The Best Method & Visa Type to bring your Thai Girlfriend to the USA

Want to bring your Thai Girlfriend to US? Here’s the best method & visa type that can allow you to bring your Thai GF to US.

Type of Visa?

The type of visa for your Thai Girlfriend depends on the reason for her trip and her intentions while she is in the US. If your Thai girlfriend doesn’t just want to visit the US as a tourist, there are a number of other types of US visas available. These include the K1 visa, work visas, immigrant visas and more. You may attempt to apply for K1 Visa that will allow you your Thai fiance/fiancée or girlfriend to the United States with the intention to get married when in the United States.

Things to Remember while applying for K1 Visa for Your Girlfriend

  1. Those who wish to travel to the US you should be aware of US immigration Authorities

  2. If your Thai partner wants to visit you in the US as a tourist, it is unlikely that she will be granted a tourist visa

  3. Before she makes her application she should gather all the evidence she has in preparation for the visa interview. It is a good idea to get the help of an experienced US immigration attorney in Thailand.

  4. If you and your girlfriend are planning to get married, you may want to officially “pop the question” and apply for a K1 fiance visa.

  5. If you and your Thai girlfriend are unsure whether you want to get married, she should not apply for a US fiancee visa or K1 visa.

  6. If you do want to get married eventually, the K1 visa may be the right choice for your girlfriend. You will may have over a year from when you start the process to when she arrives in the US to spend more time together and get to know each other, since the K1 application process generally takes at least 6 months and she will have 6 months after the K1 visa is issued to make her travel plans to the US.

  7. A K1 Visa is a US Visa which allows you as an American to take your Thai fiance/fiancée to the United States with the intention to get married when in the United States. You may attempt to take your Thai fiancée to the US on a different US Visa however this may be viewed at a later date as you have had the intention to take your Thai fiancée to the US without applying for a K1 Visa and thereby evading the checks and balances set by the United States Immigration Services with the K1 Visa.

  8. If you are already married and have a Thai wife you would not be permitted to use a K1 Visa application from Thailand to take her back to the US.

  9. K1 Visa was created for the sole purpose of a fiancée/Girlfriend and not a wife.

  10. As a married American, you have to apply for a K3 Visa which is Spouse Visa.

Why choose K1 visa for your Thai Girlfriend?

Many people wonder what the benefits are of the K1 fiancée visa compared to other US Visa options. Following are the benefits of applying for a K1 Visa for your Thai girlfriend. If you are considering using a US Tourist Visa for your fiancée – don’t. The K1 Visa is the better option for a number of reasons as mentioned in the K1 visa process.

  1. The K1 Visa Thailand is easier to obtain than the K-3 Visa. Comparing the two, the K1 Visa is much faster.

  2. The average K1 Visa application from submission to having a K1 Visa in your Thai fiancé’s passport is on average 4-6 months with us at Siam-Legal.

  3. Your Thai fiancée or girlfriend during the K1 Visa application process can have her child/children added to the K1-Visa petition as a K2 derivative. Once she is granted the K1 Visa the children would then also be granted a K2 Visa.

  4. For the purposes of the K1 Visa Thailand, children falling under the K2 derivative have to be unmarried and under the age of 21.

  5. Once your girlfriend has her K1 Visa from Thailand and is in the United States, she can apply for a work permit to engage in lawful employment by filing a Form I-765.

If you have any questions about the K1 Visa and the process then speak to us. We have our offices in Thailand & New York is available to assist you with US fiancée visa.

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