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Fiancé(e) Visas

Dallas and Fort Worth Fiancé(e) Immigration Attorneys

We believe all American citizens and residents deserve to be with their fiancé(e) or spouse. If you have encountered difficulties in helping your fiancé(e) or spouse enter or remain in the U.S., or have questions on how to begin the process, the fiancé(e) immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko can help.

K-1 Fiancees

A fiance(e) of a U.S. citizen is eligible for a temporary visa. After admission to the U.S. with a K-1 visa, the fiance(e) must marry the petitioner within 90 days and apply for permanent residence.
To qualify for a K-1 visa, the petitioner and fiance(e) must show the following:

  • Have personally met two years prior to filing the petition, unless extreme hardship would result to the petitioner, or cultural/social practice precludes such arrangement.
  • Bona fide intention to marry;
  • Legally able to marry within 90 days after arrival

K-3 Spouse of U.S. Citizen

The K-3 nonimmigrant visa category allows spouses of U.S. citizens to enter the U.S. while their alien relative (I-130) petitions are pending.

V Family Relative

The V nonimmigrant visa category allows spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents to stay and work in the U.S. while their alien relative petitions are pending or processing. To qualify, the alien relative petition must have been filed on or before December 21, 2000.

Do you have questions on how to obtain a K-1 fiancé(e) visa or K-3 spousal visa? Contact Chavez & Valko at 214-251-8011 (Dallas area), 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth area).

At Chavez & Valko, our goal is to unite couples and families. We have helped hundreds of families and engaged and married couples live permanently and legally in the U.S.

Legal challenges can be significant. In order to obtain a fiancé(e) visa, you must be a U.S. citizen. Further, both you and your fiancé(e) must be free to marry, meaning that both of you are not currently married to someone else. You must reveal any criminal past of both your fiancé(e) and yourself. And if you met your fiancé(e) online, you must disclose how you met; you must have met your fiancé(e) in person; and you must document your relationship through e-mails, documented meetings, photos and letters.

We can help you at any step in the process, including working to help you obtain citizenship status so that you can better help your fiancé(e). Errors in applying for a fiancé visa can delay your case for months and years. We can:

  • Review your case individually to determine eligibility for a fiancé(e) visa
  • Assess potential pitfalls
  • Prepare and file required forms and paperwork
  • Monitor your case and address any requests for information by the government
  • Keep you informed with regular updates

To learn more from clients who we have assisted in fiancé visa matters, please visit our testimonials page.

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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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