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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Poland
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Hello,

I would like to have my mom over for a visit (4 weeks top as she claims ;) ) but she has been denied Tourist visa B2 TWICE (no reason indicated ). I have no idea why and have no way of finding out more about it.

I'm citizen since 2013 and would like to finally have my mom over.

Considering the fact that my mom doesn't want to live here (only visit for holidays and vacation) and she got denied twice in a past for B2 visa (in 2007 and 2009 I think) what option is best for her?

Thank you in advance for your input!


AOS PROCESS

06/11/08: AOS/EAD/I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/08: Package delivered in Chicago

06/18/08: Check cashed

06/21/08: Rec'd NOA's (Receipt notice date: 06/17/08)

07/01/08: Rec'd Biometrics appoinment letter

07/15/08: Biometrics appoinment @ 2:00 PM-Completed

08/27/08: RFE letter (I-485)

09/08/08: sending RFE letter with missing documents back to USCIS

09/11/08: letter delivered

10/27/08 Infopass appointment for my EAD (should receive it in 2-3 weeks... we will see)

10/31/08 EAD card production has been ordered!!! (I-765 finally online)

10/03/08 received EAD card in mail

11/07/08 IL in mail

12/09/08 Interview ; approved!

12/15/08 Card production ordered (online update)

12/24/08 GC in mail!

03/31/2011 10 year GC recieved in mail

11/28/2012 N-400 sent out

12/06/12 text message and e-mail informing that case has been received

12/08/12 check has been cashed

12/08/12 touched/online update - biometrics letter sent

12/10/12 NOA received

12/11/12 Biometrics date letter received (scheduled for 12/20/12)

12/20/12 Biometrics

12/26/12 In line for the Interview

01/07/13 E-mail stating Interview has been scheduled

01/11/13 Received IL (date 02/14/13)

02/14/13 Interview (passed :) )

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Hello,

I would like to have my mom over for a visit (4 weeks top as she claims ;) ) but she has been denied Tourist visa B2 TWICE (no reason indicated ). I have no idea why and have no way of finding out more about it.

I'm citizen since 2013 and would like to finally have my mom over.

Considering the fact that my mom doesn't want to live here (only visit for holidays and vacation) and she got denied twice in a past for B2 visa (in 2007 and 2009 I think) what option is best for her?

Thank you in advance for your input!

there are no visa categories for her. If she wanted to be an illegal then maybe she would have better opportunities. For awhile, I was in the same boat as you.


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

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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No greencard, tourist visa only. She doesn't intend to live here so why would you go through that long, tedious process? What kind of ties to her home country did she have? She's going to need some pretty strong ones to get a b2 with a USC daughter.

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You have a conflict of interests. You say you would "like her to move" but she says she only wants to visit for "holidays and vacation". If you can convince her to want to move, properly, then you file for her to get permanent residency. If she's only wanting to visit, she'll have to keep trying for a tourist visa. There's not really an in between state - if she eventually got a GC and still didn't want to move, she wouldn't be in the US enough to keep her status and would lose the card.


* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

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16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
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* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
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7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

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* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
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20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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You have a conflict of interests. You say you would "like her to move" but she says she only wants to visit for "holidays and vacation". If you can convince her to want to move, properly, then you file for her to get permanent residency. If she's only wanting to visit, she'll have to keep trying for a tourist visa. There's not really an in between state - if she eventually got a GC and still didn't want to move, she wouldn't be in the US enough to keep her status and would lose the card.

The OP strictly wants her mom to be able to visit and is asking how to do that. Don't get caught up in the "liker her to move" line.


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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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No greencard, tourist visa only. She doesn't intend to live here so why would you go through that long, tedious process? What kind of ties to her home country did she have? She's going to need some pretty strong ones to get a b2 with a USC daughter.

she wants to know how because the ridiculous system does not leave any in between categories for some people. There is no visa for people that want to visit but are denied.

for example, my fiancee a few years ago. she wanted to visit for the holidays, yet she couldn't because they did not grant her a tourist visa. I, at the time, was living in Mexico. I had a good job there and for us, at the time, we were not ready to get married. Even if we were to get married at the time, I would not have been able to bring her to visit the states with me because the CR1 and K1 visas are for people living in the United States with income from the US. See what I mean? No category for that. It was either get married (via K1 or CR1) and uproot my life to live in the US or keep on gifting money to the US Govt so that they have the pleasure of denying her again and again. It is ridiculous. I feel for the OP. Her mom wants to spend time with her in the US, but prefers to live in her home country. Considering that she was denied a few times, it is highly unlikely that she is granted a visa. Where does that leave her? All or nothing. Green card or out.

That is the OP's dilemma.


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

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Poland
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No greencard, tourist visa only. She doesn't intend to live here so why would you go through that long, tedious process? What kind of ties to her home country did she have? She's going to need some pretty strong ones to get a b2 with a USC daughter.

I only thought about green card because they have denied her B2 visa twice already and I'm tired of dealing with nonsense (they do not even tell her why , just denie her!). She has been having (and still has) strong ties- good job, her own place (owner), bank account, rest of our family. ...she doesn't want to live in States because she has a good life where she lives.

