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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Latvia
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Hello!

I want my brother to visit me this summer.

And we have Visa Waiver Program between US and Latvia

The problem is:

He did not get in college.

He does not own property

He currently does not have (official) job, but he runs his business with g-friend

He is not married, he does not have children

He is young.

I promised to take the most burden of expenses, he will live with me while here.

But:

He does not have intentions to stay

I have all intentions to send him back home.

So even if they approve his visa in embassy back in Latvia, could he still be denied at the POE and sent back?

I hope it is not hopeless case, I really want to see him.

Advice? Experience, stories?

Please share.

Edited by Twomoles

07/29/2006 – I-129 sent to Vermont

08/04/2006 - NOA1

08/28/2006 - NOA2 - approved

09/01/2006 - NVC - approved

09/07/2006 - Warsaw embassy sent packet 3 (damn post services, never received any)

09/18/2006 - packet 3 sent (Nothing fails)

09/27 - received packet 4

10/10 - medical exam

10/19 - INTERVIEW!

10/20 - received visa

11/7 - arrived in USA, POE YFK

1/19 - Married

02/23/2007 - Civil Surgeon (checked just vaccines for $ 25)

05/04/2007 - AOS package sent to Chicago

05/11/2007 - NOA1

05/15/2007 - NOA2 - ASC appointment letter about biometrics

05/24/2007 - RFE about tax forms w-2 and 1099!!!

06/05/2007 - Biometrics

21/06/2007 - NOA3 - Transfered to California

10/07/2007 - AOS approved, card production ordered!!!

19/07/2007 - Half year marriage anniversary - GC arrives!!!

07/08/2009 - Package sent (My cover letter 40 peaces of evidence)

07/14/2009 - check was cashed

07/10/2009 - NOA 1 received, GK extended for a year

07/17/2009 - received biometrics letter with my case number

08/06/2009 - scheduled biometrics appointment

11/16/2009 - approval

12/01/2009 - touched - card production ordered

2/26/2010 - got ten year card

No more departures!!!

No more typing!!!

Ne mirkli Tu neesi atstājis manas domas,

Tā, ka manas domas aizmirsa pat aizmirstību.

Mīļotais ir ienācis manā teltī,

Un mana sirds ir mulsas pārņemta.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Sounds a long shot, but no harm applying.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hello!

I want my brother to visit me this summer.

And we have Visa Waiver Program between US and Latvia

The problem is:

He did not get in college.

He does not own property

He currently does not have (official) job, but he runs his business with g-friend

He is not married, he does not have children

He is young.

I promised to take the most burden of expenses, he will live with me while here.

But:

He does not have intentions to stay

I have all intentions to send him back home.

So even if they approve his visa in embassy back in Latvia, could he still be denied at the POE and sent back?

I hope it is not hopeless case, I really want to see him.

Advice? Experience, stories?

Please share.

If the country has a VWP, then he doesn't need a visa. That's what the Visa Waiver Program is for. you don't need a visa. He doesn't need to go to the Embassy to show ties. the country doesn't need a visa to enter the US. He will only have 90 days to visit and can't overstay.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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To answer your question, yes - at the Port of Entry they can turn him around if they suspect immigrant intent.

Good luck.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

VWP not so much of a problem, missed that bit, did not know Latvia was in.

Basically needs to complete ESTA, return ticket and funds for his visit.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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No visa needed, so nothing to explain, and nothing to worry about.

Didn't even know that Latvia is part of the VWP. Good for them!


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Latvia
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No visa needed, so nothing to explain, and nothing to worry about.

Didn't even know that Latvia is part of the VWP. Good for them!

Yes, all Baltic states Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia entered VWP more than two years ago, along with Slovenia I guess.

I found this ESTA form, seems simple enough.

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/

Can he be asked to present some evidence of funds at POE?

Silly question, but if officers at POE would have doubts, I wonder if they could call me, I would swear I will send him back home.

Edited by Twomoles

07/29/2006 – I-129 sent to Vermont

08/04/2006 - NOA1

08/28/2006 - NOA2 - approved

09/01/2006 - NVC - approved

09/07/2006 - Warsaw embassy sent packet 3 (damn post services, never received any)

09/18/2006 - packet 3 sent (Nothing fails)

09/27 - received packet 4

10/10 - medical exam

10/19 - INTERVIEW!

10/20 - received visa

11/7 - arrived in USA, POE YFK

1/19 - Married

02/23/2007 - Civil Surgeon (checked just vaccines for $ 25)

05/04/2007 - AOS package sent to Chicago

05/11/2007 - NOA1

05/15/2007 - NOA2 - ASC appointment letter about biometrics

05/24/2007 - RFE about tax forms w-2 and 1099!!!

06/05/2007 - Biometrics

21/06/2007 - NOA3 - Transfered to California

10/07/2007 - AOS approved, card production ordered!!!

19/07/2007 - Half year marriage anniversary - GC arrives!!!

07/08/2009 - Package sent (My cover letter 40 peaces of evidence)

07/14/2009 - check was cashed

07/10/2009 - NOA 1 received, GK extended for a year

07/17/2009 - received biometrics letter with my case number

08/06/2009 - scheduled biometrics appointment

11/16/2009 - approval

12/01/2009 - touched - card production ordered

2/26/2010 - got ten year card

No more departures!!!

No more typing!!!

Ne mirkli Tu neesi atstājis manas domas,

Tā, ka manas domas aizmirsa pat aizmirstību.

Mīļotais ir ienācis manā teltī,

Un mana sirds ir mulsas pārņemta.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Unlikely to call you.

You can not send him home, not in your power.

I have been asked about funds, I said I had all my credit cards with me. I was older though.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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