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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.

Should I Use an American Attorney for My Thailand K1 Visa?

Yes. If you are at all unsure about the K1 visa application process you should use a qualified U.S. attorney experienced with immigration law, and K1 visas in particular. While you can get translation help or help writing the answers on immigration forms from anyone, only certain authorized immigration service providers can provide more extensive […]

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How do I Get Advance Parole?

Some U.S. immigrants need to get advance parole to be able to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad. If you need advanced parole, it must be approved before leaving the U.S. If you do not obtain advance parole prior to leaving the U.S., you will not be allowed to re-enter the country until you get […]

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Criminal background, or have had prior issues with U.S. immigration

I have a criminal background, or have had prior issues with U.S. immigration, can I still visit the U.S.? If you think you might have a hard time getting a non-immigrant visa to visit the U.S. because of some issue in your background, such as a criminal conviction or having lied to U.S. immigration authorities, […]

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The USCIS and US K1 Visa Application in Thailand

When you and your American fiance decide to apply for a K1 fiance visa you will be interacting with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. While the Embassy will actually grant your K1 visa, the USCIS is important too. Although there is currently a USCIS field office in Bangkok, […]

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Co-Sponsor for U.S. K1 Visa

If you and your fiance are applying for a US K1 visa so that you can get married in the U.S., you will need to meet the financial requirement to show that you will not need government benefits to live in the U.S. To meet the financial requirement the U.S. citizen petitioner can usually show […]

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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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How Many K1 Visas Can I Apply For?

In general, it is best to only apply for one K1 visa. Not only will you have found last love and a lasting relationship, U.S. immigration officials can be suspicious of people who apply for more than one K1 visa. However, it is possible to apply for multiple K1 visas. If you are the U.S. […]

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Why some K1 visa petitions are processed for longer than 6 months?

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) goal for processing a K1 visa petition is within 6 months of receipt. Petitions are processed in the order they are received. The USCIS received thousands of K1 visa petitions a month. In fiscal year 2011 USCIS received 46,936 petitions and approved 42,500 petitions, some of which were […]

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Why is it not advisable for my fiancée to apply for a US tourist visa?

It is not advisable for a Thai fiancée to apply for a tourist visa because the US Embassy, will, in almost all cases, refuse the application and advise your Thai fiancée to apply for a K1 (fiancée) visa instead. This is because a romantic relationship exists between you, the expected petitioner, and your fiancée, the […]

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US Visa Interview Appointments in Thailand

The final step of your US visa application process is the visa interview at the US Embassy in Bangkok or the US Consulate in Chiang Mai. The primary purpose of the interview is to make sure you are eligible for the visa you are applying for. You will be required to swear or certify that […]

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