This guide provides information on how to apply for a K-3 visa for the foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen and a K-4 visa for the spouse’s child to enter the United States and continue the immigration process in the U.S. A K-3 spouse visa is a nonimmigrant visa for individuals who are married to U.S. citizens and wish to come to the U.S. to reside with their U.S. spouses. A K-3 visa gives an opportunity to the foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen to enter the U.S. and apply for a Green Card (officially called a Permanent Resident Card) in the U.S. Although spouses of U.S. citizens have the option to receive an immigrant visa through the U.S. consulate or embassy in their home countries, getting a K-3 nonimmigrant visa is an easier and faster way to enter the U.S. If the foreign spouse married a U.S. citizen outside the U.S., he or she must apply for a K-3 visa in the country where the marriage took place. The foreign spouse’s minor children can obtain K-4 visas to come to the U.S. with their parent.
Our guide contains all the necessary information to obtain K-3 and K-4 visas. In our guide you will find: the description of all the procedures required to apply for K-3 and K-4 visas, important information about K-3 and K-4 status and the interview process, sample interview questions, extension of stay for K-3 and K-4 applicants, and all the necessary supporting documentation to successfully receive K-3 and K-4 U.S. entry visas.
After the foreign spouse enters the United States, he or she can start the Green Card application process immediately. See our Step-by-Step Guide called Green Card for K-3 Spouse/K-4 Child
for more information.