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While planning for a wedding is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in a person's life, it is also one of the most hectic. That's because in addition to major decisions like selecting a venue, creating a guest list and picking out satisfactory attire, the couple must also make seemingly endless minor decisions like creating a seating arrangement, selecting the cake and approving a song list.

As hectic as all this can be, however, consider how much more hectic it is when at least one of the soon-to-be married spouses is a foreign national living abroad.

That's because amid the confusion and chaos of wedding planning, the couple must also attempt to navigate the often confusing area of U.S. immigration law.

Indeed, those wishing to bring their foreign national fiancée to the U.S. to marry must secure what is known as a K-1 visa.

While soon-to-be married couples may think that securing a K-1 visa is just a matter of filling out a few forms, the process is far from easy, requiring the U.S. citizen filing the petition on behalf of their foreign national fiancé to prove that certain conditions have been satisfied.

For instance, the petitioner must show that both parties are free to marry as any prior marriages have been legally dissolved via divorce, annulment, etc, and that they have met their fiancé at least once within the two years prior to filing the petition, to name only a few. (This is not to mention the need for the foreign national spouse to apply for permanent residency after the wedding.)

Needless to say, all of this can quickly become overwhelming. At the Law Offices of Stephen Santucci, PC, we have extensive experience helping clients secure K-1 visas and handling all-related immigration matters. Let us handle the legal details, while you focus on your big day. Visit our website to learn more.

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