Family Based Temporary Visas
Our firm regularly helps our U.S. citizen clients to apply for non-immigrant visas for fiancé(e)s, spouses and minor children. The partners at Durkin & Puri know that each family's situation is different, so they will take the time to thoroughly discuss the best options for your family with you and your loved one. For some people, the fiancé(e) visa is a wonderful option while for others, it might not be the best choice. Durkin & Puri will help guide you towards making the best choices for you.
The Fiancé(e) Visa (K-1) includes:
A U.S. citizen who applies for a fiancé(e) visa must demonstrate that:
Benefits of the K-1 fiancé(e) visa include:
Restrictions on the K-1 fiancé(e) visa include:
K-3/K-4 Visas for Spouses and Minor Children
of U.S. Citizens
This non-immigrant visa is for foreign nationals who have married a U.S. citizen spouse abroad. The goal behind creating the K-3 visa category was to reduce the amount of time that families were separated during the immigrant visa process. With the K-3 and K-4 non-immigrant visas, family members can be more quickly reunited in the United States while awaiting a decision on permanent resident status.
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Important information about the K-3/K-4 visas:
Before a foreign national spouse becomes eligible for a K-3 visa, the U.S. citizen spouse has to first file an I-130 immediate relative petition. Only after the I-130 petition is filed can the U.S. citizen apply for a non-immigrant petition for their spouse to be given K-3 status
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