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Hi everybody :dance:

Corey and me, we are going to get married at the middle of june! :yes: And my parents and my sis want to go to USA for our wedding! What is the best way to do it? How can Corey send an invitation for them?

Thanks :yes:

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They should try to get the tourist visa :) Corey should write them a letter saying that he would like to invite them for your wedding and when and where you are getting married etc. It´s nice if he can get it notarized so it´s clear who it´s from and add a copy of his passport or something. They could also show the wedding invitation :) Good luck :thumbs:

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Hi!

Since you guys are pretty young, it might look better to the consulate if Corey AND his parents invite your family. Unlike Russia, the USA doesn't have a formal invitation form, so just have them write a letter explaining the situation to the consulate and have them send it to your family to give to the consulate. Make sure your parents stress their ties to Russia in the interview and say that the purpose of their trip is just to attend the wedding. Ties to Russia include an apartment, job, being a student at a university, car, and elderly family members who need care. Whichever ones apply to your family, use! :) a letter from your parents' employers stating when they will return back to work and that they are expected to return can't hurt. I know a couple of members have had success in having family members at their weddings in the US. Good luck!))))

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They will need to apply for a B-2 visa.

This is a "visitor" visa. They need to have a specific purpose to visit the U.S. and also good reasons to go home. Some of the good reasons were listed above and the specific purpose is the wedding.

They'll have to apply using a DS-156 and it may not be a bad idea for Corey to fill it out for them (using his name at the bottom under "name of person preparing form") and to even provide an I-134 showing that he'll be supporting them during their stay. (If he's tight on money, then that's where his parents could possibly be a big help. If the I-134 says your parents and sister will be supported for the duration of their stay, then the govt. will look on that more favorably.)

Keep in mind they have to apply for the visa themselves through the embassy or nearest U.S. Consulate. I believe it's still $100/application. Make sure you stop by the VJ Guides section and check out the B-2 visas. It's really not a hard process, just make sure you get the papers done quickly. I'm assuming you guys will be getting married within about two months, so do the papers quickly and send them. It only takes about two weeks to get the papers over there and sent to the consulate. The interview is scheduled a few days later and visa issued a few days after that. So, if you send the papers this week, they could have visas as early as March 1st.

GOOD LUCK!!!


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It´s nice if he can get it notarized so it´s clear who it´s from and add a copy of his passport or something.
"For those persons going to the U.S. on tourism, please indicate where you will be staying. If you are visiting friends, please feel free to bring correspondence or letters of invitation from them. PLEASE do NOT bring a notarized form or letter to this effect."

"If you choose to include an invitation letter with your visa application, it is not necessary that it be notarized."

http://moscow.usembassy.gov/consular/consu...ord_id=nivtypes

Consulate mentioned no notarizing twice. If I was the CO, I'd be ticked if it was notarized.

I believe it's still $100/application.
"The application fee for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa is $100 (effective January 1, 2008, the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee will increase from $100 to $131), payable in cash in Russian rubles. This application fee is non-refundable. This fee should be submitted to Pony Express at the time the application is turned in for delivery to the Embassy."

http://www.usembassy.ru/consular/consular...._id=reqvdocs#nv

Get ready to pay $131 for the application now and Pony Express will charge its fees depending on how far you live from the nearest consulate. Can range between $25 - $100.

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Haha, just about anybody can write such a letter of invitation and without the notarization it can as well be fake so what? We did it that way and the entire family got their tourist visas and came here for the wedding...There´s no reason to be ticked just cuz a piece of paper is notarized OMG

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with the consulate, you never know. better to be on the safe side. i don't really know much about the czech republic and their usa tourist visa situation, but i have too many russian friends who were rejected for tourist/work visas for no real good reason to advise someone to do something that the consulate specifically warns against.

Haha, just about anybody can write such a letter of invitation and without the notarization it can as well be fake so what? We did it that way and the entire family got their tourist visas and came here for the wedding...There´s no reason to be ticked just cuz a piece of paper is notarized OMG
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