No, you may not apply for extension of stay
on K-2 visa. If the marriage of your K-1 parent and the U.S. citizen does not take place within 90 days
of admission you are required to leave the U.S.
Yes, the USCIS may grant you permission to take up employment in the U.S. on
To obtain Employment Authorization
you will need to file Form I-765
, application for employment authorization, with the USCIS Service Center which covers your place of residence in the U.S after your arrival there.
The EAD can only be issued for the validity of the K-2 visa, 90 days. It is currently taking USCIS 90 days or longer to process the I-765
What are the documents required for K-2 visa?
The documents required for K-2 visa are:
- Valid passport
- Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, completed online, with recent color photograph with a white background. (photo must be electronically uploaded to DS-160)
- Copy of your official birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births
- Completed Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents from your sponsor
- Complete medical examination report from one of the Embassy's panel physicians
- Bank draft for visa fee
Am I required to have my own passport to apply for K-2 visa?
In general, a separate passport is not required if you are below the age of 16. If the Consulate requires you to have a passport, it will be listed on the checklist.
Do I have to attend an interview at the American Consulate to get K-2 visa?
Generally an interview is required at the American Consulate. Some consulates do not require you to attend if you are below the age of 14. Some consulates require you to attend even if you are not going to move to the U.S. with your K-1 parent immediately, but will follow later.
Do I have to enter the U.S. on K-2 visa at the same time as my K-1 parent?
No, you may enter the U.S. up to one year after your K-1 parent. But you may not enter the U.S. before your K-1 parent enters.