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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Hi,

I came to U.S in Nov 2009 on K1 Visa and have GC now. My husband is a US Citizen. Since, i am studying right now, my husband sponserd my parents to visit us for 2 weeks. They have been denied visa thrice in India :( . They have been to Canada, U.K and have returned back home on time. They are very well established and politically active in India. What could be the cause of denial and how can they get visa?


I 129F Sent -29-12-2008

I 129F NOA1 -10-01-2009

I 129F NOA2 -15-07-2009

Packet 3 Received- 17-07-2009

Packet 3 Sent- 22-07-2009

Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

Documents deposited at VFS -08-09-2009

K1 Visa Interview- 17-09-2009, APPROVED! :)

K1 Visa Issued - 22-09-2009

K1 Visa Received- 25-09-09

P.O.E- J.F.K on 11-11-2009

Wedding-17-11-2009

A.O.S Application sent on 13-12-2009

Date it was received-17-12-2009

Biometrics-12-01-2010

Replied 1st RFE for I693- 25-01-2010

I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

AP approved- 8-02-2010

2nd RFE for Delayed registration of birth certificate-18-03-2010

Replied 2nd RFE 0n 28-04-2010; 1 day before the deadline to answer;)(had lost RFE document)

GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

GOT THE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON GC, AND PERMANENT GC APPROVAL-20 NOV, 2012

GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

AND THE LIFE GOES ON, BEAUTIFULLY... :)

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Unfortunately there is nothing much you can do. They need to qualify on their own and to present all of the possible evidence that ties them back to India like: property, job, other kids, etc...

I am not sure what you mean by financial support from your husband, US Embassy will never ask for that neither it helps. Visiting other countries doesn't really mean that they will get issued a US Visa, while it could play a some role most important is ties back to home.


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You can't sponsor someone for a visitor visa.. They have to do that all on their own. You and your husband have nothing to do with their visa application.

The most common reason for denial of a tourist visa is lack of tires to one's country. What evidence did they bring with them to the consulate? How long have they been planning to stay?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

Unfortunately there is nothing much you can do. They need to qualify on their own and to present all of the possible evidence that ties them back to India like: property, job, other kids, etc...

I am not sure what you mean by financial support from your husband, US Embassy will never ask for that neither it helps. Visiting other countries doesn't really mean that they will get issued a US Visa, while it could play a some role most important is ties back to home.

They did show all evidences-their job title, property documents, my grandparents live with them and hold political posts too.

By financial support i meant I 134 ->sponsoring document, even if we filled in that they are capable of paying for most of their expenses.

They showed all possible evidences of ties back home- property, political posts, houses, family ties(my grandparents and sister, who is a doctor). In fact, my father's brother and sisters are well settled in Canada from last 30 yrs and he told VO, if he wished to, he could have opted to settle abroad, way back. He is happily leading a successful and satisfied life in India and wants to visit his daughter and son in law just for 2 weeks.

Can't possibly think of any other evidences, than these genuine reasons. If anyone can think of anything else, please let me know. I truly can't fathom why parents can't visit us for 14 days, even after they have done their best to prove that they genuinely want to just visit us.

Any logical help is welcome.


I 129F Sent -29-12-2008

I 129F NOA1 -10-01-2009

I 129F NOA2 -15-07-2009

Packet 3 Received- 17-07-2009

Packet 3 Sent- 22-07-2009

Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

Documents deposited at VFS -08-09-2009

K1 Visa Interview- 17-09-2009, APPROVED! :)

K1 Visa Issued - 22-09-2009

K1 Visa Received- 25-09-09

P.O.E- J.F.K on 11-11-2009

Wedding-17-11-2009

A.O.S Application sent on 13-12-2009

Date it was received-17-12-2009

Biometrics-12-01-2010

Replied 1st RFE for I693- 25-01-2010

I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

AP approved- 8-02-2010

2nd RFE for Delayed registration of birth certificate-18-03-2010

Replied 2nd RFE 0n 28-04-2010; 1 day before the deadline to answer;)(had lost RFE document)

GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

GOT THE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON GC, AND PERMANENT GC APPROVAL-20 NOV, 2012

GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

AND THE LIFE GOES ON, BEAUTIFULLY... :)

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Sigh... it always happens like this. My grandma is also having difficulty getting a visa and she did prove that she has ties to her hometown - property, car, pension, family, insurance, etc. My Aunty says that a lawyer told her that they target the elderly people because they think that the elderly are more likely to overstay their visas and all that stereotyping. She also says that since they see your documents and everything earlier, they decide not to give you the visa - the interview is just a formality.

