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Ervin Kibria Law Reviews:

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david sumner
david sumner
19:44 27 Aug 20
I’ve known Mr. Kibria and his firm for a long time and watched him work. He is the epitome of a top rated attorney. If you need a DC lawyer and law firm for any reason he and his firm are the immediate go to. Nobody understands people, the courts and the system like he and is firm. Unparalleled is the word best used.read more
Curtis Powell
Curtis Powell
15:47 20 Aug 20
Very informative and professional at what he does. He was very helpful in my case and did an amazing job. Highly recommended.read more
Jennifer Rous
Jennifer Rous
17:17 16 Aug 20
Mr. Kibria was very responsive and professional in assisting us with my son’s legal case. He was available when needed and provided information to help us understand all options and the settlement.read more
Mark Gelker
Mark Gelker
17:14 16 Aug 20
Awesome response time with a good sense of pride for his business. Very litigious individual who knows his rights and laws very well! Helped me get out of my situation with ease and set up a great deal. I would definitely recommend for anyone who got into any mishaps.read more
Sam Khan
Sam Khan
16:08 28 Feb 20
Outstanding experience with this attorney and his firm were exceptional. Really saved my family from a disaster. A really great DC attorney, super responsive and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended!read more
Noman Jamshidy
Noman Jamshidy
15:11 25 Feb 20
Oh my god Mr. Kibria was amazing. I was so nervous about a ridiculous situation. From the start he told me he would keep me safe and take care of everything. He did exactly that but i did not expect how quickly he took care of things and all very professionally. I am so relieved and thankful. Outstanding DC lawyer who communicates exceptionally. I can’t recommend him and the firm enough!I really really appreciate your help Mr. Kibria.read more
N. Rice
N. Rice
20:18 21 Feb 20
Just got off the phone with Mr. Kibria. Definitely can tell he cares about getting fair results for his clients from the way he handles himself on the phone as well as in person. He doesn’t just spit out a price like other attorneys, he actually hears you out. Also his prices are at least 30% lower than any other quotes I’ve gotten in the city. I don’t know why you’d go anywhere else!read more
Ben Marsh
Ben Marsh
14:58 13 Feb 20
Wonderful DC defense lawyer. Got my case dismissed. His communication and professionalism is exceptional. Took care of me just like he said he would. Definitely call this firm if you need a top notch DC attorney! Also very fair with fees.read more
Alejandra Argueta
Alejandra Argueta
18:01 03 Feb 20
Mr. Kibria was truly amazing. I’ve never knew a lawyer would be so hands on with a case. He helped me through a serious and difficult time and helped protect me and my family. Not only was he always available when I needed him, no matter what, he also did so much to make sure I was safe. Hopefully I never need a lawyer again anywhere but if I do Mr. Kibria is the only lawyer I want. If they had more than 5 star I would give him more.read more
Antonio Smith
Antonio Smith
14:48 22 Jan 20
Mr. Kibria is an amazing attorney. I can’t say enough about. He truly saved me in a difficult period in my life where I was facing a lot of time behind bars. I am so glad I had him as an attorney. People should call him if they need a great attorney. He went above and beyond what was asked of him. He’s not just a amazing attorney but a wonderful person. Treated me and my family like we were his family.read more
Erin Escobar
Erin Escobar
15:25 19 Dec 19
Had a complicated case and decided to reach out to many lawyers, but then I got in contact with the best DC defense Lawyer – Mr. Kibria. My main concern was having a record on file that would prevent me from jobs. From the very beginning he made me feel comfortable as he was attentive and always available. I got a favorable outcome and could not be more satisfied with his work. He and his firm were amazing from beginning to end. He did exactly what he told me he would do from the start and always kept my anxiety at bay. Also the fees and rates at this firm were amazing given then lengths they go to to deliver the best representation in town. Mr. Kibria and his firm get my highest recommendation!read more
Yeshiwas Sewayehu
Yeshiwas Sewayehu
14:27 26 Nov 19
Outstanding DC defense lawyer. Can’t say enough. Got my case dismissed immediately. Also was always available when I needed him from minute one. Great rates too. Simply the best! Mr. Kibria and his firm are exceptional.read more
Adarsh Natwa
Adarsh Natwa
18:17 18 Nov 19
