I am a US citizen and just married a lady in
foreign country. Can my wife come to the U.S. to live while her
immigrant visa petition is pending?
Since you are a U.S. citizen, once you file
Form I-130, your spouse is eligible to apply for a nonimmigrant K-3
Visa. This will entitle her to come to the U.S. to live and work while
the visa petition is pending. The Form to file for this benefit is Form
It is not necessary for your
wife to obtain a K-3 visa in order to come to the U.S. to live and
work. Your spouse may wait abroad for immigrant visa processing.
However, seeking a K-3 visa can be a method for her to come to the U.S.