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Hello all,

We are in the process of bringing my stepson (wife's son) to the US from Thailand. We have filed the I-130 since over a year has past and his follow on eligibility expired. Soon we will begin NVC processing and we know a letter from the biological father granting permission for permanent immigration will be required. I am looking for an example of this letter and even better if anyone has a letter in Thai. I believe we will have to have this letter registered at the Amphur as well.

Thanks all


CR-2 bringing stepson

8/31 I-130 approved NOA2

9/23 Rec'd by NVC

10/1 Case # and IIN from NVC by phone

10/1 DS-261 complete

10/2 AOS bill paid (status in progress)

10/6 AOS shows paid

10/7 AOS & IV packet mailed

10/8 NVC welcome letter

10/9 Packets received at NVC (tracking)

10/9 Reviewed DS-261 on phone

10/13 Rec'vd IV bill email

10/13 Paid IV bill (status in progress)

10/14 Rec'd email scan date 10/9

10/19 IV Fee shows paid

10/19 DS-260 completed

11/12 Case Complete

11/18 Rec'd CC email

12/2 Interview scheduled January 4

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Hello all,

We are in the process of bringing my stepson (wife's son) to the US from Thailand. We have filed the I-130 since over a year has past and his follow on eligibility expired. Soon we will begin NVC processing and we know a letter from the biological father granting permission for permanent immigration will be required. I am looking for an example of this letter and even better if anyone has a letter in Thai. I believe we will have to have this letter registered at the Amphur as well.

Thanks all

What is the childs age?

The embassy has given a format for such letters in the past. Its a statement indicating the bio father allows the child to immigrate just as you imagine it might look. If they feel its needed they may even ask the bio father to come in. Its sometimes, most times, difficult getting the father to sign.

The other accepted method is a Thai court order.

I don't think the Amphur has anything to do with these things.

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The boy is 14, and the father has consented and is willing to sign anything we ask. Should I email the embassy requesting the letter format? I remember seeing it in the past on the website but cannot find it now. Thanks Ning.


CR-2 bringing stepson

8/31 I-130 approved NOA2

9/23 Rec'd by NVC

10/1 Case # and IIN from NVC by phone

10/1 DS-261 complete

10/2 AOS bill paid (status in progress)

10/6 AOS shows paid

10/7 AOS & IV packet mailed

10/8 NVC welcome letter

10/9 Packets received at NVC (tracking)

10/9 Reviewed DS-261 on phone

10/13 Rec'vd IV bill email

10/13 Paid IV bill (status in progress)

10/14 Rec'd email scan date 10/9

10/19 IV Fee shows paid

10/19 DS-260 completed

11/12 Case Complete

11/18 Rec'd CC email

12/2 Interview scheduled January 4

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The boy is 14, and the father has consented and is willing to sign anything we ask. Should I email the embassy requesting the letter format? I remember seeing it in the past on the website but cannot find it now. Thanks Ning.

I am so happy to find the father will sign. You both did a good job in getting everything in order especially this because I have helped in cases where its was very painful & expensive.

I just looked for my copy but cant find it. The member ' Karee ' may have some info. Karee? He's a little bit like Waldo at times; recently seen in a BKK joint.

I would ask the embassy to make sure. She can call directly to the I V section by buying a pin number at the local post office that allows her X amount of calls or use email to request a sample.

The letters I saw were very simple statements indicating approval for the child to immigrate outside Thailand. In your case I would include the wording USA somewhere in it. There are members with recent experience that I hope will help here.

This is a great chance for a boy to have a great life & have a relationship with his family in Thailand too. That will really help the boy do well. I can tell you from experience the schools here in the USA do a fantastic job with these kids.

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Thank you very much Ning, I will let you know.


CR-2 bringing stepson

8/31 I-130 approved NOA2

9/23 Rec'd by NVC

10/1 Case # and IIN from NVC by phone

10/1 DS-261 complete

10/2 AOS bill paid (status in progress)

10/6 AOS shows paid

10/7 AOS & IV packet mailed

10/8 NVC welcome letter

10/9 Packets received at NVC (tracking)

10/9 Reviewed DS-261 on phone

10/13 Rec'vd IV bill email

10/13 Paid IV bill (status in progress)

10/14 Rec'd email scan date 10/9

10/19 IV Fee shows paid

10/19 DS-260 completed

11/12 Case Complete

11/18 Rec'd CC email

12/2 Interview scheduled January 4

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Ning, I was able to find this on the embassy website.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/thailand/591452/iv/parental_consent.pdf


CR-2 bringing stepson

8/31 I-130 approved NOA2

9/23 Rec'd by NVC

10/1 Case # and IIN from NVC by phone

10/1 DS-261 complete

10/2 AOS bill paid (status in progress)

10/6 AOS shows paid

10/7 AOS & IV packet mailed

10/8 NVC welcome letter

10/9 Packets received at NVC (tracking)

10/9 Reviewed DS-261 on phone

10/13 Rec'vd IV bill email

10/13 Paid IV bill (status in progress)

10/14 Rec'd email scan date 10/9

10/19 IV Fee shows paid

10/19 DS-260 completed

11/12 Case Complete

11/18 Rec'd CC email

12/2 Interview scheduled January 4

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Ning, I was able to find this on the embassy website.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/thailand/591452/iv/parental_consent.pdf

Very good. I see now how this has changed some & where the Amphur may become involved. That may be where she can ask the bio father to appear to sign.

I hope this helps others too.

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I had to do the same for my step daughter. Yes, you have the right format and wording I used for ours. We had it drafted and signed at my step daughter's ampur. They stamped it as well after the father signed it. Then, we translated it into Thai for the US embassy.


K-1 TIMELINE11/03/2010 Mailed I-129F Petition to USCIS VSC
11/15/2010 Received NOA1 in the mail
02/04/2011 Requested expediting of case for military deployment
02/11/2011 Expediting request approved
02/22/2011 Received expediting request approval letter in the mail
02/28/2011 NOA2 Document Received in the mail
02/28/2011 NVC received and case # assigned
03/01/2011 Case sent to Embassy
03/04/2011 Case received at the Embassy
03/09/2011 Embassy sent Packet 3 via mail (we did not wait for it, downloaded forms online)
03/15/2011 Sent Packet 3 to the Embassy
03/18/2011 Embassy received Packet 3 in the mail
03/28/2011 Received Packet 4 from Embassy
04/20/2011 Embassy Interview Date (APPROVED)
04/27/2011 POE JFK, NY
AOS/AE/AP TIMELINE
06/24/2011 Mailed the AOS/EA/AP
07/05/2011 Received NOA1's for the AP/AE/AOS dated 06/27/2011
07/08/2011 Received NOA for biometrics appointment
07/25/2011 Biometrics appointment
08/24/2011 Received AP/AE card in the mail
09/08/2011 AOS interview APPROVED
09/09/2011 Card in production
09/19/2011 Green card on hand!

I-130 TIMELINE - STEPDAUGHTER I-751 TIMELINE-WIFE

04/07/2013 Mailed I-130 petition 06/10/2013 Mailed I-751 petition

04/14/2013 Received NOA1 inthe mail 06/19/2013 Received NOA1 in mail

05/04/2013 Requested expediting due to military deployment %

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