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im new here and was told this was the best place to discuss these type of situations

well then this is my current situation

i have met this thai woman from thailand and i live in the usa texas

and we have talked,planned,and decided that we wanted to spend eternity with one another.

so these are my options i don't know if its gonna be successful but i did a lot of research and so far this is what i'm going for.

plan a.

working on getting her into a university here in texas so she can study her major for around 2 yr. shes interested in

business management.in the mean time when i find the right university then she will apply and once accepted

then comes phase 2 getting student visa afterwards she will fill paperwork and apply once visa obtained and approved

then she will come study in texas while in texas we will marry and work on the paper work needed for residence.

----------if that doesn't work out denied/not processed by deadline.

then comes plan b. really simple...

plan b.

she comes to usa we marry paper work she goes back to thailand does her paperwork in embassy

and get citizenship

i might of not gathered much information but this is what i got planned so far

what process must she go to to visit usa is it easy to come here?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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im new here and was told this was the best place to discuss these type of situations

well then this is my current situation

i have met this thai woman from thailand and i live in the usa texas

and we have talked,planned,and decided that we wanted to spend eternity with one another.

so these are my options i don't know if its gonna be successful but i did a lot of research and so far this is what i'm going for.

plan a.

working on getting her into a university here in texas so she can study her major for around 2 yr. shes interested in

business management.in the mean time when i find the right university then she will apply and once accepted

then comes phase 2 getting student visa afterwards she will fill paperwork and apply once visa obtained and approved

then she will come study in texas while in texas we will marry and work on the paper work needed for residence.

----------if that doesn't work out denied/not processed by deadline.

then comes plan b. really simple...

plan b.

she comes to usa we marry paper work she goes back to thailand does her paperwork in embassy

and get citizenship

i might of not gathered much information but this is what i got planned so far

what process must she go to to visit usa is it easy to come here?

Plan A sounds potentially dangerous, especially since a J1 visa is a non-immigrant visa, and since you are clearly planning on using it as an immigrant visa. Don't do that.

Plan B in theory sounds good, but it is unlikely that she will get a tourist visa to the U.S. It is pretty difficult for Thai people to get one, especially if you are a single female. In all likelihood, she will not get a tourist visa, so you might not want to waste your time going that route unless she is incredibly wealthy or has some unbelievable amount of proof that would guarantee 100% beyond any doubt that she will return to Thailand.

Go the K1 route, or get married and file for CR1.

See the Sawasdee 3 thread for more help.

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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im new here and was told this was the best place to discuss these type of situations

well then this is my current situation

i have met this thai woman from thailand and i live in the usa texas

and we have talked,planned,and decided that we wanted to spend eternity with one another.

so these are my options i don't know if its gonna be successful but i did a lot of research and so far this is what i'm going for.

plan a.

working on getting her into a university here in texas so she can study her major for around 2 yr. shes interested in

business management.in the mean time when i find the right university then she will apply and once accepted

then comes phase 2 getting student visa afterwards she will fill paperwork and apply once visa obtained and approved

then she will come study in texas while in texas we will marry and work on the paper work needed for residence.

----------if that doesn't work out denied/not processed by deadline.

then comes plan b. really simple...

plan b.

she comes to usa we marry paper work she goes back to thailand does her paperwork in embassy

and get citizenship

i might of not gathered much information but this is what i got planned so far

what process must she go to to visit usa is it easy to come here?

Plan A sounds potentially dangerous, especially since a J1 visa is a non-immigrant visa, and since you are clearly planning on using it as an immigrant visa. Don't do that.

Plan B in theory sounds good, but it is unlikely that she will get a tourist visa to the U.S. It is pretty difficult for Thai people to get one, especially if you are a single female. In all likelihood, she will not get a tourist visa, so you might not want to waste your time going that route unless she is incredibly wealthy or has some unbelievable amount of proof that would guarantee 100% beyond any doubt that she will return to Thailand.

Go the K1 route, or get married and file for CR1.

See the Sawasdee 3 thread for more help.

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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Filed: Country: Thailand
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J1 visa ? whats that? oh i see so is there any hope in plan a at all is there any chance of it working?

what so she has no chance of getting tourist visa why? shes already talking to advisor in her country

and aiming for student visa path aka plan a

why does she have to be wealthy?

she is going back to thailand 100% were only marrying here in texas

to make the k1 path much easier do u get where im trying to aim for?

after marriage visit,photo picture taking,ect

what can she do to visit here in texas shes planning and i for her to come here

in 2010 january is that possible is there anything i can do?

get married and file for CR1????

can u explain the path for that what can i do it seems i lost all hope just now??!!!

