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Hello all, my fiancee and I just married. She came here on a K-1 and her son on a K-2. We have not filed AOS yet, but are beginning the process. Naturally, we would like her mother to come visit us. She is from Ukraine. Is there any reason to wait on a tourist visa application until our AOS is processed? Or would it be okay for her Mom to apply now for a tourist visa? We would love to have her visit sooner rather than later. She has never been to the US and would like to see where her daughter and grandson are living.

 

Thank you in advance.

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hi

 

she can file whenever she wants to since it is based on her own merits, she will have to show strong ties to her country and convince the consul that she doesn't have intent to stay

 

 

 

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Your wife's AOS doesn't really matter here. Mother in law apply on her own and the decision will be made  based on her own circumstances. 


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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I concur - when she applies (relative to AOS) isn't going to be a factor in the decision to issue the visa or not.


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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