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K-4 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is K4 visa?

The K4 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the children of a K-3 spouse visa holder to enter into the U.S. and await the availability of an immigrant visa.


How do I qualify for K4 visa?

To qualify for K-4 visa, you must be:

  • Less than 21 years old
  • The unmarried child of a K-3 applicant
  • Seeking to immigrate to the U.S.

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What privileges do I enjoy on K-4 visa?

On K-3 visa, you may:

  • Reside in the U.S. with your family while waiting for the approval of your immigrant visa petition
  • Apply for a work permit using Form I-765, Application for
    Employment Authorization
  • Travel outside of the U.S. on short trips and return
  • Study in the U.S.

What are the limitations of K-4 visa?

On K-4 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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