K3 Visa Application & Process Guide
Two Types of Spouse Visas
There are two types of Spouse Visas. The K3 spouse visa and the CR1/IR1 spouse visa.
- K3 spouse visa
- CR1/IR1 spouse visa
They both require the couple to be married and the foreign spouse to be living abroad. This causes a lot of confusion and many people don’t know which one to apply for.
IMMIGRATION UPDATE: CR1 vs K3 SPOUSE VISA
Due to recent U.S. Immigration (USCIS) changes in the K3 visa processing, the K3 visa is no longer significantly faster than the CR1 visa. The K3 visa may be obtained 1 to 2 months quicker than the CR1 visa.
Consider applying for the CR1 Spouse visa over the K3 visa. The length of time for the CR1 Visa 9-11 months for processing and your foreign spouse gets their Green card upon entry into the U.S.