hire Our Fiance Visa Lawyers?

  • Helpful guidance from start to finish
  • Close attention to detail
  • Personalized counsel you can rely on
  • Spanish-speaking services

Request a consultation with a fiance visa lawyer by calling (337) 214-0670. Se Habla Español!

The Four Types Of Immigrants

Immigrants in the U.S. fall under four categories. They include the following:

  • Citizens: Individuals who were born in one of the states in the U.S. or have become citizens after 3-5 years of keeping permanent residency

  • Permanent/Conditional Residents: Immigrants that have green cards are granted permanent citizen status and are allowed to work in the U.S. Conditional residents is a spouse that have been married for less than 2 years before receiving their green card, they must change their status once they receive their green card

  • Non-Immigrants: People who are in the U.S. legally, but only temporarily. They include:

    • Students who are in the U.S. on a F-1 visa

    • Business visitors or tourists in the U.S. on a B1/B2 visa

    • Fiancés in the U.S. on a K-1 visa

    • Individuals who have been granted asylum in the U.S.

  • Undocumented: People that are in the U.S. without legal permission, they also do not receive public benefits or work

What is a K-1 Visa?

    A K-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign-born fiancé to legally enter the country for the purpose of marrying a U.S. citizen. When the petition is granted, the foreign-born fiancé is required to marry within 90 days of admission. Once the marriage is complete, it is then possible to apply for an adjustment of status to obtain permanent residency.

    Below are the basic requirements for obtaining a K-1 visa:

    • The petitioner must be a U.S. citizen
    • The couple must legally be free to marry
    • The couple must have met in person within two years of filing the visa petition
    • The couple must establish that their relationship is genuine and bonafide
    • The petitioner must have sufficient income, or have a co-sponsor, to satisfy the affidavit of support

    File an I-29F Petition for Your Fiancé

    If all of the basic conditions are met, the U.S. citizen will file an I-29F petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). After the petition is granted, the case will be sent to the U.S. consulate in the fiancé's native country. They will then fill out all of the necessary paperwork, produce police clearance, take a medical exam, and have an interview. Because this process may take some time, it is important to begin it as soon as possible.

    Our Louisiana K-1 Visa Attorney Can Advocate on Your Behalf

    From initial applications to the final consulate interview, trust us to be at your side and advocating on your behalf every step of the way. We serve clients throughout Louisiana. For more information about our services or to request your consultation, be sure to give our firm a call!

    Contact our K-1 visa lawyer now at (337) 214-0670! Services offered in Spanish.

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      “Ashley Forert Dees = a team of professionals. I strongly recommend them for the patience, goodness and precision with which they helped me through this process of the green card . I could not have made a better choice! Thank you all, dearly, Poliana Houston.”

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      “"Claire got her 10 year card in the mail Wednesday 11/27. Needless to say she is very excited and happy. Me too! We could not have accomplished this without you. Claire and I cannot say thank you enough. Please thank everyone in your office, especially Karen, for us. I don't know where we would be without your professional guidance. It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff. If there is anything we still need to do please let us know. Also, know this. If anyone ever says they are in need of immigration assistance within earshot of me, I will immediately and enthusiastically give them your name." *Case involved a Naturalization process for his wife. ”

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      “I have had the opportunity to work with Ashley Foret Dees as a colleague in cases we have handled together and in conferences. She is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her he anyone looking for an immigration attorney.”


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