Following the marriage, the foreign spouse must file Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status with the USCIS, along with the American spouse's Affidavit of Support, in order to become a lawful permanent resident. Children of the fiancÃ©e (who are not married and are below 18) could also accompany him/her to the States through a derivative K-2 Visa, provided the names of the children have been mentioned in the I-129F petition filed by the American partner with the USCIS. Following the marriage of the parent in the United States the child/children will require a Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status.
If, for any reason, the marriage does not take place within 90 days of the foreign fiancÃ©e's entry to the US, the fiancÃ©e must return to his/her country. After leaving, the individual cannot re-enter the US on the same visa. For this the foreign fiancÃ©e should apply with the Form I-131 Application for Travel Document in order to secure an advance parole to return to the US.
With the provision for a K1 fiancÃ©e visa, it is now easier to marry a US citizen. Political barriers are broken down and love beyond boundaries becomes a reality.