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Reunting your Thai fiance or spouse to the United States done the correct way.

Thailand K1 Visa

Immigrating to America Done the Right Way!
Thailand K1 Visa processing is how most US Citizens bring their loved one to the USA, but for married couples there is the CR1/IR1 Spouse Visa also.

Thailand K1 Visa has been known as the fastest visa to get for couples who meet the requirements routinely it can take between 6 – 8 months to get approved.

The CR1/IR1 Spouse visa tend to require much more patience as it can routinely take between 13 – 15 months to get approved.

Thailand K1 Visa has been known as the fastest visa to get for couples who meet the requirements.

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Less Stress, Less Worry, at Fees that won’t leave you BROKE!

Many couples have found each other online either through an online dating service, Facebook, through a mutual friend or while on vacation in Thailand. It may take time for couples to learn if they are met for each other or not?

However, for the many couples who come to the reality that they have something and prefer to immigrate to the United states with either the K1 Fiance visa or use of a CR1/IR1 spouse visa, the understanding of how it all works can be intimidating?

You both may be looking for answers and you both may be busy people with little time to dig into all of the whats, why’s and hows about immigrating to the USA? If your in need of a specialized assistance that has years of experience with reuniting couples, then you may want to continue reading this?

Sure you could probably do it yourself, and you could get lucky but if you lack understanding of exactly what US government wants from you and if you lack patience and would prefer something that can offer you more guarantees at being successful then why not invest in a service that can guide you both from start to finish and offer you peace of mind less stress less worry at fees that won’t leave you broke?

What are the Thailand K1 Visa Steps:

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K1 Fiance Visa Steps for Couples

Thailand K1 Visa Requirements

  • You both must be totaly free to get married before filing the K1 Visa application.
  • You both must meet the legal age requirement for marriage of your country.
  • You both should physically meet in person before filing an application for the K1 Fiance visa.
  • The US Citizen sponsor will be required to meet the financial poverty guidelines.
  • If either couples has any felony records that fall under IMBRA they need to be disclosed.
  • The alien fiance must be able to pass a stringent medical exam.
  • You must provide supporting documents to prove your relationship is genuine and sincere.

Every couples is different with different circumstances which means they may have more or less requirements? (Learn More..)

Requirements for K1 meeting in person

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K1 Visa Proof of Meeting

Thailand K1 Visa Proof of Meeting

  • USCIS is very strict and wants couples to have physically met in person, not just online.
  • Many US Sponsors think they can get by without this and use a “Hard-Ship Waiver” but fail.
  • Meet him/her in person in Thailand, it’s much easier for the US Citizen than the Thai Citizen.
  • Save all trip itineraries, boarding pass stubs, hotel receipts, food, gift, transportation records.
  • The Couple needs to make at least ten (10) good quality photos together. Best whole body.

The US Sponsor needs to make the most of the trip and collect other items from the alien fiance if applicable such things as certified divorce decrees, death certificates, police records all must be translated to the English language.

Available Visa Types by the US Consulates

K1 FianceFor US Citizens engaged to an Thai Citizen
K2 ChildYour Thai fiance’s children
CR1 SpouseFor US Citizens married to a Thai spouse less than two years
CR2 ChildYour Thai spouse’s children
IR1 SpouseFor US Citizens married to a Thai spouse two years or longer
IR2 ChildYour Thai spouse’s children
K3 SpouseFor US Citizens married to an Thai less than two years
K4 ChildYour Thai spouse’s children
Thailand K1 Visa is the most popular way to get a loved one to the USA.

These are the family based visas available to US Citizens but limited to green card holders

Which Visa is right for you?

The K1 fiance visa is available to foreign citizens who would like to marry an American citizen and reside permanently in the U.S. The couple must marry within the first 90-days.

The K1 fiance visa generally has a shorter processing time compared to marriage-based immigration visa petitions, taking between 6 and 8 months to get approved.

Your children can accompany you to the U.S. on the K2 dependent visa as long as they are named in the fiance visa petition unmarried and under the age of 21 years old?

K1 Visa Requirements

You are eligible for the K1 fiance visa if:

  1. You and your fiance are legally eligible to marry under the laws of your country as well as the laws of the U.S.
  2. You will marry the petitioning U.S. citizen within 90 days of entering the U.S.
  3. You intend to enter the U.S. solely to marry the U.S. citizen
  4. You have met the U.S. citizen within the last two years before filing for the K1 fiance visa.

More of the latest K1 Visa requirements

Take a 5-minute test by going to our K1 Visa evaluation form online and find out if you and your fiance qualify or if there need to be changes made to improve your case?

A review will be made by a professional K1 Visa consultant followed by an email sent out to you explaining if anything should be done to improve your chances or if you have a good case?

Allow 24 to 48 hours for the review to be emailed back to you:
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A K2 visa allows biological children of a K1 fiance to enter the United States together with their parent. Each child will be able to change their status once in the US by applying for adjustment of status and getting a permanent resident card.

The applicant must be under the age of 21 and be an unmarried child of the K1 applicant.

Before considering your K1 Fiances child or children, you must first make sure that you are financially able to? The US Citizen is also known as the sponsor should determine that he or she meets the poverty guidelines? Go to poverty guidelines.

More information about K2 Children

If you are a US Citizen and you visited Indonesia, there you married to an Indonesian citizen and returned to the US, then you may file for the CR1 Visa to bring your wife or husband to live with you in the USA.

You can file for this at any time before two years pass, and your spouse would be receiving the CR1 Visa. If your spouse has children and you both decide to bring the children together, then they would receive the CR2 Visa.

CR1 Visa processing times have been known to take upto 15 months just to get approved.

