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Here's my situation:

My 67 year old retired uncle wants to get a tourist visa to visit his brother (my dad) in the US. I am currently working in Mexico. I am a US citizen. My mom, dad, brothers and sisters live in the US. My uncle is my dad's last surviving brother. They just want to hand out for a couple of weeks now that my dad is retired.

A little background on my uncle:

He has no properties, no house, business, etc. He lives with his daughters in their home. He has no job and no bank account. Taking all of this into consideration, however, my uncle has no intention of overstaying his visit.

My question is the following: What would be the best way to approach this process so as to have the best chance of getting my uncle a tourist's visa. I have read conflicting information as to sponsoring his visit. Some say that sponsoring someone doesn't work anymore, that it could actually hurt your chances. I'm a bit confused.

Would he be hurting his chances if he states that he will be visiting his brother in the US and getting a sponsorship letter from my dad or brothers? If a visa is given to him, he will be going with me to the US. Would it be better to just omit the fact that he has a brother in the US and state that he will be taking a vacation with me to the US and we both will be coming back because I have to go back to work in Mexico?

Thanks in advance

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Here's my situation:

My 67 year old retired uncle wants to get a tourist visa to visit his brother (my dad) in the US. I am currently working in Mexico. I am a US citizen. My mom, dad, brothers and sisters live in the US. My uncle is my dad's last surviving brother. They just want to hand out for a couple of weeks now that my dad is retired.

A little background on my uncle:

He has no properties, no house, business, etc. He lives with his daughters in their home. He has no job and no bank account. Taking all of this into consideration, however, my uncle has no intention of overstaying his visit.

My question is the following: What would be the best way to approach this process so as to have the best chance of getting my uncle a tourist's visa. I have read conflicting information as to sponsoring his visit. Some say that sponsoring someone doesn't work anymore, that it could actually hurt your chances. I'm a bit confused.

Would he be hurting his chances if he states that he will be visiting his brother in the US and getting a sponsorship letter from my dad or brothers? If a visa is given to him, he will be going with me to the US. Would it be better to just omit the fact that he has a brother in the US and state that he will be taking a vacation with me to the US and we both will be coming back because I have to go back to work in Mexico?

Thanks in advance

I think that your uncle's chances of obtaining a tourist visa are very slim to none based on his age and because he does not have financial ties to the country. I am almost sure that he will get denied a visa because the consul will think that he has nothing to lose if he overstays his tourist visa. I have been in the Mexico City consulate at various times in my life and they are rough, discriminatory, and racist. How about your father (US citizen) visiting your uncle in Mexico instead? I really think this might be the only viable option.

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Filed: Timeline

I think that your uncle's chances of obtaining a tourist visa are very slim to none based on his age and because he does not have financial ties to the country. I am almost sure that he will get denied a visa because the consul will think that he has nothing to lose if he overstays his tourist visa. I have been in the Mexico City consulate at various times in my life and they are rough, discriminatory, and racist. How about your father (US citizen) visiting your uncle in Mexico instead? I really think this might be the only viable option.

Best wishes! (F)

Thanks for the reply. Yeah... I figure it is going to be tough getting him a visa :( . We're going to try and see what happens though.

The process recently changed in Mexico for getting a tourist's visa: http://inmigracionyvisas.com/a939_cambio_solicitud_visas_mexico.html I dont know if that will make any difference.

I would be interested to hear from anybody who's been in a similar situation or who has gotten or helped somebody get a tourist's visa by sponsoring their visit.

Thanks,

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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What is the legal status of your Uncles family in the US.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Chances of your uncle getting a visa is slim, you can still give a shot. Most likely since he has no connection to his home country – what would be a good reason why he would return back to home in Mexico?

Tourists were never sponsored by someone from US, but visiting guest can show who was going to bear cost of his visit.

Just your word is not good enough that he is going with you and would return back to Mexico when you return for work, what if you decide not to return back to Mexico?

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