K-1 Visa Law and Legal Definition
A K-1 visa is a dual intent visa issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a United States citizen for entering the United States. A K-1 visa requires a foreigner either to marry his or her U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry, or leave the U.S. The foreign citizen can adjust his/her status to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States after the couple gets married. Although a K-1 visa is legally classified as a non-immigrant visa, it normally leads to important immigration benefits and therefore is constantly processed by the Immigrant Visa section of United States Embassies and Consulates worldwide.