The US Tourist Visa has two categories: the B1 for business and the B2 US Visa for pleasure or any medical concerns. This type of visa allows people to travel to the United States for a temporary duration. Always speak to an immigration lawyer in Bangkok for advice on the process and cost of the visa. Do not use this visa for your Thai fiancee and apply for a proper US visa if you have registered your marriage in Thailand.
Qualifications in applying for a US Tourist Visa in Thailand:
You must show that the purpose of your trip is just for temporary visit to the US such as tourism, business or medical treatment. Strictly not for long term basis.
You must show that you are only planning to stay in the United States for a limited period of time. Being realistic on the number of days you will have for the visit is very important.
You must show proof of funds that would cover all your expenses while staying in the United States. Having an employment or a business in Thailand in words would not suffice unless being proved through paperwork and supporting documentations.
You must show that you have properties outside the US, as well as close ties with Thailand socially and economically such as work or dependants. These would be your personal assets in your country of residence.
Requirements in applying for a US business or tourist visa:
Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application Form (DS-160)
Passport valid for travel to the US with remaining validity of at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the US. If passport includes more than one person, each person applying for visa must submit an application
2 in x 2 in photo taken within the last six months
Receipt showing the payment of the non-immigrant visa application processing fee. If a visa has been issued, there might be some additional fees depending on your nationality
In addition, an interview appointment letter should be presented confirming that an appointment has been booked together with supporting documents.
Secondary documents are one of the many factors that the consular officer would be considering upon interview. Consular officers are evaluating each application individually, and are considering any professional, social and cultural factors during the process. Your intentions, family situation and long-term plans within your home country might be of consideration. It is not recommended to submit false documents. Fraud or any misrepresentation may result to permanent visa ineligibility.
You should also bring the following documents on your interview; make sure that you have the original documents and not copies. Do not Fax or email any supporting documents to the US Embassy or Consulate.
Current proof of income, property and business ownerships and tax payments; if self-employed
Travel itinerary; accommodation
Letter from employer stating your position in the company, salary, how long you have been employed, authorized vacation, etc.;
Always take proper advice with regards to a US Tourist Visa as this visa has a very high rejection rate. Apply for a proper visa if you plan on getting married as a US Tourist Visa will not be acceptable to the US immigration services.