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1 minute ago, Sam&Sue said:

So we plan to get married in Tagayta Philippine's Nov-Jan time frame. Will file CR1soon after can she apply for tourist visa to attend my daughter's college gradation (UNM) in May of 2020?

 

Thanks for ur feedback 

She can apply, yes.   Will she be granted a tourist visa ? No one can tell you for sure. Costs $160 to apply ., you’ll need to decide if it’s a cost you are prepared  to lose.  

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24 minutes ago, Sam&Sue said:

So we plan to get married in Tagayta Philippine's Nov-Jan time frame. Will file CR1soon after can she apply for tourist visa to attend my daughter's college gradation (UNM) in May of 2020?

 

Thanks for ur feedback 

Congratulations on the upcoming marriage.  She can certainly apply.....but I would have a plan B ready......because having a US citizen spouse is a very strong tie to the US.......and her success in obtaining a B2 visa will hinge on her ability to prove stronger ties to PI.  The CO will automatically assume that she wants to stay in the US and adjust status.   She must convince the CO that she will return to PI.

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11 hours ago, Sam&Sue said:

So we plan to get married in Tagayta Philippine's Nov-Jan time frame. Will file CR1soon after can she apply for tourist visa to attend my daughter's college gradation (UNM) in May of 2020?

 

Thanks for ur feedback 

She can apply, it will be a uphill battle to get approved and the odds are not in her favor.  But it's only $160 and a trip to Manila to find out the answer. 

 

Good Luck


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Thanks all,

Yes, there doesn't seem to be a restriction with pending CR1, one can always apply for a tourist visa, Philippines is problematic in these regards, It's only $160 to take a chance. We have time to decide.

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