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Hi, my parents are planning to visit me in the US. I am currently studying in the US. I was wondering what are the possible questions that might be asked by the officers, to my parents, in the US embassy during a visa interview? Will they ask for full information about me, from my parents? Thanks.

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The purpose of the trip, how long they plan on staying, finances to support them self (do they currently work or own businesses?), where they will be visiting in the US and where they will be staying. Any countries they have visited before.

 

You said will they ask for full information about you? I’m not sure what you mean by this as I hope your parents know your name, date of birth, where you are living, what you are studying etc...all of these things they should be aware of.

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4 minutes ago, Genofied said:

Will they ask for full information about me, from my parents?

It would seem proper to ask about you, yes....


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* Moved from Student & Exchange Visas to Tourist Visas forum as the question is about the OP's parents visiting *


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On 11/18/2018 at 9:16 AM, Luckycuds said:

The purpose of the trip, how long they plan on staying, finances to support them self (do they currently work or own businesses?), where they will be visiting in the US and where they will be staying. Any countries they have visited before.

 

You said will they ask for full information about you? I’m not sure what you mean by this as I hope your parents know your name, date of birth, where you are living, what you are studying etc...all of these things they should be aware of.

Thank you for the information. What I mean by full information is, will the officer in the embassy asks for my full name and the details of my program to cross check with their system? Will they need any proof of documentation from me? Or will they just ask my parents casually about my study?

 

I came to the US on a K1 visa. But I did not tell my parents that I came here on that visa because Malaysia has laws criminalising gay people. I am a closeted gay man. I told them that I'll be going to school here, which I am now. Now that they are planning on visiting me, this raises my concerns.

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1 hour ago, Genofied said:

Thank you for the information. What I mean by full information is, will the officer in the embassy asks for my full name and the details of my program to cross check with their system? Will they need any proof of documentation from me? Or will they just ask my parents casually about my study?

 

I came to the US on a K1 visa. But I did not tell my parents that I came here on that visa because Malaysia has laws criminalising gay people. I am a closeted gay man. I told them that I'll be going to school here, which I am now. Now that they are planning on visiting me, this raises my concerns.

Well, if you’d described the situation properly in the first paragraph you’d have got relevant answers long ago. They will almost certainly check what your parents tell them about you, so if you came on K1 and your parents say you are on a student visa, it will probably raise a flag of some sort. Whether or not CO will actually say anything about this - who knows.  

 

Separately: you’re here permanently. At some stage you need to start seriously considering how to come out to your parents. I’m glad that you are now somewhere that your day-to-day life doesn’t have to be hidden, but you’re not going to be able to keep this from your parents forever. Good luck.

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The US Embassy can and will likely ask about you.  After all, your parents are coming to visit you, a relative living in the US.

 

The DS-160 asks if the applicant has any relative living in the US.

 

If your parents say that you are on a student visa, then the chances of approval goes down to zero.  It raises a big red flag.  HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR  THE US EMBASSY TO ISSUE VISITOR VISAS TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THEIR SON IS NOT AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, BUT ACTUALLY CAME TO THE US TO MARRY AND IMMIGRATE?  Suspicion of something is shady means no visa.  

 

Tell your parents the truth so they can answer truthfully at their interview if you want them to visit.  

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On 11/19/2018 at 11:46 AM, SusieQQQ said:

Well, if you’d described the situation properly in the first paragraph you’d have got relevant answers long ago. They will almost certainly check what your parents tell them about you, so if you came on K1 and your parents say you are on a student visa, it will probably raise a flag of some sort. Whether or not CO will actually say anything about this - who knows.  

 

Separately: you’re here permanently. At some stage you need to start seriously considering how to come out to your parents. I’m glad that you are now somewhere that your day-to-day life doesn’t have to be hidden, but you’re not going to be able to keep this from your parents forever. Good luck.

 

On 11/19/2018 at 1:42 PM, aaron2020 said:

The US Embassy can and will likely ask about you.  After all, your parents are coming to visit you, a relative living in the US.

 

The DS-160 asks if the applicant has any relative living in the US.

 

If your parents say that you are on a student visa, then the chances of approval goes down to zero.  It raises a big red flag.  HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR  THE US EMBASSY TO ISSUE VISITOR VISAS TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THEIR SON IS NOT AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, BUT ACTUALLY CAME TO THE US TO MARRY AND IMMIGRATE?  Suspicion of something is shady means no visa.  

 

Tell your parents the truth so they can answer truthfully at their interview if you want them to visit.  

Thank you for the insights guys. I appreciate it, though it does not sound good to me. I guess I'll just have to figure it out.

 

Best of luck to you all!

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