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K-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is K-2 visa?

The K-2 nonimmigrant visa allows the child(ren) of a K-1 fiancé(e) visa holder to enter into the U.S. and await the availability of an immigrant visa.


How do I qualify for K2 visa?

To qualify for K2 visa, you must be:

  • Less than 21 years old
  • The unmarried child of a K-1 applicant
  • Seeking to immigrate to the U.S.

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What privileges do I enjoy on K-2 visa?

On K-2 visa, you may:

  • Reside in the U.S. with your family while waiting for the marriage of your K-1 parent
  • Apply for Employment Authorization, using USCIS Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
  • Study in the U.S.
  • Apply for permanent residence once your parent and his or her U.S. Citizen fiancee marry.

What are the limitations of K-2 visa?

On K-2 visa, you may not:

  • Change to any other nonimmigrant status
  • Enter into the U.S. if you have been temporarily barred for previous violation of the U.S. immigration laws
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