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Hello Visa Journey,

I have few questions to ask you guys, I 'm about to sponsor my mother-in-law to visit U.S for 6 months, my questions is how much income and money in bank account to be qualify for me to be a sponsor? Do she need to have money in her account? How long does it take for her to get visa? My wife is not a U.S citizen and last year she not working because she stay home to take care our new born child.



03/01/2011: I-130 mailed
03/18/2011: Priority date
03/23/2011: NOA1 Hardcopy
06/23/2011: NOA 2 (97 days since NOA1)
06/27/2011: NOA2 Hardcopy
07/28/2011: NVC case number &IIN (35 days since NOA2)
08/03/2011: AOS fee bill received and paid
08/03/2011: DS-3032 email sent to NVC
08/04/2011: AOS fee payment status shows "PAID"
08/04/2011: AOS package sent to NVC (Delivered at NVC 8/5)
08/08/2011: DS-3032 accepted
08/09/2011: IV fee bill received and paid
08/10/2011: IV fee payment status shows "PAID"
08/11/2011: AOS package accepted
08/13/2011: IV package sent to NVC (Delivered at NVC 8/15)
08/22/2011: IV package accepted
08/22/2011: Case completed (25 days since case# assigned)
08/26/2011: Interview date assigned
09/05/2011: Medical exam (result passed)
10/12/2011: Interview- APPROVED (51 days since case completed)
10/19/2011: Visa pick up
11/22/2011: Arrived Seattle, Washington
12/10/2011: Green card received

Interview took 208 days from I-130 NOA1 date


8/23/13 mailed I-751 packet

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there is no such thing as sponsoring B1/B2 visas. Each applicant is approved based on his/her merits or lack thereof (real or imagined).

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: NOA 2 Text message/mail 4/6/2015

I-129F: NOA 2 Hardcopy 4/9/2015

I-129F: Sent to NVC 4/13/2015

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Your mother-in-law will have to prove to the satisfaction of the US consular official at the interviewing US embassy/consulate, that she has significant ties to Vietnam such that she will return to Vietnam after her US visit is completed. Such ties could include, property, house ownership, current stable employment, etc. Each visitor visa applicant is presumed to have immigration intent, and must prove that they are not trying to immigrate to the US. A letter from a doctor, any documents from you, or any other invitation-type letter would likely have no positive effect on the visitor visa approval.

​Good luck on your immigration journey.

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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6 months!

Masochism of the highest order.

You do not sponsor a tourist visa, she applies for a B2. See local Consulate web site.

Edited by Boiler

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6 months kinda seems like a long time. Not sure they allow such length at POE. I know up to 3 months she would be able to stay if her visa is approved. She needs to show she has enough strong ties to go back to her country after visiting you. You can not sponsor her.

PS: If she mentions in her interview her plan is staying 6 months, they probably will consider that as a subtle intention to live in the US and help you with the new born child.

Edited by Sunnyland

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