K3 Visa in Thailand

This is the K3 Visa in Thailand. The US spouse visa for your Thai wife is if you are married to a Thai national. You are now wanting to take your Thai wife back to the US. You will then need to file for a US spouse visa in Thailand. There are a number of options such as the K3 visa but there is also a CR1 Visa and an IR1 visa. Speak to our immigration lawyers in Bangkok about your options while in Thailand and also the US visa financial requirements. This is a US visa for your Thai wife.

K3 Visa in Thailand

The visa process timeline will vary depending on which visa you are applying for. The K3 visa takes about 10 months which a CR1 visa could take 12 months or more however each has its own benefits. If you are not married as yet then consider the K1 Visa in Thailand. If you have more questions about your US visa application then speak to us today online or in person at our offices in Bangkok or Phuket or call us toll-free on our US telephone number.

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K3 Visa Requirements

– Married SeeMarriage Registration

– In good health

– Able to show genuine relationship

– No Criminal record

– K4 visa for minor children.

K3 Visa Applicant (Her)

– An American citizen

– Is legally married to the foreign spouse

– No Criminal record esp. domestic abuse

– Financially stable SeeRequirements

– Able to show genuine relationship

K3 Visa Petitioner (You)

NOTE: You will need to ensure that you can meet the financial requirements of the K3 Visa. There is a breakdown of the financial requirements for the K3 visa on this website. If you need more information or are unsure then speak to us online or send us an email for assistance in this regard.

K3 Visa Process

Visa Process

Filing of the USCIS petition – The American spouse should file a petition to the USCIS stating his desire to bring his spouse to the US. The USCIS usually takes a few months to process the petition. If the petition is approved, the petitioner is notified along with the National Visa Center who in turn notifies the US embassy in Bangkok.

Interview at the US Embassy in Bangkok – The US embassy in Bangkok will be contacting the foreign spouse to advise her about the documents expected from her, submission of these documents, and interview with the visa officer at the embassy. Upon the successful submission of the required documents and the interview, the visa is granted on the same day, or if not the applicant will be asked to come back the next day to pick up her visa.

If you want to take your Thai wife back to the US in the fastest time possible then the K3 visa is your best option however if you are in no hurry and want to have less paperwork filed in the US then the CR1 and IR1 visa is much better as it only takes about 2 months longer than the K3 visa application. Note that the process for the K3 and CR1 visas is very similar and the procedures are also similar to the K1 visa in Thailand as explained elsewhere on this website.

US Visa from Thailand

This visa takes much longer to obtain than the K3 visa or the CR1 Visa. It is very similar to the CR1 visa from Thailand, however you have to have been married for 2 years or longer when you applied for the visa. If you have been married to a Thai national for 2 years or longer then the IR1 visa is a much better visa to obtain as it is not conditional like the CR1 visa. With this visa your Thai wife will also receive a Green card however she can work on arrival.

CR1 Visa

This US Spouse visa allows your Thai wife conditional residence as soon as she arrives in the US with her Green Card arriving in the mail within 3 months of entering the US. The condition is that you have to remain married for 2 years while in the US. You can then apply for the conditional status to be removed. You can also see the CR1 visa from Thailand on this website. See also the full article on the IR1 visa from Thailand that might interest you on this website.

IR1 Visa

Spouse Visa Options

If you want to take your Thai wife back to the US in the fastest time possible then the K3 visa is your best option however if you are in no hurry and want to have less paperwork filed in the US then the CR1 and IR1 visa is much better as it only takes about 2 months longer than the K3 visa application. Note that the process for the K3 and CR1 visas is very similar and the procedures are also similar to the K1 visa in Thailand as explained elsewhere on this website.

The K3 visa in Thailand as well as the CR1 visa and IR1 visa starts much like the K1 visa with an application filed with the USCIS in the US. You also receive your Notice of Action 1 as a receipt. Once this is complete it is sent to the National Visa Center and they send you another notice being the Notice of Action 2 notice. The CR1 visa and the IR1 visa takes much longer at this point as more checks are done than with the K3 visa. The NVC holds onto the application for an additional 2-3 months before it is sent to the US Embassy in Thailand for your visa interview.

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US Visa Package

– Consultation

– Comprehensive checklist on the documents

– Assistance with collecting the documents

– Preparation of the USCIS petition

– Filing the petition with the USCIS

– Preparation of application for the US embassy

– Assistance with medical check up

– Assistance with Police report

– Interview training

– Submission of application to the US Embassy

– Update about the application and results

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NOTE: The K4 Visa is the visa for the minor child/children of the K3 visa applicant. This visa allows the child to travel with his/her parent to the US should the visa be granted. The K4 Visa application should be applied for simultaneous with the K3 Visa application. Always take advice when it comes to the options available for the US visa for your Thai wife. Always take proper legal advice about the K3 Visa from Thailand.

K3 Visa FAQ

How long is a K3 visa good for?

Two years. Your Thai wife can also obtain employment authorization with a Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization application. The US K3 visa from Thailand is valid for a period of two years. Consider other options such as the IR1 visa if this is important to you,

Is K1 or K3 visa better from Thailand?

The K1 visa from Thailand is faster and much cheaper then the other options. Most Thai women who are engaged to an American tend to make use of the K1 visa for this very reason. Many dont need to work while back in the US and simply need to start their new life.

How do I bring my spouse to the US

Yes you can. You will need to start the K3 visa process in Thailand and provide all the needed documents and meet the financial requirements. The process in Thailand take anywhere between 6 – 9 months to be issued. See also the CR1 visa as well as the IR1 visa options.