Thank you for your input, though :)


AOS PROCESS

06/11/08: AOS/EAD/I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/08: Package delivered in Chicago

06/18/08: Check cashed

06/21/08: Rec'd NOA's (Receipt notice date: 06/17/08)

07/01/08: Rec'd Biometrics appoinment letter

07/15/08: Biometrics appoinment @ 2:00 PM-Completed

08/27/08: RFE letter (I-485)

09/08/08: sending RFE letter with missing documents back to USCIS

09/11/08: letter delivered

10/27/08 Infopass appointment for my EAD (should receive it in 2-3 weeks... we will see)

10/31/08 EAD card production has been ordered!!! (I-765 finally online)

10/03/08 received EAD card in mail

11/07/08 IL in mail

12/09/08 Interview ; approved!

12/15/08 Card production ordered (online update)

12/24/08 GC in mail!

03/31/2011 10 year GC recieved in mail

11/28/2012 N-400 sent out

12/06/12 text message and e-mail informing that case has been received

12/08/12 check has been cashed

12/08/12 touched/online update - biometrics letter sent

12/10/12 NOA received

12/11/12 Biometrics date letter received (scheduled for 12/20/12)

12/20/12 Biometrics

12/26/12 In line for the Interview

01/07/13 E-mail stating Interview has been scheduled

01/11/13 Received IL (date 02/14/13)

02/14/13 Interview (passed :) )

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Poland
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there are no visa categories for her. If she wanted to be an illegal then maybe she would have better opportunities. For awhile, I was in the same boat as you.

This is sad that there's nothing a person can do to have family over for vacation or holidays.... Being illegal here? Sorry, but in my opinion it is not worth it.

I appreciate your thoughts!


AOS PROCESS

06/11/08: AOS/EAD/I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/08: Package delivered in Chicago

06/18/08: Check cashed

06/21/08: Rec'd NOA's (Receipt notice date: 06/17/08)

07/01/08: Rec'd Biometrics appoinment letter

07/15/08: Biometrics appoinment @ 2:00 PM-Completed

08/27/08: RFE letter (I-485)

09/08/08: sending RFE letter with missing documents back to USCIS

09/11/08: letter delivered

10/27/08 Infopass appointment for my EAD (should receive it in 2-3 weeks... we will see)

10/31/08 EAD card production has been ordered!!! (I-765 finally online)

10/03/08 received EAD card in mail

11/07/08 IL in mail

12/09/08 Interview ; approved!

12/15/08 Card production ordered (online update)

12/24/08 GC in mail!

03/31/2011 10 year GC recieved in mail

11/28/2012 N-400 sent out

12/06/12 text message and e-mail informing that case has been received

12/08/12 check has been cashed

12/08/12 touched/online update - biometrics letter sent

12/10/12 NOA received

12/11/12 Biometrics date letter received (scheduled for 12/20/12)

12/20/12 Biometrics

12/26/12 In line for the Interview

01/07/13 E-mail stating Interview has been scheduled

01/11/13 Received IL (date 02/14/13)

02/14/13 Interview (passed :) )

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Poland
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You have a conflict of interests. You say you would "like her to move" but she says she only wants to visit for "holidays and vacation". If you can convince her to want to move, properly, then you file for her to get permanent residency. If she's only wanting to visit, she'll have to keep trying for a tourist visa. There's not really an in between state - if she eventually got a GC and still didn't want to move, she wouldn't be in the US enough to keep her status and would lose the card.

I would like to have my mom over yes. Have her live here against her will? Never. I'm sorry if my post was confusing. I meant to say that we are only trying to have my mom over for a vacation or holidays, not to live here forever. So there's no conflict of interest.

I see your point about maintaining her GC status... we could take care of it by having her come over 2x year :)

Thank you for your input :)

The OP strictly wants her mom to be able to visit and is asking how to do that. Don't get caught up in the "liker her to move" line.

Yes, that is exactly what we want :) thank you!!!!


AOS PROCESS

06/11/08: AOS/EAD/I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/08: Package delivered in Chicago

06/18/08: Check cashed

06/21/08: Rec'd NOA's (Receipt notice date: 06/17/08)

07/01/08: Rec'd Biometrics appoinment letter

07/15/08: Biometrics appoinment @ 2:00 PM-Completed

08/27/08: RFE letter (I-485)

09/08/08: sending RFE letter with missing documents back to USCIS

09/11/08: letter delivered

10/27/08 Infopass appointment for my EAD (should receive it in 2-3 weeks... we will see)

10/31/08 EAD card production has been ordered!!! (I-765 finally online)

10/03/08 received EAD card in mail

11/07/08 IL in mail

12/09/08 Interview ; approved!

12/15/08 Card production ordered (online update)

12/24/08 GC in mail!

