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A K-3 or K-4 Visa Flow Chart

Immigration for an Alien Spouse of U.S. Citizen Utilizing the K-3 Nonimmigrant Visa Process:

U.S. Citizen Files I-130 > U.S. Citizen Files I-129 > 1-129 Approval while I-130 is Still Pending > Alien Spouse Applies for a K-3 Non Immigrant Visa from a U.S. Consulate Overseas > Alien Spouse Obtains the K-3 Visa > Alien Spouse Comes to U.S. with the K-3 Visa > Alien Spouse Gains K-3 Nonimmigrant status after CBP Inspection and Admittance > Alien Spouse Can Apply to Adjust their Status (I-485) or Consular Process

An Immigrant Visa Flow Chart Utilizizing the Consular Process

Immigration for an Alien Spouse of U.S. Citizen Utilizing the Immigrant Visa Process (Not K-3):

U.S. Citizen Files I-130 > I-130 Approval > Consular Processing from U.S. Consulate Overseas > Alien Obtains the Immigrant Visa > Alien Arrives in the U.S. with the Immigrant Visa > Alien Becomes a Permanent Resident after CPB Inspection and Admittance


For more detailed information on K-3/K-4, including minimum requirements and USCIS policies, please click on the relevant links on this page: