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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia
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I have a quick ? regarding the 180day (6 month) limit for a B2 visit. We have brought my wife's parents here last year and they stayed just under 6 months. My thoughts now are to bring them again next month, but for only 5 months and then bring them back again in December. This will make 2 entries in one calendar year, but they will also be getting renewed visas in Sept/Oct as their 2yr will expire 9/9/11. Will we have any problems at POE if they see a departure of a few months prior, or will the new visas kind of hide it? Also, will the 2 entry/1 calendar year raise any red flags when my wife naturalizes and then applies for their immigrant visas. Thanks for any replies or advice! Don't want to ruffle any gov feathers :innocent:


Mark and Lada

Charlotte/Volgograd

US/Russia

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

US Entry : 2008-07-15

Marriage : 2008-08-31

I-485 Filed 10-16/2008

I-485 Approved 1-11-2009

I-751 Filed for K2 8-2-2010

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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There might be questions as to where they are living and which country they are visiting.

It should not impact any future Immigration.


“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: Canada
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2 visits for such long periods of time might raise suspicion. What ties could they bring to show they intend to return to Russia?

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: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia
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2 visits for such long periods of time might raise suspicion. What ties could they bring to show they intend to return to Russia?

good luck

This is a concern that I have thought about as well. They do have family still there including brothers/aunts/uncles, and their son and his family. They carry their pension bank book as well as their apartment documentation. What I worry about is them being denied entry since the return would be only 4 months after they went back home to Russia. We just don't want to jeopardize the immigration process when that finally begins...


Mark and Lada

Charlotte/Volgograd

US/Russia

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

US Entry : 2008-07-15

Marriage : 2008-08-31

I-485 Filed 10-16/2008

I-485 Approved 1-11-2009

I-751 Filed for K2 8-2-2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Trust me, a simple denial of entry won't affect immigration. I had 2 denials when we petitioned. All went smoothly

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: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia
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I decided to go right to the source and called CBP. As long as they do not exceed 180days per Calendar year then it is not a problem. Their 1st trip will be 153 days and I can bring them after 12/4. The 180 then resets on 1/1/12. We're good to go! :thumbs:


Mark and Lada

Charlotte/Volgograd

US/Russia

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

US Entry : 2008-07-15

Marriage : 2008-08-31

I-485 Filed 10-16/2008

I-485 Approved 1-11-2009

I-751 Filed for K2 8-2-2010

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Not quite right.

The only trouble is that the person you spoke to at the call centre is not the person at the desk at the airport.


“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 (pnd) Country: Russia
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Not quite right.

The only trouble is that the person you spoke to at the call centre is not the person at the desk at the airport.

Well, she put me on hold and checked with a sup so we're just gonna have to hope for the best. Hopefully since it will be for Xmas we won't have any issues. :innocent:


Mark and Lada

Charlotte/Volgograd

US/Russia

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

US Entry : 2008-07-15

Marriage : 2008-08-31

I-485 Filed 10-16/2008

I-485 Approved 1-11-2009

I-751 Filed for K2 8-2-2010

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