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Hello,

Quick background: my wife came here on K1 in August and is currently in the process of AOS. Please, pay attention to the timeline: 

  1. Likely AOS completion and ability to exit the country - Early March 2020
  2. My wife is pregnant and will be >7 months into the pregnancy. Most likely, most airlines will not let her fly back (if she goes back to visit her mom in April for 3 weeks)
  3. Chances are that after she delivers our baby we will not be able to travel across the ocean for a long time.

Her mother, that both of us are very close with and love her, is very successful lawyer with her own practice. With very high income and a lot of property including actual office space. She was refused B1/B2 visa before (usual refusal language, though I do not understand who would get visa if not her. She travelled all over the world including entire EU). She will have visa interview in December. True goal of her visa: for her to come for up to 2 weeks to see us, travel around. She cannot even be here for more than that since she has very sensitive business. This is really the only way to see her since my wife will not get green card until she will be over 7 months into the pregnancy. 

Question: should she volunteer the truth on the real reason for urgent trip OR can it hurt her - they may think that she is coming to babysit. Should she volunteer this information since it may help her or just not mention pregnancy of my wife (her daughter)?

 

 

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15 minutes ago, mari04 said:

Hello,

Quick background: my wife came here on K1 in August and is currently in the process of AOS. Please, pay attention to the timeline: 

  1. Likely AOS completion and ability to exit the country - Early March 2020
  2. My wife is pregnant and will be >7 months into the pregnancy. Most likely, most airlines will not let her fly back (if she goes back to visit her mom in April for 3 weeks)
  3. Chances are that after she delivers our baby we will not be able to travel across the ocean for a long time.

Her mother, that both of us are very close with and love her, is very successful lawyer with her own practice. With very high income and a lot of property including actual office space. She was refused B1/B2 visa before (usual refusal language, though I do not understand who would get visa if not her. She travelled all over the world including entire EU). She will have visa interview in December. True goal of her visa: for her to come for up to 2 weeks to see us, travel around. She cannot even be here for more than that since she has very sensitive business. This is really the only way to see her since my wife will not get green card until she will be over 7 months into the pregnancy. 

Question: should she volunteer the truth on the real reason for urgent trip OR can it hurt her - they may think that she is coming to babysit. Should she volunteer this information since it may help her or just not mention pregnancy of my wife (her daughter)?

 

 

It would be a huge mistake to ever lie at a visa interview or application.  She will be asked who she knows in the US/ the purpose of her trip, etc.  

 

Would it be worth it to incur a permanent bar for a material misrepresentation?

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8 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

It would be a huge mistake to ever lie at a visa interview or application.  She will be asked who she knows in the US/ the purpose of her trip, etc.  

 

Would it be worth it to incur a permanent bar for a material misrepresentation?

Please, read carefully. No one is lying. I asked if she should volunteer information on her daughter's pregnancy. Please, read original post carefully before responding. Not to mention that not volunteering information has nothing to do with misrepresentation. In addition, please, read definition of material representation, which means "providing false information which results in visa issuance to ineligible individual". If you don't know don't post. It is simply misleading and potentially harmful to other people

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1 minute ago, mari04 said:

Please, read carefully. No one is lying. I asked if she should volunteer information on her daughter's pregnancy. Please, read original post carefully before responding. Thank you.

I did read it.  Again:  she WILL be asked, and she SHOULD tell the truth.  

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3 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

I did read it.  Again:  she WILL be asked, and she SHOULD tell the truth.  

You still don't get it, do you? The reason for a visit can be  "visiting my daughter" or "visiting my daughter because otherwise I will not have a chance to see her since she is pregnant". Please, again think.

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I think the op is not being rude just pointing to the very specific question asked which is ONLY about offering extra information.

 

I don't have an answer beyond don't offer what isn't asked. I know many people who with the most details and ties still got denied. Be positive. Have her speak the truth about what's asked and let it be. For example if asked why she is going to see daughter at this time then she could offer details about pregnancy and critical time. 

 

Good luck!

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She should tell the truth.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I do think the OP is being rude (“you still don’t get it, do you” before commanding someone to “think” is hard to interpret any other way) Regardless, I think this advice might be applied to OP himself, pregnancy not being a dealbreaking reason to grant or deny a visit visa. The “sensitive business” limiting her travel time would probably be of far more interest to the CO.

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Jojotica, SusieQQQ, thank you so much for useful advice. Regarding being rude: I would like to slightly side-track the original topic.

First, I would like to apologize for being rude. This site offers great advices, information. However, there are 2 types of people that visit this website:

1) The ones that genuinely seek or provide great advices. If they do not know the topic they do not respond;

2) The ones that come here to seek controversial topics and react to them to make themselves feel good or superior. Possibly, they try to compensate for some personal life lack of importance. They usually do not read topics to provide advice. They read them superficially to find something fishy and react. This post is one example.

Another amazing topic reading which always leaves me surprised. This is AOS from tourist visa or ESTA. I want to make statement which is true (I would like to hear one person that did this but would claim that they did not plan it from the beginning). My path was 100% kosher, meaning we did K1 so it does not concern me on personal level). Yet, when people come here for advice literally lying that they did not plan to come here, get married in a week and adjust the status. This is all "sudden decision". So, these people get advices while everyone knows they are lying. When I see people coming here, stating the truth that they planned or planning this AOS from tourist visa route, they get nailed here. I am amazed at the level of hypocrisy in these people, which is very reflective of our Trump-voting society.  I am amazed how many posts containing straight-out racist remarks showed up after this idiot was elected into the office, bringing the worst in people. Just an observation.

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4 minutes ago, mari04 said:

Jojotica, SusieQQQ, thank you so much for useful advice. Regarding being rude: I would like to slightly side-track the original topic.

First, I would like to apologize for being rude. This site offers great advices, information. However, there are 2 types of people that visit this website:

1) The ones that genuinely seek or provide great advices. If they do not know the topic they do not respond;

2) The ones that come here to seek controversial topics and react to them to make themselves feel good or superior. Possibly, they try to compensate for some personal life lack of importance. They usually do not read topics to provide advice. They read them superficially to find something fishy and react. This post is one example.

Another amazing topic reading which always leaves me surprised. This is AOS from tourist visa or ESTA. I want to make statement which is true (I would like to hear one person that did this but would claim that they did not plan it from the beginning). My path was 100% kosher, meaning we did K1 so it does not concern me on personal level). Yet, when people come here for advice literally lying that they did not plan to come here, get married in a week and adjust the status. This is all "sudden decision". So, these people get advices while everyone knows they are lying. When I see people coming here, stating the truth that they planned or planning this AOS from tourist visa route, they get nailed here. I am amazed at the level of hypocrisy in these people, which is very reflective of our Trump-voting society.  I am amazed how many posts containing straight-out racist remarks showed up after this idiot was elected into the office, bringing the worst in people. Just an observation.

I apologize, but not really.  

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Somebody needs a mirror.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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