Letting you celebrate your union with your partner, the Federal Government of USA offers spouse visa that allows taking your foreign spouse along with you to live in USA. Spouse visa means to let you and your partner stay together irrespective of your current visa status. Whether you are US citizen or a permanent resident of USA or even an H1b visa holder, you can avail the spouse visa for your wife/husband under specific visa category.
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As per government regulations, spouse visa can be categorized into 3 different segments based on the criteria of sponsorship. It means if you are a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident of USA, you can apply for a spouse visa for your partner under K3, CR1 and IR1 visa category. On the other hand, if you are an H1b visa holder, you can file a spouse visa application under H4 visa category.
K3 non-immigrant visa is for the foreign national spouse of an US citizen letting his/her fianc√©/fianc√©e enter and live in the USA. However, once the K3 visa gets approved, you have to file an AOS (Adjust of Status) in order to have the permanent residence status.
CR1 (conditional Resident 1) visa is an immigrant spouse visa for the foreign spouse of a US citizen that lets the foreign spouse enter, live and work in USA. Though CR1 visa approval takes a longer timewaster process of scrutiny is in-depth and laborious, it is one up over K3 visa as it allows the applicant to stay in the USA as a conditional permanent resident of the USA. A CR1 recipient is a legal permanent resident of US immediately after his/her arrival in US. Furthermore, the CR1 beneficiary doesn‚??t require changing his/her status upon entering US. And CR1 visa is valid for a period of 2 years.
R1 (immediate relative 1) visa is similar to CR1 regarding conditions of eligibility, requirement and processing, the only difference is its validity of 10 years.
H4 visa is a dependent visa issued to the lawful spouse of the H1b visa holder to let the spouse enter, live and study in the USA for the same duration applicable for the H1b holder. US law of immigration allows both the H1B applicant and his/her spouse to apply for the visa petition together at a time.