Category: US Spouse Visa

What Visa Should I Use to Reunite with My Spouse in the US?

| April 9, 2014
What Visa Should I Use to Reunite with My Spouse in the US?

K3 Visa vs. I-130 Immigrant Visa: When a Thai national is married to an American and have decided to travel and immigrate to the US, there are several processes that the couple can play out to eventually get there. There is no shortcut about bringing the foreign spouse to the US. Depending on the circumstances […]

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How to Meet the Financial Requirement to Sponsor an Alien Relative

| March 21, 2014
How to Meet the Financial Requirement to Sponsor an Alien Relative

Under the US law, every relative-based petition for intending immigrants must have a sponsor who can provide financial assistance until the beneficiary becomes a US citizen or a legal permanent resident. The consular officers will verify to the extent possible that the alien immigrants will not resort to public funds or rely on government benefits […]

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US Spouse Visa Options

| June 10, 2013
US Spouse Visa Options

US citizens who marry foreign nationals and want to bring their foreign spouse to the United States, may think of obtaining a K3 Visa first. But considering the limitations of a K3 visa, the US citizen may opt to apply for an IR-1 visa or the CR-1 visa. This article will give an overview of […]

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My US Visa Application Is Denied! How to a Apply for a Waiver?

| January 26, 2013
My US Visa Application Is Denied! How to a Apply for a Waiver?

If your application is denied at the Embassy interview, the consular officer will give you a form explaining why the application was denied and whether you may be eligible to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility. You may be denied a visa for health reasons, a criminal background, prior issues with U.S. immigration, being a […]

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How to Apply for an Adjustment of Status

| November 16, 2012
How to Apply for an Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the procedure for becoming a U.S. permanent resident without the leaving the U.S. The adjustment of status is a different procedure from the method of applying for permanent residence along from abroad. Thus, if you apply for a CR1 or IR1 visa you do not need to file for adjustment of […]

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Why are some K3 visa applications converted to CR1 visa applications?

| September 14, 2012
Why are some K3 visa applications converted to CR1 visa applications?

US K3 and CR1 visas are both for spouses of US citizens. But there are differences in the application process for the two types of spouse visas. K3 visa applications involve the submission of both Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, sometimes called the I-130 packet, and Form I-129F Petition for Alien FiancĂ©(e), sometimes called […]

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US Visa Fees for 2012

| February 23, 2012
US Visa Fees for 2012

On February 2, 2012 the US State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced new fees. The fee changes are effective immediately and will affect future visa applications.

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K3 Visa Interview in Thailand

| February 23, 2012
K3 Visa Interview in Thailand

If you have applied for a US K3 (spouse) visa from Thailand, you will have to appear for a personal interview at the US Embassy in Bangkok. This is the final step in the application process and the visa officer who interviews will make the final decision about whether you will receive your K3 visa.

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US Visa Interview Appointments

| February 23, 2012
US Visa Interview Appointments

The US Embassy in Bangkok and Consulate in Chaing Mai use a paid visa information service to schedule non-immigrant visa interview appointments and provide automated information about US visas.

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Compare K3 Visa to CR1 Visa

| February 23, 2012
Compare K3 Visa to CR1 Visa

While K3 Visa and CR1 Visa are both visas for spouses of US citizens, there are differences in the application process and the rights and benefits granted to the two types of visa holders.

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