K Visa FAQ - K1 Fiance Visa, K3 Spousal Visa and other Marriage Based Immigration Questions
A Complete guide for obtaining a K1 and K3 (plus derivitive) Visa, immigrating, and becoming a US Citizen.
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In June 2003, Mike the "FAQ Guy" passed the original version
of these FAQ's to the VisaJourney.com, then known as the BCIS
Forums. The content of this site is updated as time passes
to keep up with current information. With the help of the community
we will continue to grow. You can visit the Forums to discuss
your situation and any questions you may have. There are always friendly
people around to share with, and usually someone can help you out!
The original alt.visa.us.marriage-based
newsgroup which formed this page was founded in early 1998.
Originally, the group focused on the K1/K2 fiance(e) visa, but has evolved
to include many marriage-based immigration issues involving US Citizens.
Due to rapid changes in U.S. policy and immigration related law since
September 11, 2001, the newsgroup has become more valuable to its members
who can post experiences within hours of the event, keeping other readers
informed of late breaking developments.
About the K Visa FAQ and its contents:
--o The FAQ is not legal information, nor is it a "how-to" guide..
The FAQ is intended to be used in conjunction with reading and posting
to either this site or the alt.visa.us.marriage-based newsgroup, and
cannot be used as a stand-alone source of information. It is the result
of experience and research, but the FAQ is mainly derived from actual
experiences posted by participants in this and the alt.visa.us.marriage-based
newsgroup. FAQ content is not derived from other newsgroups, message
boards, or other discussion forums. Anything you learn here should
be verified with other sources.
--o You will find answers to general questions about the K1/K2 and
K3/K4 visa processes, and subsequent adjustment of status procedures.
--o You will find links to other resources for further research
on your own.
--o Although the FAQ is directed towards the K1/K2 and K3/K4 visas,
others may find useful info regarding Adjustment of Status, Lifting
of Conditional Residency, and Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship in
the appropriate sections.
--o If you have suggestions for what should be included in the FAQ
(or find an error) please post them here: FAQ Discussion
--o The original FAQ is located at http://www.visajourney.com/faq/k1faq.htm.
Note: On March 1, 2003, the INS (Immigration and
Naturalization Service) was split up and integrated into the Department
of Homeland Security. In late 2003 the INS/BCIS was renamed the USCIS
(United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
This FAQ is located at http://www.visajourney.com/faq/k1faq.htm