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Permanent residence instead of tourist visa

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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My mother in law was denied a tourist visa. Her situation will never change to allow her to get one.

If my wife became a US citizen and petitioned for permanent residence for her. Does her mother have to live here?Live here year around or a few months out of year??? I'm guessing she does have to have a "permanent residence" here. I'm trying to find away around the tourist visa.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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She would need to spend more time inside the USA than out per year.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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She would live in the US and visit elsewhere.

Think about taxes and the biggie, health care.


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My mother in law was denied a tourist visa. Her situation will never change to allow her to get one.

If my wife became a US citizen and petitioned for permanent residence for her. Does her mother have to live here?Live here year around or a few months out of year??? I'm guessing she does have to have a "permanent residence" here. I'm trying to find away around the tourist visa.

Interestingly, Maju, there is something I can contribute to this.

See . . . the US immigration people are hesitant to issue a tourist visa to somebody where they are not 100% sure they will return. So if your MIL isn't able to show those strong ties to Peru, she won't get a B2.

Now . . . once your wife becomes a USC, she can indeed petition for her mom. Once the whole immigration thing is done, your MIL will get an immigrant visa and ultimately a Green Card. With it, she would have to really live in the US. If she doesn't want that, just wants to visit for up to 6 months once in a while, there is a procedure for that:

She'll exchange her Green Card for a B2. Say what?

Understand, once your MIL has become a resident, she doesn't have to hide immigration intent anymore. If she wanted to immigrate to the US, she would have achieved her goal 100%. Yet if she tells them "look, suckers, here's my Green Card, I don't want to live in the US; I just want to visit my daughter and her family once in a while" there is no secret immigration intent to be presumed anymore. Under such circumstances the immigrant can exchange her GC for a B2.

How do I know this? Well, I've read about this several times. I can't provide a link you could use right here and now, but I hope another VJ member can help out with this.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Interestingly, Maju, there is something I can contribute to this.

See . . . the US immigration people are hesitant to issue a tourist visa to somebody where they are not 100% sure they will return. So if your MIL isn't able to show those strong ties to Peru, she won't get a B2.

Now . . . once your wife becomes a USC, she can indeed petition for her mom. Once the whole immigration thing is done, your MIL will get an immigrant visa and ultimately a Green Card. With it, she would have to really live in the US. If she doesn't want that, just wants to visit for up to 6 months once in a while, there is a procedure for that:

She'll exchange her Green Card for a B2. Say what?

Understand, once your MIL has become a resident, she doesn't have to hide immigration intent anymore. If she wanted to immigrate to the US, she would have achieved her goal 100%. Yet if she tells them "look, suckers, here's my Green Card, I don't want to live in the US; I just want to visit my daughter and her family once in a while" there is no secret immigration intent to be presumed anymore. Under such circumstances the immigrant can exchange her GC for a B2.

How do I know this? Well, I've read about this several times. I can't provide a link you could use right here and now, but I hope another VJ member can help out with this.

Thank you, I'll have to look in to this.

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The B-2 Tourist Visa is also known as the visitor visa. The B-2 Visitor Visa is approved for individuals who wish to enter United States for a temporary period for pleasure, travel to visit family, friends, engage in tourist activities or receive medical treatment. The B-2 Visitor Visa can also pertain to individuals who will accompany a spouse or partner who enters the United States on another visa status.

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