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Was Your Tourist (B1/B2) Visa Approved?

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  1. 1. Was Your Tourist (B1/B2) Visa Approved?

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Was Your Tourist (B1/B2) Visa Approved? Please vote or reply to share your experience.

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Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

Us Citizen

May 2014

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No. It was back in 2010. I applied to visit my then-boyfriend (my now husband) and got refused. The CO then write down "file for I-129F" one of reasons for the refusal. Though I brought a bunch of papers the CO did not even look at these.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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yes. My I got approved 2012. I was single and 27 at that time.. I even was a freelance designer. It was pretty surprising to be approved since the approval rate for women in my situation and country is low.

My reason for visit was to see my sister since it was going to be her graduation and I was gonna be the rep for my parents.

I think I got approved because of my travel history.


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27

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No. It was back in 2010. I applied to visit my then-boyfriend (my now husband) and got refused. The CO then write down "file for I-129F" one of reasons for the refusal. Though I brought a bunch of papers the CO did not even look at these.

Sorry to hear that. My sister in-law is scrambling to get employment verification documents, enrollment documents, permission from her child's father, etc and its troubling to know that the decisions are made within seconds without taking everything into consideration.


Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

Us Citizen

May 2014

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yes. My I got approved 2012. I was single and 27 at that time.. I even was a freelance designer. It was pretty surprising to be approved since the approval rate for women in my situation and country is low.

My reason for visit was to see my sister since it was going to be her graduation and I was gonna be the rep for my parents.

I think I got approved because of my travel history.

Probably that was a valid reason. Many B-2 visas applicants get approved and when they came to the US and got married then apply adjust of status afterwards. I was an editor at one of reputable news outlet companies in my country. In fact, the US embassy had always invited me for their events and my email was on their lists. But again, my job history and all docs I had came to the zero because I was going to visit my then-boyfriend.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear that. My sister in-law is scrambling to get employment verification documents, enrollment documents, permission from her child's father, etc and its troubling to know that the decisions are made within seconds without taking everything into consideration.

I knew how that was. It was really smack on the face since many B-2 visas were approved easily. My friend's mother applied to visit her (her daughter is married to US citizen) 3 times and got rejected for different reasons. I had once interviewed the then-US ambassador for Indonesia, Scot Marciel. I complained how bad the system was. If the US government wanted people visit the country more, they have to stop people use visas for different purposes. If someone got married under B-2 visa, they should not allowed to adjust of their status.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I agree with you completely on that last statement. It should be an automatic ban.

Unfair that so many people get rejected due to those situations where people abuse visas.

UnaMexicana

I knew how that was. It was really smack on the face since many B-2 visas were approved easily. My friend's mother applied to visit her (her daughter is married to US citizen) 3 times and got rejected for different reasons. I had once interviewed the then-US ambassador for Indonesia, Scot Marciel. I complained how bad the system was. If the US government wanted people visit the country more, they have to stop people use visas for different purposes. If someone got married under B-2 visa, they should not allowed to adjust of their status.


:yes:Intelligence trumps muscle... Imagination trumps both! :yes:

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Met: January, 2006 :D
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-10-26 (L)
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-04

I-130 NOA2 : 2015-05-14

Shipped to DoS: 2015-05-22

Received at NVC: 2015-06-01

Case Created at NVC: 2015-06-10 (from Julian Date calculation)

AOS and IV Fee Invoiced: 2015-06-11
AOS and IV Fee Paid: Website down as of 06-15... Just waiting...
AOS and IV Fee Paid: 2015-07-05 CEAC site finally UP! :dancing:

AOS and Civil Docs received at NVC: 2015-10-13

NVC checklist for obsolete i864: 2015-11-25

Submit updated i864: ?????? when my lawyer desires... :clock:
Submit updated i864: Did NOT wait for lawywer. Did it myself 2015-12-10
NVC received reply to checklist i864: 2015-12-10 (yes.. same day O.O)

NVC case completed: 2016-01-07
NVC assigned interview date: 2016-01-23
Interview at CJS consulate: 2016-03-30

Visa "Issued": 2016-04-05
Entered the US: 2016-04-27

SSN Arrived: 2016-05-07 ... wow TEN days!

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B1/B2 2004

I believe I mentioned this in a previous comment. I was 22, single, in my last semester in college. It helped that I had visited Canada previously and returned. I think it also helped that my brother and his wife were paying for the trip and coming with me. I presented their visas and my school transcripts. Not a mention was made of assets, income or anything money-wise. I was approved on the spot.

B1/B2 2014 renewal with i130 pending

I was really happy to see that my application for renewal was approved. It helped that I have been employed 5 years with a company whose HDQ are in Dallas. I have 5 entries as B1 and was applying for a renewal to attend a Staff Meeting. I was given 10 yrs again without interview - only picture and fingerprints taken.

I have been able to visit my husband with that visa once. My POE was Dallas and I was there only for a few hours on business, then i would fly that night again and spend 2 weeks on vacation in SF.

Still, I was admitted as B1 as in my previous entries. The screening took 2 mins in which the officer asked where was I staying, who I was staying with and how much money I had on me. He let me go saying GO HAVE FUN.

I plan to visit again in Feb as I have another business trip lined up. I believe that helps.

