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US B2 Tourist Visa for Singapore EP (Employment Pass) holders

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Hi Guys,

I am an EP holder, single, and working in Singapore as a Game Developer for 2 years now. I am planning to apply for US B2 (Tourist) visa.

Please suggest if I should apply for the visa from US embassy in Singapore or my home country, Pakistan ?

I have been told that the ties to the home country are critical for visa acceptance, and it is recommended to apply from home country. I have a job in Singapore; applying from Pakistan would be ambiguous to visa officer that I would be returning/staying in SG for at least next few years. Whereas if applying from Singapore, the only tie is my job, I can provide tax certificates, salary slips, Singapore bank account details, and proof from the current employer that I will be returning to work.

Any suggestions where I should proceed my application ?

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Apply from either country, burden on you to satisfy the CO of non-immigrant intent.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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If the legal resident means a Permanent Resident, then I am not. I am staying in Singapore on a work visa.

Doesn't have to be permanent, you're currently legally living and working there, so that's where your ties are and there's where you apply.

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