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Hi every one I would like to know I came to US last year in September on K1 Fiance VISA and Got married and filed my for Adjustment of Status and we have a small dinner here in USA  as non of my family member was here as there don't have visa, but now I would like to invite my father to come here. He have visited USA in 2001, that time he got VISA for 5 years but he have lived only for 2 months and went back. After that he applied two times but his visa got refused with out no reason. 

My father is 70 years now and I having strong ties with the home country he owns a rented House, He have big investment in stocks and have Bonds and a saving investment in Government bonds also he owns 3 Cars, I guss this is a strong tie with home country and my 2 siblings and whole Family beside me lives in my home Country. Now my question is Do I need to write an invitation later or some thing form my side or what can I do so that he can get a VISA to meet me.

I will me more then Happy to read your comments.

 

Thanks and Regards

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nope, an invitation is useless, he has to show strong ties to his country, immigration doesn't care about an invitation

 

there is nothing you can do, he knows the drill, he needs to apply and wait and see

 

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Invitations for visiting family in the US are not needed and even if you did provide one, most likely it will not be looked at it. It is not the basis for why the CO makes the decision, that is made by demonstrating strong ties to the home country.

 

If he was refused before, it was not for no reason, most likely they gave him a piece of paper saying 214(b) - assumed immigrant intent or another selected reason. Having family members in the US can make it harder to overcome assumed immigrant intent.


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1 hour ago, Shahrukh khan said:

He have visited USA in 2001, that time he got VISA for 5 years but he have lived only for 2 months and went back. After that he applied two times but his visa got refused with out no reason. 

 

I’m not sure if this is a second language issue but when you say “lived”, I presume you mean “stayed” (as in like a tourist)? 

its not clear to me from what you wrote above that you (or he) were aware that the 5 year visa did not mean he could stay inside the US for 5 years. I’m wondering if a misunderstanding about the terms of the visa, even with no overstay (assuming he was originally stamped in for longer than he stayed) was part of what led to later denials.

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8 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

I’m not sure if this is a second language issue but when you say “lived”, I presume you mean “stayed” (as in like a tourist)?  

In some other languages "lived" can also mean a short stay such as in a hotel, so I just assumed that is what the OP meant.

 

It's good to point out for sure that "lived" in English usually means = to be a resident somewhere (i.e. immigrate, in this context), not just to visit. Definitely could be tricky language when it comes to US visas and the OP should be aware of it.

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Nothing for you to do, he applies.


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3 hours ago, Shahrukh khan said:

Do I need to write an invitation later or some thing form my side or what can I do so that he can get a VISA to meet me.

 

Here is what the US State Department says about invitation letters:

 

"Visa applicants must qualify on the basis of the applicant's residence and ties abroad, rather than assurances from U.S. family and friends. A letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support is not needed to apply for a visitor visa. If you choose to bring a letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support to your interview, please remember it is not one of the factors used in determining whether to issue or deny the visa."

 

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

 

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3 hours ago, millefleur said:

In some other languages "lived" can also mean a short stay such as in a hotel, so I just assumed that is what the OP meant.

 

 

I also assumed that originally, but was more concerned at saying he was only there for 2 months despite having a 5 year visa, which made me wonder at whether they properly understood what the 5 years meant.

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On 2/18/2019 at 8:34 PM, SusieQQQ said:

I’m not sure if this is a second language issue but when you say “lived”, I presume you mean “stayed” (as in like a tourist)? 

its not clear to me from what you wrote above that you (or he) were aware that the 5 year visa did not mean he could stay inside the US for 5 years. I’m wondering if a misunderstanding about the terms of the visa, even with no overstay (assuming he was originally stamped in for longer than he stayed) was part of what led to later denials.

my massage is very clear I wrote that my father got (VISA ONCE FOR 5 YEARS AND IT WAS MULTIPLE VISA) in that visa he say for 2 months and came back it was just a visit in USA.

then after 8 years he applied another time but he was refused and again he applied after 4 years again he got refused. and now he want to apply again to visit me as I got married here 5 months again ( I hope now you got a clear picture now reply me please).

Thanks

 

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1 minute ago, Shahrukh khan said:

my massage is very clear I wrote that my father got (VISA ONCE FOR 5 YEARS AND IT WAS MULTIPLE VISA) in that visa he say for 2 months and came back it was just a visit in USA.

then after 8 years he applied another time but he was refused and again he applied after 4 years again he got refused. and now he want to apply again to visit me as I got married here 5 months again ( I hope now you got a clear picture now reply me please).

Thanks

 

He can absolutely apply, his application, nothing to do with you.


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Simple, he has to apply for a B2 visa in either Islamabad or Karachi. 

 

You could help fill out the ds160 and/or pay the fee, but that's it for your involvement. Nothing needed from you, no invitations, no documents, nothing. 


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