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Hi,

 

Im an expat based in PH, married to a local. While I live full time here  I would like to go with the family to visit the USA for a vacation. I have heard some bad stories about spouse of citizen getting denied tourist visa. My question is the following:

 

I dont mind to file for an IR 1, however I dont think I should because the truth is I have no plans to move to the USA. How can I convince the embassy to issue a tourist visa for a spouse? I know it sounds funny but can I somehow go through the IR-1 process and just say I want a tourist visa. See I dont mind waiting a year, paying the fee's and jumping through whatever hoops they want but I also wont lie and try to get a visa (ir -1 ) that I simply wont be using.

 

Any advice, guidance or tips would be helpful as its a bit of a stressfull situation. (we have traveled all over asia for over 10 years)

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You do not do not anything for a Tourist Visa, down to your Spouse.


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Apply would be the first thing.


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If you've traveled all over Asia for 10 years, and your wife has clear ties to the Philippines, she might get a tourist visa. I don't know what stories you've heard, but everyone's circumstances are different. Can't hurt to try. 


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You don't do anything to convince anyone.

 

Your spouse has to overcome immigrant intent, just like every other B2 applicant around the world, by showing ties to their home country.

 

They apply online, go to the interview and answer any questions. That's all there is, pretty simple process.

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How will you show domicile, IR1 is for a Legal Permanent Resident.


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17 hours ago, visabee said:

I see, let me ask this if we get denied for B2, can we apply for Ir-1 and just tell them the intent is to temporarily stay?

Please don't do this. There are couples who are waiting in the queue and they genuinely want to be together. Taking the spot in the queue will take away someone else's. 

 

The green card is not for temporary stay. Her main residence is in the Philippines therefore she would sooner or later abandon her US residence and the green card with it. 

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