Why should we do your K1 Visa application?
You could attempt to do the K1 Visa application process if you feel that you are competent enough. Just be warned that the forms are deceptively simple. A mistake on the forms could cause long delays in the processing of your case or even a denial. Even if you get pass the USCIS stage, the NVC is very particular in the type of documents that they will accept. The last stage of the process is the interview. If your fiancée is not properly prepared, she may feel nervous or say the wrong thing at the interview which may also result in a denial.
If however you wish to obtain a guaranteed result you might opt for a complete solution by obtaining the services of a registered law firm who has years of experience in processing K1 visas. If you have concerns about the processing of your case then our law firm is an answer. We are a registered law firm with offices nationwide and also with an office in the United States and the UK.
We have been helping US citizens bring their Thai fiancées back to their home. Review our success stories to see the level of assistance that we can provide to you and your fiancée in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket or even Chiang Mai.
Listed below is a brief list of the specific tasks we do to help you obtain your K1 visa for your Thai fiancée once you have decided to choose us for your K1 Visa application.
Step 1: Initiating the Process with Form I-129F
The journey begins with the U.S. citizen filing Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This crucial form serves to establish the legitimacy of your relationship and your mutual intention to marry. It is imperative to fill out this form accurately and provide all required documentation to avoid delays or denials.
Step 2: Awaiting USCIS Decision
Upon submission, USCIS meticulously reviews your petition to verify eligibility and ensure all criteria are met. This process can take several months, and patience is key. If your petition is approved, it is then forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC), and subsequently to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Thailand, marking the next phase of your journey.
Step 3: Completing the Visa Application
Now, it’s your Thai fiancé(e)’s turn to take action. They must complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application using Form DS-160. This form requires attention to detail and accuracy. Following submission, the visa application fee must be paid, and a confirmation receipt should be kept for records.
Step 4: Undergoing Medical Examination and Vaccinations
A comprehensive medical examination is mandatory and must be conducted by an approved panel physician. This step ensures that your fiancé(e) meets the health standards required for entry into the United States. Additionally, they must receive all necessary vaccinations, as this is a prerequisite for visa approval.
Step 5: Preparing for and Attending the Visa Interview
The visa interview is a pivotal moment in the K1 Visa process. Your fiancé(e) must attend the interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, bringing along all required documents, including the visa application confirmation, results from the medical examination, and tangible evidence of your relationship. This is the time to demonstrate the genuineness of your relationship.
Step 6: Receiving Visa Approval and Planning Travel
If the interview goes well and the visa is approved, your fiancé(e) will receive their K1 Visa, opening the doors for them to travel to the United States. It is a time-sensitive visa, and you must marry within 90 days of their arrival. Planning and preparation for travel and the subsequent wedding should be done in advance to ensure a smooth transition.
Step 7: Adjusting Status to Permanent Resident
After the wedding bells have rung and you are officially married, the final step for your spouse is to apply for an Adjustment of Status. This process transforms their status from a K1 Visa holder to a permanent resident of the United States, solidifying your life together in your new home.
Each of these steps plays a crucial role in the K1 Visa process, and understanding them in detail ensures that you are well-prepared for the journey ahead. With patience, preparation, and attention to detail, you and your fiancé(e) can navigate this process successfully and start your new life together in the United States.
K1 Visa Application (Post Application) & K1 Visa Related Services
We always offer our clients’ continuous support even after the marriage has taken place back in the US. Once we obtain your US K-1 visa, we can also assist you with the adjustment of status needed so your new spouse can remain in United States permanently. We retain copies of your legal records at our offices so if you need of further legal assistance or advice, we would be able to quickly serve you.