Mr. Kibria did an exceptional job representing me. I was in a wrong place, wrong time situation, and Mr. Kibria did his best in getting my case dismissed ASAP. He only ensured the best outcome for me, and I’m thankful for his services. On top of that he treated me like a family member and was ALWAYS available to me and my family members who had questions. ALWAYS AVAILABLE! Fantastic DC defense lawyer. Also outstanding rates. In short, I’d say the best in the business in DC!read more
Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith
16:31 15 Nov 19
Unmatched professionalism and service. Mr. Kibria was excellent. He got my cases dismissed and did it all while keeping my anxiety low. Not only did he dismiss all if my cases he was always available when I needed me and took care of me like I was family. Firm was also immensely fair with their rates/fees. Cant say enough about Mr. Kibrias representation of me. Outstanding DC defense lawyer! The only attorney in DC you should look to.read more
donna maurer
donna maurer
15:02 15 Nov 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing. We don’t know what we’d do if he didn’t answer the phone. Truly a god-send. No one else even picked up. Then in regards to handling me and my case. Mr. Kibria treated me like a family member. He went above and beyond the call of duty and got me through a very difficult situation. He delivered in excellent fashion. Can’t say enough about him and the firm. A great attorney. He has my highest recommendation!read more
Tiki Taka
Tiki Taka
15:14 28 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were fantastic! Got my serious case dismissed. But above all its clear that the reviews and reputation are above and beyond everything i read before hiring him and the firm. He truly goes above and beyond the call of duty and he truly cares for the client. Also always available when needed and always answering all questions concerns and anxiety. The best. I urge everyone to retain this firm if they need a DC defense lawyer. Fees are also very fair given that he is top dc lawyer.read more
Clinton Leonard
Clinton Leonard
15:48 25 Oct 19
Amazing attorney and firm. Excellent DC defense attorney. Simply put he made my problems go away almost in a snap. Always available when i needed him and also extremely fair in regards to fees. This firm and Mr. Kibria are the go to if you need a top DC lawyer.read more
Tre Carlee
Tre Carlee
16:03 18 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were superb. I can’t say enough. Amazing lawyer. Had a serious case but he got it dismissed immediately. I didn’t have to do a thing. He was always available whenever i needed to talk. Always kept me informed and calm and did everything he said he was going to do. Great dc defense attorney. The lawyer and the firm to hire if you need one in DC. Truly outstanding!read more
John Harrison
John Harrison
15:16 18 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing. I was charged unfairly for a wrong place wrong time deal. Mr. Kibria got my case dismissed immediately. I was so relieved. He was available to me at all times to answer all my questions and keep me calm. He did exactly what he said he would do. I am going to keep him as my lawyer for everything. Also very fair on fees. You should absolutely call Mr. Kibria if you are in trouble.-Attorney Nabeel Kibriaread more
Hyeon Jo
Hyeon Jo
13:59 17 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing! Had a serious case but Mr. Kibria got it dismissed immediately. He is a great DC defense attorney. Amazing client engagement and responsiveness. Available at all times of need and very fair with fees. Beyond pleased. Please call Mr. Kibria if you need a DC attorney!read more
Abdul Ab
Abdul Ab
14:09 10 Sep 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got bogus case dismissed immediately. Excellent client engagement and communication. Extremely satisfied. Highly recommend. Great DC attorney.read more
Umair Ali
Umair Ali
18:13 05 Sep 19
Nabeel and his firm are as good as it gets. Nobody better if you’re in trouble in DC. Hands down the best Washington DC criminal and DUI lawyers around! Don’t waste your time or money with anyone else. Put your trust and life in these guys hands. They will absolutely take care of you and always have your best interests at heart.read more
William Matthews
William Matthews
14:30 30 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed. Excellent attorney who was always available when needed and fought aggressively for me. Also very fair with fees. I highly recommend him and the firm. If you need a DC defense attorney make sure to call him.read more
Helton mejia
Helton mejia
17:37 28 Aug 19
I was really scare to start this process, being my first offense. I was expecting the worst based on my case but Mr. Kibria. fought for my case and got me a way lower outcome. Excellent DC defense attorney. Always available when I needed him. He is the guy to call in DC. Highest Recommendation!read more
