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Parents Applying for B2 Visa

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Filed: Other Country: Bangladesh
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Good Day Everyone,

As you can see I am a newbee here, pardon me if my topic of discussion has been posted earlier. But I need to have a clear idea what should be the best option for me.

I am a Green card holder since 2009 and originally from Bangladesh. My parents are also from Bangladesh and planning to visit me in NY for 10-15 days on their way back from Canada (my brother is an Canadian).They had been to Canada before but not been to US. My parents own 6 Apartments in Bangladesh (worths around $500K) and have some cash in their account which is around $150K. So, this part is pretty much clear that they are more than solvent to bear all their expenses during their stay in US & Canada including flight ticket and everything.

On the other hand, I pretty much consider myself as a graduate student as I am pursuing my study. I have a full time perm job and earn $31000/yr. I rent a room with a Bangladeshi Family in NYC (as most of you know NYC is really expensive city). I have a car which I barely use. I am planning to rent a temporary furnished apartment when my parents come to NYC (this is just a plan, they might choose to live in Hotel, nothing is farm yet).

In the circumstances stated above, what exactly should I include along with the invitation letter? Do you think it is wise to submit AOS (something I-134 form)? Do I need to submit my employment verification? What else?

Experts/experienced members opinions are highly appreciated in order to ensure my parent's smooth visa process.

Thanks

D

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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The Embassy will issue your parents a visa based on their own merits. Typically, your living and/or employment situation will not be a factor (I make that statement based on my own understanding, others may know something different). While I can't predict what decision the Embassy will make, my opinion is the fact that they have been to and from Canada before and own the property that you mentioned in your post will work in their favor. The invitation letter you are writing just shows the reason why they are applying for a B2 in the first place.

Edited by Ryan H

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June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
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February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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