Lucky those people who have relatives such as US citizens and legal permanent residents of the US because they can easily achieve many people’s dream to reside in the US for good through IR1 visa petitions. The recipients of the IR1 petition will undergo boundless immigrant visa shares that will provide them a lawful resident status in the US right after the approval of their IR1 visas.
IR-1 Visa for Thai Spouses
A US citizen or a US permanent resident who are married to a Thai spouse can obtain an IR1 visa if they have been married for more than 2 years. If the Thai spouse successfully passed all the conditions of the IR1 visa and then it was granted to her or him, he or she will automatically become a permanent resident upon entry to the US.
Qualifications for the IR-1 Petitioners
- The petitioner must be a US citizen or a US Permanent resident
- He or she must certainly reach the financial requirements that are illustrated in the Poverty Guidelines
- He or she must be at least 18 years old
- He or she must be a resident in the US.
Qualifications for the IR-1 Beneficiaries
- The beneficiary must be able to prove an ongoing sincere relationship with the petitioner
- Both petitioner and beneficiary must be legally married
- He or she must be able to provide their conjugal properties together
IR-1 Visa Overview of the Application Process
Filing the Form I-130 or the Petition for an Alien Relative is the beginning of the application process. When the petitioner files this form, he or she needs to present the required evidences or the supporting documents as stated.
The petition will reach the United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lockbox in Chicago to start the processing. However, if the petitioner is residing in Thailand, he or she can file the I-130 at the USCIS with the US embassy in Bangkok. Then the petition will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC) for another processing. After the NVC, the US embassy in Bangkok will schedule an appointment for the interview of the Thai spouse. But before the day of the interview comes, the spouse must complete his or her medical examination.
When the interview has been conducted and the Thai spouse successfully passed this, the IR1 visas are ready to be issued any time soon. And if the visa is handed to the applicant, he or she will be given the privilege and freedom to enter and live in the US with their loved ones permanently.
Why choose us for your IR-1 Visa application?
We are a registered law firm with multiple offices in Thailand. Our firm has attorney and consultants who are immigration specialists.