The process of obtaining a marriage or fiancé visa can prove to be a confusing process that can put a significant wear on your time and resources. Not only this, but it is one of the most challenging visas within this field.
There are various ways to go about obtaining your marriage or fiancé visa, and making the decision between choosing a fiancé visa or a marriage visa has its own benefits.
However, each path contains many intricacies. It is important to choose the one that fits closely with your needs as well as the associated wait time—especially if you are in the process of planning the wedding and sending those save the date cards across countries, and even continents.
Applying and Obtaining Marriage and Fiancé Visas
You need to make sure you understand whether you and/or your partner are eligible for a visa. In some cases of ineligibility, you may be able to qualify through a special waiver or by following certain conditions.
However, not meeting the required procedures could lead to different consequences. Among these include your case being delayed, you being separated from your partner, and in a worst-case scenario, legal repercussions. Incomplete and improper documentation could prove detrimental to the overall process and cost of obtaining a marriage or fiancé visa.
With the various forms and classifications of a visa, you can very much run the risk of misrepresenting yourself as well as miscommunicating your intent. It is important to be as transparent and clear as you can be with finding the best option for you and your family.
Keep in mind that the U.S. Government does not go into great detail about the criteria for what defines a legitimate couple. Some share a religion or a culture while others do not, but they live their lives together. Many couples have children, and many do not, but they share finances and property.
There are also couples that are a mix of these qualities, as well as some that do not share any of these that can still be classified as a couple. Despite this, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has made it a priority to be more cognizant of marriage fraud. Fraudulently getting married for the purpose of getting into the United States is illegal.
To prove that your marriage is legitimate can take more than documentation. It may require a series of personal interviews and extended waiting periods to get there. It is highly encouraged to seek legal counsel that understands the process and any complications that may arise.
Seeking a Florida Immigration Attorney
Partnering with an attorney who is knowledgeable on immigration is recommended for guaranteeing the success and completion of your visa. With a process that is ever-changing in terms of criteria and qualifications, an immigration lawyer can help you understand the requirements.
On top of this, they can help with your eligibility, assist you through the application process, and help you to avoid the many pitfalls that may come your way. The Berman Law Group has decades of experience with marriage and fiancé visas, and our dedicated and passionate attorneys want to help you. Call us today at 800-375-5555 for a free consultation.