Benefits of The Fiancee Visa (I-129F) vs. the Marriage Visa (I-130)

May 30, 2013 in Attorney Blog

Benefits of The Fiancee VisaThe primary benefits of the fiancee visa vs. the marriage visa are as follows:

1. The fiance visa process is both much faster and much easier;

2. With the fiance visa the American petitioner does not need to make as much of a commitment to his foreign fiance. The American fiancee visa petitioner does not need to marry his fiance prior to filing paperwork to bring her to the U.S. After your foreign fiancee enters the U.S. you have 90 days to get married. If you decide not to get married your foreign fiancee can simply return to her home country.

The major drawback of the fiancee visa is that after you marry your fiance in the U.S. she will need to file additional USCIS paperwork to change her status to permanent residency.