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K-1 Visa/Status

As technological developments and the ever-increasing freedoms of travel continue to bring people of unique backgrounds closer together, we are more likely to find love in another country than ever before. However, the prospect of actually being together can be quite complicated when one person is a United States citizen and the other is not. To help couples who find themselves in this situation, the U.S. government offers the K-1 visa status to fiancés who intend to marry their U.S. citizen partner.

Basic Requirements:

The K-1 visa status is intended to accommodate fiancés of United States citizens who wish to enter the U.S. so that they may enter into a legally recognized marriage with one another. In order for a visa status to be granted, both the U.S. citizen and his or her foreign fiancé must have legitimate intention to marry one another and must have the legal recognition to do so. Additionally, couples must have met within the previous two years.

Duration of Stay:

In most circumstances, the K-1 visa status will only be granted for a period of 90 days during which the recipient may marry and file for permanent residence in the United States.

Family Members:

Children of K-1 visa holders may accompany their parent into the United States under the derivative K-2 status. To be eligible, children must be under the age of 21 and not married.

Fees:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys charge the following in attorney’s fees to file for the K-1 visa status in the United States with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)(please take a moment to look over this disclaimer), in addition to the filing fees currently charged by the USCIS to file these petitions:

  • $3,000 in attorney’s fees to file the petition for the primary beneficiary
  • $500 to file for each child accompanying you into the United States
  • $535 to pay the filing fee for the main petition with the USCIS
  • Fees charged by the Consular Office (this varies)

How do I begin the process?

Information and Document Needed for K-1

Sample Retainer Agreement

Consult with a K-1 Visa/Status Attorney in Austin

The K-1 visa status can provide you and the one you love with the opportunity to finally be together in the same geographical location. With so much on the line, you should consider working with one of the Austin immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC to get help facilitating the petitioning process. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our Austin attorneys, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today.

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Abimbola Nofiu
Abimbola Nofiu Mar 19, 2020
5.0

This law office is the best in Austin, they truly care about you and do their best to assist you. I contacted this office and they assisted me even though i did it late, Mr Jang didn't turn his back on me like most do, he explained everything to me, I like that he is transparent, his legal... Read More

Kunle Adefela
Kunle Adefela Mar 19, 2020
5.0

I had a very positive experience filing for my citizenship with William Jang's office. William Jang and his staff are extremely professional and responsive to emails, phone calls, and all notices and letters. I'm glad I went through the process with them and always felt confident and reassured at... Read More

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Yeni Villarreal Mar 11, 2020
5.0

Willam Jang and his team are professional, well prepared and love what they do. They are very knowledgeable and abreast of the latest immigration laws and fluently speak Spanish and Korean. I cannot recommend them more highly.

Ramana Kondaveeti
Ramana Kondaveeti Feb 25, 2020
5.0

Thanks a lot for all the HELP with our immigration needs . Mr. William Jang is very patient and resourceful along with his Legal Assistant Yaritza with her prompt responses all the time. Very friendly and caring office environment. Please keep the good working going .

Yoo Sun Chung
Yoo Sun Chung Feb 06, 2020
5.0

William and his staff have been highly professional, helpful and efficient from Day 1. My husband and I met with a handful of other immigration lawyers in Austin area before hiring him as our attorney. After our first consultation, we had no doubt that William was the one. He has been very generous... Read More

Brandon & Paula Feldmeier
Brandon & Paula Feldmeier Jan 27, 2020
5.0

Helped with our immigration paperwork. He was very professional and help us through ever step of the process. He took the time to answer all of our questions and made the process so much easier for my wife and I. I would recommend him to anyone that is going through the immigration process!

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HYOMIN HONG Jan 23, 2020
5.0

They were kind and helped me well even though I asked a lot of questions about something I didn't know.

Elena Tsanko
Elena Tsanko Jan 18, 2020
5.0

Mr Jang helped me with my case. He is very professional immigration lawyer. He is patient, well explaining and very responsive. My emails were answered within few hours, and it was easy to set-up personal appointment with him.

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