US Spouse Visa
The US Spouse Visa allows the Thai spouse of an American national to travel to the United States intended for settling down. This type of visa is a multiple entry visa and is valid for two years; the spouse should adjust her status in the country within the given two years for her to be able to stay in the US permanently.
US Spouse Visa
This visa was designed to reunite American nationals with their foreign spouse, without the need to wait for the permanent residency visa overseas.
For those who have been married less than 2 years, a US CR1 visa under conditional residence applies to you while those who have been married for more than 2 years would be under an immediate relative, IR1 visa.
For a US national to obtain a US Spouse visa for his or her Thai spouse, one should have proof of legal marriage; the US national should be able to prove his or her financial capability to support his or her Thai spouse during his or her stay in Thailand and most especially financial stability in the US. The children of the US spouse visa holder are also allowed to enter the US on a dependent visa as subsidiary, either on a CR2 or IR2.
The US Spouse visa applicant should submit a petition which would be the Petition for Alien Relative (form I-130) together with the Supplemental Information for Spouse beneficiary (form I-130A). Once the I-130 application has been approved by the USCIS, these application will be forwarded to the National Visa Center and is turned over to the US Embassy in Bangkok upon approval, or whichever embassy the marriage has been registered. Once the petition for the US Spouse visa is approved, and after the screening by the US Embassy, the Thai spouse may now enter the United States and stay under the US Spouse Visa for up to two years. Within the two year period, an application for legal permanent residency should be filed by the US Spouse Visa holder.
Usually, most legal marriages between Thais and US nationals applying for the US Spouse Visa in Thailand will be approved. A Spouse visa application require a huge volume of strategically prepared paperwork wherein most find no time to compile. This is the reason why it is highly advised to seek legal assistance from Thai law firm to help you, because most visa lawyers in Thailand have access to both the USCIS and the US Embassy in Bangkok to ease the process.