Letter of intent to marry 2022 (guide & Free samples)

Learn everything you need to know about the Letter of intent to marry as far as the k-1 visa application is concerned plus a Letter of intent to marry sample that you can simply copy, edit and send regardless you are a petitioner or a beneficiary.

This post covers a K-1 Visa letter of intent to marry

Here, I will guide you through

  • What is a letter of intent to marry
  • Why do you need it
  • How to write an effective letter of intent to marry
  • letter of intent to marry sample
  • etc.

let’s get started

What is a letter of intent to marry

A Letter of Intent to Marry is a formal declaration made by individuals who intend to marry within ninety (90) days of arriving in the United States. It is written as part of the K-1 Visa application process and is part of Form I-129F.

A letter of intent to marry guarantees the immigration officers that the petitioner (U.S. citizen seeking to marry.) and beneficiary (Alien fiancé seeking a K-1 Visa) will marry within 90 days of their arrival in the country.

This letter is essential if you are engaged to be married and want your fiancé to immigrate to the United States.

It is addressed to the USCIS and must be written to the immigration office’s satisfaction.

Why do you need a letter of intent to marry?

A letter of intent to marry is a mandatory attachment when filing Form I-129F, also known as the petition for Alien Fiancé.

Essentially, both the US citizen (petitioner) and the non-citizen (beneficiary) must write this letter to declare that

  • You are engaged to be married;
  • Plan to marry within ninety (90) days of the beneficiary’s arrival in the United States; and
  • You Are legally able to do so (both are unmarried).

A well-written letter of intent to marry will;

  • supports your fiancé’s K-1 Visa application
  • legitimizes your relationship with your fiancé
  • help you with other compliance issues

How to write an effective letter of intent to marry

A letter of intent to marry is written in the format of a business letter. Begin your letter by providing your address and contact information, followed by a date and the USCIS address, and declare that you intend to marry your fiancé within ninety (90) days (provide the name and nationality of your fiancé and a short background of your relationship). Finish with “Sincerely,” then your name and signature

REMEMBER! The primary goal of your letter is to confirm that you and your partner understand that marriage must take place within 90 days of the arrival of the beneficiary in the United States.

Therefore, to write an effective letter of intent to marry do the following;

  • Provide your full name, address, and contact information
  • Include the date of the letter
  • Include the relevant USCIS address
  • Provide your citizenship and the citizenship of your fiancé
  • Provide the name of your fiancé
  • Provide a statement affirming the intent to marry within 90 days of arrival
  • Include A short description of your relationship with your fiancé, including when and where you met
  • Be straightforward
  • Maintain a professional tone
  • Be honest

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Format of letter of intent to marry

The following is the format of the letter of intent to marry regardless you are a petitioner or beneficiary

  • Your Address
  • Date
  • USCIS’s address
  • Subject line
  • Salutation
  • [opening paragraph]- A statement that you are willing and legally able to marry your fiancé within 90 days.
  • [body paragraphs]- short background of your relationship
  • [closing paragraphs] – contact information for further queries
  • Sincerely
  • name and signature

Letter of intent to marry template

[BENEFICIARY’S/PETITIONER’S NAME]
[STREET ADDRESS]
[CITY, STATE]
[ZIP CODE]

Date:

[USCIS STREET ADDRESS]
[CITY, STATE]
[ZIP CODE]

RE: I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé

Petitioner: [Name of the petitioner]
Beneficiary: [name of the beneficiary]

To Whom It May Concern,

I, [insert your name[, am a[insert your nationality] and hereby declare that I am willing and legally capable of marrying my fiancé, [insert fiancé’s name]. The marriage is scheduled to take place within 90 days of his/her arrival in the country from [the fiancé’s home country] using the K-1 Visa.

My fiancé’s and I met on [date] at [location]. We have been in a relationship for [duration] and would appreciate a favorable response to his/her petition.

For further queries please contact me through [email] or [phone]

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Sincerely

[signature]

[name]

Letter of intent to marry sample [petitioner]

The following is the intent to marry letter example

James Bradley
201 ABC town
Lewisville, TX 78767

December 30, 20…

USCIS
Attn: I-129F
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

RE: I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé

To Whom It May Concern,

Petitioner: [James Bradley]
Beneficiary: [Kajol Banjul]

I, James Bradley, declare that I am a US citizen and the fiancé and petitioner for Indian citizen Kajol Banjul. I hereby declare that I am willing and legally capable of marrying Ms. Banjul within 90 days of her arrival in the United States under the K-1 Visa.

Ms. Banjul and I met three years ago in her home country during one of my academic studies. If her petition is approved, we will be able to formalize our three-year relationship.

I can be reached at jbrad@email.com if you have any questions.

Thank you for your consideration and time.

Sincerely

James Bradley

Letter of intent to marry sample [beneficiary]

[Beneficiary Name]
[Beneficiary Street Address]
[Beneficiary City, Region, country, mailing code]

December 30, 20…

USCIS
Attn: I-129F
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

RE: I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé

To Whom It May Concern,

Petitioner: [James Bradley]
Beneficiary: [Kajol Banjul]

I, Kajol Banjul, am an Indian citizen and the fiancée of James Bradley, a US citizen, and my I-129F petitioner. I am writing to confirm that I am willing and legally able to marry Mr. Bradley within 90 days of arriving in the United States on the K-1 Visa.

Mr. Bradley and I met three years ago in India when he was conducting academic research on the Impacts of Malaria on Child Mortality in India. We’ve been dating since then and want to formalize our relationship.

Please find attached the following supporting documents as proof of our upcoming marriage ceremony:

  1. Minutes of our clan pre-wedding meetings
  2. Marriage Invitation Cards

All documents submitted are true copies of the originals, unaltered and translated from Marathi to English

Please contact [insert address] if you have any questions or concerns, or require additional evidence. Thank you for your consideration and time in this matter.

Thank you for your consideration and time.

Sincerely

Kajol Banjul

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