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attenting wedding on visitor visa

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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Hi everyone,

Its getting closer to my NOA2 and ultimately wedding date. So started thinking and checking with relatives that are willing to visit USA. Its pretty simple for the relatives from my side of the family: most have money and have travelled internationally, so getting a tourist visa through the normal application process wont be an issue. However my future wifes mother and father-in-law would be on a tougher end of the stick: both are over 50, both have never travelled internationally, both don't have too many assests available (just what normal folks could show: an appartment & russian car); so I am worried that they might not be able to score tourist visa through the normal means. Any chance that coming for a wedding would be considered a positive thing? Or immigration officer would view it as a whole family abandoning Russia? Ou ea, and to make things worse her now father-in-law and her mother arent married (they're doing civil marriage thing).

Looking for advise from those that have had family attend wedding in USA, visa, questions, etc.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Keep in mind, what draws them to the US is not important, what is necessary is why they must return home.

So to answer your question, the reason to go to the US to attend their daughter's wedding will either be looked at as a negative or given no weight.

Good luck


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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I was hoping that there is some kind of unknown to me visa type for just this. But I guess it comes down to persuading an officer that they will go back after the wedding.

Anyone actually had this done? Would be nice to see if it has worked previously

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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I was hoping that there is some kind of unknown to me visa type for just this. But I guess it comes down to persuading an officer that they will go back after the wedding.

Anyone actually had this done? Would be nice to see if it has worked previously

You will find many posts from people who have asked similar questions.

You will probably see more failures than successes, people tend to investigate after refusals.

The only thing certain is the only way for them to find out for sure is to apply.


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For visitor or tourist visa, you'll need to demonstrate strong ties to the home country and see that they have compelling reasons to return to the country. Letter of invitation, purchased plane ticket and affidavit of support have little value to the application as proof.

Good luck!


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