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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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My Thai wife and I reside in Thailand and have been legally married for years. I am now in the process of sponsoring her in in her application to obtain an Immigrant Visa to the U.S.

We first dealt with the I-130 at the Bangkok office of U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security.

Upon approval we received instructions from the Visa section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok to download 'Packet 3,' complete the required forms, obtain all necessary documents, have all English translations certified by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and mail the checklist, etc. to have the Embassy arrange an interview.

My questions are fairly basic. Although the instructions say to submit photographs for my wife (the applicant), should I also submit photographs of myself and our son who is both a Thai citizen and an American citizen?

If anyone has experience with the process in Bangkok I would be curious to know approximately how long after they receive our response (checklist, photos, I-864, DS-230 part 1, etc.) will the interview be scheduled for?

By the way, this is my first post. I have been reading on this site for some time and would like to say that I enjoy it and find it highly informative. I am sure I will have other questions and will post as they arise.

Thank you to any of those who take the time to reply.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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My Thai wife and I reside in Thailand and have been legally married for years. I am now in the process of sponsoring her in in her application to obtain an Immigrant Visa to the U.S.

We first dealt with the I-130 at the Bangkok office of U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security.

Upon approval we received instructions from the Visa section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok to download 'Packet 3,' complete the required forms, obtain all necessary documents, have all English translations certified by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and mail the checklist, etc. to have the Embassy arrange an interview.

My questions are fairly basic. Although the instructions say to submit photographs for my wife (the applicant), should I also submit photographs of myself and our son who is both a Thai citizen and an American citizen?

If anyone has experience with the process in Bangkok I would be curious to know approximately how long after they receive our response (checklist, photos, I-864, DS-230 part 1, etc.) will the interview be scheduled for?

By the way, this is my first post. I have been reading on this site for some time and would like to say that I enjoy it and find it highly informative. I am sure I will have other questions and will post as they arise.

Thank you to any of those who take the time to reply.

It sounds like you went with direct consular filing (even though your profile says K3). That's good. VERY rough estimate without looking at any recent data: 1 or 2 months. Look at other similar timelines and you should be able to come up with a more precise number.

Edited by rsn

K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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My Thai wife and I reside in Thailand and have been legally married for years. I am now in the process of sponsoring her in in her application to obtain an Immigrant Visa to the U.S.

We first dealt with the I-130 at the Bangkok office of U.S. Immigration and Department of Homeland Security.

Upon approval we received instructions from the Visa section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok to download 'Packet 3,' complete the required forms, obtain all necessary documents, have all English translations certified by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and mail the checklist, etc. to have the Embassy arrange an interview.

My questions are fairly basic. Although the instructions say to submit photographs for my wife (the applicant), should I also submit photographs of myself and our son who is both a Thai citizen and an American citizen?

If anyone has experience with the process in Bangkok I would be curious to know approximately how long after they receive our response (checklist, photos, I-864, DS-230 part 1, etc.) will the interview be scheduled for?

By the way, this is my first post. I have been reading on this site for some time and would like to say that I enjoy it and find it highly informative. I am sure I will have other questions and will post as they arise.

Thank you to any of those who take the time to reply.

You will submit photos of anyone that a visa will be issued to.

There is no requirement to have the TMFA " certify" the translations although it can be done that way. You can do the translation yourself if you are competent to do so. The certification format should include the certifier's name, signature, address, and date of certification. A suggested format is:

Certification by Translator

I [typed name], certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and ________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled ______________________________.

Signature_________________________________

Date Typed Name

Address

You can look at the current interview schedual by finding it on the embassy web site. The most recent cases were schedualed 30 to 60 days after they get the P 3.

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