정우영
정우영
14:00 27 Aug 19
Mr.Kibria and his firm were excellent. Adjusted court dates for me due to travel and got my case dismissed immediately. Communication and client service was unbelievable. Excellent attorney , excellent firm. Highest recommendation. Be sure to call them.read more
Franklin Osorio
Franklin Osorio
15:44 13 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. Made a bad situation go away. He got my case dismissed. Also his care and communication are second to none. Always available when needed with answers to all questions. Also he and his firm were very fair and generous when it came to pricing. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the go to for sure in Washington DC. Highest recommendation.read more
Samantha W
Samantha W
14:51 07 Aug 19
Nabeel is an excellent attorney. He was always available for questions and kept me informed through every step of the process. I am co fife the that with any other lawyer, my situation would have been quite different. Mr. Kibria did everything in his power to help me and was personally invested in me. I am so grateful for his help.read more
Noe Martinez
Noe Martinez
16:30 06 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria was outstanding. Best Washington DC defense attorney hands down. Took a terrible situation and resolved it for me. He got my case dismissed. On top of everything his communication and responsiveness are exceptional. He was there at all times of need. Also very affordable for a top lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.read more
Justice Wayne
Justice Wayne
15:48 28 Jun 19
Very professional and handle my case very well. Fight very hard for the case and made the impossible happen in my case. I Would recommend him to anyone. I would say hes the best Washington DC criminal defense lawyer. His communication and client engagement are unmatched. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the people to go to. Also prices were incredibly fair.read more
Peter Otunba
Peter Otunba
17:10 25 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. He made a terrible situation a lot better and was willing to keep on fighting at every turn. He had my back throughout the process. Excellent DC defense attorney, also extremely affordable for a top rated DC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.read more
Eyob Mengistu
Eyob Mengistu
16:21 25 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Fantastic DC defense attorney. Went above and beyond the call for me. Got my case dismissed within the first appearance. Mr. Kibria has my highest recommendation! Also very fair when it came to his fees- best I’ve seen for a top rated attorney.read more
Ken Baktai
Ken Baktai
17:04 21 Jun 19
Mr Kibria and his firm were excellent. He got my case dismissed immediately. Great DC defense lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm. Very affordable!!!!read more
Pre Gib
Pre Gib
13:26 11 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed right away. Excellent dc defense attorney. Great communication. Gave me an idea from the start how things would go and what he would do and that’s exactly what he did. I give him and his firm my highest recommendation.read more
Jesus Enriquez
Jesus Enriquez
13:52 29 May 19
Mr Kibria and he’s law firm did a magnificent job helping me with my federal criminal case. He helped me answer questions and weren’t even related to the case. I would definately recommend his business and his trust. Excellent DC defense attorney!read more
Eamonn McCaffrey
Eamonn McCaffrey
16:14 20 May 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm are amazing. I can’t say enough. Initially I was with a public defender. Although I had met and consulted with Mr. Kibria I decided to stay with the public defender figuring it was all the same with any lawyer. I was so wrong. My public defender was forcing me to eat a bs charge and i basically thought I had no choice but to agree. Weeks later when I was in court ready to eat the charge, Mr. Kibria saw me an asked what I was doing. I told him and he said I was crazy to eat a charge given the facts of my case. He said he would get my case dismissed. He took my case right then and there and requested a dismissal,l. In fact he got the government to agree to dismissal even before I had paid him. He got my case dismissed as he said he would. Unbelievable. He is the best defense attorney in Washington DC bar none. If you need a defense lawyer in dc don’t bother calling anyone else.read more
Rebecca Huang
Rebecca Huang
15:13 03 May 19
Mr . Kibria and his from were excellent. He told me how things were going to go from the start and that’s exactly how it went, in fact better. Client engagement and communication were second to none. Great DC defense attorney. Highly recommended.read more
