Marriage Visa - Frequently Asked Questions
I am looking to apply for the K3 spouse visa to the U.S. I am Canadian. I am wondering what the average processing or wait time is right now? Is there a possibility it could take only 4 months?
Answer:K3 visas average processing time is a little longer than the K1 visas. K1 visas are 4-7 months while K3 visas are around 8 months.
However, there seems to be delays in scheduling interviews at the US embassy in Montreal, Canada. Interviews are being scheduled 4 months out. So be prepared to wait.
Important: We have had people contact us who did the application themselves and are experiencing processing times of 10-24 months because they made a mistake or missed including all the supporting documents. When this happens they must reschedule their interview date which adds another 4 months. Remember, 30% of initial applications are denied or delayed due to mistakes - so please be careful if you decide to do it yourself.
How to reduce your total processing time.
1. Create a valid application with no mistakes.
2. Include all the necessary supporting documents.
3. Provide affidavits, translations, notaries as required.
4. Address any red flags in your situation with the correct documentation.
Using the Visa Streamline System will allow you to accomplish this. For 2 payments of $199 you can have your application ready within a week and you can have the confidence that it will be valid.
Email us at email@example.com to get started or ask your questions.
Submitted by: Karen M. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
More K3 Spouse Visa Questions
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