What does CR1 mean? This is a spouse visa for couples who are either newlyweds or who have been married for less than two years. CR1 refers to Conditional Resident and the (1) refers to the spouse.

A conditional resident spouse would have first go through the two year conditional resident process the same as a K1 Fiance or K3 Spouse. This means that you have to prove that you really desire to live in the US and abide by state and federal law plus all immigration rules.

At the end of two years, if you and your husband are still married and you had no problems with breaking any state and federal laws and you are in good standing with the US immigration, then you would be able to apply for “removing the condition” in order to get a 10-year green card also known a permanent resident.

To learn more about marriage based visas and the requirements visit us at spouse visa menu.

If your spouse has children and you the sponsor have plans to include them, you must remember that each person will be under their own filing for example CR1 is your spouse the filing fee is $535. Then each child is the same they have their own filing fee of $535.

The CR2 visa processing times begin the same way as the CR1 visa. You must file a separate I-130 for each child if you are a US citizen. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you can include your child on the same I-130 petition as your spouse.

This will tell USCIS that you want to bring them both to the US as permanent residents.

Remember to include all children of the beneficiary and not just those who are immigrating. This will be important if the foreign spouse wants to petition for adult children once they receive their green card.

A child who is a derivative beneficiary of a CR1 parent can move to the U.S. within one year of the CR1 visa approval.

Under normal circumstances, the CR2 visa is valid for 6 months (just like the CR1 visa).

However, if the child cannot accompany the CR1 parent to the U.S. within this 6-month window, they will need to apply for the CR2 follow-to-join option.

You must keep track of the expiration date of the CR2 visa and schedule the flight before it expires.

Visit the CR1/CR2 menu page to learn more about the process.

Very similar in all ways to the CR1 Spouse Visa with the exception that if the couple has been married two years or longer will be granted the IR1 Spouse Visa.

The difference is that an IR1 Visa is also reffered to as an “immediate relative” and the “1” indicates it is a wife or husband.

The benefits that come with an IR1 Visa is that the spouse will arrive to the USA and be granted a ten year permanent resident card also known as a greencard, where as a CR1 spouse arrives to the US and is given a two year conditional residentcard.

The filing fee remains the same as CR1 or IR1 will pay $535. per individual applying.

Visit the CR1/CR2 menu page to learn more about the process.

The IR2 Visa is a Family-Based Green Card for minors under 21-years-old of U.S. citizens. The IR2 Visa enables a child to continue their education in the United States and enjoy the benefits of residence in the US.

If the interview is successful, the visa will be granted and your child will be able to immigrate to the United States. If your child enters the United States on the IR2 visa when they are under 18 years old, they will automatically acquire “US citizenship” if they reside in the United States with their parents.

The advantage of getting an IR2 visa for the child is that he or she can live in the US as well as attend school and continue studies. Ultimately, the child has a Green Card and is able to work without the need for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) in the future.

The benefit of the IR2 visa and all the Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas in general as compared to the Family Preference Immigrant Visas is that they do not have an annual cap. So if the applicants meet the conditions and requirements of the visa, they can obtain the IR2 visa.

Remember as a sponsor or if your the legal parent greencard holder of the child be certain that you meet the poverty guidelines or get help with a joint sponsor.

The K3 has been obsolete for several years, and if you submit a K3 nonimmigrant visa petition it will likely be changed to the CR1/IR1 Immigrant visa. Today, there is no longer a substantial backlog of I-130 petitions so there is no real need for the K3 in most cases

 Answered April 27, 2018

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The main difference is that K-3 basically doesn’t exist anymore.

When you, a US citizen, petition a spouse who is residing abroad, you would file an I-130 petition, and after it is approved, it would go to NVC and the consulate for processing for a CR-1/IR-1 immigrant visa.

(CR-1 is for spouses who have been married for less than 2 years, who will become conditional permanent residents on entry; IR-1 is for spouses who have been married for more than 2 years, who will become non-conditional permanent residents on entry.)

When the spouse enters the US with the immigrant visa, they immediately become a permanent resident.

Back in the day, many years ago, processing of I-130 petitions were very slow and often took years. The K-3 was a nonimmigrant visa for spouses of US citizens, to travel to the US while the I-130 was pending so they can be with their US citizen spouse.

As a nonimmigrant visa, entering the US on it does not make them a permanent resident; rather, while in the US they would have to separately apply for Adjustment of Status (a long and expensive) to become a permanent resident, but at least they would be in the US with their spouse.

In recent years, processing of I-130 petitions have not been slow, taking at most a few months for spouses of US citizens, so there is no need for the K-3. To apply for a K-3, one must file an I-129F while the I-130 is pending.

However, the current USCIS policy is to process the I-129F and I-130 together, so they are approved at the same time. And when the I-130 is approved, one is no longer eligible for K-3 (which is only for when the I-130 is pending), so the I-129F is automatically canceled.

This is why one can essentially never get a K-3 these days.

The K4 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows the children of a K3 spouse visa holder to enter into the U.S. and await the availability of an immigrant visa.

The K4 has been obsolete for several years, and if you submit a K4 nonimmigrant visa petition it will likely be changed to the CR2/IR2 Immigrant visa. Today, there is no longer a substantial backlog of I-130 petitions so there is no real need for the K4 in most cases

Pretty much the same as the CR2/IR2 child visas.

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The K1 Visa evaluation can be completed by the US Citizen or the Thai fiance. The online application takes about 5 minutes to complete.

When you have completed it and submitted it online one of our experienced consultants will review your case and email you within 24 – 48 hours with the results of your case. (Get started now..)

Our evaluation is free and could either stop you from proceding with the application due to foreseen problems that would result with an RFE or worse a denial, or your case may be a good strong one and we would let you know if anything else can be done to improve it?

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