Markee Young
Markee Young
13:37 30 Apr 19
Wow. Amazing. Hired Mr. Kibria to replace public defender for some crazy trumped up charges the police were trying to bring me down on, some serious charges. Mr. Kibria was on the case for 3 weeks and got my case completely dismissed even before the next court date! Truly preserved my life and career. This guy is the defense attorney in DC to hire. Don’t mess around with any other lawyers, directly call this man.read more
Sami Swag
Sami Swag
16:40 23 Apr 19
Great firm, great attorney. Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed and got me through the court process very fast. He told me exactly how things would go when he took my case and that’s exactly how it went. His communication with me at all times was great and immediate. Also he was very generous to me with his rates since I am a student. I highly recommend him and this firm.read more
Victoria Steriopoulos
Victoria Steriopoulos
13:59 23 Apr 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent throughout the entire process. Mr. Kibria is a great DC defense attorney, he got my case dismissed immediately. Highly responsive and great fee rates. He’s the lawyer to go to in DC.read more
Keith Jones
Keith Jones
16:14 19 Apr 19
Mr Kibria is a fantastic and expert DC defense attorney. He was outstanding every step of the way. On top of everything his communication and client advocacy is second to none. Also affordable. I give him and the firm my highest recommendation.read more
Wilmer Meza
Wilmer Meza
13:51 19 Mar 19
Excellent Washington DC defense attorney. I was from out of state and he got my case dismissed immediately. I did not have to come back to court. Great communication and very affordable. I highly recommend.read more
orin mcintosh
orin mcintosh
15:47 26 Feb 19
Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed immediately. Furthermore his communication and client engagement is unlike any other. I highly recommend. Also very affordable.read more
Arnab Kar
Arnab Kar
13:40 15 Aug 18
I hired Mr Kibria for a fedral court case . He got rid of my case right away. Mr Kibria is a fantastic defense attorney. I was extremely pleased with him. Extremely affordable and highly personalized service. His communication throughout the process was exceptional.If you need a defense attorney in the District of Columbia you should definitely hire him and his firm!read more
Nancy Hernandez
Nancy Hernandez
15:37 13 Aug 18
I hired Mr. Kibria I had a serious charge gave me a excellent price he helped me out through the whole process. I really recommend him. Did a amazing job ! Great customer service.read more
Reco jackson
Reco jackson
14:22 13 Aug 18
I retained Mr. Kibria to represent against some serious charges that would have come with definite jail time and seriously affected/complicated my life and my family.However Mr. Kibria fought hard throughout the entire process to ensure that i would not face the terrible hardships the charges presented and in fact gor a great deal that allowed me to continue on with my life and take care of my family.Above all he provides highly personalized representation and was available to me anytime i needed him and provided clear communication at all times. He and his firm were also extremely affordable. If you need a DC attorney I highly recommend Mr. Kibria and this firm.read more
Kathon Van Hook
Kathon Van Hook
14:23 06 Aug 18
I hired Mr Kibria to help with me with some serious , complicated, complex and frankly nerve wracking issues. I retained Mr. Kibria and his firm based on his extensive experience and practice in DC. Mr. Kibria walked me through exactly how he was going to handle my case and resolve my situation. Mr. Kibria delivered on all his promises. His services were highly personalized and his communications with me were constant and clear. He was available whenever I needed him. He took care of my issues exactly as he said e would.If you need a defense lawyer in The District of Columbia. Mr. Kibria is definitely the guy to hire!read more
Karmen Josipovic
Karmen Josipovic
14:19 10 Jul 18
He was great the case was imideatelly dismissed. Extremely affordable. Excellent DC criminal lawyer. A must hire if you are in legal trouble in DC.read more
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  • 5 star review  Great firm, great attorney. Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed and got me through the court process very fast. He told me exactly how things would go when he took my case and that’s exactly how it went. His communication with me at all times was great and immediate. Also he was very generous to me with his rates since I am a student. I highly recommend him and this firm.

