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Hello. I was doing some research about visas to the US and came across this site. It seems like it will be very helpful. I'm a single American man living in the mid-west and hoping to marry my Thai sweetheart of 6 years.

The tourist visa process wasn't so bad, but I have a feeling a K1 visa will be more difficult.

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Hello. I was doing some research about visas to the US and came across this site. It seems like it will be very helpful. I'm a single American man living in the mid-west and hoping to marry my Thai sweetheart of 6 years.

The tourist visa process wasn't so bad, but I have a feeling a K1 visa will be more difficult.

Welcome to VJ. Yes there is definitely more to the K-1 than the tourist visa. Click on Guides at the top. That's a good place to start.


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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If she got tourist visa it shouldn't be a problem. The only difficult part is the mounds of stupid paperwork you have to send them. Read the guides and file through USCIS. After that there's a good regional thread on the board that can help with any thai specific questions.


AOS Mailed 5-02-2010

NOA1 5-12-2010

Forward CSC 6-06-2010

Biometrics 6-16-2010

AOS Touch 7-10-2010

EAD Approve 7-21-2010

EAD Arrival 7-30-2010

Greencard Approve 9-08-2010

Greencard Arrives 9-15-2010

No Interview

ROC Mailed 6-12-2012

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Thanks guys. Yes all the paperwork sounds like a headache, but I'm an organized guy.

I'm still just in the research phase. I would like to be prepared and know what to expect.

There haven't been any marriage decisions made yet (still praying she says yes).

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Welcome to VJ. I hope that you have a great journey.


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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Welcome to VJ. I hope that you have a great journey.

Thanks a lot. The more I read on this site, the more comfortable I feel. I'm so greatful I found this website in the early pre-planning stage!!!

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Welcome to VJ and good luck with the rest of the process. :)

Welcome to VJ and good luck with the rest of the process. :)


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I'm a single American man living in the mid-west and hoping to marry my Thai sweetheart of 6 years.

If you've been together for six years, there is no doubt she will say "yes." I don't think any lady the world over would commit to six years if she wasn't willing to go all the way.

If you are methodical and organized, and you research the process, you are likely to go through pretty smoothly. Just be prepared for a wait of months, sometimes up to a year before she will arrive.

All the best on your visa journey.

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welcome to this site! it's of great help!


"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. " ~ Louis Pasteur.

Met Online - 01/2010
Met in Person - 12/21/2010

Engaged - 12/31/2010

File - 07/26/2011

NOA1 - 08/02/2011

NOA2 - 12/22/2011 (e-mail notice)
Visa Approved - 03/13/2012

Married - 03/31/2012 <3

*Started the AOS process a bit late cuse I'm a slacker and suck

But, we've had no issues. It's coming along. Interview should

be shortly coming. Married life is great*

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With a guy like you, how could she say 'no?'

Well she did :( We will still keep in touch, but it's over.

Great website. It was really interesting to see how the visa process works. I learned a lot.

Bye bye, maybe another time

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