US Visa: Good Faith Marriage and Marriage Fraud

Good Faith Marriage and Marriage Fraud

Do immigration officers presume that a marriage is based on good faith? The basic presumption of a marriage based petition is that the marriage is fraudulent unless the parties of the petition can overcome the presumption with evidence. Marriage is generally the easiest route to immigration into the United States. This invites individuals who attempt […]

E-2 Visa: The Investment and Enterprise

E-2 Investment Visa

The E-2 visa is an amazing opportunity for a foreign national to enter the United States to start a new business. However the type of investments that qualify for an E-2 visa is highly regulated. There needs to be a substantial investment in an active job creating business operation where the E-2 investor will have […]

Who is a spouse?

Who is a spouse

The question of who is considered a spouse is important for U.S. immigration and non-immigrant purposes. There are three main considerations of whether there is a marriage. First, the marriage must have been valid at the time it was performed. Each party of a marriage must have been free to marry at the time it […]

U.S. Citizen and a Thai Spouse: What are the Options?

US Visa Options

The oldest and strongest objective of U.S. immigration law is to unite families. The U.S. citizen reunification with their spouse is the core of family reunification. So when a U.S. citizen has married a Thai national, what are the options for them? There are several options and visa categories available for the married couple. K3 […]

Post K-1 Visa

Post K-1 Visa

Once the fiancé enters the United States, what happens next? The U.S. Citizen and the K-1 Fiancé should begin planning their wedding after the K-1 visa is approved. Under the terms of the K-1 visa, the K-1 Fiancé is required to marry the U.S. Citizen sponsor within 90 days of entry into the United States. […]

K-3 Non-Immigrant Spouse Visa

K-3 Non-Immigrant Spouse Visa

A K3 visa allows a spouse (husband or wife) of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States as a non-immigrant, and wait for the green card petition to complete processing. It is a multiple entry two-year visa. The K3 visa holder can also bring their children under the age of 21 to the United […]