    thumb Sami Swag
    4/23/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed right away. Excellent dc defense attorney. Great communication. Gave me an idea from the start how things would go and what he would do and that’s exactly what he did. I give him and his firm my highest recommendation.

    thumb Pre Gib
    6/11/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm are amazing. I can’t say enough. Initially I was with a public defender. Although I had met and consulted with Mr. Kibria I decided to stay with the public defender figuring it was all the same with any lawyer. I was so wrong. My public defender was forcing me to eat a bs charge and i basically thought I had no choice but to agree. Weeks later when I was in court ready to eat the charge, Mr. Kibria saw me an asked what I was doing. I told him and he said I was crazy to eat a charge given the facts of my case. He said he would get my case dismissed. He took my case right then and there and requested a dismissal,l. In fact he got the government to agree to dismissal even before I had paid him. He got my case dismissed as he said he would. Unbelievable. He is the best defense attorney in Washington DC bar none. If you need a defense lawyer in dc don’t bother calling anyone else.

    thumb Eamonn McCaffrey
    5/20/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr Kibria is a fantastic and expert DC defense attorney. He was outstanding every step of the way. On top of everything his communication and client advocacy is second to none. Also affordable. I give him and the firm my highest recommendation.

    thumb Keith Jones
    4/19/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr . Kibria and his from were excellent. He told me how things were going to go from the start and that’s exactly how it went, in fact better. Client engagement and communication were second to none. Great DC defense attorney. Highly recommended.

    thumb Rebecca Huang
    5/03/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr Kibria and his firm were excellent. He got my case dismissed immediately. Great DC defense lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm. Very affordable!!!!

    thumb Ken Baktai
    6/21/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Fantastic DC defense attorney. Went above and beyond the call for me. Got my case dismissed within the first appearance. Mr. Kibria has my highest recommendation! Also very fair when it came to his fees- best I’ve seen for a top rated attorney.

    thumb Eyob Mengistu
    6/25/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. He made a terrible situation a lot better and was willing to keep on fighting at every turn. He had my back throughout the process. Excellent DC defense attorney, also extremely affordable for a top rated DC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.

    thumb Peter Otunba
    6/25/2019
  • 5 star review  Very professional and handle my case very well. Fight very hard for the case and made the impossible happen in my case. I Would recommend him to anyone. I would say hes the best Washington DC criminal defense lawyer. His communication and client engagement are unmatched. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the people to go to. Also prices were incredibly fair.

    thumb Justice Wayne
    6/28/2019
  • 5 star review  Mr. Kibria was outstanding. Best Washington DC defense attorney hands down. Took a terrible situation and resolved it for me. He got my case dismissed. On top of everything his communication and responsiveness are exceptional. He was there at all times of need. Also very affordable for a top lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.

    thumb Noe Martinez
    8/06/2019

Petitioning For a (K-1) Fiancé(e) Visa

You have just gotten engaged, but your fiancé(e) is a non-resident foreign citizen who does not currently reside in the United States.  You must complete a process now to bring your Alien Fiancé(e) (foreign national, non-resident) to the United States, legally in order to secure their legal status and future once they are here States?

You- the U.S. citizen fiancé(e), known as the sponsor – must  take steps to apply for a visa (known as the (K-1) Fiancé(e) Visa) in order to bring your fiancé(e) to the United States, legally. This article will  help walk you through the process of required to obtain the (K-1) Fiancé(e) Visa.

 The Application Process:

First, you-the U.S. citizen fiancé(e)/sponsor must petition for the Alien Fiancé(e), with the USCIS office that serves the area where you live, by filing a I-29F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).

