Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

The basics of a fiancée visa

United States citizens have the right to marry whomever they choose, regardless of which country the fiancée is from and may petition to have their fiancée brought back to the United States for the couple to marry and begin their lives in the U.S. together. It is important, however, to understand how to complete the proper paperwork to ensure that proper immigration status is secured.

The U.S. citizen is the one that applies for the visa petition and once it is approved, the fiancée will be interviewed for eligibility to enter the U.S. In most circumstances, an interview will be required so it is helpful for the couple and the fiancee to be prepared for what to expect and how to navigate this process. Fiancee visas, or K-1 visas, are unlike other types of visas. Requirements for a K-1 visa include that the couple must have met in the two years preceding filing the paperwork for the visa and both parties must be legally free and able to marry.

The visa will allow a one-time entry into the United States for the fiancée so that the couple can marry. Once the fiancée is in the United States, the couple has 90 days to legally marry and then apply for an adjustment of the immigration status. For two years following, the immigrant spouse enjoys conditional residence in the U.S. which can later be changed to permanent residency.

There may be a lot riding on a fiancée visa for the couple which is why it is helpful for them to be familiar with the process of applying for a K-1 visa and to know what to expect. The process can be complex and may take more time and expected or wished for so it is helpful for the couple to have trained guidance throughout the process of applying for a fiancée visa.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.