Spouse K-3 visa allows legal marriage partners of U.S. citizens to enter the U.S. in a nonimmigrant visa category while they wait until they are able to apply for lawful permanent residence status. It is important to note that application for the nonimmigrant visa for spouse (K-3) who married a U.S. citizen must be filed and the visa must be issued in the country where the marriage took place. Children of K-3 visa holders can be issued a K-4 nonimmigrant visa. The K-3 visa is valid for two years with multiple entries.
- You must be legally married to a U.S. citizen;
- You have a family based Immigrant petition filed by the U.S. citizen spouse on your behalf;
- You seek to enter the U.S. to await the approval of your green card petition and subsequent lawful permanent resident status;
- You reside outside the U.S.;
Benefits of the K-3 Visa
You can apply for a work permit and engage in employment. Your children can accompany you to the U.S. on the K-4 dependent visa as long as they are named in the visa petition.
To Apply for the K-3 You Need to Have
- Appropriate forms;
- Police certificate;
- Birth certificates for each applicant;
- Marriage certificate;
- Divorce or death certificate of any previous spouse;
- Evidence of financial support;
- Standard immigrant visa medical examinations;
- 2 Photos;
- Application fees.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What privileges do I enjoy on K-3 visa?
- Reside in the U.S. with your family while waiting for the approval of your immigrant visa petition
- Apply for a work permit
- Travel outside of the U.S. on short trips and re-enter
- Study in the U.S.
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