4 years ago, i travelled to Thailand and met, dated and fell in love with a girl. i have been maintaining a long-distance relationship with my Thai girlfriend for over 4 years now and frankly its getting old (as in the distance, not the relationship). i'd like to find out if we can live together so i can find out if i'd like to marry her, but i can't do that when she lives half a world away.
some background: i'm not a US citizen, i'm currently here on F1 as a student but i have plans to convert to an E-2 visa as i'm starting a business here. my girlfriend is uneducated, and barely speaks much English although she's taking English classes now.
i don't know the difficulties or legalities of some of these but some of my ideas are perhaps i can bring her over under the pretext of being hired as my assistant? or is there any way she can come over for an extended vacation? as in 3 months long? this is in fact ideal because we can both get a glimpse of what it's like to live together.
also, i did already consider marrying her in order to bring her over as a spouse but i've decided that this would the very very extreme last resort which i'm absolutely trying to avoid.
please, anyone with relevant experience i would really appreciate some advice. this is in the US.
Last edited by just; 8th April 2012 at 02:21.
Where are you?
I can't help you much with your questions.
Lots of folks here who probably can though........
...lots depends upon where you currently live.
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it'll depend on what she has to come back to, most likely. a job, kids, etc. will help. they tend to reject people they think will a) work and b) overstay.
Imodium can't stop me.
I see...the USA..
good luck OP.
yeap i'm currently in Florida but may move to California upon graduation.
what about say USD 10,000 in her bank account? that's about the only thing i can help her with. she does not have property, she does not hold a job right now but she's attending some kind of English school.
If you do that, the money needs to be in the account for a while before applying. At least 6 months I think.
In Canada they have some programs where they temporary hire workers from overseas to do menial jobs. Try going that route if you can.
When ther's a will there's a way
fat chance in hell. ive known thais with rather lucrative businesses/jobs in thailand get rejected on a whim. add in the fact that you arent a US citizen yourself (and that you're likely her only base in the US) and id put your chances at about 2%. but that 2% goes to 0% when you factor in that shes not fluent in english and will very much come across as uneducated in the interview process.
go to thailand. aint no way shes coming to the US.
btw, you giving her $10k does nothing. they will know you gave it to her, that she has no income, job history, education, etc.
in the eyes of the US, her application would look no different than that of an imported sex slave.
Not gonna happen.
so i suppose the only way is to marry her then?