Category: US Immigration
US permanent residents may travel to Thailand for a short visit without losing permanent resident status if they intend to return to the US and make the US their permanent. However, permanent residents should make sure that their green card (Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card) will not expire while they are outside of the US.
If you are the Thai fiance of a US citizen, you and your fiance may wonder how best to get a US visa for you to travel to the US. Although the K1 visa is designed especially for foreign born fiances of US citizens, you may have a number of additional options, depending on your […]
Welcome to the US visa and immigration blog maintained by Siam Legal’s immigration professionals. We will provide information about US immigration law, what you can expect from the visa application process and other topics related to going to the US from Thailand.
Your Thai girlfriend will need a US visa to visit you in the US. The type of visa she will need depends on the reason for her trip and her intentions while she is in the US. While there are many types of visas available for Thais and there are few things to remember.
If you have applied for a US K3 (spouse) visa from Thailand, you will have to appear for a personal interview at the US Embassy in Bangkok. This is the final step in the application process and the visa officer who interviews will make the final decision about whether you will receive your K3 visa.
All Thai citizens who want to travel to the US need a valid Thai passport and a US visa. There are two categories of visas: immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas. If you intend to stay in the United States permanently, you need an immigrant visa, but if you only want to visit for study, business […]
The US Embassy in Bangkok and Consulate in Chaing Mai use a paid visa information service to schedule non-immigrant visa interview appointments and provide automated information about US visas. The service requires that you pay a visa information service fee to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN will allow you to schedule an […]
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 non-immigrant visa applications.
Many Americans get married in Thailand and take their foreign spouse back to the U.S. to live. The easiest way to ensure your spouse can join you in the U.S. is to register your marriage at the district office (Amphoe) in Thailand and apply for a spouse visa for a foreign spouse.
A K4 visa allows the children of a U.S. citizen’s Thai spouse to accompany their parent to the U.S. K4 visas are only available if the child’s Thai parent successfully applies for a K3 (spouse of a U.S. citizen) visa. A K4 visa is valid for two years.