Tag: k1 visa
IMBRA – K-1 Protections and Limitations for Fiancés
In 2006, the President signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. Within VAWA contained the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) which sought to protect foreign nationals from U.S. citizen petitioners who have a criminal history or who have filed petitions for multiple fiancés in the past. IMBRA forces a petitioner for any […]
Most Common Pitfalls of K-1 Visa Applications
The K-1 visa has many pitfalls. It is one of the most common and most rejected visa applications. A K-1 visa is issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a U.S. citizen to get married. Strict regulations need to be followed because there are many traps in a petition that could cause a case to […]
Arriving in the US
K-1 visa in Thailand (the so-called Fiance visa) obtainment may require a lot of patience in preparing for the required documents but once you already get hold of it, it will give you the privilege to enter the United States port-of-entry. Once there, you are given only 90 days to marry your US fiance/e and […]
My US Visa Application Is Denied! How to a Apply for a Waiver?
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. You may be denied a visa for health reasons, a criminal background, prior issues with U.S. immigration, being a […]
Should I Use an American Attorney for My Thailand K1 Visa?
Yes. If you are at all unsure about the K1 visa application process you should use a qualified U.S. attorney experienced with immigration law, and K1 visas in particular. While you can get translation help or help writing the answers on immigration forms from anyone, only certain authorized immigration service providers can provide more extensive […]
How do I Get Advance Parole?
Some U.S. immigrants need to get advance parole to be able to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad. If you need advanced parole, it must be approved before leaving the U.S. If you do not obtain advance parole prior to leaving the U.S., you will not be allowed to re-enter the country until you get […]
The USCIS and US K1 Visa Application in Thailand
When you and your American fiance decide to apply for a K1 fiance visa you will be interacting with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. While the Embassy will actually grant your K1 visa, the USCIS is important too. Although there is currently a USCIS field office in Bangkok, […]
Co-Sponsor for U.S. K1 Visa
If you and your fiance are applying for a US K1 visa so that you can get married in the U.S., you will need to meet the financial requirement to show that you will not need government benefits to live in the U.S. To meet the financial requirement the U.S. citizen petitioner can usually show […]
How Many K1 Visas Can I Apply For?
In general, it is best to only apply for one K1 visa. Not only will you have found last love and a lasting relationship, U.S. immigration officials can be suspicious of people who apply for more than one K1 visa. However, it is possible to apply for multiple K1 visas. If you are the U.S. […]
Why some K1 visa petitions are processed for longer than 6 months?
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) goal for processing a K1 visa petition is within 6 months of receipt. Petitions are processed in the order they are received. The USCIS received thousands of K1 visa petitions a month. In fiscal year 2011 USCIS received 46,936 petitions and approved 42,500 petitions, some of which were […]