Effective January 27, 2017, a Trump Administration Executive Order suspended the issuance of all visas to nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. This suspension includes K1 Fiance visas and CR1 Marriage visas for fiances and spouses who are nationals of these countries. At this time, it appears that the suspension is temporary until new safeguards can be implemented to make the vetting process more stringent for people wishing to come to the US from these countries. I am hopeful that new vetting procedures can be implemented within 90-120 days. This temporary suspension is intended to help protect all Americans from terrorism.
As the details of this Order become more clear, and new procedures are implemented, I will update my Blog to provide helpful information to those wishing to obtain Fiance and Marriage Visas for loved ones coming from these countries. As always, you are welcome to call me toll free at 1-888-515-3529 should you have questions about obtaining a Fiance or Marriage Visa.
Jeffrey C Pettys