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I am an Australian PR holder. I am planning to visit my boyfriend in the states in December

My parents may be travelling with me. I have an aunt who also lives in the the states

Should I say my reason for the trip is to visit my boyfriend or my aunt? Which one is better?

If I'm visiting my boyfriend then I would say I will be travelling alone and expenses are paid by myself

My boyfriend is an US citizen and currently studying medicine. Thank you

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36 minutes ago, brilliantjuly said:

I am planning to visit my boyfriend in the states in December

I think you have your answer already.


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20 minutes ago, Bajinga said:

never lie to immigration, you should tell them the truth which is to visit your boyfriend. are you applying for a tourist visa?

Thanks. Yes I am applying for a tourist visa. I'm planning to visit my aunt too because they both live in LA so that's why I'm asking

Also I am starting my MBA in Sep. Should I say I am unemployed but starting my degree soon or wait until Sep to apply and say I am a student?

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13 minutes ago, geowrian said:

I think you have your answer already.

Thanks. Yes I am applying for a tourist visa. I'm planning to visit my aunt too because they both live in LA so that's why I'm asking

Also I am starting my MBA in Sep. Should I say I am unemployed but starting my degree soon or wait until Sep to apply and say I am a student?

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Presumably you'll be spending more time visiting  your boyfriend than with your aunt.

 

Presumably you're already enrolled in the school where you will be starting your MBA next month?  Student is the more logical response.

 


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2 hours ago, brilliantjuly said:

I am an Australian PR holder. I am planning to visit my boyfriend in the states in December

My parents may be travelling with me. I have an aunt who also lives in the the states

Should I say my reason for the trip is to visit my boyfriend or my aunt? Which one is better?

If I'm visiting my boyfriend then I would say I will be travelling alone and expenses are paid by myself

My boyfriend is an US citizen and currently studying medicine. Thank you

Tell them the truth


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1 hour ago, brilliantjuly said:

Thank you all. Do I need an invitation letter from my boyfriend then?

An invitation letter generally does more harm and good...the IO will be more focused on your reasons for returning rather than your reasons for visiting.

 

 


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You tell the truth.  If you are visiting both, then say that.  

 

The entire exercise of the interview is to see if you are truly a tourist.  If the CO thinks you are hiding something, like a US boyfriend, then be prepared for a denial because you're going to come off as shady.  

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Not to mention that if you later decide to do a fiance or spouse visa, they will see the overlap in time between the relationship starting and the US visits.


Timelines:

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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

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7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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11 hours ago, brilliantjuly said:

Thank you all. Do I need an invitation letter from my boyfriend then?

No, you’d do better printing off a copy of your employment contract or lease agreement to help prove you plan on coming home.. 

 

and like geowrian said, later if you plan on doing k1 or spouse visa, they can review this trip to see if you lied, secondly if you say you are going to visit him, you can also use this trip to help prove bonified relationship...

 

At this point though, you really don’t have too many concerns provided you are only visiting for a holiday, you haven’t submitted any paperwork to show intent on moving so realistically speaking you’re just a regular tourist.. it’s only if your planning on going there and staying where you’d be in breach and would have issues.

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On 8/5/2019 at 1:46 AM, brilliantjuly said:

Thanks. Yes I am applying for a tourist visa. I'm planning to visit my aunt too because they both live in LA so that's why I'm asking

Also I am starting my MBA in Sep. Should I say I am unemployed but starting my degree soon or wait until Sep to apply and say I am a student?

I'm not from Australia so I am not familiar with how easy going the consulate over there is but I'd advise to save your money and see how else you can get your family or boyfriend to visit you instead of you visiting them as this visa will most likely be denied as of right now. 

You are not currently employed (as far as my understanding of your case goes) & you are not in school nor have been for a continuous period of time in it. 

If you do decide to apply for the visa, I highly recommend to do so after you have already started school and ask for a letter from your university stating your degree, when you enrolled, how long will the MBA take, etc. 

And if you are indeed employed, ask for an employment letter.

They want proof of you having strong & continuous ties to your country as if not the case then there's a chance that you'd immigrate illegally and that's a chance they're not willing to take.  

 


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2 hours ago, oflyingbunnyo said:

I'm not from Australia so I am not familiar with how easy going the consulate over there is but I'd advise to save your money and see how else you can get your family or boyfriend to visit you instead of you visiting them as this visa will most likely be denied as of right now. 

You are not currently employed (as far as my understanding of your case goes) & you are not in school nor have been for a continuous period of time in it. 

If you do decide to apply for the visa, I highly recommend to do so after you have already started school and ask for a letter from your university stating your degree, when you enrolled, how long will the MBA take, etc. 

And if you are indeed employed, ask for an employment letter.

They want proof of you having strong & continuous ties to your country as if not the case then there's a chance that you'd immigrate illegally and that's a chance they're not willing to take.  

 

Especially since the OP would indicate that this poster is a permanent resident of Australia, and therefore a citizen of some other country.

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