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On the DS-156, Question 30 asks "Have you ever been issued a US Visa?" and "When, Where, and What Type?"

My fiance has been to visit me in the US on a tourist visa, is that considered a US Visa?

He has to redo Packet 3 (due to it possibly having been lost in the mail on it's way to the Embassy) and I know he put "no" the first time because he didn't think that would count. And if he does need to include that, what would be the answer for "Where?"

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On the DS-156, Question 30 asks "Have you ever been issued a US Visa?" and "When, Where, and What Type?"

My fiance has been to visit me in the US on a tourist visa, is that considered a US Visa?

He has to redo Packet 3 (due to it possibly having been lost in the mail on it's way to the Embassy) and I know he put "no" the first time because he didn't think that would count. And if he does need to include that, what would be the answer for "Where?"

Yes a tourist visa is a visa.


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On the DS-156, Question 30 asks "Have you ever been issued a US Visa?" and "When, Where, and What Type?"

My fiance has been to visit me in the US on a tourist visa, is that considered a US Visa?

He has to redo Packet 3 (due to it possibly having been lost in the mail on it's way to the Embassy) and I know he put "no" the first time because he didn't think that would count. And if he does need to include that, what would be the answer for "Where?"

Yes a tourist visa is a visa.

Thank you :)

That's what I thought. For the "where" part of the question would he put the city of the airport he flew into?


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For the "where" part of the question would he put the city of the airport he flew into?

No, if you re-read the question it says Have you ever been ISSUED a U.S. Visa? On the space that says where, it is referring to where the visa was ISSUED not used. The information of the place that he visa was issued, is on the visa under "issuing post name".


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For the "where" part of the question would he put the city of the airport he flew into?

No, if you re-read the question it says Have you ever been ISSUED a U.S. Visa? On the space that says where, it is referring to where the visa was ISSUED not used. The information of the place that he visa was issued, is on the visa under "issuing post name".

hmm I guess I'm not really sure what that means...sorry, stress has fried my brain :blush:

He flew from UK to New Jersey and they stamped his passport. It's just a stamp from the people in Newark Airport.

Is this a B2 Tourist Visa and then what would he put for the "where was it issued"? The only stamp he ever got in his passport is from Newark Airport...


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If he didn't go to the US embassy prior to travel, and he's a british citizen with no reason to need a visa (police record, communicable disease etc),

He probably travelled under the Waiver program

This isn't considered a visa, so you would say no on the form.


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I travelled to the US on a VW and I stated No to the visa question on my form. If it's a visa 'waiver' then it's not a visa, right?


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Saffyre, thats what i figure, and i've filled in the DS156 for other visas before, done that and got the visa.

Just saw your interview date! Good Luck!


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31st January 2008 - NOA2 issued

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22nd August 2008 - Wedding date

AOS

================

15th September 2008 - AOS Pack (I485, I131, I765) Sent

22nd September 2008 - NOA1 x 3 Received

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17th October 2008 - Biometrics

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A B2 visa is applied for and fee paid through a US Consulate or Embassy abroad before travel. It sounds like there was no visa because the travel was under the visa waiver program.

In a way, a stamp in the passport IS a visa but it is not "applied for" or issued. The more accurate term is simply an entry stamp. I have two visas in my old passport from Bangladesh though that ARE just rubber stamps with hand written terms. They ARE visas.


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Thank you everyone for clearing that up for me

this whole being in limbo is what's stressing me out the most about the whole thing


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Wouldn't it be a lot easier if you asked your fiance if he ever applied for a B-2 Visa or if he traveled under the VWP? I'm sure he knows better than us, we are only guessing here. Also, the DS-156 is supoused to be completed by the Visa Applicant (Foreign fiance).

A U.S. Visa is not a stamp, U. S. Visas look like a sticker that has been glued to your passport and has your picture on it.

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Wouldn't it be a lot easier if you asked your fiance if he ever applied for a B-2 Visa or if he traveled under the VWP? I'm sure he knows better than us, we are only guessing here. Also, the DS-156 is supoused to be completed by the Visa Applicant (Foreign fiance).

A U.S. Visa is not a stamp, U. S. Visas look like a sticker that has been glued to your passport and has your picture on it.

He's stressed and for some reason won't join this site, so I'm left to ask everything for him :)

He is the one filling out the form, i'm just asking the questions to pass the info on to him - but thank you for clearing that up about the visa thing


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Feb 24, 2011: Packet rec'd at VSC

Feb 25, 2011: NOA date

Mar 04, 2011: Rec'd NOA dated 2/25

Mar 18, 2011: Rec'd Biometrics Appt letter

Apr 08, 2011: Biometrics Appointment

Aug 26, 2011: Approval letter rec'd dated 8/22

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