All that aside, I hope your parents can get the visa. By the way, what state do your parents live in? Bombay? ;)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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You can't sponsor someone for a visitor visa.. They have to do that all on their own. You and your husband have nothing to do with their visa application.

The most common reason for denial of a tourist visa is lack of tires to one's country. What evidence did they bring with them to the consulate? How long have they been planning to stay?

By sponsoring, i meant I 134, Affidavit of support.

They brought the whole details of their property, political posts, houses, bank statements, letter of support by congresswomen. Told about grandparents, and my sister living together with them. They planned to stay for 2 weeks..

I request all those gold/diamond, i mean experienced members to help me. Its frustrating to be not able to see/meet your parents!:(

They really did their best.

There is not much what you can do… for visitor visa one has to qualify on their own merits.

What are those merits, that allow your parents to be able to meet/visit/see you?!?!


I 129F Sent -29-12-2008

I 129F NOA1 -10-01-2009

I 129F NOA2 -15-07-2009

Packet 3 Received- 17-07-2009

Packet 3 Sent- 22-07-2009

Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

Documents deposited at VFS -08-09-2009

K1 Visa Interview- 17-09-2009, APPROVED! :)

K1 Visa Issued - 22-09-2009

K1 Visa Received- 25-09-09

P.O.E- J.F.K on 11-11-2009

Wedding-17-11-2009

A.O.S Application sent on 13-12-2009

Date it was received-17-12-2009

Biometrics-12-01-2010

Replied 1st RFE for I693- 25-01-2010

I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

AP approved- 8-02-2010

2nd RFE for Delayed registration of birth certificate-18-03-2010

Replied 2nd RFE 0n 28-04-2010; 1 day before the deadline to answer;)(had lost RFE document)

GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

GOT THE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON GC, AND PERMANENT GC APPROVAL-20 NOV, 2012

GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

AND THE LIFE GOES ON, BEAUTIFULLY... :)

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Sigh... it always happens like this. My grandma is also having difficulty getting a visa and she did prove that she has ties to her hometown - property, car, pension, family, insurance, etc. My Aunty says that a lawyer told her that they target the elderly people because they think that the elderly are more likely to overstay their visas and all that stereotyping. She also says that since they see your documents and everything earlier, they decide not to give you the visa - the interview is just a formality.

All that aside, I hope your parents can get the visa. By the way, what state do your parents live in? Bombay? ;)

They are in their 50s, living quiet comfortably in India, don't have even slightest inkling to move to US.

Can't believe laws can be so harsh for genuine cases?!?


I 129F Sent -29-12-2008

I 129F NOA1 -10-01-2009

I 129F NOA2 -15-07-2009

Packet 3 Received- 17-07-2009

Packet 3 Sent- 22-07-2009

Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

Documents deposited at VFS -08-09-2009

K1 Visa Interview- 17-09-2009, APPROVED! :)

K1 Visa Issued - 22-09-2009

K1 Visa Received- 25-09-09

P.O.E- J.F.K on 11-11-2009

Wedding-17-11-2009

A.O.S Application sent on 13-12-2009

Date it was received-17-12-2009

Biometrics-12-01-2010

Replied 1st RFE for I693- 25-01-2010

I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

AP approved- 8-02-2010

2nd RFE for Delayed registration of birth certificate-18-03-2010

Replied 2nd RFE 0n 28-04-2010; 1 day before the deadline to answer;)(had lost RFE document)

GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

GOT THE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON GC, AND PERMANENT GC APPROVAL-20 NOV, 2012

GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

AND THE LIFE GOES ON, BEAUTIFULLY... :)

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Have you ever read link of applying visas from India?!

Your parents were denied three times , and immigration won't reveal what's the problems.

As I read the intructions like interviewing , any answers from their qs will make them decide. There such a things that we cant blame the US immigration coz of history of frauds and overstaying. Overloaded of requirements also will not help , make them more confuced.

Are you still gonna try applying again?

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Have you ever read link of applying visas from India?!

Your parents were denied three times , and immigration won't reveal what's the problems.

As I read the intructions like interviewing , any answers from their qs will make them decide. There such a things that we cant blame the US immigration coz of history of frauds and overstaying. Overloaded of requirements also will not help , make them more confuced.