The petition for the visa: The I-29F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e):

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to petition for a fiancé(e) visa/file  Form I-29F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), you must show that:

  • You (the petitioner) are a U.S. citizen.
  • You intend to marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the United States.
  • You and your fiancé(e) are both free to marry and any previous marriages must have been legally terminated by divorce, death, or annulment.
  • You met each other, in person, at least once within 2 years of filing your petition. There are two exceptions that require a waiver:
    1. If the requirement to meet would violate strict and long-established customs of your or your fiancé(e)’s foreign culture or social practice.
    2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.

If the Form I-29F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is properly filed with the proper USCIS office and the petition is accepted and approved by the USCIS, it is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will give you a case number and send your petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where your fiancé(e) lives.  When it sends your fiancé(e) case to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, The NVC will mail you a letter. Once you receive this letter, inform your fiancé(e) to take the next steps to then apply for the actual (K-1) Visa and prepare for the interview.

*Eligible children of K-1 visa applicants may apply for K-2 visas. Separate applications must be submitted for each K visa applicant, and each K visa applicant must pay the visa application fee.

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Applying for the actual (K-1) Visa and preparing for the interview:

The foreign-citizen fiancé(e) will be required to bring the following forms and documents to the (K-1) Visa interview:

  • Completed Form DS-160, Online Non-immigrant Visa Application. You (and any eligible children applying for K-4 visas) must: (1) complete Form DS-160 and (2) print the DS-160 confirmation page to bring to your interview.
  • A passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the U.S. (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions).
  • Divorce or death certificate(s) of any previous spouse(s) for both you and the U.S. citizen sponsor.
  • Police certificates from your present country of residence and all countries where you have lived for six months or more since age 16 (Police certificates are also required for accompanying children age 16 or older).
  • Medical examination.
  • Evidence of financial support (Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, may be requested).
  • Two (2) 2×2 photographs. (See the required photo format explained in Photograph Requirements ).
  • Evidence of relationship with your U.S. citizen fiancé(e).
  • Payment of fees.
** Be Aware: The consular officer might ask for/require you to provide additional information, such as photographs and other proof that the relationship with your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) is genuine. Documents in foreign languages, other than the language of the country in which the application takes place, should be translated. Applicants should take to the visa interview clear, legible photocopies of civil documents and translations, such as birth and divorce certificates. Original documents and translations will be returned.

Review Additional U.S. Embassy/Consulate-Specific Instructions

There may be additional instructions for collecting documentation needed for your K visa interview. Review U.S. Embassy/Consulate-Specific Instructions to learn what additional requirements there are, if any.

Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements:

In preparing for the visa interview, applicants will need to schedule and complete a medical examination. Before  an immigrant or K visa, can be issued every applicant, regardless of age, must undergo a medical examination which must be performed by an authorized panel physician. You will be provided instructions regarding medical examinations from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you will apply for your visa, including information on authorized panel physicians.

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants.  Such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, however, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Therefore it is recommended and encouraged that they be fulfilled during medical examinations for the K visa process.

Proof of Financial Support and Affidavit of Support Forms:

During the visa interview, applicants will be required to present evidence to the consular officer that they will not become a public charge/burden in the United States. You may present evidence that you are able to financially support yourself or that your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) is able to provide support. The Consular Officer may request that a Form I-134, Affidavit of Support be submitted by the U.S. citizen fiancé(e).

The U.S. citizen fiancé(e) will need to submit Form I-864 to USCIS with the application for adjustment of status to that of legal permanent resident following the marriage.

*Income Requirements regarding Form I-864:

Many applicants ask,“Do the Same Income Requirements Apply to Form I-134 as Apply to Form I-864?”

The answer is,  No they do not. The 125 percent of the federal poverty guideline minimum income requirement, the most recent year’s tax return, and other requirements only apply when Form I-864 is needed. Applicants presenting Form I-134 will need to show that their U.S. sponsor’s income is 100 percent of the federal poverty guideline.