03/31/2011 10 year GC recieved in mail

11/28/2012 N-400 sent out

12/06/12 text message and e-mail informing that case has been received

12/08/12 check has been cashed

12/08/12 touched/online update - biometrics letter sent

12/10/12 NOA received

12/11/12 Biometrics date letter received (scheduled for 12/20/12)

12/20/12 Biometrics

12/26/12 In line for the Interview

01/07/13 E-mail stating Interview has been scheduled

01/11/13 Received IL (date 02/14/13)

02/14/13 Interview (passed :) )

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Poland
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she wants to know how because the ridiculous system does not leave any in between categories for some people. There is no visa for people that want to visit but are denied.

for example, my fiancee a few years ago. she wanted to visit for the holidays, yet she couldn't because they did not grant her a tourist visa. I, at the time, was living in Mexico. I had a good job there and for us, at the time, we were not ready to get married. Even if we were to get married at the time, I would not have been able to bring her to visit the states with me because the CR1 and K1 visas are for people living in the United States with income from the US. See what I mean? No category for that. It was either get married (via K1 or CR1) and uproot my life to live in the US or keep on gifting money to the US Govt so that they have the pleasure of denying her again and again. It is ridiculous. I feel for the OP. Her mom wants to spend time with her in the US, but prefers to live in her home country. Considering that she was denied a few times, it is highly unlikely that she is granted a visa. Where does that leave her? All or nothing. Green card or out.

That is the OP's dilemma.

Thank you for understanding. ... I'm heartbroken over this issue... can't figure it out ... :(


AOS PROCESS

06/11/08: AOS/EAD/I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/08: Package delivered in Chicago

06/18/08: Check cashed

06/21/08: Rec'd NOA's (Receipt notice date: 06/17/08)

07/01/08: Rec'd Biometrics appoinment letter

07/15/08: Biometrics appoinment @ 2:00 PM-Completed

08/27/08: RFE letter (I-485)

09/08/08: sending RFE letter with missing documents back to USCIS

09/11/08: letter delivered

10/27/08 Infopass appointment for my EAD (should receive it in 2-3 weeks... we will see)

10/31/08 EAD card production has been ordered!!! (I-765 finally online)

10/03/08 received EAD card in mail

11/07/08 IL in mail

12/09/08 Interview ; approved!

12/15/08 Card production ordered (online update)

12/24/08 GC in mail!

03/31/2011 10 year GC recieved in mail

11/28/2012 N-400 sent out

12/06/12 text message and e-mail informing that case has been received

12/08/12 check has been cashed

12/08/12 touched/online update - biometrics letter sent

12/10/12 NOA received

12/11/12 Biometrics date letter received (scheduled for 12/20/12)

12/20/12 Biometrics

12/26/12 In line for the Interview

01/07/13 E-mail stating Interview has been scheduled

01/11/13 Received IL (date 02/14/13)

02/14/13 Interview (passed :) )

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Poland
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Frustrating indeed. What about visiting a nearby country together? I know it's not your first choice but it would be better than nothing.

Very. And Yes, we thought about it too, but it is difficult for me&my husband to travel with our toddler. Plus, it's easier (in every meaning of the word) to fly one person across the Ocean than three. I had no idea that having my Mom over for a visit would be such a big problem. Mission impossible. :(

AOS PROCESS

06/11/08: AOS/EAD/I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/08: Package delivered in Chicago

06/18/08: Check cashed

06/21/08: Rec'd NOA's (Receipt notice date: 06/17/08)

07/01/08: Rec'd Biometrics appoinment letter

07/15/08: Biometrics appoinment @ 2:00 PM-Completed

08/27/08: RFE letter (I-485)

09/08/08: sending RFE letter with missing documents back to USCIS

09/11/08: letter delivered

10/27/08 Infopass appointment for my EAD (should receive it in 2-3 weeks... we will see)

10/31/08 EAD card production has been ordered!!! (I-765 finally online)

10/03/08 received EAD card in mail

11/07/08 IL in mail

12/09/08 Interview ; approved!

12/15/08 Card production ordered (online update)

12/24/08 GC in mail!

03/31/2011 10 year GC recieved in mail

11/28/2012 N-400 sent out

12/06/12 text message and e-mail informing that case has been received

12/08/12 check has been cashed

12/08/12 touched/online update - biometrics letter sent

12/10/12 NOA received

12/11/12 Biometrics date letter received (scheduled for 12/20/12)

12/20/12 Biometrics

12/26/12 In line for the Interview

01/07/13 E-mail stating Interview has been scheduled

01/11/13 Received IL (date 02/14/13)

02/14/13 Interview (passed :) )

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Very. And Yes, we thought about it too, but it is difficult for me&my husband to travel with our toddler. Plus, it's easier (in every meaning of the word) to fly one person across the Ocean than three. I had no idea that having my Mom over for a visit would be such a big problem. Mission impossible. :(

My friend has been traveling the world with their toddler. they haven't been living in homes in 90% of their destinations either. Unless your child has special needs, you can definitely travel with your kid. In fact, getting them used to traveling will make it easier than travelling infrequently.


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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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So, if she get green card and come here e.g. twice a year, would that maintain her green card status?

No

Other way around.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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