Immigration Issues/K1 or K3

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Attorney Ajay, Thanks for your answer to my earlier question. I have two more questions
1.  My daughter is an American citizen and the boy she intends to marry is in India. They are not engaged yet. If 2-4 months delay does not matter what is preferable, K1 visa or K3 visa? In case of K3 visa, is court marriage alone in India sufficient?

2.  Do you help process these visas or only provide consultation?

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I would recommend K1. A formal engagement is not required, as long as there is an intention to marry each other within 90 days of entry to the U.S. on K1 visa. It is important for the two parties to have physically met each other within the past 2 years.

If they will be married to each other in India, then K3 is the only option.

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Ajay K. Arora

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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