Pursuant to U.S. immigration regulations, a foreigner who has been engaged to a U.S. citizen may qualify for a K-Visa. The alien/foreign citizen must have been petitioned for by his/her United States Citizen fiance. This can be done by utilizing a U.S. immigration lawyer to file a Petition package with a U.S.C.I.S. service center. The package includes form I-129F and other documentation. Both the U.S. citizen and the foreign fiance must both be legally free to marry when the initial petition is filed and after. The planned marriage has to be allowable under the laws of whichever state in the U.S. where the marriage will occur.
In most cases, although exceptions exist, the foreignor-alien fiance and U.S. citizen sponsor had to personally meet within the two-years before the petition is granted. If this is not possible, U.S.C.I.S. may waive this requirement under certain circumstances.