Filing a Fiancée Visa Petition
By law, a fiancé(e) petition can only be filed in the United States at USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) office. The petitioner must be a U.S. Citizen. Please see detailed instructions on how to file I-129F form here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html.
After Petition Approval
Once the petition has been approved, USCIS will notify you and forward the petition to US Embassy Ashgabat (if your fiancé(e) resides in Turkmenistan).
Once we receive the approved fiancé(e) petition, we will send a set of instructions and an appointment form to your fiancé(e). In preparation for the visa interview, each applicant should refer to the following checklist:
Fiancé(e) Visa Interview Checklist:
(Complete checklist for EACH family member who intends to travel)
- Apply for a Turkmen police certificate for EACH family member over age 16 by sending a scanned copy of the bio-data page and the propiska page of your passport to the Embassy at: email@example.com.
- Complete the online visa application form DS-160 found at https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/.
- Complete your medical exam (instructions can be found here).
- Assemble the following documents:
- Your international passport and a copy of the biographical data page.
- Your Original birth certificate, copy and translation into English
- For those with prior marriages: your marriage certificate, copy and translation into English and original divorce certificate/death certificate of spouse, if applicable, with a copy and translation into English.
- Your medical exam results in a sealed envelope.
- Your Turkmen police certificate AND police certificates from all countries where you have lived for more than one year since the age of 16.
- 7 photos 5x5 cm, with white background (you will need three of these for the medical examination forms).
- Form I-134, Affidavit of Support from U.S. citizen fiancé(e).
- $240 for the visa interview fee, payable in USD, cash only.
- Photos, emails, letters and any other evidence demonstrating your relationship to your fiancé(e).
After Visa Approval
Once found qualified for visa issuance, your fiancé(e) will receive a non-immigrant visa in his/her passport, valid for one entry into the U.S. at any time within the next 6 months. He/she will also receive a separate immigrant visa packet to present to the immigration officials at the U.S. border. If you decide that you do not wish to marry within the 90 days of your fiancé (e)’s arrival, you are obliged to ensure that your fiancé(e) does not remain in the United States.
- We strongly advise you to not purchase your tickets or make any final travel arrangements before you receive a visa. If your visa is approved, you will receive your passport and vis package the next working day after your interview.
Additional information is available at http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html.
If you have questions related to fiancée visas, please contact us by email or call:
Telephone: (993-12) 940049 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 11:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.