I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

An I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record needs to be completed by a registered United States Civil Surgeon prior to submitting an application for adjustment of status from a non-immigrant status to a U.S. permanent resident. Registered Civil Surgeons can be located at the USCIS website. There is an exemption for applicants who […]

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US Visa Inspection Process

All foreign nationals must present themselves to an immigration officer when they attempt to enter the United States. Certain non-immigrants visa holders such as tourist visa holders will receive more scrutiny than non-immigrant visa with a dual intent. The immigration officer has the authority to deny entry of a foreign nationals even though they have […]

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Re-issuance of a K-1 Visa

A K-1 Visa is a single entry visa that is usually valid for 6 months from the time of issuance. This requires the K-1 visa holder to travel within 6 months of the issuance of the visa. However many times life interrupts this process. A K-1 visa holder might have planned to leave their home […]

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What happens after your Fiancé enters the United States on a K-1 visa?

The U.S. consulate approves a foreign national for a K-1 Fiancé visa. The K-1 visa provides the foreign national up to 6 months to enter the U.S. Once the fiancé enters the United States, what are the next steps? When should the U.S. Citizen and K-1 Fiancé get married? The U.S. Citizen and the K-1 […]

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Upon approval of the K1 visa, is my fiancé required to leave Thailand immediately?

The holder of a US K1 visa can travel to the US anytime within the validity period of the visa. In general, the K1 visa requires the holder to leave within the first six months from the visa approval. This also means that the holder can wait to make travel arrangements and set a date […]

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Important Reminders for CR-1 Visa Applications

If you are a foreign immigrant in the US whose marriage with your US citizen spouse was less than two years when you were given your permanent residence, then you have a resident status on a conditional basis. This type of visa is popular to many US citizens who wish to take their foreign spouses […]

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What Visa Should I Use to Reunite with My Spouse in the US?

K3 Visa vs. I-130 Immigrant Visa: When a Thai national is married to an American and have decided to travel and immigrate to the US, there are several processes that the couple can play out to eventually get there. There is no shortcut about bringing the foreign spouse to the US. Depending on the circumstances […]

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Your Guide to K-1 Visa in Thailand: The Eligibility and Application Checklist

It is a given fact anyone can aspire for a United States Visa. Yet, it is also a must know that every applicant, as the case may be, are not eligible for the type of visa they are applying because of one reason or another, be it documentary in nature or character wise, denial for […]

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How to Meet the Financial Requirement to Sponsor an Alien Relative

Under the US law, every relative-based petition for intending immigrants must have a sponsor who can provide financial assistance until the beneficiary becomes a US citizen or a legal permanent resident. The consular officers will verify to the extent possible that the alien immigrants will not resort to public funds or rely on government benefits […]

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Can an American Expat File a Visa Petition While Outside the US?

There is quite a significant number of Americans who stay in Thailand for many different reasons involving personal circumstances, studies, employment, family considerations and what not. It is rather not unusual that one finds the love of their life during their stay inside the country, and in many cases, majority of the American expats would […]

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