K-3 visas are nonimmigrant visas designed for spouses of U.S. citizens. After entering the United States with a K-3 visa, the holder can initiate the immigration process to apply for a green card/permanent resident status via adjustment of status.
The Los Angeles marriage visa attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is proficient in managing the K-3 visa process, elucidating the requirements, and guiding through the application stages.
For a personalized discussion about your situation and options, contact us at (800) 976-5675 or email our firm. We offer free and confidential initial consultations.
Eligibility Criteria for K-3 Marriage Visas
To be eligible for a K-3 spouse visa, an individual must be married to a U.S. citizen and should have a pending Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The U.S. citizen spouse must complete and file Form I-130.
Procedure for K-3 Marriage Visa Application
The application for K-3 spouse visas begins with two distinct USCIS forms:
- Form I-130 – Upon receipt, USCIS will issue Form I-797, Notice of Action, confirming the form’s reception.
- Form I-129, Petition for Alien Fiancé – List any children the foreign spouse intends to bring to the U.S. on this form. These children can enter the U.S. with K-4 visas, which have a separate application procedure.
After form submission, various outcomes are possible based on your case specifics. Some include USCIS:
- Requesting supplementary documentation
- Requiring the foreign spouse to undergo medical examinations
- Scheduling interviews
- Issuing a decision on the petition.
The Los Angeles visa attorney at Hanlon Law Group specializes in assisting clients through the K-3 visa application process. We can:
- Detail all K-3 spouse visa prerequisites, including potential medical exams
- Prepare you for the interview by gathering all essential documents
- Assist in applying for employment authorization and permanent resident status or a green card after acquiring a K-3 visa.
Additional Details on K-3 Spouse Visas
- Duration and extensions of K-3 visas – Typically, K-3 spouse visas last for two years. Extensions are available for two more years if the I-130 marriage visa petition remains pending with USCIS.
- Automatic K-3 visa expirations – Specific events can cause K-3 visas to expire automatically within 30 days. These events include:
- Marriage dissolution (through annulment or divorce)
- A USCIS denial of the I-130 marriage petition.
Reach Out to a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.
For clear guidance on K-3 spouse visas, contact a Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. Our attorney has over two decades of experience in various immigration cases.
We prioritize providing personalized, top-tier immigration services and utilize state-of-the-art case management technology for clients to easily monitor their petition’s progress.
Connect with us at (800) 976-5675 or email our firm for a free, confidential initial consultation. We offer multilingual immigration services, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.
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