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Hi everybody;

I was looking some ideas in having the best odds when applying for a visitor visa for my father.

I am US citizen, and could bring him as a legal resident within a year, but he doesn't want to live in the US. He only wants to visit me for a few weeks to know where I live.

If I mention in my invitation letter that I could sponsor him for a green card as a close relative do you think that could improve the chances of getting approval?

He was denied twice in Bogota, but this time he is applying in Toronto, as he got a canada's visitor visa, and is there visiting my brother.

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How has his situation changed since his refusals?

Unusual that Canada will entertain Visitor Visa applications from non residents.


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Hi everybody;

I was looking some ideas in having the best odds when applying for a visitor visa for my father.

I am US citizen, and could bring him as a legal resident within a year, but he doesn't want to live in the US. He only wants to visit me for a few weeks to know where I live.

If I mention in my invitation letter that I could sponsor him for a green card as a close relative do you think that could improve the chances of getting approval?

He was denied twice in Bogota, but this time he is applying in Toronto, as he got a canada's visitor visa, and is there visiting my brother.

I don't see how the fact that you COULD sponsor him would change things. When they denied him, the consulate should have already known that he had a daughter that was a USC (assuming you were at the time), meaning that they knew that you theoretically could sponsor him. Also, unless you already started the immigration process for him, it would probably take longer than a year because there are only so many slots for parents.

It seems to me that the best way to get a tourist visa would be to increase his ties to Colombia.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Also, unless you already started the immigration process for him, it would probably take longer than a year because there are only so many slots for parents.

Sorry, a parent has 'immediate priority date'. There are limits per country, sure, but usually is not any issue. In fact, the Visa Bulletin for May mentioned that since there was NOT a dearth of immigration visas for parents from Jan to April, these types of petitions are getting some priority at USCIS.


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Hi everybody;

I was looking some ideas in having the best odds when applying for a visitor visa for my father.

I am US citizen, and could bring him as a legal resident within a year, but he doesn't want to live in the US. He only wants to visit me for a few weeks to know where I live.

If I mention in my invitation letter that I could sponsor him for a green card as a close relative do you think that could improve the chances of getting approval?

He was denied twice in Bogota, but this time he is applying in Toronto, as he got a canada's visitor visa, and is there visiting my brother.

I think is different 'view' since he is applying in Toronto - but

there's NOTHING you can do to 'assist' in his application -

HE has to prove up , against the legal assumption, that he's not intending to immigrate.

This is accomplished by showing strong ties to his country - this ties compel him to return (or at least that's the reasoning).

There's nothing he can do to CHANGE this legal assumption - any Consular Official TAKES this legal assumption first, they are required so to do, so to overcome this legal assumption - he must show strong ties to his country. Here's that list from US Consulate Guangzhou (where it's really hard to get a tourist visa) -

Strong ties differ from country to country, city to city, individual to individual. "Ties" are the various aspects of a person's life that bind them to their country or residence: possessions, employment, social and family relationships. Some examples of ties can be a person job and income, a house or apartment, a car, close family relationships, bank accounts, etc. Consular officers are trained to look at each application individually and consider professional, social, cultural and other factors. With younger applicants who may not have had an opportunity to form many ties, consular officers may look at the applicant's specific intentions, family situations and long-range plans and prospects within his or her country of residence. Each case is examined individually and is accorded every consideration under the law.

Since it's Toronto - I say give it a shot. Ya never, ever know... until you try.


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Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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