1. What is K-3 visa?
The K-3 spouse visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the spouses of U.S. citizens to enter into the U.S. and await the availability of an immigrant visa.
2. How do I qualify for K-3 visa?
To qualify for K-3 visa, you must be:
- The foreign national spouse of a U.S. citizen
- Residing outside the U.S.
- Seeking to enter the U.S. to await the availability of an immigrant visa
- Your U.S. citizen spouse must have filed a petition for alien relative, which must be pending
3. What privileges do I enjoy on K-3 visa?
On K-3 visa, you may:
- 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.
4. What are the limitations of K-3 visa?
On K-3 visa, you may not:
- Change to any other nonimmigrant status
- Enter into the U.S. if you have been temporarily barred for previous violation of the U.S. immigration laws
5. How long can I stay in the U.S. on K-3 visa?
The K-3 visa is valid for two years with multiple entries.