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V-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the documents required for V-1 visa?

The documents required for V-1 visa are:

  • Valid passport
  • Completed Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application
  • One recent photograph two inches square (50mm x 50mm) attached to Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application
  • Completed Form DS-3052, Nonimmigrant V Visa Application

What is the background of the new nonimmigrant V visa category?

The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (LIFE Act) and its amendments established a new nonimmigrant V category within the immigration law that allows the dependent spouse or children of a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident to live and work in the U.S. The dependents may remain in the U.S. while they wait until they are able to apply for lawful permanent residence status (Adjusting Status), or for an immigrant visa, instead of having to wait outside the U.S. as the law previously required.

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Where can I check the status of my V-1 visa application?

You may check visa status by using VisaPro's free visa status service.


Can I appeal the denial of V-1 visa?

There is no appeal from a decision on Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status denying V status.
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