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Hello there! I'm located in Bangkok, Thailand...and just completing the steps for the DS 230.

Problem is my fiancee has a 5 year old son who is currently being raised by his grandmother. We are not planning to take him to America now, as well...financially we aren't prepared yet and two-- the son is in official custody of his mother (my fiancee's ex wife).

We are hoping to take him in a couple of years. In the DS 230 do I fill out his son's name for "person who will accompany us later." I would definitely do it, but I'm not sure if his son needs to accompany us to the interview (although I took note that another Sawasdee visa journey member's fiancee didn't have to take their child to the interview). The reason this is a problem is although his exwife is not actually raising the child, nor supporting the child financially-- she also does not want him to go to America.

We are currently financially supporting the child, and hoping that his mother and grandmother will change their mind in the future...if they see the benefits of providing him with a few more opportunities than in his current household (and as cynical as this sounds, that his son would eventually be able to provide much more if he were afforded an education) .

But with the current state of affairs, we can not take him to the interview as the grandmother and mother feel we are trying to "steal" him.

2 questions.

1) what should i fill out on the ds 230?

2) does his son need to accompany him to the interview?

3) is there a website that supplies this information?

Thank you for your help. wacko.gif

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Hello there! I'm located in Bangkok, Thailand...and just completing the steps for the DS 230.

Problem is my fiancee has a 5 year old son who is currently being raised by his grandmother. We are not planning to take him to America now, as well...financially we aren't prepared yet and two-- the son is in official custody of his mother (my fiancee's ex wife).

We are hoping to take him in a couple of years. In the DS 230 do I fill out his son's name for "person who will accompany us later." I would definitely do it, but I'm not sure if his son needs to accompany us to the interview (although I took note that another Sawasdee visa journey member's fiancee didn't have to take their child to the interview). The reason this is a problem is although his exwife is not actually raising the child, nor supporting the child financially-- she also does not want him to go to America.

We are currently financially supporting the child, and hoping that his mother and grandmother will change their mind in the future...if they see the benefits of providing him with a few more opportunities than in his current household (and as cynical as this sounds, that his son would eventually be able to provide much more if he were afforded an education) .

But with the current state of affairs, we can not take him to the interview as the grandmother and mother feel we are trying to "steal" him.

2 questions.

1) what should i fill out on the ds 230?

2) does his son need to accompany him to the interview?

3) is there a website that supplies this information?

Thank you for your help. wacko.gif

1. From what I've read, even if you had a visa approved for the child, the child would have to follow later to the United States within a 12 months period - well within 12 months of your visa being approved.

2. Yes, all children must attend the consulate interview, I'm assuming you're applying for a K1.

3. In terms of the child gaining a passport, you will have to have the other parent sign a declaration OR fight it in court.

4. In terms of children, you will need the approval of the legal parent in writing for the consulate interview to say they agree to the child moving to another country.

Ultimately you will either need the legal parent to agree or have it out in court. You could still apply now for a visa for the child in case this issue is resolved in time.


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Hello there! I'm located in Bangkok, Thailand...and just completing the steps for the DS 230.

Problem is my fiancee has a 5 year old son who is currently being raised by his grandmother. We are not planning to take him to America now, as well...financially we aren't prepared yet and two-- the son is in official custody of his mother (my fiancee's ex wife).

We are hoping to take him in a couple of years. In the DS 230 do I fill out his son's name for "person who will accompany us later." I would definitely do it, but I'm not sure if his son needs to accompany us to the interview (although I took note that another Sawasdee visa journey member's fiancee didn't have to take their child to the interview). The reason this is a problem is although his exwife is not actually raising the child, nor supporting the child financially-- she also does not want him to go to America.

We are currently financially supporting the child, and hoping that his mother and grandmother will change their mind in the future...if they see the benefits of providing him with a few more opportunities than in his current household (and as cynical as this sounds, that his son would eventually be able to provide much more if he were afforded an education) .

But with the current state of affairs, we can not take him to the interview as the grandmother and mother feel we are trying to "steal" him.

2 questions.

1) what should i fill out on the ds 230?

2) does his son need to accompany him to the interview?

3) is there a website that supplies this information?

Thank you for your help. wacko.gif

Why are you using DS-230 for a K-1? DS-230 are for CR/IR (I-130) route. You should be using DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157.

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Hello there! I'm located in Bangkok, Thailand...and just completing the steps for the DS 230.

Problem is my fiancee has a 5 year old son who is currently being raised by his grandmother. We are not planning to take him to America now, as well...financially we aren't prepared yet and two-- the son is in official custody of his mother (my fiancee's ex wife).

