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K-4 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


How long can I stay in the U.S. on K-4 visa?

The K-4 visa is valid for two years with multiple entries, or until the age of 21, whichever is shorter.


Can I extend my stay on K-4 visa?

Yes, you may apply for extension of stay using Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status, 120 days prior to the expiration of your authorized stay. Extensions will be granted in two year intervals.


How do I file for extension of stay on K-4 visa?

Extensions for K-4 status must be filed concurrently with your K-3 parents' status extension application. In addition, your U.S. citizen parent filing for extension of your K-4 status should file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, on your behalf.

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Can my K-4 status be terminated?

Your K-4 status will be automatically terminated 30 days following:

  • Denial or revocation of the Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, filed on your behalf
  • Denial or revocation of the immigrant visa application filed by you
  • Denial or revocation of your application for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident
  • Divorce of your K-3 parent from the U.S. citizen
  • Your marriage or 21st birthday

Note:The denial of any of these petitions or applications by your K-3 parent also results in the termination of your K-4 status.

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