Immigration Issues/Fiance Visa

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Hi,
Would you happen to know anything about Fiance Visas? K1 visa?

We have a few questions hoping that you can answer:

1.  Do you recommend a lawyer?

2.  Once we submit the papers, how long does it take to process (more or less)?

3.  Any thing that you might remember that it will really help us, any tips would be great!

4.  More less what are the total expenses? i know its $165 for the K1 visa.  Are there any others?


thank you and we really appreciate your help.

Brandon


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Well I recommend myself. I have done over 1500 such visas.  It is difficult to say how long things take since things vary, but the visa process is a 2 step process.  First step is to apply for the visa with the BCIS.  That can take from 2 weeks to six months.  Then when approved, another set of documents must be handled through the consulate.  This can take from 2 to 6 months.  Tips:  Have you met with your fiance?  If so do you have pictures together, airplane tickets, dates and times, telephone bills to show how often you call, etc.  Total expense for me is $1500.00 including filing fees.

Best of luck.  Let me know if I can help.

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Alexander J. Hay

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I am a U.S. lawyer with offices in Houston, Texas and in Belize. I can answer questions on U.S. Immigration, U.S. corporate law, and Offshore Tax and Asset Planning.
If you are on an H or L visa I am NOT GOING TO ANSWER your questions since they are usually highly fact oriented, and also you have a company attorney handling the whole thing. Call your own attorney please! If you disregard this request, don't be surprised if I answer with "homework question".

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I am a U.S. attorney with offices in the United States and Belize. I have experience helping to protect assets, reduce taxes, and improve investment performance by utilizing global investment techniques.

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Harvard University, A.B. degree; University of Houston Law Center, J.D. Degree; Fulbright Scholar

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