We are hoping to take him in a couple of years. In the DS 230 do I fill out his son's name for "person who will accompany us later." I would definitely do it, but I'm not sure if his son needs to accompany us to the interview (although I took note that another Sawasdee visa journey member's fiancee didn't have to take their child to the interview). The reason this is a problem is although his exwife is not actually raising the child, nor supporting the child financially-- she also does not want him to go to America.

We are currently financially supporting the child, and hoping that his mother and grandmother will change their mind in the future...if they see the benefits of providing him with a few more opportunities than in his current household (and as cynical as this sounds, that his son would eventually be able to provide much more if he were afforded an education) .

But with the current state of affairs, we can not take him to the interview as the grandmother and mother feel we are trying to "steal" him.

2 questions.

1) what should i fill out on the ds 230?

2) does his son need to accompany him to the interview?

3) is there a website that supplies this information?

Thank you for your help. wacko.gif

Why are you using DS-230 for a K-1? DS-230 are for CR/IR (I-130) route. You should be using DS-156, DS-156K and DS-157.

I'm assuming they aren't married i.e fiancee...but yeah, irrelevant forms...


CR-1/IR-1 Journey for Self

12th April 08 - Married in Australia

21st April 08 - Mailed off I-130 but with incorrect title on cheques

30th April 08 - USCIS returned petitions requesting correct title on cheques

2nd May 08 - Mailed out I-130s again! Finally on our way!!!

9th May 08 - NOA-1

7th Nov 08 - Tranferred to CSC

4th Dec 08 - Approved!!!

22nd Dec 08 - NVC # assigned

23rd June 09 - Case Complete at NVC (We slowed down the process on purpose to time interview accordingly)

18th August 09 - Medical

25th August 09 - Interview Date - Approved!!!

19th February 10 - POE L.A (No dramas, just SLOW)

2nd March 10 - Welcome to America Letter

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Hello there! I'm located in Bangkok, Thailand...and just completing the steps for the DS 230.

Problem is my fiancee has a 5 year old son who is currently being raised by his grandmother. We are not planning to take him to America now, as well...financially we aren't prepared yet and two-- the son is in official custody of his mother (my fiancee's ex wife).

We are hoping to take him in a couple of years. In the DS 230 do I fill out his son's name for "person who will accompany us later." I would definitely do it, but I'm not sure if his son needs to accompany us to the interview (although I took note that another Sawasdee visa journey member's fiancee didn't have to take their child to the interview). The reason this is a problem is although his exwife is not actually raising the child, nor supporting the child financially-- she also does not want him to go to America.

We are currently financially supporting the child, and hoping that his mother and grandmother will change their mind in the future...if they see the benefits of providing him with a few more opportunities than in his current household (and as cynical as this sounds, that his son would eventually be able to provide much more if he were afforded an education) .

But with the current state of affairs, we can not take him to the interview as the grandmother and mother feel we are trying to "steal" him.

2 questions.

1) what should i fill out on the ds 230?

2) does his son need to accompany him to the interview?

3) is there a website that supplies this information?

Thank you for your help. wacko.gif

1. From what I've read, even if you had a visa approved for the child, the child would have to follow later to the United States within a 12 months period - well within 12 months of your visa being approved.

2. Yes, all children must attend the consulate interview, I'm assuming you're applying for a K1.

3. In terms of the child gaining a passport, you will have to have the other parent sign a declaration OR fight it in court.

4. In terms of children, you will need the approval of the legal parent in writing for the consulate interview to say they agree to the child moving to another country.

Ultimately you will either need the legal parent to agree or have it out in court. You could still apply now for a visa for the child in case this issue is resolved in time.

1. Children do not have to follow later and you are not now able to arrange for this child to follow later. If you eventually are able to gain permission for the child's immigration, you'll file an I-130 petition for him and go through the immigrant visa process.

2. Because of the answer in number 1, no the child does not need to attend an interview because he's not applying for a visa.

3. Yes, this one. :yes:

Eventually the child would need their own passport and a document from the custodial parent giving permission to immigrate.


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Filed: Country: Thailand
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Thank you all for the information. It's a bit conflicting as it appears there is different requirements for different countries.

To clarify to those who stated that the DS 230 is irrelevant. It is not irrelevant in Thailand it is specifically requested as the first item to complete from the consular section in Thailand... to quote, "our office cannot process your case until this form is received."

After that is completed, we will also have to fill out the DS-156.... so lucky us.... a double whammy. but no matter-- as it's all slowly getting done-- no matter how confusedly! :blink:

Again, thanks to all the help.... (oh and thanks for moving my topic to the appropriate area)! :thumbs:

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