International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA)
The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) was signed into law on January 5, 2006. Immigration regulations under IMBRA prohibit issuance of a K1 Visa without an approved waiver in two sets of circumstances.
The two areas are:
The petitioner has a criminal conviction for a specified crime. Petitioner who has previously filed a K1 visa petitions or had a K1 visa petition approved within the past two years.
IMBRA regulations also prohibit the issuance of a K3 visa without an approved waiver if the petitioner has criminal convictions.
Criminal conviction covers various crimes involving violence as well as crimes relating to a controlled substance drugs or alcohol. If you believe you may fall under this section of IMBRA, call us. We can discuss your situation with you and give you advice on is needed in your situation to obtain a K1 fiancé visa or K3 spousal visa.
If you have filed two or more K1 visa petitions at any time in the past. Also if your K1 visa petition was approved within the past two years prior to filing of the current petition, a waiver must be obtained before your K1 petition can be approved.
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