Length of time to process/receive (K-1) Visa:

Once your case has been received from NVC by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate that will process it, the length of time varies from case to case according to its circumstances. Some cases are delayed because applicants do not follow instructions carefully or supply incomplete information. (It is important to give us correct postal addresses and telephone numbers.) Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a Consular Officer.

After the Fiancé(e) Visa is Issued

After the Fiancé(e) Visa is issued, your fiancé(e) will be  provided with a passport along with the visa, and “other documents”. The “other documents” will be in  an unopened/sealed packet containing these documents, DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE/PACKET.  Only the DHS immigration official should open this packet when you enter the United States.  The Passport and the K-1 Visa which will allow the Alien Fiancé(e)  to enter the United States for 90 days so that your marriage ceremony can take place . With the visa, the alien fiancé(e) can apply for a single admission at a U.S. port-of-entry within the validity of the visa, which will be a maximum of 6 months from the date of issuance.

You must marry your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) within 90 days of your entry into the United States. Once you marry, your spouse may apply for permanent residence and remain in the United States while USCIS processes the application.

Entering the United States – Port of Entry

The K visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry and request permission to enter the United States.   This visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have the  authority to permit or deny admission to the U.S. Upon arrival at the port-of-entry, be prepared to present the Customs Border Patrol (CBP) officer your passport with visa and your unopened/sealed packet containing your documents.

*If I-29F Has Petition Expired:

The I-129F petition is valid for four months from the date of approval by USCIS. A consular officer can extend the validity of the petition if it expires before visa processing is completed.

Ineligibilities for Visas:

Certain conditions and activities may make you, the applicant, ineligible for a visa. Examples of these ineligibilities include: drug trafficking; overstaying a previous visa; and submitting fraudulent documents. If you are ineligible for a visa, you will be informed by the Consular Officer and advised whether there is a waiver of the ineligibility and what the waiver process is.

Getting engaged is an exciting moment in two people’s life. It can be even more exciting when an engagement provides the opportunity to broaden the horizon’s of another person, to the extent that they are able to call the United States their new home and start a new chapter of their life here.  However, the vast immigration laws of the United States of America, and their overwhelming complexities and technicalities can be extremely difficult and frustrating. If  any of these laws, guidelines, requirements, or technicalities are  mistaken, misunderstood or not followed with precision and detail, this exciting time can become an extremely stressful and difficult time

Therefore, if you are engaged to, or are about to be engaged to,  a foreign national, who does not currently reside in the United States of America, it is extremely important that you seek the aid of experienced immigration lawyers to help you properly through this process.  We strongly recommend that you reach  out to the Immigration Attorneys and Specialists at Ervin Kibria PLLC to discuss your particular case in far greater detail.

Further information around Alien Fiancé(e) Visas can be found at the Ervin Kibria PLLC website.  Helpful details can also be found at the USCIS, along with the U.S Department of State.


Ervin Kibria P.L.L.C is dedicated to protect, fight and secure the rights, opportunities and hope for the future that you and your family deserve.

Protecting and Securing Your Rights as an Immigrant

The attorneys and legal team at Ervin Kibria, P.L.L.C. are compassionate and dedicated to each and every client. Regardless of your current immigration need or situation, we will work aggressively to help you achieve the best outcome in your legal situation.

Immigrants that have been deported or have had various rights denied due to residency, citizenship or other immigration issues might find themselves in a difficult and frustrating battle with serious and potentially damaging personal, professional, and financial complications.  To ensure that such issues do not arise, for any and all immigrants currently living or desiring to live in the United States, it is imperative that an immigrant secures and solidifies their legal status and rights. If there is even a remote possibility that any complications may exist or arise that could potentially compromise a person’s legal status and rights, they must be dealt with quickly and carefully.

Our experienced counsel is here to help you understand your rights, the immigration challenges or processes you are currently facing, and the ideal course of legal action for you. If you, a family member or someone you know is faced with complications regarding legal status in Washington D.C., Virginia or Maryland, contact us today for a free consultation to understand how skilled representation can be a valuable tool in such situations.

(K-1) Fiancé(e) Visa