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Wife's parents, timing for visitor visa in Ukraine

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine

Greetings VJers! Thanks in advance for your help...

So here we go, a quick summary of the situation. My wife's parents in Ukraine applied for a visitors visa to come visit us in Minnesota one year ago and they were denied because of lack of ties to their home country. The officer didn't look at any of the documentation they brought with them to their interview, only asked several generic questions and were quickly denied. This is a very common in Ukraine when applying for B1/B2 and is hit-or-miss on getting approved.

We're about to reapply for her father only since her mother has to be at the apartment to watch over their dog.

In a week, we're flying to Ukraine for a couple of weeks to visit them since it's been over a year since we last seem them. Before that, we visit them every six months or so.

Simply put - is there a problem with applying for a visa for him while we're in Ukraine? Is it better or worse or is it irrelevant? We hope he can fly back with us so it's easy for him to get through the airport and navigate... it's his first time flying too. He'd visit for a few weeks and head back. Any thoughts on if it's good timing or not? Wife has temporary green card, applied for ROC and waiting for 10 year green card to show up.



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He has to apply for the visa himself. You can help him complete the application, but he has to qualify on his own. Your being there or not won't have any weight on the CO's decision. He has to be able to prove sufficient ties. The reason why they don't look at the documents sometimes is because they already made a decision based on the facts contained in the application.

Edited by Ian H.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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