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Special Feature: US Visa Immigration

US K1 visa and K3 Visa Thailand: Fiance and Marriage Visas in Thailand USA Spouse Visa requirements for US K1 Visa Thailand and US K3 Marriage Visa Thailand. US visas for Thais and US Immigration Thailand laws.  

Adjustment of Status, Permanent Residency and US Citizenship for K1 and K3 Visa Holders, Thailand U.S. citizenship is attainable for Thai nationals entering the United States on a K1 fiancée visa Thailand or a K3 marriage visa. K1 and K3 visa holders must first apply for U.S. Adjustment of Status to become permanent residents.

What you need to know before you marry your Thai fiancée While cultural, religious, educational, economic, lingual and even culinary differences can sometimes seem overwhelming, they need not be barriers to a successful US-Thai marriage. 

Premarital Private Investigation Thailand For people looking to have a marriage in Thailand with a Thai fiancée, hiring an expert private investigator is a small investment that could go a long way toward future happiness.

U.S. Immigration for Children of Thai Fiancées and Spouses Children of Thai fiancées and spouses can be brought to the US on the K2 or K4 visas and enable the Thai parent to live with his/her children in the U.S. as the children’s immigrant visas are processed.

Marriage to a Thai Fiancée Marriage in Thailand between a US and Thai citizen can result in US immigration on a K1 or K3 visa but sometimes can also result in a Thailand divorce.

Thailand, US Immigration and Divorce  This article explores the US K1 Visa, US immigration and divorce.  Given that divorce is possible once a Thai and American couple has relocated to the US, how does this affect the status of the K3 visa holder? 

K1 Visa Thailand Advance Parole This article discusses the topic of Advance Parole as a requirement for K1 Thai Fiancee visa holders that wish to travel outside the US.

K1 Fiancee Visas from Thailand and the INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKER ACT: This article details the International Marriage Broker Act and its effect on the K1 visa Thailand and filing US K1 visas multiple times.

K1 visa for Thai Girlfriend: Do I Need to Meet Her before She Can Get a US Visa? This article details K1 Visa Thailand Requirements, whether or not you have to have met your Thai girlfriend before she can get a fiancée visa, and includes the K1 Fiancée Visa Thailand application and approval process.

US Tourist visa for a Thai Girlfriend? Beware Possibility of “Expedited Removal” This article details the nature of US tourist visas for Thai girlfriends, the possibility of expedited removal and the pros of applying for the K1 visa from Thailand.

US Immigration Applications and Waivers of Inadmissibility: The following article will be of particular use to American Citizens wishing to submit applications for K1 or K3 fiancée or marriage visas. In addition to discussing grounds for inadmissibility the article includes information on waivers, such as the Application for Waiver of Ground Excludability (Form I-601). Also, practical information is provided, including the address, office hours, and jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security, Bangkok District Office.