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hi everyone! me and my husband had been married for more than a year now... he is a filipino citizen but had been in the US for 18 years , he is a Permanent Resident of US... he haven't applied for a citizenship yet my question is... if i will apply for a tourist visa now what is my chance of getting a tourist visa?

thank you for the help... i would appreciate it a lot....

thank's in advance!

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hi everyone! me and my husband had been married for more than a year now... he is a filipino citizen but had been in the US for 18 years , he is a Permanent Resident of US... he haven't applied for a citizenship yet my question is... if i will apply for a tourist visa now what is my chance of getting a tourist visa?

thank you for the help... i would appreciate it a lot....

thank's in advance!

I wont tell you NOT to apply but in my opinion, it is most likely that you will get denied for a tourist visa.

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You may be able to get a tourist visa if you are exceedingly rich by Philippines standards, and can prove it.

By rich, I mean that you need to be able to prove you own a substantial business or have millions of pesos saved up and can prove it.

It isn't that the US is full of snobs who only want rich people to come visit. Its just that immigration needs some assurance that you are likely to return to the philippines and not skip out.

I have also heard that it helps if you have certain family characteristics. Lets say you have decent money in the Philippines, are a 70 year old grandmother with all your kids and grandkids in the Philippines. You are likely to return to the Philippines.

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hi everyone! me and my husband had been married for more than a year now... he is a filipino citizen but had been in the US for 18 years , he is a Permanent Resident of US... he haven't applied for a citizenship yet my question is... if i will apply for a tourist visa now what is my chance of getting a tourist visa?

thank you for the help... i would appreciate it a lot....

thank's in advance!

I wont tell you NOT to apply but in my opinion, it is most likely that you will get denied for a tourist visa.

If the past is any indication on the future, then your tourist visa will more than likely be DENIED.


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It isn't that the US is full of snobs who only want rich people to come visit. Its just that immigration needs some assurance that you are likely to return to the philippines and not skip out.

Exactly. And being married to a US legal permanent resident isnt exactly a good assurance that the OP is coming back. I mean... why would she come back to Philippines when she can adjust status once in the states.

Ybbie, You could try. I dont think there's any harm in trying. However, I really think that your chances of getting approved for it is very slim. Good luck though!

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What everyone is trying to say is that you must prove strong ties that you will return home such as bank account, job, home or rent, etc.

Then, even if the US Embassy grants you a visitor visa there is no gaurantee you will be let in the US. You must convince the POE officer too. He/she may deny entry at the airport. Some are successful and some are not


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You may be able to get a tourist visa if you are exceedingly rich by Philippines standards, and can prove it.

By rich, I mean that you need to be able to prove you own a substantial business or have millions of pesos saved up and can prove it.

It isn't that the US is full of snobs who only want rich people to come visit. Its just that immigration needs some assurance that you are likely to return to the philippines and not skip out.

I have also heard that it helps if you have certain family characteristics. Lets say you have decent money in the Philippines, are a 70 year old grandmother with all your kids and grandkids in the Philippines. You are likely to return to the Philippines.

thank you for taking time to respond... surely i will come back i cant easily give up my 9 years with the company of working now from nothing and we have a wedding to come and everything is set... me and hubby got married in civil last year and we will be having our church wedding this December... he usually go home here every 2 months because because he will be submitting his application for citizenship he just thought of me going there to visit him even for a week or 2.

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Exactly. And being married to a US legal permanent resident isnt exactly a good assurance that the OP is coming back. I mean... why would she come back to Philippines when she can adjust status once in the states.

Ybbie, You could try. I dont think there's any harm in trying. However, I really think that your chances of getting approved for it is very slim. Good luck though!

that's why i posted my question here to get info... he just thought if its possible i can provide all the documents the embassy will be needing, what im not sure is how big the chance is. actually i already have that idea in mind that the embassy might denied it since my husband is there and they will thought i will not come back... will just scratch the idea of visiting him... thanks for the help...

What everyone is trying to say is that you must prove strong ties that you will return home such as bank account, job, home or rent, etc.

Then, even if the US Embassy grants you a visitor visa there is no gaurantee you will be let in the US. You must convince the POE officer too. He/she may deny entry at the airport. Some are successful and some are not

thank you for the info...

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You can try but I don't think it would give you more than a fair chance of an approval to be honest with you.

If you go on and apply for a tourist visa, just satisfy all the requirements and see how it goes. It all depends upon the discretion of the consular officer reviewing your application.

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