The K-4 visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows the children of a K-3 visa-holder to enter the United States along with their parent.
In order to qualify for a K-4 visa, the applicant must be under 21, unmarried, and the legal child of a K-3 visa holder.
While on a K-4 visa, the holder may legally reside in the U.S while waiting for immigrant status. The visa-holder may also apply for employment eligibility while awaiting immigrant status.
While on a K-4 visa, the holder may not change to some other non-immigrant status, and may be barred entry to the U.S. if he or she has previously been convicted of violating American immigration laws.
There are no travel restrictions on a K-4 visa: its holder can move freely within the U.S., and may leave and reenter the U.S. as long as the visa remains valid. There are also no study restrictions on this visa: its holder can engage in full-time study.
K-4 status can be terminated if, for some reason, conversion to permanent resident status is denied.
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Last Modified: 06-18-2012 02:04 PM PDT