The K-3 Spouse Visa is for a spouse of a U.S. citizen to enter the U.S. and await availability of an immigrant visa.
A K-3 visa is relevant when marriage has occurred outside the U.S., compared to the K-1 visa where a non-resident fiancé visits the U.S. with intention to marry a U.S. citizen inside the U.S..
Qualifications for K3 Visa
K-3 qualifications include…
- The foreign national is the legal spouse of a U.S. citizen.
- The non-resident spouse resides outside the U.S..
- U.S. citizen spouse must have filed a petition for the non-resident spouse, which is pending.
K3 Visa Additional Requirements & Terms
Children – children may accompany under the K-4 Child Visa if under 21 and unmarried.
Travel – K-3 visa holders may travel outside the U.S. and re-enter
Employment – may apply for a work permit from the USCIS by way of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). You cannot begin work until the EAD has been granted.
Study – you may study under a K-3 visa.
Length of stay – A K-3 visa is valid for 2 years. An extension may be granted if applied for 120 days prior to expiration. Extensions are issued in 2 year intervals.
Processing time – varies, but typically is 3-5 months at the USCIS with an additional 2-3 months at Consulates.
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