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Hi,

I would like to bring my mother in law to the US to visit my wife. My mother in law is Colombian.

Which type of Visa should I apply for?

How long will it take? Can I expedite it?

How much does it cost?

What will she need on her side besides a Colombian passport?

Is there anything else I should be aware of?

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hi

you cannot bring anyone on a tourist visa, she must apply on her own, and at the interview show strong ties to her country

she must prove to the immigration officer that she will return to her country, that she doesn't have intent to stay

there's nothing you can do.

she can go to the embassy website, the instructions for tourist visa and the form that she must fill out and pay are there, she will have to take all the evidence to the interview of strong ties

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Thank you for the reply.

Is a tourist visa the only way to go? Can I fill out the forms with her input?

What sort of visa category are you hoping for? Someone who just wants to visit is a tourist so that's the visa she needs.

As for the online form, you can fill it out on her behalf if she isn't too good with computers. I believe there's a bit at the end to mark that it was filled in by a third party.

Other than that, there is absolutely nothing you can do to help the process.


August 2000: We start e-mailing. I'm in Bosnia, she's in Florida

October 29th 2000: She sends me e-mail asking if I would marry her

October 29th 2000(5 seconds later): I say yes

November 2000: She sends me tickets to Orlando for when I get back

December 6th 2000: Return from Bos

December 11th 2000: Fly to Orlando, she meets me at airport

December 22nd 2000: I fly back to UK

January 3rd 2001: She flies to UK (Good times)

Mid February 2001: Pregnancy test Positive

Mid February 2001: She flies back to US

March 2001: Miscarriage, I fly to US on first flight I can get

May 2001: I leave US before my 90 days are up

June 2001: I fly back to US, stopped at airport for questioning as I had only just left

September 2001: Pregnancy test Positive again

September 2001: She falls sick, I make decision to stay to look after her as I am afraid I may have problems getting back in.

April 16th 2002: Our son is born, we start getting stuff together for his passport

March 6th 2003: We leave US for UK as family

Early April 2003: Family troubles make her return to US, I ask Embassy in London about possibilities of returning to US

April 16th 2003: London Embassy informs me that I will be banned from the Visa Waiver Program for 10 years, my little boys first birthday

June 13th 2006: I-129f sent

August 11th 2006: NOA1 Recieved

After our relationship breaks down she admits to me that she had never bothered to start the application process

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Hi,

I would like to bring my mother in law to the US to visit my wife. My mother in law is Colombian.

Which type of Visa should I apply for?

How long will it take? Can I expedite it?

How much does it cost?

What will she need on her side besides a Colombian passport?

Is there anything else I should be aware of?

http://bogota.usembassy.gov/nonimmigrant_visas.html


PD: Sept 12, 2007


Case Completed: Apr 06, 2011


​I/L Received: .......

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Thank you, I will do that then and advise her to go to the consolate in Baranquilla

Do not direct her to Baranquilla. That is not even a consulate, it's a Consular Agency which exists to provide services to American citizens in the area. It does not have anything to do with visas at all. She will have to go to the US Embassy in Bogota for the visa interview.

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Thank you for this link.

Is ther ea link that explains the costs? I found something that appears to say it is $160 for the applicaiton (I think) and I'm wondering if there is a link that lists other costs or options like expediting the Visa?

this is the only payment for b1/b2 visa application.

faster visa can only be given if you have extremely circumstances ... but usually after the interview , if not refused , they return the passport with a visa in a week


PD: Sept 12, 2007


Case Completed: Apr 06, 2011


​I/L Received: .......

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