Our immigration attorney can assist you in obtaining both immigrant and non-immigrant spouse visas, depending on your circumstances.
Spouse visas allow the non-citizen husband or wife of a U.S. citizen to enter the country legally. The type of visa you need will depend on several factors, including how long you have been married and how long your spouse desires to remain in the United States.
Each kind of spouse visa has specific requirements for qualification. An immigration attorney from Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. can assist you in determining the appropriate course of action to pursue and how to best handle all aspects of the application and documentation process.
Immigrant Spouse Visas & Spousal Green Cards
If you are a United States citizen and have a new husband or wife who seeks to obtain permanent legal resident status in the United States, we can assist you in obtaining a CR-1 (Conditional Resident Spouse) visa. The CR-1 allows your spouse to move to the United States with legal immigrant status; however, you must stay married for two years. After two years of marriage, your spouse must move to an IR-1 (Immediate Relative Spouse) visa. The IR-1 provides a more permanent legal status.
Non-Immigrant Spouse Visas & Fiancé Visas
If your husband or wife plans to be in the country temporarily, our attornies can assist you with the appropriate K-3 visa application process. The K-3 visa provides temporary access for a visiting foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen.
If you plan to marry a non-citizen, you have the option of applying for a fiancé visa (K-1 visa). This visa allows your future husband or wife to enter the country as long as you become legally married within 90 days.
Overcoming Challenges to Obtaining a Spouse Visa
Our spouse visa lawyers will assist you through the complex process of applying and obtaining visa approval. We complete the necessary application forms and assist you with obtaining the documentation that must be submitted with your application.
If an interview is required, as they typically are, we will prepare you for your interview in advance. We can also attend the interview with you as your legal representative.
Spouse visa applications can be denied for a number of reasons, such as the applicant has a criminal record. Other factors can potentially affect your application’s approval which you might not be aware of. We take great care to identify any potential problems in advance and develop strategies to mitigate them whenever possible.
The opportunity to be together legally with your spouse is too important to leave to chance. The immigration attornies at Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. have a 25-year history and a proven track record in helping clients keep their families together and possibly realizing their dreams of lawful United States citizenship. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you obtain immigrant and non-immigrant spouse visas.