If you recently got married and want to move your fiancé to the United States and start a new life together, you must go through the correct processes. Immigration paperwork can be challenging, especially if your fiancé must remain in another country while you initiate the process in the United States.
If you are looking to bring your fiancé or spouse to the United States, you may need to fill out Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé. If you are worried about completing this documentation on your own, you can seek legal help with your case. An immigration attorney from New Frontier Immigration Law is ready to help you reunite with your loved one and establish their U.S. residency.
What Is the I-129F Petition?
The Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé is a form you submit to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If approved, this form allows you to do one of two things:
- Bring your fiancé and your fiancé’s children to the United States so that you can marry your fiancé
- Bring your spouse and your spouse’s children to the United States so they can apply for lawful permanent resident status
You must be a current U.S. citizen to be permitted to fill out this form, and you and your fiancé must be legally allowed to marry. Further, you must marry within 90 days of your fiancé’s admission to the United States.
Other Considerations When Filing a Form I-129F
Except under a few specific circumstances, you will need to have met your fiancé in person within the last two years. In addition to the form itself, you may also need to provide evidence of a few other components, including:
- Proof that you are a U.S. citizen, such as a copy of your birth certificate or naturalization certificate
- Evidence that you and your fiancé have nullified any previous marriages
- A marriage certificate, if you are filing the petition for your spouse
- Proof of your intention to marry your fiancé within 90 days if you are filing for your fiancé
What Information Will I Need to Provide on an I-129F Petition?
You will need to fill out the form on behalf of your spouse or fiancé using black ink. The form will ask for:
- Your name, address, and identification numbers, such as your social security number
- Your address and employment history
- Information about your parents
- How you are a U.S. citizen
- Information about your beneficiary (fiancé or spouse), including their name, country of citizenship, address history, and employment history
- Information about your beneficiary’s previous marital status and your beneficiary’s children
- Information about any criminal background you may have
Suppose you are using an interpreter in the process. In that case, you will also have to include information on the form about your interpreter.
Why Hire an Immigration Attorney When Filing a Form 1-129F
Giving incomplete or untrue information on an I-129F petition is very serious and may cause the USCIS to deny your petition. In addition, the USCIS might not accept the form if certain information is missing, such as your family name or date of birth. Make sure to fill out all the information as honestly and thoroughly as possible. The USCIS will also reject any form that you do not sign.
You also have a narrow window that you must comply with for your fiancé to remain in the United States. Namely, you have 90 days after receiving fiancé status to marry. Suppose you do not marry your fiancé within 90 days—in that case, he or she will be violating immigration law and will need to leave the country.
If you violate this timeframe, it may be difficult for your fiancé to get permanent resident status in the future. Hiring an attorney to help you through this process can ensure you provide all the appropriate information to the USCIS and avoid an expired deadline.
How Can an Immigration Lawyer Help Me?
The legal team at New Frontier Immigration Law understands the necessary paperwork and processes for those trying to build new lives in the United States. We want to help make that dream a reality for you and your family.
We’ll help you fill out your I-129F petition and fight to get your fiancé to the United States.
If the USCIS denies your petition, we can also go over your options for appealing the denial. If you are confused about anything, our lawyers can clarify what you don’t understand so that we can complete the petition and get the process started. Throughout the process, we will work to keep you updated and informed and answer whatever questions you may have along the way.
We have worked with many clients. Here’s what just a few of them had to say, and you can check out more client reviews here:
- “It was difficult choosing a group of people to trust not only with my legal issues but my family. New Frontier Immigration Law made the decision very easy. From the start I was greeted with kindness and understanding. They listened, had great professionalism & the swift action of this group had made my decision to choose them an easy one. Thank you everyone for the helping me and most importantly caring.” — Hugo Salazar
- “New Frontier Immigration Law office has been very attentive and have given us exceptional service from day one. They have explained every question we have had in detail and have responded quickly to every email, call, or text. I highly recommend them you will have a great experience with them.” — Andy Gutierrez
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