If you petition for a fiancé(e) visa, you must show that:
- You (the petitioner) are a U.S. citizen.
- You intend to marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the United States.
- You and your fiancé(e) are both free to marry and any previous marriages must have been legally terminated by divorce, death, or annulment.
- You met each other, in person, at least once within 2 years of filing your petition. There are two exceptions that require a waiver:
1. If the requirement to meet would violate strict and long-established customs of your or your fiancé(e)’s foreign culture or social practice.
2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.
If you plan to marry a foreign national outside the United States or your fiancé(e) is already residing legally in the United States, you do not need to file for a fiancé(e) visa.
Thomas J. Geygan, Jr. I received my undergraduate degree from Xavier University and my Juris Doctor at Salmon P. Chase. My work history includes working with foreign trade zones, software support to mutual fund companies and of course law practice. I met and married my wife while living in Honduras. We have gone through all of her immigration together. I divide my practice between immigration and general law. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Ohio Bar Association. I am admitted to practice in all Ohio courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio and all immigration courts.
When I am not practicing law, I am doing what my wife tells me to do, or teaching scuba diving.