This visa is for the fiancé(e) of a United States citizen. The couple must have met in person within two years before filing the fiancé(e) petition and they must intend to get married within 90 days of the K-1 beneficiary arriving in the United States. The requirement that the couple has met may be waived if a meeting would violate strict and long-established customs of the K-1 beneficiary’s culture. After the K-1 beneficiary comes to the United States and the couple gets married within 90 days as required, the K-1 beneficiary can apply for adjustment of status (lawful permanent residency). Children (unmarried, under 21) of a K-1 beneficiary may accompany or follow to join the K-1 fiancé(e). Children have K-2 classification.
K-3 Spouse of a U.S. Citizen
This visa is for the spouse of a United States citizen. K-3 beneficiaries are admitted into the United States for a period of two years to await the approval of their immigrant visa petition and apply for adjustment of status (lawful permanent residency). Children (unmarried, under 21) of a K-3 beneficiary may accompany or follow to join the K-3 spouse. Children have K-4 classification.