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Common Mistakes in Applying for a Spouse Visa to the U.S.

The process of obtaining a U.S. spouse visa and immigrating to the U.S. from abroad is complex and rife with complications for the inexperienced. Some of the most common pitfalls to be aware of in applying for a U.S. spouse visa and immigrating to the U.S. include: • Never provide incomplete, inaccurate, or untruthful information […]

The Immigrant Spouse Visa

U.S. Spouse Visa Eligibility Requirements  To qualify for a marriage visa to the United States, the foreign national spouse must meet the following requirements: Must be a legally married; Must intend to reside permanently in the United States; The U.S. citizen spouse must be 18 years of age and maintain their primary domicile in the […]

Important Notice Regarding K-3 Spouse Visa and National Visa Center Processingsing of

Effective February 1st, 2010, when both an I-130 spouse petition and an I-129F (K-3) spouse petition have been approved by the USCIS and sent to the NVC or when USCIS approves the I-130 before the I-129F, the availability of, as well as the need for, a nonimmigrant K-3 spouse visa ends. If the NVC receives […]

K-3 Spouse Visa – A Brief Overview

What Is a K-3 spouse visa? The K-3 spouse visa is a means for the foreign-national spouse of a United States (U.S.) citizen to travel to the United States while the I-130 spouse petition is pending. The K-3 visa category is intended to shorten the physical separation between the foreign-national spouse and the U.S. citizen […]

Spouse Visa Interview – Medical Examination FAQs

Are children required to have chest x-rays or blood tests? Chest X-ray and blood tests are not usually required for children under the age of fifteen. What if the applicant is mentally retarded or has a learning disability? Applicants with mental retardation or learning disabilities must present a report of their condition and any special […]

Steps to Take After Receiving Your Spouse Visa Interview Notice From the NVC

The National Visa Center (NVC) is the agency responsible for scheduling spouse visa interviews on behalf of most U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The NVC also sends immigrant visa case files, containing the spouse visa petition and all forms and documents submitted by or on behalf of the foreign national spouse, to the U.S. Embassy or […]

U.S. Spouse Visa Based on Japanese or Korean Marriage to U.S. Citizen

Obtaining a spouse visa to the U.S. based on a marriage in either Japan or Korea requires that the marriage was lawfully entered into pursuant to the laws of Japan or the Republic of Korea through the filing of the required notification with the Ward Registrar and the parties: (1) Were physically present together at […]

Proxy Marriages For Purposes of Obtaining a U.S. Spouse Visa

For the purpose of obtaining an immigrant spouse visa  to the U.S., a proxy marriage that has been subsequently consummated is deemed to have been valid as of the date of the proxy marriage ceremony. Proxy marriages consummated before the proxy ceremony are not recognized as valid for purposes of obtaining a spouse visa to […]