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Hi,

My US Citizen mother promised her 16 year old niece a trip to New York for the Christmas and New Years holiday from colombia. The problem is that my mother is retired and I don't think she has enough income for to submit an affidavit of support. So I'm voulenteering to submit the invitation letter and an affidavit of support and other documents.

What are the chances that my cousin will receive a B1/B2 visa at US Embassy in Colombia. I'm also a US born national


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It's really dependant on the niece, not you and your mother.

What ties does the niece have to Colombia? Ie can she prove enrollment in school or a job? Are her parents and any siblings staying home?


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Yes, both her parents and sisters are staying behind. I also have asked her to have the school submit a letter confirming that she's enrolled and that the school would be in recess during the time frame that she's planning to travel.

Since this is the first time we're inviting or sponsoring any visas to anyone. We're kind of new on the process.


I-129F Package Sent on 11/1/2013
Received at Dallas Lockbox on 11/4/13

Received NOA1 (text/email) 11/7/13

Alien Registration Number: 11/8/13

NOA1 Hard Copy Received 11/12/13

NOA2 text/email received 12/30/13

text/email from USCIS case forwarded to NVC 01/2/14

NOA2 Hard Copy Received 01/4/14

NVC Received 1/10/14 (BGT Case# assigned)

Left NVC (In Transit) 1/15/14

Received by US Embassy in Bogota 1/17/14

CEAC Case Status marked "Ready" 1/17/14

Package 3/4 received 1/30/14

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Re-did Medical to have Doctor certify form I-693 - 9/30/2014

I-485; I-131; I-765 sent to Chicago 10/17/2014

Recevied at Chicago Lockbox 10/20/2014

3 NOA text/email received 11/7/14

3 NOA Hardcopies received 11/13/14

Biometrics Appoinment for 12/4/14 received 11/21/14

Biometrics 12/4/14

EAD & AP Approved 01/06/15

EAD Combo Card Mailed 01/12/15

EAD Combo Card Received 01/13/15

Received Noticed of Potential Interview Waiver Letter - 02/25/15

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you dont't invite anyone or you have to show affidavit of support or sponsor letter.

She will or someone on her behalf will have to fill form in colombia ds-160 is the form and she will have to show strong ties to her home country.

Including the letter from school and prob include financial details from her parents which should show they are well-off in colombia.

On DS-160 she can mention you as one who is sponsoring the trip and you can include your bank statement or a letter stateing you would be bearing the cost of the trip.

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Yes, both her parents and sisters are staying behind. I also have asked her to have the school submit a letter confirming that she's enrolled and that the school would be in recess during the time frame that she's planning to travel.

Since this is the first time we're inviting or sponsoring any visas to anyone. We're kind of new on the process.

The only thing you can do that may help her is write an invitation letter, nothing more. The CO may ask to see it or they may not, some times they don't even want to see it because the visa approval is based on her own evidence showing any strong ties to Colombia that will guarantee her return. If she can prove that she needs to go back after her stay in the US they may approve her visa, but again, it's not guaranteed.

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Hi,

My US Citizen mother promised her 16 year old niece a trip to New York for the Christmas and New Years holiday from colombia. The problem is that my mother is retired and I don't think she has enough income for to submit an affidavit of support. So I'm voulenteering to submit the invitation letter and an affidavit of support and other documents.

What are the chances that my cousin will receive a B1/B2 visa at US Embassy in Colombia. I'm also a US born national

It will all depend on how solid your cousin's ties are to Colombia, she must prove that she intends to return home. Anything you provide will be secondary at best, if not irrelevant.

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Let us know how this works out. I could use any tourist visa related tips/interview experiences applicable to a teenager from Colombia traveling solo.

My wife and I have promised our niece that she could visit us for her 15th birthday (well, for her first school break after her b-day) because she wants to go to DisneyWorld. As my sister-in-law is in no position to fund her trip, the trip would (100%) be a birthday gift from us. I, personally, am not very optimistic and have tried to prepare her for a potential visa letdown. That said, I'm already thinking of back-up plans for places we could visit that she'd probably never have the opportunity to see, either within Colombia or in another country without such strict visa requirements for Colombians.


