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A child may qualify for a K4 visa if they are a minor, unmarried child less than 21 years of age of a qualified K3 visa applicant.
If I enter on a K3 visa can I change status to another non-immigrant visa category?
No. K3 visa holders cannot change status in the United States to another nonimmigrant visa category.
Does the K-3 visa applicant need the I-864, Affidavit of Support?
K3 visa applicants DO NOT need to submit the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support, until they adjust status to lawful permanent residency in the United States in the U.S. However, the Affidavit of Support for non immigrant visas, may be deemed appropriate by the consular officer.
Can I obtain work-authorization and a social security through a K-3 visa?
Yes. USCIS will usually grant employment authorization in two-year increments.
What is advance parole? Do I need to apply for Advance Parole if I have a K3 visa?
Advance parole allows the applicant to enter and reenter the United States for the duration of the validity of the advance parole document. The K3/K4 is a multiple entry visa that allows you to reenter the United States without Advance Parole.
If I am out of status may I obtain a K3 visa?
K3 visa applicants are subject to the 3 year bar if they accrued more than 180 days of unlawful presence in the US. If they accrued one or more years of unlawful presence they are subject to a 10 year bar. However, they may apply for a waiver to overcome the 3 or 10 year bar.