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Is there a great chance for stepmother to get tourist visa?

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Good day,

I have different scenarios playing in my head right now. I petitioned for my dad to immigrate to the US. He recently got interviewed at USEM in Manila 29th of August and he was given a paper that contains ceac info and contact numbers to call in 2-3 weeks to inquire about the status of his visa application. He was not told whether he was approved or not, but they took his passports and did not ask him to provide any additional documents. I think he did well, but I can't be sure of that until visa is issued. I digress.

He has been married to my stepmom for about 3 years now. They were together for 8 years before they decided to marry. I was not able to include my stepmom under my dad's petition as the marriage took place after my 18th birthday (brief info: I am my dad's daughter from his first partner, they were never married, and I am a US citizen working as an RN in the US), and under USCIS instructions, I can only petition for my stepmom if their marriage took place before my 18th birthday. I want my stepmom to have the ability to celebrate holidays with us and experience and see the U.S. while waiting for her own immigration process once my dad becomes a GC holder and petitions for her. But from what I've read, it's not a good idea to petition for her to immigrate and apply for tourist visa at the same time as it shows immigrant intent. I am wondering if there is a great chance for her to be approved of a tourist visa given that

1. She does not have a job. She and my dad sells candies and cigarettes.They don't pay taxes because they do not make enough. My dad also works as a barangay tanod (barangay peacekeeper).

2. They don't have kids. Maybe due to my dad's not very healthy working schedule, he works at night doing rounds around the barangay.

3. They do not own a house, they do not rent either. They are living in a small place owned by my dad's sister which is like an extension of m aunt's house. They pay the electricity bill though.

4. They don't have big properties/investments/businesses but like I mentioned, they have the cigarette and candy store, and along with that they have a tricycle, and there is a land in Mindanao (not under their name coz it was only "sangla", don't know the english word for that, maybe "pawned"?) where coconuts are produced and farmed used to make coconut oil? Koprahan in tagalog and they make extra income from that.

I will shouldering her expenses to come over. When she returns she will be coming back to her family in Mindanao to take care of her elderly parents and help with the koprahan. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Personally, it does not sound like she has a good chance, but all she can do is try.

 

Good Luck!


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She has to be able to convince the CO that she will return back to the Phils. after her visit. Let's see....she doesn't have a job, she doesn't pay taxes,  she doesn't own a house, or have any property, and her husband is immigrating to the US. It appears that she doesn't have much compelling her to return to the Phils. after her visit. 


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12 hours ago, Pitaya said:

She has to be able to convince the CO that she will return back to the Phils. after her visit. Let's see....she doesn't have a job, she doesn't pay taxes,  she doesn't own a house, or have any property, and her husband is immigrating to the US. It appears that she doesn't have much compelling her to return to the Phils. after her visit. 

Added to that...any strong tie that she does have is going to be given up the moment her PD becomes current and she applies for an immigrant visa anyway. 


 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Pitaya said:

She has to be able to convince the CO that she will return back to the Phils. after her visit. Let's see....she doesn't have a job, she doesn't pay taxes,  she doesn't own a house, or have any property, and her husband is immigrating to the US. It appears that she doesn't have much compelling her to return to the Phils. after her visit. 

All valid points.

 

My worker had his grandmother get approved for a tourist visa from Mexico. Her son has been in USA over 20 years illegally, and the grandsons and granddaugthers like 4 of them are all DACA.  She got her a 10 year tourist visa in the last year.


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