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Last year I made an appointment with my Congressman to discuss a B2 denial my partner had received, after wanting to visit me here in California. My partner is a degreed professional and has had 2 tourist visas to the US in 2009 and 11. He has never committed a crime, has been working as a Dr. in a hospital in India and leading an exemplary life. But he still was denied a tourist visa. He was never given a reason but it appeared as they felt he couldn't convince the interviewer that he had sufficient ties to his country. He wasn't married, didn't own a business nor did he own his own home. Trump had recently come into office and the State department had made things more difficult, as people were overstaying their visas and weren't returning home. So after many years together, we decided we were going to get married anyway, so filed a K1 petition back in April of this year (2019). My question to the community is this; we had a lot of front loaded information offered about our valid relationship as well as pictures and evidence of my trips to visit him in February, along with verification and logs of our on going day to day communication and our meeting 10 years ago, however, I want to send along a letter of support from my Congressman (which I didn't include with my original petition) and was wondering if I should send that in to USC  and would that be the address where I sent the original petition, should I wait till we are approved and take it with other information my fiancé  will take with him when he is interviewed, or maybe send it to the US Consulate in Mumbai, India along with our A# and case#. Or maybe forget it all together. I was thinking it couldn't hurt and the Congressman's Chief of Staff offered to write a letter but also made it claret was only a reference and not a request.

 

I've been reading through the different forums and topics and haven't found any information that might give me a clear way forward. Any information would be appreciated. 

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5 minutes ago, Chipper1952 said:

Last year I made an appointment with my Congressman to discuss a B2 denial my partner had received, after wanting to visit me here in California. My partner is a degreed professional and has had 2 tourist visas to the US in 2009 and 11. He has never committed a crime, has been working as a Dr. in a hospital in India and leading an exemplary life. But he still was denied a tourist visa. He was never given a reason but it appeared as they felt he couldn't convince the interviewer that he had sufficient ties to his country. He wasn't married, didn't own a business nor did he own his own home. Trump had recently come into office and the State department had made things more difficult, as people were overstaying their visas and weren't returning home. So after many years together, we decided we were going to get married anyway, so filed a K1 petition back in April of this year (2019). My question to the community is this; we had a lot of front loaded information offered about our valid relationship as well as pictures and evidence of my trips to visit him in February, along with verification and logs of our on going day to day communication and our meeting 10 years ago, however, I want to send along a letter of support from my Congressman (which I didn't include with my original petition) and was wondering if I should send that in to USC  and would that be the address where I sent the original petition, should I wait till we are approved and take it with other information my fiancé  will take with him when he is interviewed, or maybe send it to the US Consulate in Mumbai, India along with our A# and case#. Or maybe forget it all together. I was thinking it couldn't hurt and the Congressman's Chief of Staff offered to write a letter but also made it claret was only a reference and not a request.

 

I've been reading through the different forums and topics and haven't found any information that might give me a clear way forward. Any information would be appreciated. 

K1 is assessed very differently to a visitors visa. Assessment is based on evidence of bonafide relationship. Stick with the recommended evidence and documentation. Solo items sent unrequested wont  find their way into the file .. only the round grey filing bin sitting under the desk 

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13 minutes ago, Chipper1952 said:

I want to send along a letter of support from my Congressman (which I didn't include with my original petition) and was wondering if I should send that in to USC  

It will have zero impact.........not worth the effort.....imo.


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Interesting questions and scenario.

 

I would suggest that you leave out the Congressional letter information.  Due to the fact if I have read it correctly, the Congressional letter was related to previous B2 visa denial, not an initial K1 visa petition. In the initial phase of the K1 process, the K1 visa petition phase, the USC petitioner is vetted by USCIS. You will need to provide the requisite documentation that demonstrates your eligibility for a K1 visa petition. After visa petition approval, the alien beneficiary is vetted during the visa interview process at the interviewing embassy/consulate.  The issue of the beneficiary not having ties to their resident country at this point becomes moot, as that they have now shown intent to come to the US.

 

The initial Form I-129F petiton and accompanying documentation should be sent just like everyone else's to the Lewisville (Dallas area), TX lockbox facility, as prescribed in the official Form I-129F instructions.

 

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1 minute ago, Chipper1952 said:

Thanks for that! Yeah, I was thinking the same thing actually, but thought I might just put it out there. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

As @Lil bear so accurately stated, the main focus will be on the evidence of your relationship.......the Congressional staff member knows nothing of that.......Good Luck in your journey.


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I assume they Chief of Staff knows you both and is aware of the details of the process of your relationship so do not see any harm.


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4 hours ago, Boiler said:

I assume they Chief of Staff knows you both and is aware of the details of the process of your relationship so do not see any harm.

How is that even possible if the intending immigrant has not been to the US since 2011?

 

I really don't see why a congressional rep would get involved in anything related to a B-2, as their purview is to help US citizens with federal agencies, not tourists from other countries.

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11 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

How is that even possible if the intending immigrant has not been to the US since 2011?

 

I really don't see why a congressional rep would get involved in anything related to a B-2, as their purview is to help US citizens with federal agencies, not tourists from other countries.

No idea, but how could somebody write a letter to support somebody they do not know?


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