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Siam Legal is a full service law firm but it has an extensive range of immigration, corporate, and real estate experience accessible to clients both domestically and internationally. It has offices strategically located throughout the major cities in Thailand including Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Samui and Phuket along with international representative offices in Australia, London and Las Vegas.

Important Reminders for CR-1 Visa Applications

If you are a foreign immigrant in the US whose marriage with your US citizen spouse was less than two years when you were given your permanent residence, then you have a resident status on a conditional basis. This type of visa is popular to many US citizens who wish to take their foreign spouses […]

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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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Your Guide to K-1 Visa in Thailand: The Eligibility and Application Checklist

It is a given fact anyone can aspire for a United States Visa. Yet, it is also a must know that every applicant, as the case may be, are not eligible for the type of visa they are applying because of one reason or another, be it documentary in nature or character wise, denial for […]

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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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Can an American Expat File a Visa Petition While Outside the US?

There is quite a significant number of Americans who stay in Thailand for many different reasons involving personal circumstances, studies, employment, family considerations and what not. It is rather not unusual that one finds the love of their life during their stay inside the country, and in many cases, majority of the American expats would […]

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How early should you start your US visa application?

As seen in recent years, visa applications to the US are now subject to a higher degree of evaluation than in the past; hence, advance visa application and early planning of travel are always a good idea. The estimated time frame covering the process of getting an appointment for an interview until the release of […]

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8 Important Considerations on Getting Your US Tourist Visa Approved

US visitor or tourist visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows temporary stay in the US for the purpose of holiday or tourism. In securing US Tourist Visa for a Thai, the US Embassy would determine the qualification of the applicant based on their eligibility under all applicable US laws for this visa category. Although […]

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Qualifying for US Visitor Visa or B-2 Tourist Visa

Also known as a US Visitor Visa, a B-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa that is issued to qualified applicants who intend to go to US on a temporary basis for medical treatment or simply for leisure purposes. It specifies the purpose of the travel as well as the length of stay of the holder. […]

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The Social Security Card and Its Purpose

Ever wonder why the US government requires immigrants to secure a social security card? Did you know that the social security card helps the US government prevent tax evasion? Read on to discover more about the social security card submission after your K1 Visa application from Thailand. Your American fiancee will have a social security […]

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Tourist Visa Application to the United States

(B-1/B-2 Visa) The B-1/B-2 tourist visa is applied to by a Filipino if he intends to go to the United States and stay temporarily either for pleasure, business or medical treatment. A B-1 visa is for business purposes, such as attending business conventions or conferences, consulting business partners or associates, negotiating contracts or closing deals, […]

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