US Visa Blog
CR1 Application Process
This is the application process for the CR1 Visa in Thailand. See the requirements for the CR1 Visa and also the overview of a CR1 Visa. Speak to a US immigration lawyer in Thailand for more information and assistance.
CR1 Visa Requirements
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.
Applying for a CR-1 Visa from Thailand
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.
Classification of Children visiting US
Thailand is a member of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption so you will have to follow the convention process to adopt the child and bring him or her to the U.S.
Bringing a Thai Child to the US
There are many reasons you may wish to bring a Thai child with you to the U.S. If you are a U.S. citizen you may be the child’s adopted parent, step parent, parent’s fiance, extended family member, or just a friend of the family.
Timeline of Adjustment of Status
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
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.