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Hi ryna...

Seem like we're in the same boat.....My cousin is schedule for the interview on October 11th in Bogota. She'll be going with her dad....

Once I hear back from her and from her father about their experience in the embassy, I let you know


I-129F Package Sent on 11/1/2013
Received at Dallas Lockbox on 11/4/13

Received NOA1 (text/email) 11/7/13

Alien Registration Number: 11/8/13

NOA1 Hard Copy Received 11/12/13

NOA2 text/email received 12/30/13

text/email from USCIS case forwarded to NVC 01/2/14

NOA2 Hard Copy Received 01/4/14

NVC Received 1/10/14 (BGT Case# assigned)

Left NVC (In Transit) 1/15/14

Received by US Embassy in Bogota 1/17/14

CEAC Case Status marked "Ready" 1/17/14

Package 3/4 received 1/30/14

Medical Exam 2/20/14

Interview at US Embassy Bogota 2/24/14

Visa Approved 2/24/14

Visa Received at DHL Barranquilla 3/3/14

POE: New York's JFK Airport 3/23/2014

Married 5/16/2014

AOS Process

Re-did Medical to have Doctor certify form I-693 - 9/30/2014

I-485; I-131; I-765 sent to Chicago 10/17/2014

Recevied at Chicago Lockbox 10/20/2014

3 NOA text/email received 11/7/14

3 NOA Hardcopies received 11/13/14

Biometrics Appoinment for 12/4/14 received 11/21/14

Biometrics 12/4/14

EAD & AP Approved 01/06/15

EAD Combo Card Mailed 01/12/15

EAD Combo Card Received 01/13/15

Received Noticed of Potential Interview Waiver Letter - 02/25/15

I-485 NOA2 - Received email that welcome letter has been mailed - 7/14/15

I-485 - Status updated in system to Card in Production - 7/14/15

Received welcome letter in mail - 7/18/15

Status change to Card mailed - 8/10/15

Green Card Received - 8/11/15

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Hi ryna

Just to let you know....my cousin's interview was today. The embassy approved her B1/B2 visa for only a 3 month stay.

The consul advised her and her dad that since the trip is a birthday gift from her aunt and cousin, she was only willing on granting her a 3 months visa.


I-129F Package Sent on 11/1/2013
Received at Dallas Lockbox on 11/4/13

Received NOA1 (text/email) 11/7/13

Alien Registration Number: 11/8/13

NOA1 Hard Copy Received 11/12/13

NOA2 text/email received 12/30/13

text/email from USCIS case forwarded to NVC 01/2/14

NOA2 Hard Copy Received 01/4/14

NVC Received 1/10/14 (BGT Case# assigned)

Left NVC (In Transit) 1/15/14

Received by US Embassy in Bogota 1/17/14

CEAC Case Status marked "Ready" 1/17/14

Package 3/4 received 1/30/14

Medical Exam 2/20/14

Interview at US Embassy Bogota 2/24/14

Visa Approved 2/24/14

Visa Received at DHL Barranquilla 3/3/14

POE: New York's JFK Airport 3/23/2014

Married 5/16/2014

AOS Process

Re-did Medical to have Doctor certify form I-693 - 9/30/2014

I-485; I-131; I-765 sent to Chicago 10/17/2014

Recevied at Chicago Lockbox 10/20/2014

3 NOA text/email received 11/7/14

3 NOA Hardcopies received 11/13/14

Biometrics Appoinment for 12/4/14 received 11/21/14

Biometrics 12/4/14

EAD & AP Approved 01/06/15

EAD Combo Card Mailed 01/12/15

EAD Combo Card Received 01/13/15

Received Noticed of Potential Interview Waiver Letter - 02/25/15

I-485 NOA2 - Received email that welcome letter has been mailed - 7/14/15

I-485 - Status updated in system to Card in Production - 7/14/15

Received welcome letter in mail - 7/18/15

Status change to Card mailed - 8/10/15

Green Card Received - 8/11/15

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