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What kind of paperwork is needed for my wife's mother in-law to come over on visitor's visa. What do I have to do on my end. What does she have to do on her end. Anyone with experience can you let me know how you got your in-law's over on visitor's visa.


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You don't/can't do anything. They go and apply on their own. Gotta show strong ties to home.

You could write a letter , from both of you, if the in-laws want to come to visit when a baby is born.

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They are applying for a B1/B2 visitor visa. The DS-156 form is what is used.

http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/niv/gener...nformation.html


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FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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They are applying for a B1/B2 visitor visa. The DS-156 form is what is used.

http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/niv/gener...nformation.html

Here you go.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=104447

Let me know how it goes Dai. I might have to do the same next year.

Loi and Suong.


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What kind of paperwork is needed for my wife's mother in-law to come over on visitor's visa. What do I have to do on my end. What does she have to do on her end. Anyone with experience can you let me know how you got your in-law's over on visitor's visa.

If you're still in the Houston area, listen to LS Tuan on Saigon Houston radio Tuesday from 0310PM-0400 and phone in asking him. He already said numerous times in the past. Your wife is the one that should write the invitation letter due to the family connection. But more importantly, the invited party in VN should demonstrate to the Consulate in Saigon his/her asset in VN and convince them that s/he has no intention and need to stay in the US after the tourist Visa has expired. Until your wife becomes a USC, the odd is against her mom in regards to this tourist Visa approval.


Just remember, life over there in VN is NOT real! Your money will be worth a LOT less once you get back over here. Back to reality, cowboy!

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What kind of paperwork is needed for my wife's mother in-law to come over on visitor's visa. What do I have to do on my end. What does she have to do on her end. Anyone with experience can you let me know how you got your in-law's over on visitor's visa.

If you're still in the Houston area, listen to LS Tuan on Saigon Houston radio Tuesday from 0310PM-0400 and phone in asking him. He already said numerous times in the past. Your wife is the one that should write the invitation letter due to the family connection. But more importantly, the invited party in VN should demonstrate to the Consulate in Saigon his/her asset in VN and convince them that s/he has no intention and need to stay in the US after the tourist Visa has expired. Until your wife becomes a USC, the odd is against her mom in regards to this tourist Visa approval.

Until your wife becomes a USC, the odd is against her mom in regards to this tourist Visa approval.

I don't understand why is this so odd when his wife becoming USC against her mom? Unless his wife planning to sponsor her mom over, and the tourist visa approve is very slim. Is this what you mean?


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08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

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What kind of paperwork is needed for my wife's mother in-law to come over on visitor's visa. What do I have to do on my end. What does she have to do on her end. Anyone with experience can you let me know how you got your in-law's over on visitor's visa.

If you're still in the Houston area, listen to LS Tuan on Saigon Houston radio Tuesday from 0310PM-0400 and phone in asking him. He already said numerous times in the past. Your wife is the one that should write the invitation letter due to the family connection. But more importantly, the invited party in VN should demonstrate to the Consulate in Saigon his/her asset in VN and convince them that s/he has no intention and need to stay in the US after the tourist Visa has expired. Until your wife becomes a USC, the odd is against her mom in regards to this tourist Visa approval.

Until your wife becomes a USC, the odd is against her mom in regards to this tourist Visa approval.

I don't understand why is this so odd when his wife becoming USC against her mom? Unless his wife planning to sponsor her mom over, and the tourist visa approve is very slim. Is this what you mean?

In order for his wife to sponsor her mom to come over here and live in the States permanently (not via a Tourist Visa), she HAS TO BE a USC. Therefore, fast forward time a little bit to the moment his wife is then a USC. The INS knows if they don't approve the tourist Visa for the mom, she will still able to come on the family-sponsor I-130 case. Some people can't seem to wait until their son/daughter becomes a USC, so they abuse the tourist Visa, come over here, stay illegally. They don't care about the paperwork since they're too old to work or care to work. The INS doesn't like and want this scenario to happen.

