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I've heard (from a woman with much experience with India/the visa process) that it is difficult to get an Indian citizen here with even something as simple as a visitor/tourist visa...

Does anyone have any experience with/information about this? I'm hoping to arrange for my fiancé to come visit (not to marry; don't worry ?), as I will be attending school for the next nine months beginning in January, but I don't want to risk him being denied the B2, then having it effect our K1/CR1 visa in the future...?

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A denial will not create problems for you. Plenty of people have spouses that have denied B2 applications that are then approved no problem. But he needs to be entirely honest and show VERY strong ties to India - just don't get your hopes up as many people get denied.


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**No alert of any kind received for this update; saw the change by logging into USCIS website**
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
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DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
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AOS & IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017
 
 
 
 

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So what to do if he DOES get denied for the B2? Appeal it? Wait until we apply for the K1/CR1 (and wouldn't that look bad not to appeal)? Is appealing/getting approved a simple process? What are the potential reasons for denial?

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So what to do if he DOES get denied for the B2? Appeal it? Wait until we apply for the K1/CR1 (and wouldn't that look bad not to appeal)? Is appealing/getting approved a simple process? What are the potential reasons for denial?

youcannot appeal it. biggest denial reason us not enough proof he will return home

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He was also denied a marriage visa the first two times he applied through the German Embassy with his ex (she then cheated on him and they never completed the appeal/attended the final meeting with the Embassy). Will they look into this for his tourist (or any other) visa? If so, will that impact their decision? (He was also denied but then appealed/approved for a tourist visa in Poland in the process of waiting for the decision from the German Embassy, to prove that he could stay in Europe without abusing the terms, which is good).

Also, what kind of ties to India does he have to prove/what do you mean?

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He was also denied a marriage visa the first two times he applied through the German Embassy with his ex (she then cheated on him and they never completed the appeal/attended the final meeting with the Embassy). Will they look into this for his tourist (or any other) visa? If so, will that impact their decision? (He was also denied but then appealed/approved for a tourist visa in Poland in the process of waiting for the decision from the German Embassy, to prove that he could stay in Europe without abusing the terms, which is good).

Also, what kind of ties to India does he have to prove/what do you mean?

for a US marriage visa? or German?

he needs to prove he will come home and not stay basically

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Denied for German marriage visa, will be applying for either K1 or CR1 with me in US

I cannot what? Sponsor him? Why will he be "hard pressed"? Because of the denials or where he lives?

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Denied for German marriage visa, will be applying for either K1 or CR1 with me in US

I cannot what? Sponsor him? Why will he be "hard pressed"? Because of the denials or where he lives?

No, you can not sponsor him. Sponsors are not allowed for tourist visas. And he will be hard pressed because without strong ties (like a job), they will assume he has immigration intent and deny him the visa. Also, you can't appeal the B2 process - you can just try again, but unless circumstances have drastically changed, it will get denied again.

You can always try, but it might be better to save your money and put it towards a K-1 visa.


Married: 5-July-2015
----------
I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
**Note: We received four text messages at 6:45 AM CST (Friday) about our case status update. We never received an e-mail nor alert from the app**
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
----------
Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
**No alert of any kind received for this update; saw the change by logging into USCIS website**
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
**Called NVC on 2-November-2016 and she said case and invoice number had been assigned 31-October.**
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS & IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017
 
 
 
 

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Denied for German marriage visa, will be applying for either K1 or CR1 with me in US

I cannot what? Sponsor him? Why will he be "hard pressed"? Because of the denials or where he lives?

you cannot sponsor tourist visas. it doesn't work that way. look at things thisway. you're an immigration officer, you see a single person with no job, no reason to return home and an American significant other who could adjust status (fraud). do you trust thrm?

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Right... Okay...

But for the K1 or CR1 visa it's different, right? I mean, I know I can sponsor him then... But will the process prove to be more difficult then, because he doesn't currently have a job? (Silly question, as I know anyone looks better with money; he will be getting his business license soon, at least, which is good...)

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