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Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...

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is it possible? Absolutely.

Is it likely? No.

Is it likely after an I-130 is filed? Very no.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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When I used to fly out of Heathrow the check in area for Lagos flights was next door and was always packed, obviously many Nigerians do have visas to visit elsewhere.  We get people on here who are visiting, there have been 2 in the last week I recollect.

 

I have seen people get visitor visas after they have been petitioned for but seems rare.


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24 minutes ago, Odiegwu said:

Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...

It depends each one's luck of chance , a lot people had tried it and got it whiles others did fail to get it right .

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9 hours ago, Moses Bee said:

It depends each one's luck of chance , a lot people had tried it and got it whiles others did fail to get it right .

Has nothing to do with luck at all.  It takes very special circumstances to issue a non-immigrant visa to a person with clear immigrant intent, BECAUSE, the law prohibits it EXCEPT in exceptional circumstances.  People without immigrant intent, who can show sufficient ties to their home countries get non-immigrant visas every day but it is NOT because they are LUCKY.


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13 hours ago, Odiegwu said:

Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...

My husband tried so that he could be here for the birth of our child and he was denied. 

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~~moved to tourist visas from IR1/CR1 process and procedures.  Topic is about viability of a tourist visa. ~~


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