S&B Professional Services, Inc. arranges legal marriages between U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.
According to U.S. Immigration Law a proxy marriage is considered valid if the marriage took place in a state where proxy marriages are legal and subsequently consummated.
An unconsummated proxy marriage is not considered valid according to Immigration Law, but the party who is the U.S. citizen may submit the U.S. marriage certificate in application for the K-1 fiancée Visa. This would show “serious intent” and can possibly reduce the waiting time. There is a requirement that before you can apply for a fiancée Visa that you have met your fiancée at least one time in the past two years.
After the proxy marriage is consummated you can then apply for a K-3 Spousal Visa which has a much higher priority than the K-1 Fiancée Visa and can greatly reduce the waiting time.
We are not immigration attorneys and cannot give legal advice. Before you proceed with any immigration matter you should first consult with an immigration attorney.
For more information on the laws concerning foreign resident proxy marriage with foreign nationals, please visit our U.S. Immigration Law section.
If you are a U.S. citizen and want to marry a resident of a foreign country, please call us toll free at: (877) 482-2406, for information about our Kansas Proxy Marriages.