Category: US Immigration

Three Things to Know About Visa Denials

by | August 22, 2014 | US Immigration

One of the most stressful events for foreign nationals trying to get a visa to the United States is the final interview with the consular officer. Once a visa application is submitted to the consulate, the consular office must make a decision on the application. The officer needs to decide whether the visa should be […]

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Same Sex Relationships and K-1 Fiancé Visas

There was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 that dramatically effected U.S. immigration law and same sex couples living in Thailand. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act which barred federal recognition of same sex marriages. On July 1, 2013, the United States announced that it will allow immigration […]

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I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

An I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record needs to be completed by a registered United States Civil Surgeon prior to submitting an application for adjustment of status from a non-immigrant status to a U.S. permanent resident. Registered Civil Surgeons can be located at the USCIS website. There is an exemption for applicants who […]

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US Visa Inspection Process

by | July 15, 2014 | US Immigration

All foreign nationals must present themselves to an immigration officer when they attempt to enter the United States. Certain non-immigrants visa holders such as tourist visa holders will receive more scrutiny than non-immigrant visa with a dual intent. The immigration officer has the authority to deny entry of a foreign nationals even though they have […]

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Upon approval of the K1 visa, is my fiancé required to leave Thailand immediately?

The holder of a US K1 visa can travel to the US anytime within the validity period of the visa. In general, the K1 visa requires the holder to leave within the first six months from the visa approval. This also means that the holder can wait to make travel arrangements and set a date […]

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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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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

by | February 21, 2014 | US Immigration

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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