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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hey guys,

I have a quick question. A friend of mine has a girlfriend from Argentina and she wants to come back to the US so they can be together and continue their relationship. She is currently back in Argentina but she spent the last winter here on a J1 visa. I did the K1 visa with my (now) husband and I suggested that to them but they're not quite sure they want to get married quite yet. I'm not really familiar with their options at this point, but this site was extremely helpful in assisting my husband and I get his visa. Does anyone know what their options are at this point? Could she get a second J1 visa? What other visas would allow her to be here without them getting married? She doesn't have any family here and she would rather not go back to school if she doesnt' have to.

Thanks guys!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Well, there aren't any boyfriend/girlfriend visas

Now, does her J-1 have a 2 year home residency requirement? If it does, there isn't much that can be done

A tourist visa possibly?

Otherwise, I hear Skype is excellent!

Good luck


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hey guys,

I have a quick question. A friend of mine has a girlfriend from Argentina and she wants to come back to the US so they can be together and continue their relationship. She is currently back in Argentina but she spent the last winter here on a J1 visa. I did the K1 visa with my (now) husband and I suggested that to them but they're not quite sure they want to get married quite yet. I'm not really familiar with their options at this point, but this site was extremely helpful in assisting my husband and I get his visa. Does anyone know what their options are at this point? Could she get a second J1 visa? What other visas would allow her to be here without them getting married? She doesn't have any family here and she would rather not go back to school if she doesnt' have to.

Thanks guys!

She could attempt the tourist visa but it should be approached with caution. The approval will hinge on her ability to qualify under the strongest ties rule. She must prove beyond doubt that she will return.

Having had a J 1 it may be difficult to convince them of the intent to tour the USA. On the other hand it could be seen as proof of her will to return to her country. Any discussion about spending time with a fiancee will probably cause a bad reaction at the embassy. Keep in mind the determination about entry is made at the POE.

The only way to really know is to pay the fee & interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Well, there aren't any boyfriend/girlfriend visas

Now, does her J-1 have a 2 year home residency requirement? If it does, there isn't much that can be done

A tourist visa possibly?

Otherwise, I hear Skype is excellent!

Good luck

Her J1 does not have the 2 year home residency requirement.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Another one seems the obvious solution.


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