The Consular Officers of US Embassy in Bangkok will usually check if the applicant is qualified to be issued the requested K1 visa. The following are primarily screened prior to the filing of the petition:
– If the petitioner is a U.S. Citizen.
– The intention to marry within 90 days from entry to the U.S.
– If both parties are free from any legal impediment to marry, and
– Have met each other at least once within the last 2 years prior to filing of the petition.
The meeting requirement may only be waived if there is a strict and long- established customs of either couple prevents them from personally meeting each other, or that such requirement would be too burdensome on the part of the petitioner.
Proof of correspondence with the Thai fiancée such as love letters and copy of emails, as well as pictures will help in proving there is a bona fide relationship. These may be brought along with other supporting documents.
Possible Interview Questions
Taking note of the above mentioned criteria will serve as a guide to possible questions that may be asked. The succeeding are few questions commonly asked by consular officers.
a. How did you meet your fiancé / fiancée?
b. Where do you live and what is your occupation?
c. Where did you get engaged?
d. How long are you engaged?
e. Where are you getting married?
f. What does your fiancée do for a living?
g. Where does your fiancée live?
Be honest and accurate with your response. The officials at the US Embassy in Bangkok are trained at determining the habits of people who are being deceptive. You should plan ahead and write down your responses prior to the interview. Practice talking in front of a mirror or role-play the K1 visa interview with a friend. This will help you feel more confident during your actual interview for the K1 visa Thailand.