Category: US Spouse Visa
US K3 and CR1 visas are both for spouses of US citizens. But there are differences in the application process for the two types of spouse visas. K3 visa applications involve the submission of both Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, sometimes called the I-130 packet, and Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), sometimes called […]
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.
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.
If you are a U.S. citizen with a Thai spouse, you can petition for your spouse to enter the United States with a K3 visa, a CR1 visa or an IR1 visa. The K3 visa application process is generally about 2 months shorter than than the CR1 and IR1 visa application process.
A K2 visa allows the Thai fiance of a U.S. citizen to bring their children with them when they travel to the United States to get married. Your Thai fiance’s children should apply for a K2 visa at the same time your fiance is applying for their K1 (fiance) visa.