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J1 visa ? whats that? oh i see so is there any hope in plan a at all is there any chance of it working?

what so she has no chance of getting tourist visa why? shes already talking to advisor in her country

and aiming for student visa path aka plan a

why does she have to be wealthy?

she is going back to thailand 100% were only marrying here in texas

to make the k1 path much easier do u get where im trying to aim for?

after marriage visit,photo picture taking,ect

what can she do to visit here in texas shes planning and i for her to come here

in 2010 january is that possible is there anything i can do?

get married and file for CR1????

can u explain the path for that what can i do it seems i lost all hope just now??!!!

I meant F1, sorry. typo (lots of those lately for me!). F1 is a student visa.

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: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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J1 visa ? whats that? oh i see so is there any hope in plan a at all is there any chance of it working?

what so she has no chance of getting tourist visa why? shes already talking to advisor in her country

and aiming for student visa path aka plan a

why does she have to be wealthy?

she is going back to thailand 100% were only marrying here in texas

to make the k1 path much easier do u get where im trying to aim for?

after marriage visit,photo picture taking,ect

what can she do to visit here in texas shes planning and i for her to come here

in 2010 january is that possible is there anything i can do?

get married and file for CR1????

can u explain the path for that what can i do it seems i lost all hope just now??!!!

Your plan mentioned in plan A is considered visa fraud as far as I can tell, which makes it illegal so I wouldn't recommend doing that.

The reality is that a young single female from Thailand will likely not get a tourist visa. That's just the way it is. When my wife attempted to get one a while back, they didn't even look at her evidence. They glanced at her form and basically told her to forget about it. I can't recall ever hearing about a young single female obtaining a tourist visa from Thailand. Assuring the officer at the embassy that she is only coming to the U.S. to get married followed by a prompt return to Thailand is laughable. Not in this lifetime. I suspect her already unlikely chances of getting a tourist visa are dashed even further by there being even a whiff of a relationship w/ a USC in the picture.

Read the guides on this site, familiarize yourself with the process, and then begin to form a (legal) plan.

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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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I met this guy here in Dallas and his Thai girlfriend. She came here on a tourist visa. He sent all kinds of info to the Embassy in Bangkok, and they gave her the visa. I'm still scratching my head on that one.

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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I met this guy here in Dallas and his Thai girlfriend. She came here on a tourist visa. He sent all kinds of info to the Embassy in Bangkok, and they gave her the visa. I'm still scratching my head on that one.

I'd be curious to know how the specifics of how they pulled that one off.

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: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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my god im curious on that one too who!!? i must speak with that man and girl

lol

I suspect it involved a bottle of sang som and the interviewer's morning coffee.

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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Since marriage is a very serious affair, and you, as a sponsor, would be financially on the hook for 10 years to support your potential to-be-student wife, I would start out with a 1-month visit to Thailand to really get to know here before doing anything else. If you afterward decide you really want to spend yhe rest of your life with her, you can move to step 2.

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

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my god im curious on that one too who!!? i must speak with that man and girl

lol

I suspect it involved a bottle of sang som and the interviewer's morning coffee.

I miss Saeng Som. My wife doesn't.

:whistle:

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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im new here and was told this was the best place to discuss these type of situations

well then this is my current situation

i have met this thai woman from thailand and i live in the usa texas

and we have talked,planned,and decided that we wanted to spend eternity with one another.

so these are my options i don't know if its gonna be successful but i did a lot of research and so far this is what i'm going for.

plan a.

working on getting her into a university here in texas so she can study her major for around 2 yr. shes interested in

business management.in the mean time when i find the right university then she will apply and once accepted

then comes phase 2 getting student visa afterwards she will fill paperwork and apply once visa obtained and approved

then she will come study in texas while in texas we will marry and work on the paper work needed for residence.

----------if that doesn't work out denied/not processed by deadline.

then comes plan b. really simple...

plan b.

she comes to usa we marry paper work she goes back to thailand does her paperwork in embassy

and get citizenship

i might of not gathered much information but this is what i got planned so far

what process must she go to to visit usa is it easy to come here?

OK,. I have to ask.... have you actually met her face-2-face yet? (and no, I don't just mean on webcam)

Dave

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The other issue with a student ivsa is that studying here is expensive! She'd need a lot of money to be able to afford it. For both the fiancee visa (to get married in the USA) or spousal CR-1 visa (after marriage abroad), you two would need to have met in person, have you done that?

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Kenya
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Plan A can be construed to be visa fraud since you already have the intention to marry.

Plan B is best and that is the K-1 visa route.

I'd investigate that. Read the Guides at the top of this page.

Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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