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K-3 Visa/Status—Spouses of U.S. Citizens

As the world has become an increasingly interconnected place, there is greater chance than ever before that you may meet your spouse while traveling outside of the United States. If you decide to reside in the United States together, however, there are few legal technicalities that you and your partner will need to work through to obtain permanent residency for whichever spouse is not a citizen of the U.S. While the legal process of obtaining permanent residency is underway, foreign spouses may obtain the K-3 visa status to stay with their partner until that process is complete.

Basic Requirements:

In order to file for the K-3 visa status, the applicant and his or her United States citizen partner must already have a pending petition for permanent residency (I-130). With the K-3 visa status, spouses of U.S. citizens may enter and remain in the U.S. so long as the I-130 petition is awaiting approval.

Duration of Stay:

Individuals who obtain the K-3 visa status may typically remain in the United States as long as it takes to have their petition for permanent residency adjudicated.

Family Members:

Children may accompany and remain with their parent in the United States with the K-2 derivative status. To be eligible, children must be less than 21 years old and unmarried.

Fees:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys charge the following in attorney’s fees to file the main petition for the K-3 visa status when it will be filed in the United States at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)(please take a moment to read this disclaimer), in addition to the fees that are currently charged by the USCIS:

  • $2,000 in attorney’s fees to file the main petition
  • $500 to file for each child accompanying the main applicant into the U.S.
  • $535 for the filing fee charged by the USCIS for the main petition
  • Any fees charged by the Consular Office (this varies)

What do I need to do to begin?

Information and Document Needed for K-3

Sample Retainer Agreement

Consult with a K-3 Visa/Status Attorney in Austin

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin K-3 visa status attorneys are committed to helping international couples obtain the means to be together while a more permanent solution is secured. To speak with one of our Austin immigration attorneys about your situation, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Paul Winsor
Paul Winsor Mar 08, 2018
5.0

I can't say enough good things about William and his staff. I had a horrible experience with another immigration Lawyer in Austin. And William and his staff did a excellent job and got me and my E2 Investor Visa approved. Stop your search for a immigration Lawyer as you have found it here. William... Read More

Paul Winsor
Paul Winsor Mar 07, 2018
5.0

I can't say enough good things about William and his staff. I had a horrible experience with another immigration Lawyer in Austin. And William and his staff did a excellent job and got me and my E2 Investor Visa approved. Stop your search for a immigration Lawyer as you have found it here. William... Read More

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opus rolando Feb 18, 2018
5.0

William Jang and his team helped us to realize our American dream! We are so appreciative for his excellent and compassionate counsel and for all of the professional assistance by his office. Rolando & Paul

Nov 28, 2017
5.0

Great experience from the start of the process to the finish. Mr. Jang is extremely knowledgeable and meticulous. He and his staff were wonderful to work with and were always available to help with any requests or questions. My sincere thanks to him and his team!

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