US Visas Available for Thai Nationals
Thai nationals can now apply for US visas to visit the US. The US Embassy in Bangkok has resumed routine nonimmigrant visa services as of October 1, 2020. While the US Embassy has been experiencing a backlog in visa applications, they are working to address this situation. Thai citizens will be contacted by the US Embassy Visa Unit as soon as their cases have been processed. Thai nationals may apply for a B-1/B-2 US tourist visa, which allows them to visit the United States for a short period of time.
K1 Fiancee Visa
If you want to bring your Thai fiancee to the United States for a permanent residency, you can apply for a K1 Fiancee Visa online. The process begins by filing Form I-129F, the Petition for Alien Fiance. This petition cannot be started at an embassy abroad, so you will need to start it from home. Once you file the form, it will be sent to the National Visa Center, which will process it and forward it to the embassy in Bangkok.
You must meet the financial requirements for the K-1 visa. The petitioner must show that their income is above the poverty level and they must have been married or intend to marry within 90 days of applying for the K-1 Visa. Once you have applied for the K-1 Fiancee Visa, you and your fiancee can start planning your new life together.
CR-1 Visa for Thai Spouse
The CR-1 Visa for Thai Spouse is a type of spouse visa that is available to Thai nationals who want to immigrate to the U.S. They can apply for the visa using the same process as heterosexual couples. However, they must remember that their Thai spouse cannot obtain permanent resident status while they are in the U.S. illegally. If they are caught, they can face a long-term ban from the country. Therefore, they should get help from an immigration lawyer in Thailand before they attempt to immigrate to the U.S - this is especially important if their Thai spouse is planning on marrying a U.S. citizen.
To apply for the CR-1 Visa, Thai spouses need to go through a medical examination and submit it to the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. They must also meet with a visa officer to verify that they are eligible to marry a foreign national. If all goes well, the visa should be granted within two to seven business days of the interview. Therefore, it is important to get to the US as soon as possible to avoid any delays.
US Tourist Visa for Thai
If you are an American citizen and plan to visit Thailand, it is vital that you know the requirements for a US Tourist Visa for Thai nationals. The visa process will vary depending on the type of visa you need, but in general, it takes thirty to fifty dollars to apply for a US Tourist Visa for Thai national. The visa process may also require an interview at an embassy. The staff at the embassy will explain the specific requirements for each type of visa.
If you plan on going to the US with a Thai passport, you must fill out the DS-160 application form and pay a visa fee. After you have paid the visa fee, you must schedule your visa interview. The interview will be held at the US Embassy or Consulate General in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. After the interview, the consular officer will inform you about the status of your application.