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Recently my girlfriend apply for a visitor visa and she got denied, however before applying she had traveled on her police record before. so my question is because she got denied does that mean she can't travel on her police record anymore, or can she still continue traveling on her police record?

 
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What was the reason stated for her denial?

 

If it was because of not having enough ties to her home country, then they believe she is too high of a risk of staying in the US. While USCIS generally doesn't really care why you enter on a tourist visa, they do care about why somebody is compelled to return home. If the reason she's coming, for instance, is that she is coming to visit you or family or something, then it likely hurts her case as she has existing support within the US. Or maybe her circumstances (income, assets, family, new police charges, etc.) changed since she was previously approved. If this is the reason she was denied, then re-filing is unlikely to result in a different decision unless proof of ties to her home country can be established.

 

Regarding the police record...it's possible that's the reason for the denial. A different CO could have looked at it and seen it as a bigger risk, or they might have changed how they view that/charge charge(s) since last time. That said, my hunch is it's the home country ties issue.

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Was she stopped at the POE and questioned at any time when she entered the US by CBP? Did a CBP officer tell her to get tourist visa? Does she have a lot of family ties in the US?


IR-1/CR-1 Visa Timeline

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center

I-130 Sent via USPS: 07/08/2016

Received at Chicago Lockbox: 07/11/2016

I-130 NOA1: 07/13/2016

I-130 RFE:  None

I-130 Approved: 04/11/2017

NVC Received: 04/19/2017

Received DS-261/AOS Bill: 05/10/2017

US POE: Bahamas

 

I-485 Sent: 05/22/2017 Received: 05/23/2017

I-485 NOA1: 05/25/2017

Biometrics Appt.: 06/12/2017

I-485 Interview: 06/28/2018

I-485 Approved:

Green Card Received: 

 

I-864 Sent: 05/22/2017 Received: 05/23/2017

 

I-765 Sent: 05/22/2017  Received: 05/23/2017

I-765 NOA1: 05/25/2017

Biometrics Appt.: 06/12/2017

I-765 Approved: 09/21/2017

EAD Card Received: 10/16/2017

 

I-131 Sent:

I-131 NOA1

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13 minutes ago, NicMel16 said:

Was she stopped at the POE and questioned at any time when she entered the US by CBP? Did a CBP officer tell her to get tourist visa? Does she have a lot of family ties in the US?

She was never stop or questioned by CBP. She doesn't have any family in the U.S.

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If she traveled on her police record before why did she apply for a visa when it's not necessary? My family in the Bahamas told me that there is consideration of discontinuing the use of a police record to allow Bahamians to enter the USA. Until then she should be fine traveling with her police record and passport. If she wants to apply for a tourist visa again, then she will need to show stronger ties in the Bahamas.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa Timeline

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center

I-130 Sent via USPS: 07/08/2016

Received at Chicago Lockbox: 07/11/2016

I-130 NOA1: 07/13/2016

I-130 RFE:  None

I-130 Approved: 04/11/2017

NVC Received: 04/19/2017

Received DS-261/AOS Bill: 05/10/2017

US POE: Bahamas

 

I-485 Sent: 05/22/2017 Received: 05/23/2017

I-485 NOA1: 05/25/2017

Biometrics Appt.: 06/12/2017

I-485 Interview: 06/28/2018

I-485 Approved:

Green Card Received: 

 

I-864 Sent: 05/22/2017 Received: 05/23/2017

 

I-765 Sent: 05/22/2017  Received: 05/23/2017

I-765 NOA1: 05/25/2017

Biometrics Appt.: 06/12/2017

I-765 Approved: 09/21/2017

EAD Card Received: 10/16/2017

 

I-131 Sent:

I-131 NOA1

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