US K3 Marriage Visa for Thai
The US K3 Marriage Visa for Thai nationals starts here. If you are married to a Thai and have registered your marriage in Thailand then you can apply for a US Spouse visa in Thailand. The Thai spouse of a US citizen can go to the US to live with her American spouse through the K3 Marriage Visa. Once the K3 visa is obtained, the foreign spouse is entitled to a 2-year multiple entry stay in the US.
After two years she will be conferred a green status allowing her to stay in the US permanently provided of course that she meets the US immigration requirements.
There are a number of other options available such as a CR1 visa or an IR1 visa from Thailand for the US. They take a bit longer to obtain however they require less applications later once in the US. Your wife will also be able to work when she gets off the plane in the US. Speak to an immigration lawyer in Phuket for more details as to the options. The K3 Visa takes 6-9 months to complete.
US Spouse Visa Requirements from Thailand
Eligibility of the K3 Visa Applicant
- – Is legally married to the American spouse
- – In good health
- – Able to show existing and genuine relationship with the American Spouse
- – No Criminal records
Eligibility of the K3 Visa Petitioner
- – An American citizen
- – Is legally married to the foreign spouse
- – No Criminal records especially those involving domestic violence
- – Is financially established (income of at least USD 20,000/annum)[/styled_box]
The K3 Visa process involves two steps:
Filing of the USCIS petition – The American spouse should start the process by filing a petition to the USCIS stating your desire to bring your Thai spouse to the United States. The USCIS will usually take a few months to process the petition. Once the petition has been approved, the petitioner (you) are notified along with the National Visa center who in turn notifies the US embassy in Bangkok.
Interview at the US Embassy in Bangkok – The US embassy in Bangkok will be contacting the foreign spouse (Thai wife) to advise her about the which documents are expected from her, submission of these documents and an interview with the US visa officer at the embassy in Bangkok. Upon the successful submission of the required documents and the interview, the visa is granted on the same day or if not the applicant will be asked to come back the next day to pick up her visa. If you have children then speak to an attorney about the visa for the child(ren).
Our US K3 Visa Package
To ensure the success of your K3 Marriage Visa application, we have an appropriate package to fully assist you with this endeavor. Our K3 Premium package allows you a hassle-free visa application. It includes the following services:
US Spouse Visa Checklist
Note that it is best to speak to an attorney in Thailand with regards to your US visa from Thailand as there might also be children who will need a K4 Visa from Thailand to leave with their mother. Always take legal advice before signing any documents while in the Kingdom of Thailand.https://www.lawfirm-bangkok.com/us-immigration/us-k3-marriage-visa-for-thai.htmlhttps://www.lawfirm-bangkok.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ID-100160239.jpghttps://www.lawfirm-bangkok.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ID-100160239-150x150.jpgUS ImmigrationThe US K3 Marriage Visa for Thai nationals starts here. If you are married to a Thai and have registered your marriage in Thailand then you can apply for a US Spouse visa in Thailand. The Thai spouse of a US citizen can go to the US to live...JS AdministratorBangkok Law Firm