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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello everyone! How are you guyz? I have a question regarding the validity of use sa K-3 visa ko. I received it last Nov.7. Wala ba syang deadline kong kailan dapat gamitin? Kasi pupunta dito husband ko middle sa Feb. para mag attend sa wedding ng sister ko. So, bale magkasama na kami pabalik sa US. Okay lang ba yun? I am holding a K-3 visa. So, bale 3 months muna bago ko sya gagamitin.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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2 years


05/18/07 married

05/29/07 sent I-130s for me & my daughter at CSC

06/16/07 checks for I-130 cashed

06/19/07 sent I-129F not waiting for noa1 but with printed online copies of checks cashed

06/25/07 check for I-129f cashed

06/29/07 transferred I-129f to CSC

07/03/07 received noa1 in the mail for I-129f

10/31/07 approved K3 and my I-130 except for my daughter

11/05/07 received NOA2 in the mail

12/01/07 received mail from NVC/yey we got our case number

12/20/07 went to St. Lukes and had my early medical exam

01/30/08 schedule for medical

02/07/08 interview, approved!

02/12/08 visa pick-up/cfo

02/14/08 POE-LAX

06/19/08 AOS mailed thru USPS

06/22/08 AOS delivered to Chicago IL

06/28/08 check cashed

06/30/08 received NOA1 dated 06/25/08

07/26/08 biometrics appointment

09/09/08 received EAD card in the mail

12/03/08 received interview letter for Jan 21 2009

01/21/09 approved for conditional permanent residence

02/02/09 permanent residence card arrived in the mail

10/21/10 submit form to remove conditions

01/21/11 10 year gc received

03/05/12 mailed my N-400

03/06/12 received email that they have my N-400

04/05/12 biometrics

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Is it 6 months or 2 years for the k3 visa validity???


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you may want to consider the time you had your medical exam. it is valid for only 6 months. i am not on k3 visa but i have a note stick on the cover page of my passport that i shall contact USEM if i wont be able to leave before the deadline of my med exam Edited by nbfsb

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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If the medical exam's validity is 6 months and it had lapsed before she files AOS here in the US, she will have to do it all over again with USCIS designated doctor.

My K3 visa has no stipulation or whatsoever about my medical so I am thinking that I can travel anytime I want within that 2 year period. K3 visa does not need to apply Advance Parole even if AOS has not been filed because of that 2-year validity.

Anyway to answer the OP's question, yes she can still use her visa after 4 months.


05/18/07 married

05/29/07 sent I-130s for me & my daughter at CSC

06/16/07 checks for I-130 cashed

06/19/07 sent I-129F not waiting for noa1 but with printed online copies of checks cashed

06/25/07 check for I-129f cashed

06/29/07 transferred I-129f to CSC

07/03/07 received noa1 in the mail for I-129f

10/31/07 approved K3 and my I-130 except for my daughter

11/05/07 received NOA2 in the mail

12/01/07 received mail from NVC/yey we got our case number

12/20/07 went to St. Lukes and had my early medical exam

01/30/08 schedule for medical

02/07/08 interview, approved!

02/12/08 visa pick-up/cfo

02/14/08 POE-LAX

06/19/08 AOS mailed thru USPS

06/22/08 AOS delivered to Chicago IL

06/28/08 check cashed

06/30/08 received NOA1 dated 06/25/08

07/26/08 biometrics appointment

09/09/08 received EAD card in the mail

12/03/08 received interview letter for Jan 21 2009

01/21/09 approved for conditional permanent residence

02/02/09 permanent residence card arrived in the mail

10/21/10 submit form to remove conditions

01/21/11 10 year gc received

03/05/12 mailed my N-400

03/06/12 received email that they have my N-400

04/05/12 biometrics

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I was thinking, I understand that a K3 Visa holder is a 2 year multiple re-entry permit. I wanna ask the OP what does it says for your expiration date? Because I'm thinking that may be the validity of your visa. I think that is. If its says there 2 years then nothing to worry. If it says there 6 months then nothing to worry either because you will be leaving on the 3rd month anyway.

For K1 validity of the visa is 6 months but the moment you enter the US the validity will only be 90 days.

Does it applies to K3? when is the 2 year starts? The moment he/she receive the visa or the moment he/she enter the US? just a thought..if anyone could clarify this that would be good.

Vida Taylor

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I was thinking, I understand that a K3 Visa holder is a 2 year multiple re-entry permit. I wanna ask the OP what does it says for your expiration date? Because I'm thinking that may be the validity of your visa. I think that is. If its says there 2 years then nothing to worry. If it says there 6 months then nothing to worry either because you will be leaving on the 3rd month anyway.

For K1 validity of the visa is 6 months but the moment you enter the US the validity will only be 90 days.

