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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Is it possible to get a tourist visa with a letter of invitation stating that the entire trip will be paid for by a US sponsor? My parents have invited us to the US for a vacation (all expenses paid) in May as we are waiting for the K1 visa. My Mexican fiancé does have a job and a bank account, but not enough to finance the trip that my parents are planning.

Thank you for advice on letters of invitation.


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Is it possible to get a tourist visa with a letter of invitation stating that the entire trip will be paid for by a US sponsor? My parents have invited us to the US for a vacation (all expenses paid) in May as we are waiting for the K1 visa. My Mexican fiancé does have a job and a bank account, but not enough to finance the trip that my parents are planning.

Thank you for advice on letters of invitation.

Each person wanting a tourist visa must provide evidence that meets the " strongest ties" criteria. This means proving beyond doubt they must & will return to their country. This can prove to be very difficult in high fraud countries such as Mexico. The thousands or hundreds of thousands of illegals have made this an almost impossible situation for others. Having said that I have seen people here on V J that possesed tourist visas from Mexico.

Remember as they make the attempt each person having any visa is thought to be an intending immigrant. They have to offset that with concrete evidence indicating they will return.

Your letter should be framed with caution. You dont want it to seem like you will provide support that could cause them to not want or need to return.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Well I disagree that it's the "illegals" that have made it an almost impossibility, it's the broken immigration system that has made it almost impossible for thousands of people to get visas in a way that makes sense, and since they are desperate they feel their only other option is to go illegally. Believe me, if they felt that they could go legally they would.

Anyway-- to answer the OP's question, it's my understanding that a letter of invitation from an American sponsor means pretty much nothing when it comes to tourist visas for Mexicans.

The Mexican needs to prove that they have a steady job, LOTS of money in the bank, owning a house or property is pretty much a must as well. I've heard that getting letters from their boss or owner at their job stating that they work there, that they are trusted and that they have permission to leave for X amount of dates but then must be back at work can help (not guaranteed). But as far as having an American sponsor, I don't think it does much.

Ning does have a point that they look at every person that is filing for a visa as a potential immigrant so they want to see strong evidence that they will be returning to Mexico at the end of their trip.

I don't want to be a downer or give you the sense that there is no hope, because there is always hope and you should definitely try it if it's important to you but since you have a K1 visa in the works, they might feel that he's trying to get to the U.S. and is intending to stay there and not return to Mexico. On top of that requirements for tourist visas for Mexicans are something that the majority of Mexicans cannot meet (including my own Fiance).

Like I said before, good luck I hope you can figure out a way to have your vacation B-)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Mexicans are issued the most non immigrant visa's.

Mexicans are issued the most immigrant visa's.

Are you seriously suggesting that some Mexican's are so desperate to visit the US that they enter illegally?

Having a USC to pay for your visit is never a good sign.


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Well considering I live in Mexico, am surrounded by Mexicans and can see what happens when they apply for visas, yes I am suggesting that it is not easy for them to get a visa. Someone from Wales being part of Europe wouldn't have such issues getting to the US as a visitor so I'm not sure you understand the situation well enough to be commenting on it.

I'd also like to look at the statistics where it says Mexicans are issued the most visas. Perhaps that's true, but that figure probably does not include all the people from Visa Waiver countries who come into the US on a daily basis and who do not need visas. Your sentence should read "Mexicans are issued the most visas out of all countries where citizens are required to get visas to enter the US" if you aren't specific people can misunderstand.

Either way we're all entitled to our opinions. I don't care much for yours, especially since immigration issues between the US and Mexico has not had any impact on your life (as it has had in mine) AND neither my nor your opinion helps the OP at all. So lets end it there.

Katwood- I'm sorry for getting into it with someone on your thread, I just hate when people who don't fully understand situations have such strong opinions.

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Well I disagree that it's the "illegals" that have made it an almost impossibility, it's the broken immigration system that has made it almost impossible for thousands of people to get visas in a way that makes sense, and since they are desperate they feel their only other option is to go illegally. Believe me, if they felt that they could go legally they would.

Anyway-- to answer the OP's question, it's my understanding that a letter of invitation from an American sponsor means pretty much nothing when it comes to tourist visas for Mexicans.

The Mexican needs to prove that they have a steady job, LOTS of money in the bank, owning a house or property is pretty much a must as well. I've heard that getting letters from their boss or owner at their job stating that they work there, that they are trusted and that they have permission to leave for X amount of dates but then must be back at work can help (not guaranteed). But as far as having an American sponsor, I don't think it does much.

Ning does have a point that they look at every person that is filing for a visa as a potential immigrant so they want to see strong evidence that they will be returning to Mexico at the end of their trip.

It is my hope that the OPs family can visit the USA. I believe that most people will do whats right.

I don't want to be a downer or give you the sense that there is no hope, because there is always hope and you should definitely try it if it's important to you but since you have a K1 visa in the works, they might feel that he's trying to get to the U.S. and is intending to stay there and not return to Mexico. On top of that requirements for tourist visas for Mexicans are something that the majority of Mexicans cannot meet (including my own Fiance).

Like I said before, good luck I hope you can figure out a way to have your vacation B-)

I should have been more clear. I am talking about the people that entered the USA as tourists or with other visas that limited their ability to stay in the USA.

There are millions of deperate people in the world but that doesnt give them the right or privilage to enter into the USA illegally. They need to work to change the government of their own country to make it a better place to live.

As far as the broken immigration system goes it worked well enough to allow myself & my daughter to immigrate here & we will be proud to become American citizens.

It is my hope that the OPs family can get the tourist visas as well. I know it can be done if the cases are presented correctly becuase we have seen it here on VJ.

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