Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is used in two cases: to bring a non-US spouse into the US for residency or to bring a fiancé(e) into the US in order to marry. Form I-129F is an important document and is treated very seriously by the USCIS. The USCIS is strongly committed to preventing immigration fraud. As a result, USCIS authorities review Form I-129F applications very carefully. Any irregularities or problems can result in delays as well as criminal charges, so it is important to be both honest and strategic when filing this document.
Form I129F is about three pages long and it is important to complete all questions carefully. Part A of Form I-129F asks the applicant all about him- or herself. That is, information such as contact information and citizenship status are included here. However, this is also where the USCIS asks about previous spouses. If you have been married before, you need to explain when and how the marriage ended (whether by divorce, death, or annulment). You must be able to prove that any prior marriage you have had is legally ended. If you cannot, your Form I129F application will be rejected.
Form I-129F also requires you to fill in information about your fiancé(e), including whether they have ever been in the US. It is important to complete this section fully and accurately. If there are any questions about your fiancé(e) that you cannot answer or don’t know, you need to ask and verify the information with your fiancé(e) so that you can complete the application accurately. Since Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) allows both your spouse or fiancé(e) and his or her children to immigrate to the US, you must fill out detailed information on Form I-129F about any children your fiancé(e) has.
Finally, Form I-129F will ask detailed questions about your relationship with your fiancé(e) or spouse. This is a very important section of USCIS Form I-129F. You must complete this section fully and in detail but you must also be able to show that your relationship is legitimate. For example, when describing your relationship, you will want to explain the time you have spent together, how you have gotten to know each other, and future plans you may have together. Keep in mind that USCIS authorities may also request interviews with you and even with people who know you in order to verify the legitimacy of your relationship. It is therefore very important to be honest when completing Form I-129F.