Are you a United States citizen with a Thai spouse? Or did you get married in Thailand? Would you like to move back to the United States together? The CR-1 visa application process allows an American citizen to sponsor their foreign born spouse for permanent residency.
The CR-1 visa application process allows an American citizen to sponsor their foreign born spouse for permanent residency. The “CR” of CR-1 stands for “Conditional Resident.” If you and your spouse have been married for less than 2 years, you can apply for a CR-1 visa.
It depends on what kind of visa you have. You cannot become a permanent resident based on a tourist visa or most other non-immigrant visas. In general, you can become a permanent resident based on a family member or employer’s sponsorship or your status as a refugee.
Adjustment of status is the legal step of applying for permanent residency (also known as a green card) in the U.S. and changing your legal status in the U.S. from a visitor to a legal permanent resident. This is done via Form I-485 the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.