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Hey all!

Just wondering if anyone had recent experiences with themselves being a USC living abroad with their non-USC spouse with obtaining a tourist visa. We feel like we have enough stuff here to show that I/we don't want to move to the USA. Also we've traveled to different countries, will that count for something?

 

My non-USC spouse primarily has family in the USA, She used to be TPS and actually arrived in the USA illegally but within 6 months of her arrival she was given TPS (She was also a minor at the time). Not sure if that bit matters but hoping to hear your comments and what are our chances with applying for the tourist visa?

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AOS FOR TPS HOLDER FROM USC HUSBAND

 

AND LONG AWAAAAAY WE GO!

[05/18/2018] Marriage!! (L)

EAD/TPS card still waiting since February NOA <_<

TPS Country expiring on January 5, 2019

Ramos v. Nielsen happens and TPS is now in a thin thread.
Late 2019 we decide to leave the USA for good because it really isn't worth it (It really isn't)

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I remember only a few who have had success.  Personally, I think you wife's success is very unlikely, since every applicant is presumed to already have immigrant intent.  Her history and family connections in the US are important factors........although she is free to apply....just my humble opinion.

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Agree with luckycat ... I don’t think it will be easy ...but until you try you won’t know 
 

travel to other countries doesn’t count unless the unlikely circumstance of she also has a lot of family there and a history of living there/applying for status/etc (it’s not the same situation as a tourist with no ties anywhere else who just likes traveling), especially having had a brief skim of your post history where it seems your preferred route had been to stay and adjust if that had been possible. Possibly the best chance of getting the tourist visa is that (if I understood correctly) you left before she would go out of status, but it’s tenuous (especially if she’d legally be able to adjust from a b visa on another entry)

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18 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

Agree with luckycat ... I don’t think it will be easy ...but until you try you won’t know 
 

travel to other countries doesn’t count unless the unlikely circumstance of she also has a lot of family there and a history of living there/applying for status/etc (it’s not the same situation as a tourist with no ties anywhere else who just likes traveling), especially having had a brief skim of your post history where it seems your preferred route had been to stay and adjust if that had been possible. Possibly the best chance of getting the tourist visa is that (if I understood correctly) you left before she would go out of status, but it’s tenuous (especially if she’d legally be able to adjust from a b visa on another entry)

 

Yeah I'd figure it'd be hard, but it was near impossible to adjust status because of her situation, one of her family members is actually doing the hardship route with having to go back to their home embassy, and they're on year 5 right now. For us, rather than worry and be stuck in the USA immigration system, she said she rather just leave, which is what we did. But with the b visa all you can do is hope

 

On the bright side, if we ever wanted to move back for any reason we can just adjust status with the lockbox I-130


AOS FOR TPS HOLDER FROM USC HUSBAND

 

AND LONG AWAAAAAY WE GO!

[05/18/2018] Marriage!! (L)

EAD/TPS card still waiting since February NOA <_<

TPS Country expiring on January 5, 2019

Ramos v. Nielsen happens and TPS is now in a thin thread.
Late 2019 we decide to leave the USA for good because it really isn't worth it (It really isn't)

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4 hours ago, speedster said:

On the bright side, if we ever wanted to move back for any reason we can just adjust status with the lockbox I-130

If by this you mean she just needs to re-enter on a different visa and she can adjust, then this is a negative for getting a B visa.

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4 hours ago, speedster said:

On the bright side, if we ever wanted to move back for any reason we can just adjust status with the lockbox I-130

What does this mean?


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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1 hour ago, SusieQQQ said:

If by this you mean she just needs to re-enter on a different visa and she can adjust, then this is a negative for getting a B visa.

 

No no no, not aos with a b visa, I'm talking about applying I-130 abroad of course, if we want to come back


AOS FOR TPS HOLDER FROM USC HUSBAND

 

AND LONG AWAAAAAY WE GO!

[05/18/2018] Marriage!! (L)

EAD/TPS card still waiting since February NOA <_<

TPS Country expiring on January 5, 2019

Ramos v. Nielsen happens and TPS is now in a thin thread.
Late 2019 we decide to leave the USA for good because it really isn't worth it (It really isn't)

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7 minutes ago, speedster said:

 

No no no, not aos with a b visa, I'm talking about applying I-130 abroad of course, if we want to come back

That would not include any form of adjustment of status.........that would be consular processing of an immigrant visa.


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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28 minutes ago, speedster said:

 

No no no, not aos with a b visa, I'm talking about applying I-130 abroad of course, if we want to come back

Then there is no adjusting involved. Applying abroad gives you a visa.

the actual question was whether there was any impediment to her adjusting now. If not, it’s a negative for her case. 

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On 5/28/2020 at 11:30 AM, SusieQQQ said:

Then there is no adjusting involved. Applying abroad gives you a visa.

the actual question was whether there was any impediment to her adjusting now. If not, it’s a negative for her case. 

Yeah we wondered if her status previously would affect the circumstance of her getting a visitor b visa. But reading around everything matters, so i guess we'll apply and find out i guess, Also interview dates aren't being taken for visitor visas anyways.


AOS FOR TPS HOLDER FROM USC HUSBAND

 

AND LONG AWAAAAAY WE GO!

[05/18/2018] Marriage!! (L)

EAD/TPS card still waiting since February NOA <_<

TPS Country expiring on January 5, 2019

Ramos v. Nielsen happens and TPS is now in a thin thread.
Late 2019 we decide to leave the USA for good because it really isn't worth it (It really isn't)

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I was in a similar situation as you, I was working and living abroad and only wanted my partner to return home to meet my family.  In three attempts I tried to use my links abroad (i.e. my employment) as an advantage for my partner, to show that we have no intention of staying in the US.  My partner told me they usually ignored the letter from me and my employer, but on the third attempt she succeeded.  In this third attempt we were living in a third country, i.e. she had become and expat herself and not a local, that may have been a factor.

 

Basically if you have $160 to spend then it's worth trying but it is usually a disappointment. 

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