The CLG fixed fee covers all legal services up to the issuance of the K visa, regardless of the attorney time spent. The following illustrates the typical legal services undertaken by CLG during the K visa process.
Fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding your options and explanation of the K visa process and timeline.
Information and Document Collection
Online collection of the U.S. citizen and fiancé(e)’s biographic information and the relevant documentation required for filing of the fiancé(e) petition and K visa application(s).
Information and Document Review
Review of the biographic information and relevant supporting documentation provided by the U.S. citizen and their fiancé(e).
Fiancé(e) Petition Drafting
Drafting of the fiancé(e) petition and assembly of documentation for the U.S. citizen and fiancé(e)’s final review and signatures.
Fiancé(e) Petition Filing
Filing (by courier) of the fiancé(e) petition and documentation with USCIS and acceptance of case receipt notice.
Monitoring of the case progress using scheduled online status inquiries and automatic email updates provided by the USCIS to ensure expeditious processing.
Responding promptly to USCIS requests for evidence and making certain that the approved fiancé(e) petition is forwarded in a timely manner to the National Visa Center (NVC).
Status Update and Advice
Providing clients with real time updates of changes in case status (at the USCIS level) as well as advice and response to client questions.
National Visa Center (NVC) Processing
Continued monitoring of case progress, ensuring that the NVC completes the background check of the fiancé(e) and forwards the approved fiancé(e) petition to the appropriate United States embassy or consulate.
Status Update and Advice
Continued real-time updates of changes in case status (at the NVC level) as well as advice and responses to client questions.
United States Embassy or Consulate Processing
Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application Review and Affidavit of Support Drafting
Review of Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application and drafting of Affidavit of Support for the U.S. citizen’s signature.
K Visa Application and Affidavit of Support Drafting
Drafting of K-1 and K-2 visa applications and Affidavit of Support for the U.S. citizen and fiancé(e)’s final review and signatures.
Advice and specific instruction regarding the fiancé(e) obtaining a medical examination at a designated facility, the documentation to be presented at the interview (including the Affidavit of Support) and payment of K-1 (and K-2) visa fees.
Preparation of the fiancé(e) for the K visa interview including document review, embassy or consulate protocol, sample interview questions to expect and identification and resolution of potential issues.
Continued monitoring of case progress using direct communication with the United States embassy or consulate to ensure expeditious issuance of the K visa(s).
How to Retain CLG
If you are seriously considering the K visa process, please schedule a free consultation with a CLG attorney. The consultation consists of fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding options, explanation of the process and timeline and discussion of fees. You may also wish to read “Why CLG?”