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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.

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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US Visa Refusal

Consular officers have the sole responsibility to grant or deny a visa application. They examine the overall situation of an applicant before they make a decision. Although the US Department of State is authorized to review the consuls’ judgment, they are only limited to the interpretation of law. The determination of whether or not an […]

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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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Ever thought of becoming a US citizen?

Have you ever thought of becoming a US citizen? If yes, then you should know the benefits US citizenship brings. These benefits include: the privilege to NEVER suffer deportation from the US; to be eligible for financial aid including college grants and loans; to run for public office and obtain federal government jobs; the right […]

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Waivers of Inadmissibility in Immigrant Visa Applications

What if my immigrant visa application is denied at the Embassy interview? 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. This is true for both immigrant and […]

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