If you are coming to America as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen and
have children under the age of 21, you may be able to bring them to the
U.S. with you. Your children can be given a K-2 visa, which can include
both your own biological children, as well as any adopted children. As
long as your home country recognizes the children as yours, they can be
considered for this
What Does the Process Involve to Obtain a K-2 Visa?
Your children will need to go through a very similar process as you had
to in obtaining your K-1 visa. Below we have laid out the steps you will
need to follow for the K-2 visa application process.
- Fill out Paer 2 in your own Fiance Visa Petition, Form I-129F
- You will then receive all of the required forms for your children from
- If you are filling out one of these forms on behalf of your minor children,
it is alright for you to fill it out completely on their behalf &
sign it. You must just sign your name at the bottom and denote that you
are the parent of your child.
- All children will have to prove that they will be supported financially
along with the fiancé that is immigrating to the U.S.
- Additionally, all children will need proof of their relation to the fiancé,
through either a birth or adoption certificate. You will also need their
passports, medical records, and all of the necessary fees.
Once you have gotten married in the U.S., you can then apply for your
green card. When you do that, your children who have the K-2 visas can apply as well.
Each individual child will have to apply for adjustment of status with
For more information on how the immigration process works for fiancés
and their children,
contact the Law Office of Matthew Archambeault, a Philadelphia immigration law firm with over a decade of experience.