Does it applies to K3? when is the 2 year starts? The moment he/she receive the visa or the moment he/she enter the US? just a thought..if anyone could clarify this that would be good.

Vida Taylor

K3 visa validity is 2 years...there will be no problem if you are planning to use that on Febuary...and also what ive known medical is valid for 1 year...


K-3 Visa

Marriage : 2007-02-26

I-130 Sent : 2007-07-05

I-130 NOA1 : 2007-07-13

I-129F Sent : 2007-07-27

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-08-16

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-12-18

I-130 Approval : 2007-12-03

Interview Date : 2008-04-10

Visa Received : 2008-04-15

US Entry : 2008-05-02

EAD Filed : 2008-10-16

NOA Date : 2007-10-20

Bio. Appt. : 2008-12-19

Approved Date : 2008-12-31

Date Card Received : 2009-01-05

EAD was approved in 76 days.

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I was thinking, I understand that a K3 Visa holder is a 2 year multiple re-entry permit. I wanna ask the OP what does it says for your expiration date? Because I'm thinking that may be the validity of your visa. I think that is. If its says there 2 years then nothing to worry. If it says there 6 months then nothing to worry either because you will be leaving on the 3rd month anyway.

For K1 validity of the visa is 6 months but the moment you enter the US the validity will only be 90 days.

Does it applies to K3? when is the 2 year starts? The moment he/she receive the visa or the moment he/she enter the US? just a thought..if anyone could clarify this that would be good.

Vida Taylor

The 2 years is indicated in the US visa that is printed in the passport. Mine says "Issue Date 02/11/08 Expiration Date 02/06/10". The 90 days does not apply to K3 because its for couples who got married in the Philippines. It only applies to K1 who needs to get married within 90 days once they arrived in the US.

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05/18/07 married

05/29/07 sent I-130s for me & my daughter at CSC

06/16/07 checks for I-130 cashed

06/19/07 sent I-129F not waiting for noa1 but with printed online copies of checks cashed

06/25/07 check for I-129f cashed

06/29/07 transferred I-129f to CSC

07/03/07 received noa1 in the mail for I-129f

10/31/07 approved K3 and my I-130 except for my daughter

11/05/07 received NOA2 in the mail

12/01/07 received mail from NVC/yey we got our case number

12/20/07 went to St. Lukes and had my early medical exam

01/30/08 schedule for medical

02/07/08 interview, approved!

02/12/08 visa pick-up/cfo

02/14/08 POE-LAX

06/19/08 AOS mailed thru USPS

06/22/08 AOS delivered to Chicago IL

06/28/08 check cashed

06/30/08 received NOA1 dated 06/25/08

07/26/08 biometrics appointment

09/09/08 received EAD card in the mail

12/03/08 received interview letter for Jan 21 2009

01/21/09 approved for conditional permanent residence

02/02/09 permanent residence card arrived in the mail

10/21/10 submit form to remove conditions

01/21/11 10 year gc received

03/05/12 mailed my N-400

03/06/12 received email that they have my N-400

04/05/12 biometrics

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Thank you guyz for your answers to my query. The expiration date of my visa is Nov. 2010. So, bale 2 years talaga sya. Since valid lang pala for 6 months ang medical, so safe ako kasi I'll be leaving before the 6th month.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I was thinking, I understand that a K3 Visa holder is a 2 year multiple re-entry permit. I wanna ask the OP what does it says for your expiration date? Because I'm thinking that may be the validity of your visa. I think that is. If its says there 2 years then nothing to worry. If it says there 6 months then nothing to worry either because you will be leaving on the 3rd month anyway.

For K1 validity of the visa is 6 months but the moment you enter the US the validity will only be 90 days.

Does it applies to K3? when is the 2 year starts? The moment he/she receive the visa or the moment he/she enter the US? just a thought..if anyone could clarify this that would be good.

Vida Taylor

The 2 years is indicated in the US visa that is printed in the passport. Mine says "Issue Date 02/11/08 Expiration Date 02/06/10". The 90 days does not apply to K3 because its for couples who got married in the Philippines. It only applies to K1 who needs to get married within 90 days once they arrived in the US.

Thanks a lot!

Thank you guyz for your answers to my query. The expiration date of my visa is Nov. 2010. So, bale 2 years talaga sya. Since valid lang pala for 6 months ang medical, so safe ako kasi I'll be leaving before the 6th month.

Medical is valid for 1 year as I've known! Anyhow, you are very safe!

Vida Taylor

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I was thinking, I understand that a K3 Visa holder is a 2 year multiple re-entry permit. I wanna ask the OP what does it says for your expiration date? Because I'm thinking that may be the validity of your visa. I think that is. If its says there 2 years then nothing to worry. If it says there 6 months then nothing to worry either because you will be leaving on the 3rd month anyway.

