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The fiance(e) of a U.S. Citizen is a person who intends to travel to the United States to marry and take up indefinite residence after marriage.
Are you getting married in the United States?
If the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen intends to travel to the United States to marry and take up indefinite residence after marriage, he or she will require a fiancé(e) visa. A fiancé(e) cannot enter the United States on a visitor visa to take up indefinite residence.
Who is eligible?
To qualify for a fiancé(e) visa, the following criteria must be meet:
- one party is a U.S. Citizen;
- both parties are legally free to marry;
- the marriage will take place within 90 days of the fiancé(e) entering the United States on the fiancé(e) visa.
Children under the age of twenty-one are eligible to derive status from the fiancé(e) visa petition filed on behalf of their parent; their name(s) should be included in the petition. If the U.S. citizen is the natural father of the child, the child may have claim to U.S. citizenship and, therefore, may be eligible for a U.S. passport.
RIGHTS & PROTECTIONS PAMPHLET
If you are a spouse or fiance(e) of a U.S. Citizen, or spouse of a Lawful Permanent Residents, please read the Rights and Protections pamphlet before your visa interview to learn about your rights in the United States relating to domestic violence, sexual assault,and child abuse and protection available to you. The consular officer will verbally summarize the pamphlet to you during your interview.