One of the benefits of being a U.S. citizen is that you can submit a K-1 visa to allow your foreign fiancé(e) to travel to the U.S. However, to qualify for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, you and your fiancé(e) must have met in person in the two years prior to filing the K-1 visa application. If Covid-19 has prevented you from meeting your fiancé(e) in the past two years, you may be ineligible to apply for a K-1 visa.
A U.S. citizen can apply for a K-1 visa to allow a fiancé(e) to travel to the U.S. The K-1 visa application process has four unique stages. Below is a detailed explanation of each of these four steps.
No, a permanent resident cannot apply for a K-1 fiancé visa. Only a U.S. citizen can apply for a K-1 fiancé visa. A permanent resident can apply for a spouse to receive an immigrant visa but cannot apply for a fiancé.