Travel Tips

Falling in love with someone from another country will nearly always require you to travel overseas to meet or to get married. Meeting in person is a requirement for obtaining a Fiance Visa or a Marriage Visa. Traveling overseas will be an exciting adventure for you and something that I suspect you will never forget. Any overseas trip will require careful planning and work. At a minimum, you must obtain a passport, purchase airline tickets, arrange for transportation and lodging and exchange currency. Whether you are planning to travel to Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Africa or any other beautiful part of the world, I strongly suggest that you do some research online to familiarize yourself with the customs and culture of the country that you will be visiting. You might even try to learn a few new words in the native language of your girlfriend or wife. As a suggestion, I would start with leaning how to say “hello” and “I love you”.

Over the course of my experience, I have asked many of my Fiance Visa and Marriage Visa clients what sites they may have visited to get ready for their trips overseas. The following is a list of the various travel sites that my clients have used to help get ready for their trips:


Eastern Europe

South America


I also recommend that anyone planning to travel overseas to meet their fiance or future spouse check The US State Department’s web site before leaving the United States. Click here.

Client Reviews
I was lucky enough to contract with Mr. Jeffery Pettys as my lawyer. I paid a very reasonable fee for his services and he was always available for my questions. It became obvious that the Marriage Visa application is not a simple process, but Jeff led us through the requirements flawlessly. In addition, my wife not only got her Marriage Visa but also her green card at the same time. I really could not have expected a better experience. I highly recommend Mr. Pettys. Larry N.
Bringing one’s loved one to the United States can be a complicated and stressful process. My wife and I used Mr. Pettys’ services in preparing her K-1 Fiance Visa. With Mr. Pettys’ help we were able to complete this promptly and without worry. At every step of the way Mr. Pettys provided us with not only expert work but peace of mind that only a professional with detailed knowledge of this complicated system can provide. If you are about to go through the process of applying for a Fiance Visa, I highly recommend his services. Cord S.
Jeff Pettys was such a pleasure to work with, he helped us understand the process and walked us through any thing we needed. With such an important life event, as getting married, it was important for us to choose a loyal lawyer. Jeff's knowledge and experience left us with the relief we needed, knowing that we were in good hands with him. Thank you Jeff for all of your hard work and we look forward in working with you on our green card transition. Thanks Jeff! Daniella M.
I found Attorney Jeff Petty’s webpage, and decided to contact him. After communicating on the phone and via the internet, I decided to hire him. It turned out to be the best move I made. Jeff started the fiance visa process the very same day. He helped get the K Visas and the Green Cards for my fiancée and her daughter. My experience with Jeff has been very rewarding. All my phone calls to him were returned promptly. He takes time to get to know his clients. I truly feel he loves his job, and is excited to see good people fulfill their dreams. Andrew D.
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