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Hi, I am a permanent resident here and wanted to bring my mom this year from Philippines on a tourist visa. I just wanted to know the step by step procedure, the documents needed, possible interview questions, possible reasons for denial (so we can avoid). Thank you in advance for your inputs.

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Step 1. You don't bring anyone on tourist visa. 

Step 2. Your mom checks your local embassy website and follow steps there. All info will be in your embassy website. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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No one can bring or sponsor a person for a tourist visa.

 

Your mother will need to file an DS-160 non-immigrant visa application and interview.

 

The US Embassy will look at her ties to home to overcome the presumption that she intends to immigrate.  You are a tie to the US, not home.  She needs to show her reasons for going home after a visit.  

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19 minutes ago, Iamvj said:

Hi, I am a permanent resident here and wanted to bring my mom this year from Philippines on a tourist visa. I just wanted to know the step by step procedure, the documents needed, possible interview questions, possible reasons for denial (so we can avoid). Thank you in advance for your inputs.

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/index.html?firstTime=Yes

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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Step 1: Complete the DS-160 & schedule the interview.

Step 2: Interview

 

You have no role in the process, except walking her through how to do the above.

Edited by geowrian

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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On 1/1/2019 at 10:53 AM, Iamvj said:

Hi, I am a permanent resident here and wanted to bring my mom this year from Philippines on a tourist visa. I just wanted to know the step by step procedure, the documents needed, possible interview questions, possible reasons for denial (so we can avoid). Thank you in advance for your inputs.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html

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