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Why USA Visa Thailand ?

  • USA Immigration and Visas
    from the Kingdom of Thailand
  • The K1 Fiance Visa
  • The CR-1 Visa
  • The IR-1 Visa
  • The K3 Visa
  • Information Regarding the USCIS District Office in Bangkok


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United States Tourist and Visitor Visas from Thailand

Thailand is one of the busiest cities in the world from the perspective of American visas and immigration. Bangkok is home to a USCIS field office as well as a United States Embassy. The presence of these American government posts makes Thailand the regional immigration processing center for most of Southeast Asia. Many people find that they need assistance in obtaining a United States visa due to the fact that the immigration rules, regulations, and forms can seem overwhelming. For this reason, some applicants and couples hire an Immigration attorney to consult with and assist in compiling a petition as well as help gather documents for presentation at the US Embassy in Bangkok. Retaining an attorney located in Thailand can be highly beneficial because the attorney can assist the Thai applicant with any issues as they arise, rather than dealing with things on time delay due to the time difference between Thailand and the USA.

Types of US Visas

There are many types of US Visas for travel to the US, employment, as well as visas issued based upon family relationship with an American Citizen or lawful permanent resident. That being said, the US Embassy in Bangkok primarily processes visas based upon family relationship as well as non-immigrant visas for students and tourists. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of visas commonly obtained in Thailand:

The K1 Fiance Visa
The K1 Visa is a very common visa category that processes through Bangkok. Many American men and women meet the love of their life in Thailand and as a result wish to take their fiancé back to the United States in order to conduct a marriage and adjust status to permanent residence.

The CR-1 Visa
The CR-1 Visa is an immigrant visa that confers conditional permanent residence upon the visa holder when that person enters the United States. From the moment of entry, the CR-1 visa holder has a “Green Card,” and is entitled to work. At some point after entry, but before the 2 year anniversary of entry into the USA, the visa holder should apply to lift the conditional status of the visa.

The IR-1 Visa
The IR-1 Visa is similar to the CR-1 except for the fact that the IR-1 confers unconditional permanent residence. In order to obtain an IR-1 visa the couple must be married for at least 2 years.

The K3 Visa
The K3 Visa is a non-immigrant marriage visa that has a slightly faster processing time than the CR-1 or IR-1 Visa. K3 visas also have other benefits and the K3 confers a 2 year multiple entry visa upon the recipient. However, in order to obtain permanent residence the Thai wife must adjust status.

Information Regarding the USCIS District Office in Bangkok

As a District Office, USCIS Bangkok has administrative jurisdiction over USCIS field offices in: New Delhi, India; Seoul, Korea; Beijing and Guangzhou, People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Manila, Philippines. This office also has jurisdiction over the following countries regarding more general US Immigration matters: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, and New Zealand. Due to the fact that the USCIS District Office in Bangkok has jurisdiction over such a large region it may behoove perspective immigrants to retain the services of a US Immigration Law Firm with a physical presence in Thailand. This would better facilitate communication with the district office for matters regarding US visa obtainment because the firm is on the ground in Bangkok and could deal with issues in real time.

Contact Integrity Legal at [email protected] for more information regarding the USA Visa Lawyer Thailand.