US Visas for Thai Children

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WHAT KIND OF VISAS CAN BE USED TO BRING MY THAI FIANCEE OR SPOUSE’S CHILDREN TO THE USA?

The child or children of a Thai fiancée or spouse enters the United States on a derivative visa. This means that a Thai fiancée who enters the US on a K-1 Fiancée visa will be able to bring her child on a K-2 visa, a derivative visa of the K-1. For a Thai spouse who enters the United States on a K-3 visa a K-4 visa will be used to bring in the Thai child. For an IR-1/CR-1 visa, the Thai children will enter the United States on derivative visas (IR-2/CR-2) of their Thai mother.

DO I NEED TO HAVE SEPARATE IMMIGRATION PETITIONS FILED ON BEHALF THE CHILDREN OF MY THAI FIANCÉE OR SPOUSE?

Children of a Thai fiancée or spouse do not need to have a separate K-1/K-3 petition filed on their behalf. However, the US Citizen Spouse should make sure to name all of the Thai fiancée or spouse’s children on the K-1/K-3 petition. A failure to name all of the Thai fiancée/spouse’s children on the petition could result in difficult immigration experience for the Thai children. A separate I-130 immigrant visa petition must be filed for each of the Thai fiancée/spouse’s children before they will be eligible to obtain permanent residence. To adjust their status in the United States, the Thai children must do so at their local USCIS office or they should file the I-485 form to register their permanent residence. In order to get permanent residence derivative of their Thai parent, the child must be under twenty one years of age and not married. Basically, for the K visas no separate petition is necessary for the Thai fiancée/spouse’s children. For the IR-1/CR-1 Visas the Thai children will need separate petitions filed on their behalf.

WHAT IF I DON’T NAME THE CHILDREN OF MY THAI LOVED ONE ON THE K-1/K-3 VISA PETITION?

A child of a Thai fiancée or wife who was not named on the K1/K3 petition is still entitled to a K2/K3 travel Visa provided the Thai child can show that they are in fact the unmarried child of the Thai K1/K3 visa holder. The US Embassy in Bangkok asks for a letter from the US Citizen fiancé/spouse acknowledging that the Thai fiancée/spouse has children.

ARE ALL OF MY THAI FIANCEÉE/SPOUSE’S CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR A CHILD VISA

All children under the age of 21 and unmarried are eligible for derivative visas of your Thai fiancée or spouse. If the Thai children are over the age of 21 or married they will not be eligible for a child visa. Thai children over the age of 21 may still be considered children for immigration purposes so long as the petition in question was filed prior to the Thai child’s 21st birthday.

HOW DOES THE K-2/K-4 THAI CHILD ADJUST THEIR STATUS IN THE US?

The US Citizen must file an I-130 petition on behalf of the Thai child in order for the Thai child to be able to adjust his/her status to permanent residence. If the U.S. Citizen doesn’t file the I-130 petition then the Thai spouse may do so as soon as she is a lawful permanent resident of the USA, but the Thai child would have to wait for a visa number, which could take a great deal of time. Please note, the Thai parent will no longer be in K-1/K-3 status, after adjusting to legal permanent residence, hence, the Thai child will not be in lawful K-2/K-4 status, since this is a derivative classification and only exists so long as the Thai fiancée/spouse holds her K-1/K-3 Visa. If the Thai child stays in the United States, without adjusting status to permanent residence, after the Thai fiancée/spouse has adjusted status to permanent residence, then the Thai child will be deemed out of status and thus in the country unlawfully which can cause many problems, not least of which is the fact that it could cause the Thai child to get deported or barred from entering the USA for a certain period of time. For the above reasons it is best if the US Citizens files an I-130 to adjust the Thai child’s status as soon as possible.

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