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Just remember, life over there in VN is NOT real! Your money will be worth a LOT less once you get back over here. Back to reality, cowboy!

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What kind of paperwork is needed for my wife's mother in-law to come over on visitor's visa. What do I have to do on my end. What does she have to do on her end. Anyone with experience can you let me know how you got your in-law's over on visitor's visa.

The following are items I sent to my MIL:

  • Invitation Package Cover Letter
  • Invitation Letter asking Consulate to grand my MIL visa to visit us and list several reasons.
  • Completed form I-134 signed by me the USC.
  • Tax Return
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank Statements
  • Copy of my Passport (Picture and signature pages)
  • Form DS-156 filled for my MIL and signed by me (preparer)

The complete package is sent to her via USPS Express Mail (5days to reach her). She took the form to Citibank to pay the $131 fee and was asked to schedule the interview herself online or use the service company (Long Hai?). She called us while she was still in HCM and we were able to find the web site to schedule online https://evisaforms.state.gov/default.asp?po...M&appcode=3 here. You will need her DS-156 barcode in order to schedule and lucky for me, I saved a copy before I sent the package to her. She will be interviewed next week.

Good Luck.

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Very informative. Thanks for sharing. Please let us know how it goes. Looking to apply soon for MIL as well.

STL_HCMC

The following are items I sent to my MIL:

  • Invitation Package Cover Letter
  • Invitation Letter asking Consulate to grand my MIL visa to visit us and list several reasons.
  • Completed form I-134 signed by me the USC.
  • Tax Return
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank Statements
  • Copy of my Passport (Picture and signature pages)
  • Form DS-156 filled for my MIL and signed by me (preparer)

The complete package is sent to her via USPS Express Mail (5days to reach her). She took the form to Citibank to pay the $131 fee and was asked to schedule the interview herself online or use the service company (Long Hai?). She called us while she was still in HCM and we were able to find the web site to schedule online https://evisaforms.state.gov/default.asp?po...M&appcode=3 here. You will need her DS-156 barcode in order to schedule and lucky for me, I saved a copy before I sent the package to her. She will be interviewed next week.

Good Luck.


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FYI,

My MIL was interviewed this week and got her B2 visa. She said it was quick and easy and the CO just asked her a few questions while reading my invitation letter. Instead of picking up the visa the next day, one can leave the Passport behind and the Consulate will deliver the Passport with Visa to the home address.

Pierre.

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FYI,

My MIL was interviewed this week and got her B2 visa. She said it was quick and easy and the CO just asked her a few questions while reading my invitation letter. Instead of picking up the visa the next day, one can leave the Passport behind and the Consulate will deliver the Passport with Visa to the home address.

Pierre.

Do you know what the expiration date on the visa is or when do you have to use it by? Is it 6 months? I was wonder if my MIL can interview this month while my wife and I are still here in Vietnam. My wife's due date is sometime in April. I understand the Visa only allows her to stay for 6 months, but can she interview this month and use the visa in April?


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What kind of paperwork is needed for my wife's mother in-law to come over on visitor's visa. What do I have to do on my end. What does she have to do on her end. Anyone with experience can you let me know how you got your in-law's over on visitor's visa.

Dai - Are you referring to YOUR mother-in-law (your wife's mom, aka MIL)?

I ask because per the USCIS website, and VJ threads that I've read, I don't think you can apply for your MIL. You can petition for your parents, but I believe your wife would have to petition for them (but the loophole may be in the definition of "parents" because your in-laws are technically your parents now...).

In order for her to be able to peition for them, she would have to go through naturalization and become a US citizen since green card holders can only petition for Spouse (husband or wife), Unmarried children under 21, and Unmarried son or daughter of any age. Keep in mind that she must be a permanant resident (this is different from the conditional resident).

