Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Will illegal siblings prevent my friend from getting a tourist visa?

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

I lived in a Central American country for two years and worked closely with a woman who is now one of my best friends. She would like to come to the United States to visit me and also to see her two brothers, who are undocumented. I happen to live near to her brothers currently so now seems like the perfect time.

On the application, I see that she must declare any siblings in the US, give their names, and state their immigrant status.

I know the penalty for lying is stiff and I am sure this will come up in the interview, so I would not encourage her to lie.

Just wondering if she has any chance of getting the tourist visa if she tells the truth. In her home country, her ties are pretty strong, but I don't know if she can remove all doubt she might stay. She has a government job, some savings, a house, and land, but no husband/children. Her elderly father applied a few years ago and was denied.

Also, could there be ramifications for her brothers if she provides their full names on the application? I'm wondering if she just shouldn't apply at all. Seems very unfair!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

She has to be honest and tell she has siblings in the

USA however if she does not have an address for them &

will stay with U she can explain that also, she should

not volunteer information about things they don't ask .

she has to prove she will return to her country after a

visit, good paying job, good bank balance, house/car titles

and convince the CO she has strong ties to her country

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

She will be denied if she lies about it. They will ask about ber illegal siblings

K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Obviously she knows where they live if you know. The may ask and she must be truthful . This may lead to them being picked up. She must decide if the visitors visa interview is worth it. ( They probably will count their behavior against her )

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, thanks all. I'm guessing/hoping that the Guatemalan consulate doesn't have direct communication with USCIS, but I guess you never know.

I may ask a lawyer about what the real risk is of something happening to her brothers. I don't think she currently knows their street addresses, just the town where they live. It seems like honesty about her plans to see them would help her, though. I'd think they will ask about her brothers and whether she plans to see them.

Anyone else have any experience with this?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine this

Co You want a visitors visa to see the USA ?

Friend Yes

Co Are you visiting any one

Friend Yes

Co Do you have relatives in the US

Friend yes

Co Who

Friend 2 brothers

Co What is their status in the US

Friend Undocumented

Co What proof do you have that you will return

Edited by NigeriaorBust

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Its 50/50 I know an elderly man denied vIsa to visit

for undocumented sons funeral, had house/car titles,

good bank balance, and is a JP with years of history

on job.

A younger man with no bank account 3 yrs work history,

renting a room, no vehicle, kids or wife issued a one

entry when his mom (undocumented) passed. You never knows

Another person had their visa revoked recently after taking

her 16 yr. old to visit NY last summer, this summer she applied

for her 10 yr child to visit for summer. The CO looked in the system

saw the 16 yr old never returned home, denied the 10 yr old &

revoked her 10 yr multiple on the spot

Edited by Jawaree

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.