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K-1 Visas From Thailand: Embassy Interview?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing K-1 Visas specifically, the issue and this is an issue that is on many folks' minds with regard to dealing with a K-1, which is the Embassy interview. How's that going to go? What is going to happen? People worry greatly. I have been accused, especially here in the last few years, of being a bit just kind of nonchalant about US Immigration. I know it kind of, it doesn't exactly miff or anger or anything, but it sort of perturbs certain clients because I get it, your case, you are really, really worried about it. I deal with a ton of these. It is kind of like the way different kinds of lawyers they just, people that fix DUIs back in the United States and they just do dozens and dozens of them every month. Yeah one person's case is very important to them and I get it, your case should be important to you. If I seem nonchalant it's just because I do so many of them, that's the only point I am trying to make. The reason for my nonchalance is I have witnessed over the years where people get wound up going into these interviews, it's worse for them honestly. I want my clients relaxed; I want them chill, "chill, chill" as we say here in Thailand; I want them chilled out; I want them comfortable; I want them to be able to explain themselves truthfully, concisely, and precisely and get in and out of that interview and get on with their day because getting wound up about it, is the worst thing that can happen. 

That said, we do assist many clients with Consular Processing here at the US Embassy in Bangkok including K-1 Visa applicants and we are, I would say pretty experienced in dealing with that, but yeah it is kind of a daunting process for those who have never gone through it before. So again don't get miffed with us if we seem a little bit like "okay, yeah". We are used to dealing with it; we are dealing with probably another half dozen cases at the same time we are dealing with yours. It doesn't mean your case is going to get any less attention; it doesn't mean your case is going to get any less than the best possible work I can give in preparing one's fiancée for that interview.

That said, again, not a good idea to get wound up, to get overly, I should say overwrought about going into such an interview because at the end of the day, it is just one more formality associated with the overall process and if you are utilizing us to assist, we have got your back; we can deal with things. Again, as noted in other videos, if something called the 221g is issued which is a request for further documentation, strictly speaking it is a refusal pending further documentation, but long story short we are right here. We assist our clients even in the aftermath of the interview. So again those who are concerned about the interview, especially for a Thai fiancée, it's not something to worry about when you have people around that actually know how the process works.