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K-4 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can I work on K-4 visa?

Yes, the BCIS may grant you permission to take up employment in the U.S. To obtain Employment Authorization you will need to file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with the BCIS Service Center which covers your place of residence in the U.S after your arrival there.


Can I study on K-4 visa?

Yes, you may study in the U.S. while awaiting the issuance of an immigrant visa.


Are there any travel restrictions on K-4 visa?

No, there are no work and travel restrictions on K-4 visa. You may travel outside of the U.S. and re-enter, even if you are applying for Adjustment of Status simultaneously.

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How do I apply for K-4 visa?

To apply for K-4 visa, the documents required are:

  • Two copies of the Form DS-156 application form
  • Two passport-sized, frontal view color photographs with a white background of the principal K-3 and K-4 visa applicant
  • Local police certificates of the principal K-3 and K-4 visa applicant
  • Birth certificates of the principal K-3 and K-4 visa applicant
  • Local marriage certificate of the principal K-3 applicant
  • Divorce or Death certificates of the principal K-3 applicant
  • Medical report from one of the Embassy's panel physicians
  • Separate valid passports of the principal K-3 and K-4 visa applicant
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