K1 Visa: Common Questions
What is the K-1 Visa Timeline?
The current K-1 Visa Timeline depends on which Sevice Center is used. From your initial initial filling through us to her having a K-1 Visa in her passport ranges from 6-12 months.
Can the K-1 Visa be obtained any faster?
We currently obtain K-1 Visas within 6-12 months which is fast. We can obtain the K-1 Visa within this timeline because of the following reasons:
- Licensed US Immigration Attorneys;
- INS Zoom Immigration software, used by Fortune 500 companies;
- Multilingual legal staff across Thailand and in the US;
- Global technology partners
Will my Thai fiancée need a work permit?
Yes. Once she enters the United States on a K-1 Visa she would have to apply for a Work Permit. Once you are married and after she has applied for an adjustment of status she would need to re-apply for the work permit again.
Can the K-1 Visa holder my Thai Fiancée bring her children?
Yes. Her child/children would be eligible for K-2 Visas which would allow them to accompany their mother, your fiancée or follow her to the US within 6 months of the visa has been issued. If the child/children however do not apply the K-2 Visa, they are still eligible for a K-2 Visa after you have married as long as the child/children apply within ONE year of your Thai fiancée's K-1 Visa has been issued.
Is the K-1 Visa issued immediately following the embassy interview?
The US Embassies each have their own procedure. In Bangkok they normally issue this within a week after the interview. This again varies from time to time.
I am a permanent resident. Can I file for a K-1 Visa?
No, as the K-1 Visa is only available to US Citizens.
My Thai Fiancée is pregnant but it was not disclosed, what now?
The K-1 Visa would still be processed. In such a case it would be best to speak to one of our immigration attorneys for further legal advice.