|US Immigration Lawyers for Cambodia
Our firm is comprised of US Immigration Attorneys and Thailand lawyers who specialize in US Immigration and Family Law. Based in Bangkok, Thailand we are available to travel to Phnom Penh to assist with visa cases at the US Embassy. Our Thai lawyers also include a Cambodian (Khmer) speakers who handles cases pertaining to Cambodian nationals.
Where do Cambodian nationals submit their US visa applications?
All applications for US visas, along with supporting documents, must be submitted to the US Embassy in Phnom Penh. Prior to 1 February 2008, immigrant visa processing was handled by the US Embassy in Bangkok. The US Embassy in Phnom Penh has resumed handling immigrant visa processing and the US Embassy has also resumed mailing appointment letters to Cambodian addresses.
What does the K-1 fiancee and/or K-3 marriage visa application process for a Cambodian national involve?
An initial petition must be filed by the US citizen petitioner with the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) with jurisdiction over his or her area of residence. The USCIS will forward the petition to the US Embassy in Phnom Penh and the applicant will receive be invited to submit additional documents and apply for an interview appointment date.
How long does the K-1 fiancee and K-3 marriage visa application process typically take for a Cambodian national?
The visa application process can take several months to complete. Marriage visas typically take a little longer than fiancee visas, due to the additional step of filing for an immigrant visa number. US citizen visa petitioners who are residing abroad may be able to submit their visa petition to an overseas USCIS processing center and benefit from a faster I-130 or I-129f processing time.
How may a non-immigrant US visa be applied for at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh?
Applicants for non-immigrant US visas must apply for an appointment on the Embassy's website. US non-immigrant visa applicants must report to the US Embassy on the assigned date with their completed application and appointment confirmation letter. Visas for approved applicants will be available to be picked up at the US Embassy on the following business day at 4 pm.
Want to know more? Check out our K-1 Fiancee Visa FAQ, K-3 Marriage Visa FAQ or Immediate Relative Visa FAQ.