The K-3 visa for 2021 is for the wife or husband of a U.S. citizen. Eligibility for this visa applies to married couples where one spouse is a U.S. citizen and the other is an alien. The K-3 visa allows the foreign spouse to reunite with their spouse in the United States while the foreign spouse of an American citizen awaits American citizenship. With a K-3 visa, the wife or husband is free to enter and live in the U.S. and work by applying for employment authorization.
Requirements and Conditions of Eligibility
To qualify for a K-3 visa in 2021, a foreign national must meet certain criteria:
✅ Be the legal spouse of a U.S. citizen. The United States government does not recognize cohabitation as an official marriage. A married couple must present a document proving that their marriage was legally entered into.
✅The U.S. citizen must have filed a Form I-130 for his or her foreign spouse.
These conditions are mandatory or the foreign spouse will not be eligible for a visa.