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What would be the possibility of having my fiance getting a Tourist Visa to visit the US? She's a Filipina, but has been working/living in Hong Kong for over 13 years.  What form would be needed, and it has to be filed in the US consulate in HK? Any suggestions or input  are appreciated. Im sure I'll have more questions later..

 

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Well you have not mentioned anything to suggest it would be impossible. She would apply at her local Consulate, HK. Pretty simple process and she can find all the info on the Consulate web site.


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9 minutes ago, Luk Dit Mo said:

What would be the possibility of having my fiance getting a Tourist Visa to visit the US? She's a Filipina, but has been working/living in Hong Kong for over 13 years.  What form would be needed, and it has to be filed in the US consulate in HK? Any suggestions or input  are appreciated. Im sure I'll have more questions later..

 

Thank You

 

 

Tourist visas from non-VWP countries can be hard to get when an immigrant case is pending, but it doesn't hurt to try. She will need to fill out DS-160 and she will have to provide substantiated proof that she has ties to her country. She can file in Hong Kong if she's legally residing there.

 

Good luck!

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2 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Well you have not mentioned anything to suggest it would be impossible. She would apply at her local Consulate, HK. Pretty simple process and she can find all the info on the Consulate web site.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/nonimmigrant-visa-for-a-spouse-k-3/us-embassy-consulate-specific-information.html ?

 

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3 minutes ago, celie&joseph said:

Tourist visas from non-VWP countries can be hard to get when an immigrant case is pending, but it doesn't hurt to try. She will need to fill out DS-160 and she will have to provide substantiated proof that she has ties to her country. She can file in Hong Kong if she's legally residing there.

 

Good luck!

substantial proof to the Philippines? 

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Just now, Luk Dit Mo said:

substantial proof to the Philippines? 

To where she's living. If she's in HK, a lease or mortgage there, auto loans, job letter, etc things that tie her to go back.


K1 Fiance Visa: 207 days & AOS w/EAD and AP: 180 days

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02/19/19: NVC Received                                                                                                                                05/29/19: Notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/20/19: Case Number Assigned                                                                                                               06/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

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04/10/19: CEAC- Issued                                                                                                                                 11/05/19: EAD/AP approved

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9 minutes ago, Luk Dit Mo said:

job letter has to be only "tie" thing

Every case varies, but usually having ties to the US is not beneficial on a non-immigrant visa because it shows she has reasons to stay and not return. Have her research proof to home country and see what things she can provide. For most cases, it's a combination of things (financial ties, familial ties, educational ties, employment ties..). It will be up to CO to decide if he/she is convinced and sometimes it's almost as if they've decided before you even interview, but like I said, other than the $265 fee, it doesn't hurt to try.

 

If your plan is later down the road get married and for her to move here (since she's your fiance), then you may want to look into the K1 visa.


K1 Fiance Visa: 207 days & AOS w/EAD and AP: 180 days

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K1 Fiance Visa: 207 days                                                                                                                               AOS from K1 w/EAD and AP: 180 days

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01/28/19: NOA2 new site (old site never changed)                                                                                   05/24/19: USCIS Received date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/19/19: NVC Received                                                                                                                                05/29/19: Notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/20/19: Case Number Assigned                                                                                                               06/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

04/05/19: Interview - APPROVED!                                                                                                                06/14/19: Biometrics Completed - walk in

04/08/19: CEAC-NIV Application Received                                                                                                 08/06/19: Ready to be Scheduled for Interview Status

04/09/19: CEAC-NIV Administrative Processing                                                                                       10/11/19: Interview Scheduled status

04/10/19: CEAC- Issued                                                                                                                                 11/05/19: EAD/AP approved

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04/30-5/1/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX                                                                                                   11/18/19: AOS Interview - APPROVED! same day status change to Approved, then New Card being Produced

05/10/19: I Do's!                                                                                                                                               11/25/19: Green Card in Hand

                                                                                                                                    

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1 minute ago, HRQX said:

Whoops, I stand corrected. Thanks, I forgot it changes based on the visa it's filed for.


K1 Fiance Visa: 207 days & AOS w/EAD and AP: 180 days

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K1 Fiance Visa: 207 days                                                                                                                               AOS from K1 w/EAD and AP: 180 days

09/12/19: NOA1 old site (9/17 new site)                                                                                                     05/22/19: AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

01/28/19: NOA2 new site (old site never changed)                                                                                   05/24/19: USCIS Received date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/19/19: NVC Received                                                                                                                                05/29/19: Notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/20/19: Case Number Assigned                                                                                                               06/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

04/05/19: Interview - APPROVED!                                                                                                                06/14/19: Biometrics Completed - walk in

04/08/19: CEAC-NIV Application Received                                                                                                 08/06/19: Ready to be Scheduled for Interview Status

04/09/19: CEAC-NIV Administrative Processing                                                                                       10/11/19: Interview Scheduled status

04/10/19: CEAC- Issued                                                                                                                                 11/05/19: EAD/AP approved

04/12/19: Visa in hand                                                                                                                                   11/16/19: EAD/AP card Received

04/30-5/1/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX                                                                                                   11/18/19: AOS Interview - APPROVED! same day status change to Approved, then New Card being Produced

05/10/19: I Do's!                                                                                                                                               11/25/19: Green Card in Hand

                                                                                                                                    

ROC:                                                                                                                                                                   Citizenship:

08/18/21 or after: File ROC                                                                                                                            08/18/22 or after: File for Citizenship

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16 hours ago, Luk Dit Mo said:

What would be the possibility of having my fiance getting a Tourist Visa to visit the US? She's a Filipina, but has been working/living in Hong Kong for over 13 years.  What form would be needed, and it has to be filed in the US consulate in HK? Any suggestions or input  are appreciated. Im sure I'll have more questions later..

 

Thank You

 

 

Uphill battle for sure, and having you as boyfriend makes that hill much steeper. 

 

There is 0% chance of approval if she doesn't apply, it such a small amount I would have no issue in paying for the application fee, If I was you

 

 

 

 

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