A spouse is a legally wedded husband or wife. This visa is for you if you want to settle in USA on the basis of your relationship with your partner. There are many categories like H1-B visa, L-1, IR-1, CR1, K3 visa etc. This helps you to obtain permanent residence immediately. The first step is to file a Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130 for your spouse (husband or wife) to immigrate to the United States.
You file the petition with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) immigration Field Office in the United States that serves the area where you live.
To obtain spouse visa, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be legally married. Merely living together does not qualify a marriage for immigration Unmarried partners are ineligible to sponsor visas to the United Stated.
You must be 18 years old before you can sign the Affidavit of Support, which is a form that will be required later in the process.
You are also required to satisfy health and character requirements.
The marriage must still be in existence;
An appointment package is sent to the agent or the applicant.The appointment package gives the applicant an interview date and tells you the specific requirements of the visa. It includes instructions on where to go to have the required medical examination. During the interview process, an ink-free, digital fingerprint scan will be taken. Some visa applications require further administrative processing which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a Consular Officer. In general, the following is required:
A passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in the United States.
Divorce or death certificate of any previous spouse
Police certificate from all places lived since age 16
Evidence of financial support. A completed Form I-864 Affidavit of Support from petitioner/sponsor is required.
Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, Form DS-230, both Part I and Part II
Two immigrant visa photos
Proof of the marriage and the husband/wife relationship
Payment of immigrant processing fees, as explained below