K-3 visas are issued to the spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who are currently living outside the country. Retaining the services of an Atlanta marriage visa lawyer can be a good first step toward ensuring that all paperwork is filled out properly and that partners can be reunited in the U.S. Choosing a qualified immigration law firm is essential to speed the process and allow you and your spouse to begin your new life together more quickly.
The spouse residing outside the U.S. must first apply for a visa to enter the country by using Form I-130. This is the first step in immigrating to the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will respond to this request with Form I-797, which serves as a notice of approval for the change in legal immigration status. Once this has been processed and received, Form I-129 must be filed with USCIS to ensure prompt processing of the visa.
Throughout the process, you and your spouse may be asked to present birth certificates, passports, medical records and other key pieces of documentation. This paperwork is necessary to complete the visa process. A K-3 visa can allow faster entry into the country and may allow the spouse to work in the U.S., making it easier to enjoy a normal life until he or she achieves citizenship or permanent resident status in the U.S.
In some cases, minor children may also be given visas to enter the U.S. in association with the marriage of their parent and the issuance of a K-3 visa. K-4 visas are provided for children under the age of 21 and are derived from the K-3 visa application of the parent. Making sure that all aspects of the visa process are handled correctly can ensure the successful reunion of the entire family in the U.S.
At Pozo Goldstein, we specialize in providing Atlanta marriage visa services for our clients throughout the area. Our expert staff can provide the help and support needed to streamline the application and approval process for all types of visas. We have years of experience on both sides of the immigration system and can put our knowledge to work on your behalf. Call us today to set up a consultation. We look forward to the chance to serve you.