Are you still gonna try applying again?

lol. Be sensible.

Overstaying and fraud by some people means genuine cases won't be given visas?!? And these things had been done world over, not just India, that lead them to make laws stricter.

Under/overlaod of requirements?!? What's that? You present with your genuine documents, with honest answers. Is that under/overload or whatever?

I would like to think that VO are intelligent/sensible/experienced people who should not be confused with documents. It's their job.

I am here to ask for help, not anyone's opinions. If you can't help, i don't need your opinion, please reserve it.

And before posting a random comment, just try once to put yourself in other person's situation.


I 129F Sent -29-12-2008

I 129F NOA1 -10-01-2009

I 129F NOA2 -15-07-2009

Packet 3 Received- 17-07-2009

Packet 3 Sent- 22-07-2009

Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

Documents deposited at VFS -08-09-2009

K1 Visa Interview- 17-09-2009, APPROVED! :)

K1 Visa Issued - 22-09-2009

K1 Visa Received- 25-09-09

P.O.E- J.F.K on 11-11-2009

Wedding-17-11-2009

A.O.S Application sent on 13-12-2009

Date it was received-17-12-2009

Biometrics-12-01-2010

Replied 1st RFE for I693- 25-01-2010

I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

AP approved- 8-02-2010

2nd RFE for Delayed registration of birth certificate-18-03-2010

Replied 2nd RFE 0n 28-04-2010; 1 day before the deadline to answer;)(had lost RFE document)

GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

GOT THE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON GC, AND PERMANENT GC APPROVAL-20 NOV, 2012

GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

AND THE LIFE GOES ON, BEAUTIFULLY... :)

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Blame it on all the fraud cases. If people didn't lie to obtain visitor visas, there wouldn't be a problem for genuine cases. Unfortunately, to keep the fraudsters out, some genuine cases are denied.

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I 129F Sent -29-12-2008

I 129F NOA1 -10-01-2009

I 129F NOA2 -15-07-2009

Packet 3 Received- 17-07-2009

Packet 3 Sent- 22-07-2009

Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

Documents deposited at VFS -08-09-2009

K1 Visa Interview- 17-09-2009, APPROVED! :)

K1 Visa Issued - 22-09-2009

K1 Visa Received- 25-09-09

P.O.E- J.F.K on 11-11-2009

Wedding-17-11-2009

A.O.S Application sent on 13-12-2009

Date it was received-17-12-2009

Biometrics-12-01-2010

Replied 1st RFE for I693- 25-01-2010

I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

AP approved- 8-02-2010

2nd RFE for Delayed registration of birth certificate-18-03-2010

Replied 2nd RFE 0n 28-04-2010; 1 day before the deadline to answer;)(had lost RFE document)

GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

GOT THE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON GC, AND PERMANENT GC APPROVAL-20 NOV, 2012

GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

AND THE LIFE GOES ON, BEAUTIFULLY... :)

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They did show all evidences-their job title, property documents, my grandparents live with them and hold political posts too.

They showed all possible evidences of ties back home-...political posts...

Any logical help is welcome.

...politically active in India. What could be the cause of denial and how can they get visa?

Going out on a limb here, their political affiliation(s).

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Going out on a limb here, their political affiliation(s).

No one on this site nor any immigration attorney can give you the 'magic' answer on how your parents might obtain a visa...why? Because there are NO magic answers nor magic solution..anyone who tries to tell you differently is dead wrong....

our laws simply state that every applicant seeking a non immigrant visitor's visa (and some other types) are presumed to be an intending immigrant, and therefore ineligible (from the moment they step up to the window) to receive said visa until such time as they are able to convince the consular officer that they will return to their country of residence promptly at the conclusion of a visit of appropriate duration...

there are NO bright line requirements that must be met (like specific documents to present), nor can a third party 'vouch' for any applicant's actions...

the VOs are there to (largely) judge the intent of the applicant...for whatever the reason(s), your parents have not been able to do this....perhaps they answered questions in a manner that gave the VOs pause...who knows?

But at the end of the day, only your parents can do the convincing...no one else,no papers can do the job.

You may not like to hear this, but it's just the way it is....and please....avoid shelling out hundreds of dollars to have some immigration attorney write some letter that he or she will claim got some other client a visa (they won't tell you how many times it failed to work!!!!)...

letters from congressmen/senators are also of no use nor can those same politicians 'order' a VO to issue a visa because they don't have the authority to do so...

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