A non-immigrant visa type called the L-1 visa enables multinational corporations to move workers to work for their linked enterprises in the United States. Thai nationals may be qualified to apply for an L-1 visa if they match the conditions even though the L-1 visa is not unique to Thailand. The applicant must have held […]
US Visa: 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
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?
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?
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
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. […]