K1 Visa Process
Over the last few years we have been helping Americans such as yourself getting their Thai Fiancée's back home to the United States by means of a K-1 Visa and our attorneys know every facet of the K-1 Visa process. Our success stories attest to the efficiency of our service with respect to assisting your fiancé through out the K1-Visa process and ensuring that everything is on track towards the consummation of your goal-that is bringing your fiancée to the US as fast and an easy as possible.
K1 Visa ProcessStep 1: Retaining K-1 Visa Attorney
Firstly you retain our services here at Siam-Legal and note the K-1 Visa Requirements before the process starts. If you are in doubt as to the K-1 Visa requirements, do not hesitate to contact us. Your first consultation is free.Step 2: Completion of Questionnaire
Once you have retained our services we will forward to you a questionnaire which you would need to complete and return to us. This would be a basic questionnaire to assess your K-1 Visa petition. We will then forward a list of documents needed from you to start the K-1 Visa process. Once you have returned these documents to us we will compile the materials necessary to send to USCIS.Step 3: USCIS
Once the K-1 Visa application has been completed and all the documents needed compiled we will then forward these completed documents to you for signature and sending it to USCIS.Step 4: Notice of Action
Once you have forwarded the documents to USCIS usually within a week they will send you a letter to acknowledge receipt of the documents. In the K-1 Visa process this is known as "Notice of Action 1".Step 5: USCIS process
USCIS will then take at least 5 months to process the application. This is the longest wait period in the K-1 Visa process and highlights why it is important to have all the documents in order when making the initial application. This is processed depending on where in the United States you live. It could be either the Vermont Service Center or the California Service Center.
Once your petition has been approved for your K-1 Visa, USCIS will send you a letter stating that the petition has been approved. This is known in the K-1 Visa process as "Notice of Action 2". They then forward your approved petition to the National Visa Center.Step 7: National Visa Center
The NVC will take approximately 3-4 weeks to view your petition and either approve or deny it. Once approved they will forward the approved petition to the US Embassy in Bangkok. They will notify you of this step.Step 8: US Embassy, Bangkok
Once the documents arrive at the US Embassy in Bangkok, the staff at the embassy will contact your Thai fiancée to set an interview date and request any other documents that may be needed and that would have to be translated into English. We do all the translations at our offices and assist your fiancée every step of the way.
- Assist in obtaining documents;
- Translation of documents;
- Review possible interview questions;
- Go with her to the US Embassy for her interview;
- Keep you updated every step of the way.
This is the final step in the K-1 Visa process in Thailand. It usually takes a few days after the interview to have your fianacee's US Visa placed in her Thai passport. So, from the inital retaining of our services to her obtaining a US K-1 Visa in her passport usually takes 6-12 months.