TLC, the television network that brought us “My Strange Addiction” and “Toddlers & Tiaras,” will shine a spotlight on the unique challenges facing international couples with its latest TV show “90 Day Fiancé.” The program will follow the stories of four couples as they navigate the process of obtaining a permanent resident status for their foreign citizen fiancée by getting married in the U.S.

Four women will receive a K-1 visa that will allow them to enter the U.S. to live with their U.S. citizen fiancés for the first time. The couples will have to decide whether to get married within the 90-day period or have the international fiancé return back to his or her home country.

The couples must overcome a variety of challenges that many immigrants frequently tackle upon arriving in the U.S. with the hope of obtaining permanent residency. From culture shock to language barriers to the stigma of the “mail order bride,” the couples will provide a unique view into the stresses and complexity of immigrating to the U.S. under a marriage visa. We hope they all hire an immigration attorney.

Obtaining permanent residency in the U.S. is a complex and frustrating process that does not always end in success due to the seemingly random pitfalls that the government has set up for intending immigrants. A K-1 visa provides a foreign national a conditional residency status for only 90 days before the couple must officially marry.

If you would like to sponsor your spouse or fiancé(e) for a U.S. visa, please contact immigration attorney Scott McVarish for experienced guidance and insight throughout the filing process. The legal team at The Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. will provide you with the one-on-one attention you deserve to help you and your spouse achieve success. Call (310) 242-8936 to learn more about our services and how we may be able to help you.