US Visa Blog
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.
The final step of your K1 visa application process is the visa interview at the U.S Embassy in Bangkok. The primary purpose of the interview is to make sure your relationship with your American fiance is sincere and that you intend to marry.
A K1 visa allows a U.S. citizen to sponsor their Thai fiance for a visa so that they can marry in the U.S. Once the visa has been awarded, the Thai fiance has six months to enter the United States. You then have 90 days from your fiance’s arrival to get married.