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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We just got our NOA2. Our guess is that my fiance's interview will be in March or April. After she finishes teaching for the spring semester, she would come to the US in June, and we would marry in early July.

We've heard that her parents will not be able to get a visa to attend our wedding in the US. Does anyone know for sure? How long will the wait be before they can get a visa to visit us for a few weeks or a month or two?

Tom


Thank for for updating your timeline. (My Assistant, then edit/add my timeline.)
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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These are great news Tom! I'm so happy for you!!!!! :dance:

I hope you keep sharing visa processing statistings with us, they really help us keep our hopes up :yes:


May 1996: Met in Mexico
K1
March 7th, 2006: Sent 129F to NSC
March 9th, 2006: NOA1 Day 1
June 15th, 2006: Notice of transfer to CSC
October 3rd, 2006: IMBRA RFE e-mail
October 17th, 2006 CSC e-mail confirming RFE receipt.
October 18th, 2006: NOA2!!!!!!!! 224 days!
October 25th, 2006: NVC received file
November 10th, 2006: Received Packet from CDJ
January 5th, 2007: Visa approved!!!! 302 days!
February 16th, 2007: Civil Ceremony
AOS
February 21st, 2007: Mailed AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago
March 1st, 2007: NOA1 - Day 1
March 26th, 2007: I-485 transferred to CSC - Day 25
March 30th, 2007: Biometrics appointment - Day 29
April 14th, 2007: Big Wedding!!!!
May 8th, 2007: AP Approved - Day 68
May 10th, 2007: EAD Approved- Day 70
September 20th, 2007: SECOND Biometrics appointment - Day 203
December 4th, 2007: AOS approved!!!! 278 days!
December 10th, 2007: Received GC - Day 284
Removal of Conditions
August 31st, 2009: Mailed I-751 to CSC
September 2nd, 2009: NOA1 - Day 1
October 15th, 2009: Biometrics appointment - Day 44
October 26th, 2009: 10 year GC approved!! - Day 55
October 31st, 2009: Received GC - Day 60

NATURALIZATION

May 7th, 2013: Mailed N-400

May 9th, 2013: NOA1 - Day 1

June 10th, 2013: Biometrics Appointment - Day 33

September 5th, 2013: Interview - Day

September 27th, 2013: Oath Ceremony- Day

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Korea
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Can they apply for tourist visas? I got the tour visa for US in China before. I think it was a month wait from the date you call for an interview. They can start for the Visa two months before your wedding, and of course they should bring your wedding invitation card... US has to approve the visa because Parents should attend the wedding. How can they deny it?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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You won't know if they will be approved for a visa until they apply. They will need to follow the rules for all tourist visas to the US. Unfortunately, the desire to attend their child's wedding in the US does not mean they cannot be denied - they must meet the criteria. In order to understand the process and wait time, your best bet is to start studying the US Embassy website in Bejing: http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/visa_info.html

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Filed: Other Country: China
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We just got our NOA2. Our guess is that my fiance's interview will be in March or April. After she finishes teaching for the spring semester, she would come to the US in June, and we would marry in early July.

We've heard that her parents will not be able to get a visa to attend our wedding in the US. Does anyone know for sure? How long will the wait be before they can get a visa to visit us for a few weeks or a month or two?

Tom

Timing isn't really the issue. They can apply for a visa to visit the USA but unless they can show significant ties to China indicating they are highly likely to return to China, they will be denied a visa. If they have a business and property, substantial money in the bank and other children in China, they stand a pretty good chance. Approval for visitor visas from China to the USA is purely dependant upon circumstances. Previous International travel helps too.

For example, I'm confident my wife's father who is retired from the military and a widower would be denied and wife's single sister wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell. However, my wife's married brother and his wife who would leave two children, a professorship, significant business interests and two homes behind would be approved in a heartbeat.

Actually Baba would have a decent chance of obtaining a visa if he came alone but he has no interest in doing so and isn't healthy enough.

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