Consulates & Embassies Allowed to Prioritize Fiancé(e) Visas

The Department of State announced that U.S. Embassies and Consulates are authorized to prioritize K visa cases as consular operations resume. The K visa is a nonimmigrant visa for fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens. The K-1 allows the foreign national to enter the U.S. in order to marry the U.S. citizen within 90 days of entry to the U.S. If the U.S. citizen and his or her fiancé(e) are married within 90 days of entry as a K-1 nonimmigrant, he or she may apply for permanent residence, also known as a green card. 

The Department of State advises applicants to check the website of the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for updates on what services are being offered during the COVID outbreak. The I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is typically valid for four months but can be revalidated in additional four-month increments if travel restrictions are in place. 

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