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Searched the forums for this, and didnt seem to find anything.

My fiancee wants to come visit the US with a B-2 visitor visa. This is intended to be a short visit, and I will accompany her to go hoe to her country at the end of her visit. We will get married then, in her home country- that has always been our intent, at which point we will begin the I-130 process for her to immigrate lawfully into the US.

Will she have a problem applying for a B-2 if her fiance is in the US? I understand this is a pretty strong reason to suspect that she will immigrate illegally. Is it a good/bad idea to say "no immediate relatives in the US" when filling out the online B-2 application form? Even though it clearly states fiance is considered an immediate relative, they really have no way of knowing that right? Actually we havent even announced it to our own respective families yet either.

-Bert

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NEVER lie on forms, if they consider a US fiance an immediate relative, then she must answer yes

Consider this, she answers no - return to Thailand and marries you...suspicious? Obivously.

Keep this process easy on yourself

Good luck


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Well a possible scenario is that we got engaged during her visit to the states, thus making me her fiance when she goes home, but not yet when she comes to visit. This seems like a pretty likely and believable story, but I understand where youre coming from about not lying on forms.

Apparently she knows alot a few friends that managed to otain a B-2 visitor visa from Indonesia, and quite easily I might add.

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You already referred to her as 'my fiance' so therefore you consider her your 'fiance'

THUS - do not lie on forms. Clearly, from your own word, you are engaged

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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So if we take your later scenario - where she would not claim anyone as immediate relative. Does she have strong reasons to visit US as a tourist just by herself?

Well, from what Ive read, the consulate basically goes into a tourist visa interview WITH the assumption that the foreigner intends to run away to the US! So its basically the potential tourist's task to prove that he/she intends to come back, with strong ties to their home country. That shows that the tourist is only going there for a vacation and nothing else. This can be done using affidavits, letter from employment, evidence of an already good steady income. (Saying he/she has a fiance would definitely be reason for suspicion)

-Bert

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