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What are the chances of getting a B-2 Visitor visa for my 21 year old unmarried son?

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Filed: J-1 Visa Country: Philippines

I am on J-1 visa, working as a Teacher in a public high school, I got here 5 months ago. My spouse and 2 minor children had their interview for J-2 dependent visa last week and they got approved and has received their passport already. Now, my eldest son who just turned 21, unmarried, and currently attending college at a University wants to go here for a visit on his Christmas break for 7-8 weeks. What are the chances for him of getting a B-2 Visitor visa? He is scheduled for an interview early next month. My spouse and 2 minor children are also leaving next month on the 23rd and if he'll be granted a visa he'll be joining them.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany

Coming on here asking "what are the chances" is just going to stress you out more than you already are. It's completely up to the CO to decide whether he's fit for a B-2 or not and it's too complicated for people on here to give you good news or bad news - you'll be just as confused as before.

On one side, he's got a whole family who have legally applied for visas, been approved and haven't abused the system. That's a plus. BUT...he's got a whole family living in the US at the moment and he's applying for a tourist visa, which he has to prove he's going back home. B-2's have to be one of the - if not THE - hardest visas to obtain simply because of the sheer number of fools who get the visa to illegally immigrate.

He just needs to prove he can support himself on the trip financially and has reasons to go back home. That means mommy and daddy can't say that they'll buy him his food and let him sleep at their house and everything will be fine. Of course, you can do that, but they want to see that he doesn't need your assistance technically.

All that said, best of luck to him! Keep us posted what happens. :thumbs:

Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

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(B-2 Journey):



-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!


(IR-1 Journey):



-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

If he is enrolled in university, with fees for next semester paid, the chances are reasonable, especially as you are not on a visa that will allow you to stay long term. Can he proof he gets 8 whole weeks off uni for Christmas?

But, like the previous reply said, there is now way to know for sure.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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