The K1 visa is a special type of visa that allows Thai fiancees to enter the United States to marry American citizens. Typically, a Thai fiancee will be granted the K1 visa for 90 days. After that time period, she will need to file an adjustment of status application if she wants to remain in the US permanently.
The Fiance Visa Process
The first step in the fiance visa process is to file a petition (Form I-129F) with USCIS on behalf of your Thai fiance. The USCIS will review the petition, and if it is approved, it will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC). NVC will check your Thai fiancee’s background and make sure she is eligible to receive a K1 visa.
When your fiance’s application is approved, it will be sent to the US Embassy in Thailand. Depending on the specifics of your case, it may take a few months for the embassy to process your Thai fiancee’s fiance visa.
Once your Thai fiancee’s visa is processed, she will need to attend a consular interview at the US Embassy in Thailand. This is where she will meet a representative from the US government who will ask her some questions about her relationship with you.
During the interview, she will need to provide some proof of her relationship with you. This can include pictures of you together, and copies of any travel documents that she has, such as airline tickets or hotel receipts.
If you are not familiar with what documents are required for the fiancee visa, it is best to seek out professional guidance. A good immigration lawyer will be able to guide you through the entire process and help you avoid any potential pitfalls along the way.
The K1 Visa Application & Documents
Once you have completed the fiance visa application, it is important to complete and submit all the required documents to the US Embassy in Thailand. This will ensure that your application is fully completed and that it is properly reviewed. It is also important to follow the instructions that you are given by the US Embassy. Failure to do so will result in a delay in processing your application.
When you receive the invitation to the visa interview from the US Embassy in Thailand, it is important to arrive at the embassy on time. The US Embassy has a number of strict security regulations and requires that all applicants arrive in person for their appointments.
You must assemble all the required documents and bring them to the embassy with you. If you are unable to do this, you can have someone else come to the embassy with you and complete the process for you.
If you are a minor, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to the visa interview. If a parent cannot come to the embassy with you, they can bring a notarized letter authorizing another adult to represent them.