For K1 validity of the visa is 6 months but the moment you enter the US the validity will only be 90 days.

Does it applies to K3? when is the 2 year starts? The moment he/she receive the visa or the moment he/she enter the US? just a thought..if anyone could clarify this that would be good.

Vida Taylor

the K3 is valid for 2 yrs from the date of issuance (the i94 should also be dated for 2 yrs as well on this type of visa) it is a multiple entry visa UNTIL you file for adjustment of status.

ONCE YOU FILE FOR ADJUSTMENT of status the k3 visa is no longer valid for multiple entry and you can be tagged for abandoment of petition and refused re-entry if you leave the country after adjustment of status petition has been submitted. always apply for advance parole after the petition is put in. I wanted to go to Mexico with my wife when she was on a k3 visa but we already did her petition and we asked the immigration at the border entry point about this situation they said since she is on AOS processing if she leaves the country now with that visa she might not make it back into the country. good luck

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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GUYS, BELOW IS FROM THE ADVANCE PAROLE INSTRUCTIONS. FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, U DONT NEED AP IF U ARE K3 AND HAS FILED FOR AOS. SO IF U HAVE NOT FILED AOS THEN U HAVE TO HAVE AP BEFORE GOING OUT OF THE COUNTRY? IS THAT RIGHT?

NOTE: If you are in the United States and wish to travel abroad, you do not need to apply for advance parole if both conditions described below in A and B are met:

A. You are in one of the following nonimmigrant categories:

1. An H-1, temporary worker, or H-4, spouse, or child of an H-1; or

2. An L-1, intracompany transferee, or L-2, spouse or child of an L-1; or

****3. A K-3, spouse, or K-4, child of a U.S. citizen; or

4. A V-2, spouse, or V-3, child of a lawful permanent resident; and

***B. A Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, was filed on your behalf and is pending with USCIS.

However, upon returning to the United States, you must present your valid H, L, K, or V nonimmigrant visa and continue to remain eligible for that status.


TIMELINE: K-3

9/21/07: I-130 received at Chicago

1/3/08: I-130 NOA 1

1/16/08: I-129 NOA1

9/15/08:approval of both I-130 and I-129F

10/4/08: received letter from USEM to schedule for interview

10/16-10/17/08: husband passed medical

10/28/08: i went to my husband's interview (pink slip) but more requirements needed from NSO a repeat of CENMAR and MC, marriage index w/ CDLI

11/4/08: husband hand delivered additional docs to USEM; waiting for consul to review it

11/14: consul reviewed docs

11/19: i received letter from Senator stating that husband's Visa approved.

11/20: visa released to delbros

11/24/08: visa in hand

11/26/08:husband flew to Georgia

working permit

12/1/08: sent via USPS to VSC

12/8/08: NOA 1

1/22/09: approved

1/28/09: received EAD card

AOS

7/13/09:AOS package sent via USPS

7/15/09: received at Chicago Lockbox

7/17/09: check for $1010 cashed

7/21/09: NOA 1 for AOS received

7/27/09: biometrics appt notice scheduled for 8/19/09 3pm, atlanta service center

8/19/09: husband's biometrics done

9/26/09: AOS interview approved: waiting for the 10 yr green card

10/7/09: green card received

2012: apply for citizenship

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I was thinking, I understand that a K3 Visa holder is a 2 year multiple re-entry permit. I wanna ask the OP what does it says for your expiration date? Because I'm thinking that may be the validity of your visa. I think that is. If its says there 2 years then nothing to worry. If it says there 6 months then nothing to worry either because you will be leaving on the 3rd month anyway.

For K1 validity of the visa is 6 months but the moment you enter the US the validity will only be 90 days.

Does it applies to K3? when is the 2 year starts? The moment he/she receive the visa or the moment he/she enter the US? just a thought..if anyone could clarify this that would be good.

Vida Taylor

The 2 years is indicated in the US visa that is printed in the passport. Mine says "Issue Date 02/11/08 Expiration Date 02/06/10". The 90 days does not apply to K3 because its for couples who got married in the Philippines. It only applies to K1 who needs to get married within 90 days once they arrived in the US.

Thanks a lot!

Thank you guyz for your answers to my query. The expiration date of my visa is Nov. 2010. So, bale 2 years talaga sya. Since valid lang pala for 6 months ang medical, so safe ako kasi I'll be leaving before the 6th month.

Medical is valid for 1 year as I've known! Anyhow, you are very safe!

Vida Taylor

medical exam is valid for 6 months. the embassy placed a note on my passport that if i havent left the PI beofre my medical exam expires (6th montH) i should infrom them asap. i had my medical 1 month before of my scheduled interview.


destiny belongs to those who believe in their dreams and have the courage to really pursue it!

dont stop when you're tired, stop when you are done!

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