USCIS Form I-129F

USCIS Form I-129FUSCIS Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

Bring Your Fiancé(e) to the United States

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USCIS Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

  • used to notify USCIS that you want to bring your fiancé(e) (and children if applicable) from a foreign country to live in the U.S.
  • used to notify the U.S. government that you want to bring your spouse (and children if applicable) from a foreign country to live in the U.S.
  • used by U.S. citizens only

The U.S. citizen must file Form I-129F with USCIS and await approval. The approval process can take 5-9 months. Once approved, the fiancé(e) may apply for a K-1 visa from a U.S. consulate in his/her home country. Your fiancé(e) can enter the U.S. when the K-1 visa is approved.

Note: If your spouse has children, they will be included on Form I-129F and will be granted K-2 visas.

To properly file Form I-129F and acquire a K-1 visa, the following requirements must be met:

  • The fiancé(e) must reside outside of the U.S.
  • Both the U.S. citizen and the fiancé(e) must be legally free to marry and remain unmarried until the arrival of the fiancé(e) in the U.S.
  • The fiancé(e) and U.S. citizen must have met in person, at least once, within the past two years of filing Form I-129F.

If you are already married, you must use USCIS Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. This process generally takes 10-16 months. Your spouse will be granted permanent resident status (green card) upon arriving in the U.S.

However, you may file USCIS Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), after filing Form I-130. This will enable your spouse to come to the U.S. more quickly on a K-3 visa. Once in the U.S., your spouse will need to file USCIS Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status to obtain permanent residence (green card).

The USCIS Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is also available directly from USCIS.