What Is the Processing Time for a K3 Spouse Visa?


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Though many factors affect a K3 visa's processing time, the standard processing time ranges from three to six months. A K3 visa requires the submission of an I-130 petition and an I-129F petition. The processing time depends on approval of both documents.

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To be eligible for a K-3 non-immigrant visa, an individual must be married to a United States citizen and have a pending Form I-130, petition for alien relative, filed by the US citizen's spouse on his or her behalf. After United States Citizenship and Immigration Service approves the petitions, they are sent to the National Visa Center, or NVC, for processing.

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