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Hello Everyone.

 

I have one question please. i am a U.S citizen and i would like for my sister to come to USA to visit me. she's living in Kuwait and Resident there,  But she's Jordanian citizen. So is there anybody can guide from where to start ? Do i have to go to my local immigration office and apply for her or i have to apply for her online from the U.S Embassy in Kuwait website ? and what kind of form for visitor ? any help it will be highly appreciated.

 

Thank you and have a great day.


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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You don't do anything. It is HER and her alone that has to apply. There is no sponsorship nor petitioners for visitor visas. Your sister simply fills out the DS160, pay the fee, and attend the interview. She must show strong ties to her country.Most you can do is guide her on where to file.

 

The more an interviewing officer sees that a relative in the US is involved the more it will hurt her case for having strong ties to her country. 


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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You don’t apply for her. She applies for it, of course you can help in filling the application.

 

http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/kw/kw-niv-visaapply.asp


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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She completes a DS-160, pays the $160 fee, and then interviews. You have no role in the process, other than if you choose to assist her with the first 2 items.


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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51 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

You don't do anything. It is HER and her alone that has to apply. There is no sponsorship nor petitioners for visitor visas. Your sister simply fills out the DS160, pay the fee, and attend the interview. She must show strong ties to her country.Most you can do is guide her on where to file.

 

The more an interviewing officer sees that a relative in the US is involved the more it will hurt her case for having strong ties to her country. 

Thanks all for your support.And i understand everything you have just said. But why it will hurt her case when she say the truth. i am her older brother and i am a U.S Citizen. and i believe it's right to answer part of the form straight, because i am the one will be filing for her. and one of the Questions . if she got help filling her form. and also it may the interviewer ask her during the interview if she has anybody in the USA as support. for sure she has to say Big YES. because my brother and i are both U.S Citizens .


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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i am her older brother and i am a U.S Citizen. and i believe it's right to answer part of the form straight, because i am the one will be filing for her. and one of the Questions . if she got help filling her form. and also it may the interviewer ask her during the interview if she has anybody in the USA as support. for sure she has to say Big YES. because my brother and i are both U.S Citizens .

They don’t need to ask her at the interview to know that, you will provide all that info in her DS-160 if you are filling the form.

 

1. Your and your brother’s info on Question “If you have immediate relative in the US”? Siblings is an option in the dropdown menu.

2. Probably your address on place to stay in the US

3. Probably you on who’s going to pay for the trip unless she’s covering the cost herself.

 

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Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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26 minutes ago, Sand said:

Thanks all for your support.And i understand everything you have just said. But why it will hurt her case when she say the truth. i am her older brother and i am a U.S Citizen. and i believe it's right to answer part of the form straight, because i am the one will be filing for her. and one of the Questions . if she got help filling her form. and also it may the interviewer ask her during the interview if she has anybody in the USA as support. for sure she has to say Big YES. because my brother and i are both U.S Citizens .

We are not saying that she should not tell the officer that she has relatives in the US. We are saying that if you do things like send her money and/or affidavit of support, finance her trip over, and provide her with a place to stay for several months, it will cause suspicions. It will seem like she is not able to do these things on her own which translate to her not having strong ties to her country. When a foreign person that has a relative in the US that is willing to provide the things I mentioned, it will raise the level of risk. That is because there have been previous visitor visa holders who used their relatives in the US to come over and stay. 

Edited by Unlockable

“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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9 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

We are not saying that she should not tell the officer that she has relatives in the US. We are saying that if you do things like send her money and/or affidavit of support, finance her trip over, and provide her with a place to stay for several months, it will cause suspicions. It will seem like she is not able to do these things on her own which translate to her not having strong ties to her country. When a foreign person that has a relative in the US that is willing to provide the things I mentioned, it will raise the level of risk. That is because there have been previous visitor visa holders who used their relatives in the US to come over and stay. 

Very Clear, Thank you so much. She can do all the above. i am sure she can support herself during her visit but she doesn't speak english and she's coming here just to visit me and my brother so for sure she has to stay with us. 


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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