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Good afternoon everyone,

I've been an American Citizen since a year ago, I've been trying to get my father to visit so he can see his grandson, but everytime we apply for tourist visa, he gets rejected, we also send an invitation letter with but its not working.

Is there an official form to fill so he can travel to USA for a month other than the tourist form. We don't want to do the immigration forms just yet.

Thank you in advance for your time and help,

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No, there is just the tourist visa. Some options:

- you go home to show the grandkid

- Meet in another country where it may be easier to get a tourist visa, such as Mexico or Canada.

- Wait a while, try again after increasing his ties to home; for example does he have other grandkids at home he'll want to get back to? own property or a business? Have a good job?

- It is an expensive option, but it usually works- petition him for an immigrant visa. Once he arrives here, have him stay however long he wants, then go back. Once he is back in his country, have him mail the greencard to the local US embassy, and ask for a tourist visa. These are almost always granted.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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there is no such thing as an invitation letter for a visitor visa. He must apply and be approved on his own merits. Having a son in the US actually works against him as they will view him as having immigration intent



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No problem.


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