Global Allianz Immigration consultants will prepare and file all the required forms and documents
for V-1 visa.
The V1 visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows foreign national spouses of U.S. Legal Permanent
Residents to enter into the U.S. and await the availability of an immigrant visa.
You may stay in the U.S. on V-1 visa for an initial period of two years. You may apply for further
extension of stay of two years if a visa number is not yet available. The total number of years you may stay on V-1 visa is 10 years.
V-1 Visa is Suitable For:
Spouse of a Green Card holder whose petition was filed on or before December 21, 2000, and has been waiting for at least three years since the petition was filed, but an immigrant visa is not yet available.
Who is Eligible?
A person may apply at a U.S. consulate abroad for a V-1 visa or V-2 visa or seek V-1 or V-2 non-immigrant status while in the United States, if that person:
1. Is lawfully married to a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States (V-1), or is the unmarried child (under the age of 21) of a Lawful Permanent Resident (V-2).
2. Is the principal beneficiary of a relative petition (Form I-130) that was filed by the Lawful Permanent Resident spouse/parent on or before December 21, 2000.
3. Has been waiting for at least 3 years, since the petition was filed for status as a Lawful Permanent Resident because the petition is still pending, or has been approved but an immigrant visa is not yet available or there is a pending application to adjust status or application for an immigrant visa.The derivative child of a V-1 or V-2 non-immigrant is eligible for a V-3 visa or for V-3 status.
How Do I Apply?
If outside of the United States, you should contact the U.S. State Department consular office or embassy to apply for a visa.
If inside the United States, you must file the Form I-539, Application to Change Non-immigrant Status, and Supplement A, and pay the application fee, or request a waiver of the application fee. All aliens 14 to 79 years of age who are filing Form I-539 to obtain V non-immigrant status must submit a service fee for fingerprinting with their application. In addition to the instructions listed on the Form I-539, all aliens applying for V non-immigrant status must follow the supplemental instructions found on Supplement A to Form I-539. Applicants must also undergo a medical examination and submit Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status, without the vaccination supplement.