Immigration Solutions

Fiance Visa Requirements

1.  The sponsoring partner must be a U.S. Citizen.

2.  Both parties must be unmarried and eligible to get married in the US.

3.  The parties must have met, in person, face-to-face within the 2 years prior to filing the case.  This requirement is strictly enforced by USCIS so make sure you have concrete proof. 

There are 2 exceptions (waivers) to this rule –

a) Meeting the Fiance in person would violate strict and long-establish cultural customs or social practice.  This exception would apply if the culture/religion prohibits ANY type of face-to-face meeting, even if there is a chaperone. 

The second exception is

b) Extreme Hardship to travel.  This comes down to an impossibility to travel, for example a medical condition.  It is exceedingly difficult to get the waiver, so you need to make sure that you have a valid reason with lots of documents proving the custom or hardship.