Virasin and Partners – An American Immigration Law Firm in Southeast Asia

Licensed U.S. Attorneys with over 20 years of experience in U.S. Immigration law 

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Licensed U.S. Attorneys

Honest and Client-Centered

Virasin and Partners is an international law firm with offices in Bangkok, Chiangmai, and Houston, Texas. We have licensed U.S. attorneys who provide advisory and legal assistance in a wide variety of U.S. Immigration Matters. Everyone in our staff is fluent in English. Our pragmatic, friendly, and honest attorneys and representatives attempt to locate creative solutions for our clients. We focus on what is in the best interest of our clients and do not pressure our clients with unnecessary legal procedures. Our goal is to develop a long term relationship with our clients. Attorney and staff work as a team to ensure that clients are kept up to date on their case and that questions will be answered within a reasonable time frame.

Our Latest News

What is a child for immigration purposes?

The definition of a child is extremely complicated under U.S. immigration rules. There are children born inside of a marriage, born outside of a marriage, stepchildren, adopted children, and orphans. All these types of relationships have different rules which will determine whether they are conferred an immigration benefit. This benefit is not only as aContinue reading

Who is a spouse?

Who is a spouse? The question of who is considered a spouse is important for U.S. immigration and non-immigrant purposes. The determination of whether a person is a spouse affects intending immigrants in multiple employment based, family-based immigration, and derivative non-immigrant employment categories. There are three main considerations of whether there is a marriage. First,Continue reading

L-1: One Year Employment Requirement

L-1: One Year Employment Requirement However, there are restrictions on who would be considered an employee of the foreign company. The regulations state that the employee must have worked for a year abroad with the same employer or a subsidiary or affiliate of the U.S. Company. The meaning of one year is overly complex. OverseasContinue reading

Inter-country Adoption Petitions for Adopted Children

Inter-country Adoption Petitions for Adopted Children The United States has recently made changes to the immigration processing requirements for adopted children. Beginning on July 14, 2014, all adoption service providers in non-Hague Adoption Convention cases must follow the same accreditation or approval process as required by adoption service providers in Hague Adoption Convention countries. TheContinue reading

2020-06-01 Daily News

If DACA is ended, more than 60,000 healthcare workers could be deported. USCIS has resumed premium processing for certain petitions. On May 29, USCIS announced that it had resumed premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. Premium processing for other forms is being resumedContinue reading

2020-05-27 Daily News

DHS has exempted some foreign athletes from travel restrictions A second person in ICE custody has died of COVID-19. On Sunday, a 34-year-old man named Santiago Baten-Oxlag, who was in ICE custody, died from COVID-19 complications. Before being admitted to a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, he was detained at the Stewart Detention Center, a privately-runContinue reading

2020-05-28 Daily News

USCIS will resume services on June 4 USCIS will resume services on June 4. After long closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, some USCIS offices are preparing to reopen to the public on June 4. After reopening, those offices will limit the number of appointments to ensure social distancing is practiced. For asylum offices, cancelledContinue reading

After A Foreign National Receives a Visa

After a foreign national receives a visa, what happens when they first try to enter the United States? All foreign nationals must present themselves to an immigration officer when they attempt to enter the United States. Certain non-immigrants visa holders such as tourist visa holders will receive more scrutiny than non-immigrant visa with a dualContinue reading

2020-05-26 Daily News

900 migrant children have been turned back from the U.S. More than 900 migrant children have been turned back from the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, unaccompanied minors have been expelled from the U.S. without the existing process. This unprecedented move has meant that in March and April, 915 were expelled back acrossContinue reading

Meet Our Attorneys

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Robert Virasin

Managing Director/ Licensed U.S. Attorney

Vijay Kale

Vijay Kale

Of Counsel/ Licensed U.S. Attorney