The K3 visa is similar to the K1 visa process. However, the K3 visa is a non-immigrant visa for spouses of U.S. Citizens, not fiances. The purpose of the K3 spousal visa is to unite U.S. Citizens with their foreign national spouses pending approval of an immigrant visa application.
In order to apply for a K3 visa you must meet the following requirements:
- Beneficiary must be married to a U.S. Citizen
- U.S. Citizen must have filed a I-130 petition
A K3 beneficiary may bring his/her unmarried children to the U.S. as well in K4 status.
The K3 visa is valid for 2 years and can be renewed in 2 year increments as long as the I-130 is still pending. Once the I-130 is approved the K3 beneficiary must apply for adjustment of status.
If you have any questions about the K3 visa or would like assistance with your K3 visa petition please contact us for a free consultation.