Can US citizen spouse file for k3 visa if he filed bankruptcy?

Husband filed for bankruptcy but waiting for it to be discharged. In the meantime, can he file for a k3 petition for his wife? His son is already an american citizen.

Schenectady, NY -

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Scott D. Pollock

Scott D. Pollock

Immigration Attorney - Chicago, IL

Bankruptcy doesn't make a U.S. citizen unable to apply for a K-3 or an I-130 petition. But he will need to be able to show compliance with the requirements of the I-864 affidavit of support, by which he and any co-sponsors would ensure the existence of available income at least 125% of the federal poverty levels.

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Brian David Lerner

Brian David Lerner

Immigration Attorney - Long Beach, CA


Yes, he can apply. The Bankruptcy itself does not stop him. However, if he does not make enough money and his spouse will become a public charge, then it would most likely be denied. However, you could always get a joint sponsor. Please see more below.


Brian D. Lerner
Attorney at Law

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