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Hi VJ members,

 

What is the absolute best way for my fiancé’s brothers to apply for a tourist visa when they come to the states to attend our wedding? Because they are single men in their 20’s we fear that they will be denied...even as brothers and groomsmen of the groom. My fiancé will be devastated if he cannot attend.  I heard that it may be better for them to apply as a group for a “group visa” and they would be flying out with the parents and flying back with them. Anyone have an advice or know best route? 

 

Side note:  they have visited the states before when they were young still in elementary school came with the parents so wont be first time). 

 

Thanks! 

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As with any other tourist visa application, the main thing to focus on is strong ties to the home country and compelling reasons to return home/leave the US. Do they have jobs?


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1 minute ago, millefleur said:

**Moved from K-1 Fiance(e) Visa Process & Procedures to Tourist Visas**

 

:ot2:

 

As with any other tourist visa application, the main thing to focus on is strong ties to the home country and compelling reasons to return home/leave the US. Do they have jobs?

Yes. One is a web developer for a large software company and the other is a bank branch manager. The third brother is married  we know he’ll have no problem getting a visa. It’s the first two we are concerned of. They dont own homes or have huge amounts of cash in their accounts. Did you have a very important positions with their job and wouldn’t leave it for the world. 

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You imply there are options, there is just one B Visa and one way of applying for it.


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14 minutes ago, SueSaed said:

Hi VJ members,

 

What is the absolute best way for my fiancé’s brothers to apply for a tourist visa when they come to the states to attend our wedding? Because they are single men in their 20’s we fear that they will be denied...even as brothers and groomsmen of the groom. My fiancé will be devastated if he cannot attend.  I heard that it may be better for them to apply as a group for a “group visa” and they would be flying out with the parents and flying back with them. Anyone have an advice or know best route? 

 

Side note:  they have visited the states before when they were young still in elementary school came with the parents so wont be first time). 

 

Thanks! 

Group of 10 or more individuals travelling together may request a group appointment. Examples of groups include, but are not limited to, performing artists, school trips, professional trainees and tour groups.

 

Families and relatives travelling together do not qualify as a group and must request individual appointments.


YMMV

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3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Group of 10 or more individuals travelling together may request a group appointment. Examples of groups include, but are not limited to, performing artists, school trips, professional trainees and tour groups.

 

Families and relatives travelling together do not qualify as a group and must request individual appointments.

Wow thank you so much for clarifying. I knew I can depend on this awesome group 😃🙏🏼

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17 minutes ago, SueSaed said:

Yes. One is a web developer for a large software company and the other is a bank branch manager. The third brother is married  we know he’ll have no problem getting a visa. It’s the first two we are concerned of. They dont own homes or have huge amounts of cash in their accounts. Did you have a very important positions with their job and wouldn’t leave it for the world. 

To me, it would make sense to focus on the job as the strong reason to return and also be extremely clear about the travel dates, i.e. I'm leaving on X and returning on X. If possible, maybe get some kind of PTO permission from the employer for those dates and they can bring supporting docs for that, but keep in mind that supporting docs are not required to be reviewed by the CO.

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21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS field office in Moscow is closing in March 2019.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (2019-???) 📝

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

??-???-2019: TBA...

 

 

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5 hours ago, millefleur said:

To me, it would make sense to focus on the job as the strong reason to return and also be extremely clear about the travel dates, i.e. I'm leaving on X and returning on X. If possible, maybe get some kind of PTO permission from the employer for those dates and they can bring supporting docs for that, but keep in mind that supporting docs are not required to be reviewed by the CO.

Thank you so much. You are the best. 

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