UnaMexicana


:yes:Intelligence trumps muscle... Imagination trumps both! :yes:

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Met: January, 2006 :D
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-10-26 (L)
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-04

I-130 NOA2 : 2015-05-14

Shipped to DoS: 2015-05-22

Received at NVC: 2015-06-01

Case Created at NVC: 2015-06-10 (from Julian Date calculation)

AOS and IV Fee Invoiced: 2015-06-11
AOS and IV Fee Paid: Website down as of 06-15... Just waiting...
AOS and IV Fee Paid: 2015-07-05 CEAC site finally UP! :dancing:

AOS and Civil Docs received at NVC: 2015-10-13

NVC checklist for obsolete i864: 2015-11-25

Submit updated i864: ?????? when my lawyer desires... :clock:
Submit updated i864: Did NOT wait for lawywer. Did it myself 2015-12-10
NVC received reply to checklist i864: 2015-12-10 (yes.. same day O.O)

NVC case completed: 2016-01-07
NVC assigned interview date: 2016-01-23
Interview at CJS consulate: 2016-03-30

Visa "Issued": 2016-04-05
Entered the US: 2016-04-27

SSN Arrived: 2016-05-07 ... wow TEN days!

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I knew how that was. It was really smack on the face since many B-2 visas were approved easily. My friend's mother applied to visit her (her daughter is married to US citizen) 3 times and got rejected for different reasons. I had once interviewed the then-US ambassador for Indonesia, Scot Marciel. I complained how bad the system was. If the US government wanted people visit the country more, they have to stop people use visas for different purposes. If someone got married under B-2 visa, they should not allowed to adjust of their status.

This isn't what makes it difficult for people from high fraud countries to obtain a tourist visa. There is a perfectly legal route to take for this process. It's the people that come here and do not get married and do not adjust status, work illegally and take jobs away from American citizens that cause the problems.

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I agree with you completely on that last statement. It should be an automatic ban.

Unfair that so many people get rejected due to those situations where people abuse visas.

UnaMexicana

There are many flaws in the system and people knew about that. Some rich Chinese pregnant women flew to the US so they can delivered their babies here and got the citizenship by birth. It was unfair that I did not intend to marry my then-fiance yet they were assumed I would by tell me on the refusal letter, " file for I-129F".

More than that, K-1 visas holders had to wait months even a year to get their green card get approved yet people who got married under B-2 visas can get theirs less than 5 months in average waiting time. How fair is it?


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This isn't what makes it difficult for people from high fraud countries to obtain a tourist visa. There is a perfectly legal route to take for this process. It's the people that come here and do not get married and do not adjust status, work illegally and take jobs away from American citizens that cause the problems.

I believe my country is low for fraud country (assuming by the US government give away DV for Indonesians). Your explanation is not answered the problem. If that is the case then why K-1 visas approval are easily then B-2 visas? K-1 visa holders can came here and did not married their petitioner ( we have seen many posts about that on VJ). I bolded your replied because we were talking about B-2 visa not K-1 visa based on the purpose of visas.

Edited by Girl from Celebes

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I believe my country is low for fraud country (assuming by the US government give away DV for Indonesians). Your explanation is not answered the problem. If that is the case then why K-1 visas approval are easily then B-2 visas? K-1 visa holders can came here and did not married their petitioner ( we have seen many posts about that on VJ). I bolded your replied because we were talking about B-2 visa not K-1 visa based on the purpose of visas.

A low fraud country would be a VWP country or Canada. I'm not sure exactly where Indonesia stands on the list of visa fraud but there are many factors that go into deciding whether or not a person qualifies for a tourist visa. First and foremost is the applicants ability to show that they will leave at the end of their stay. This usually comes down to economics and in some cases the applicants marital status. High fraud countries tend to be those with poor economies because there is a greater number of people wanting to get out of those countries. If you add to that you are a single woman, then your chances drop dramatically. But in the end people who enter the states on a tourist visa, marry a USC and pay to legally adjust their status are not the underlying reason for tourist visa refusals.

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A low fraud country would be a VWP country or Canada. I'm not sure exactly where Indonesia stands on the list of visa fraud but there are many factors that go into deciding whether or not a person qualifies for a tourist visa. First and foremost is the applicants ability to show that they will leave at the end of their stay. This usually comes down to economics and in some cases the applicants marital status. High fraud countries tend to be those with poor economies because there is a greater number of people wanting to get out of those countries. If you add to that you are a single woman, then your chances drop dramatically. But in the end people who enter the states on a tourist visa, marry a USC and pay to legally adjust their status are not the underlying reason for tourist visa refusals.

I applied for B-2 visa and put " going to visit my boyfriend". I got refusal and she wrote down " File for I-129F". Does it set an alarm why they wanted my then-fiance (my now husband) file for I-129F?. They wanted us to file I-129F because they "seem worried" I was going to married him under B-2 visa. That's why she wrote down "file for I-129F".

Edited by Girl from Celebes

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As a US Citizen the government needs to be more transparent with the process. If "no visas are available" for single women, poor people, etc they need to say it rather than have people pay the $160 fee to apply knowing they have no chance of getting approved.

People who fall into "rejectable" status based on their application should be rejected right away before they even pay the fee and waste their time and money.

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Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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