See the USCIS links below providing guides to who can sponsor who:

Family of US Citizens

Family of Permanent Residents

Others, including Pierre, may have sponsored their in-laws, but their cases may be different from yours. Please make sure you read everything before you dive in! :)


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GENERAL INFO

[*]12-xx-2007 - 1st Trip (6wks) & Met him halfway around the world

[*]03-xx-2008 - Got engaged - two people on opposite sides of the world

[*]05-xx-2008 - 2nd Trip (2wks) - Engagement/Marriage/Consummation

[*]06-12-2008 - Filed I-130 (CR-1) with Vermont Service Center

[*]12-xx-2008 - 3rd Trip (4wks)

[*]06-05-2009 - Interview at 9:00am at HCMC Consulate (result: blue)

[*]07-08-2009 - Submitted RFE: Beneficiary's Relatives & Evidence of Relationship

[*]08-xx-2009 - 4th Trip (4wks)

[*]10-07-2009 - AP 91 days - Result: APPROVED!!

[*]10-31-2009 - POE: Detroit, MI

[*]11-18-2009 - Social Security Card

[*]11-20-2009 - Green Card

[*]01-21-2010 - Driver's License

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[*]02/07/2011 - Renew Vietnam Passport

[*]07/30/2011 - Process of Removing Conditions Begins

[*]09/25/2011 - Date of I-751

[*]09/28/2011 - NOA1

[*]10/19/2011 - Biometrics

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I am not petitioning for her. She is simply applying for herself to come to the US for pleasure and plan to return back in the time span of under 6 months my wife and I want to simply help her file out paperwork for her and take care of the nitty gritty. My wife and I are only writing a letter of invitation for my mother in-law for her Tourist visa. She is only going over to stay only for 3-4 months to help take care of my wife after she gives birth. I want to be able to help her apply for the b-2 visa while I am still here this month.

My question for Pierre, b-2 is the tourist visa right? If it is then why did you fill out the I-134, pay stubs, tax return, bank statements and etc but from what other people are saying since she is not your birth mother then why does she require that stuff to go over on a tourist visa? Maybe I am confused about the b-2 please clarify if you don't mind.

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I am not petitioning for her. She is simply applying for herself to come to the US for pleasure and plan to return back in the time span of under 6 months my wife and I want to simply help her file out paperwork for her and take care of the nitty gritty. My wife and I are only writing a letter of invitation for my mother in-law for her Tourist visa. She is only going over to stay only for 3-4 months to help take care of my wife after she gives birth. I want to be able to help her apply for the b-2 visa while I am still here this month.

My question for Pierre, b-2 is the tourist visa right? If it is then why did you fill out the I-134, pay stubs, tax return, bank statements and etc but from what other people are saying since she is not your birth mother then why does she require that stuff to go over on a tourist visa? Maybe I am confused about the b-2 please clarify if you don't mind.

Taken from US Consulate web site http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/niv/documents.html

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Business/Visitor

- An itinerary for your visit to the U.S., including contact names, addresses, and telephone numbers in each city

- If your company is sponsoring your trip, your labor contract or business license,

information about your company, and a letter stating your position within the company, the length of time you have been employed, the nature of your business in the U.S., and who will be paying for your expenses in the U.S.

- If an individual is sponsoring your trip, a letter from the sponsor regarding the purpose of your visit and financial evidence that he/she has sufficient funds to cover your travel and other expenses (for example, Form I-134 Affidavit of Support, tax returns, employment letters, pay stubs, bank account statements, etc.)

- Information about your employment, education, social or family relationships, and

personal property can also help to demonstrate your ties in Vietnam

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B2 is a tourist visa and that is what my MIL applied for. While I am not sure if I really need to submit form I-134, I did it just to affirm to the Consulate that I will ensure she will not be a discharge to the US Govt while she is visiting the USA. Anyone can sponsor a visitor provided he/she has enough fund and willing to complete the I134 form. My MIL said the CO did not even look at my forms and even returned the forms to her after her interview.

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