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Filed: Country: Colombia
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Background - wife has 3 daughters - 2 live with us and one ( she is 19) lives back in Colombia with her 2 year old( wife;s grandaughter)

the wife and other two daughters came here under fiancee visa - we are now married and everyone has their green card.

But she would like the oldest to visit with granddaughter - she wants to relocate them here but that may take years - in the mean time a tourist visa would allow them to stay here for 6 months,

The daughter has an interview on Tuesday in Bogota for the tourist visa for her and the baby - no job in Colombia, no money, no property - so may not look good for a visa but things seem to have loosened up - with her mother and 2 sisters in the USA would think she would have a compelling story though.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Compelling story for what?


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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na - must to show strong ties to Columbia.


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Filed: Country: Colombia
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compelling story for tourist visa - to visit her mother and sisters and of course visit Disney ( 5 miles from my house).

Before we got the fiancee visa the wife and youngest daughter were able to obtain a tourist visa, wife had a job but no property - but still had 2 daughters back in Colombia - so good ties I guess.

We did not include oldest daughter on original fiancee visa - she just had a baby and was living with the father - but as so often happens in Colombia with - 6 months after kid was born - father runs off.

we support her and the baby in Colombia - wife would like to have her here if possible ( think it is more about the granddchild) , me - at 53 a little nervous with having a 2 year old in my house for 3-6 months - can deal with teeangers, have 2 of my own - but older -

The interview is Tuesday so will find out soon enough I guess.

I wonder what percentage of tourist visas now get approved for Colombians, used to be pretty tough - but is easier now - US businesses have been pushing for it - especially in Florida where many Colombians head on vacation.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Has your wife filed an immigrant petition?


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compelling story for tourist visa - to visit her mother and sisters and of course visit Disney ( 5 miles from my house).

The embassy doesn't particularly care about what compelling reasons someone might have to visit the US, as far as they care EVERYBODY in the world wants to visit the US.

What they are looking for are compelling reasons why she will go home after her stay, that's what you need to concentrate on, not reasons why she wants to be in the US.


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Filed: Country: Colombia
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not a lot of compelling reasons to go back honestly - other than they have a letter from me, an upstanding citizen, that she will return.

immigrant petition - the daughter will be 20 in June - understand there is a difference if you are under 21 ( quicker) but if it doesn't get done by 21st birthday you migrate over to the over 21 crowd and and then the process can take years- we will be in Colombia over Navidad so wife will get to see her and granddaughter - will go back at least twice in 2015 - only a 3 hour flight to Medellin from Florida and now that wife has green card she can travel easily back and forth.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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you learn about locking the age and CSPA ? Just asking.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Depends if you cn go the IR route. But in this case might not be such a good idea. Remember their application not yours.

Depends if you cn go the IR route. But in this case might not be such a good idea. Remember their application not yours.


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Sorry, but IMO, she has little to no chance of getting a visitor's visa -- you acknowledge she has real reason for going back to Colombia and every reason to stay in the US. The visa officer will be able to see that, too.

Just my opinion -- but if it were me, I would have my wife file for her "unmarried daughter under 21" ASAP -- hoping to have a visa number become available prior to her turning 21. Main reason for her to file instead of you, the US citizen, is that the F2 category allows for derivatives (that is, the daughter's 2-year-old could come with her). As an IR-2 (step-daughter of an American citizen), there are no derivatives, so the baby could not immigrant; she (the baby) would have to wait and have her mother file for her after she (the mother) entered the US as an LPR. Doubt that's what anyone would want!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Should really stop posting from my phone.

You will find out soon about the B


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Background - wife has 3 daughters - 2 live with us and one ( she is 19) lives back in Colombia with her 2 year old( wife;s grandaughter)

the wife and other two daughters came here under fiancee visa - we are now married and everyone has their green card.

But she would like the oldest to visit with granddaughter - she wants to relocate them here but that may take years - in the mean time a tourist visa would allow them to stay here for 6 months,

The daughter has an interview on Tuesday in Bogota for the tourist visa for her and the baby - no job in Colombia, no money, no property - so may not look good for a visa but things seem to have loosened up - with her mother and 2 sisters in the USA would think she would have a compelling story though.

I'm afraid the only compelling story here is that her daughter and grandaughter would not return to Colombia. But it doesn't hurt to try I guess.

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Good luck Tuesday.

I would if denied applied for her to come to the states before she turns 21..


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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the only thing the embassy will see that's compelling is the lack of ties to her home country and all of the reason sthat would compel her to stay in the US once she arrives, which is her ENTIRE family an no reason to return home. Sorry to say that she has a zero to no chance of getting a b2.



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