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Hi everyone,

 

If I pass my N400 interview and exam, I’m planning to sponsor my mother for a Family Visa. I understand that the whole process will take a while and was wondering if she could apply for a Tourist Visa at the same time. I was hoping to spend time with her while my husband is on deployment in 2021. It would be nice to have her around since I’d be by myself. Any inputs would be greatly appreciated :)


K1 Visa

Service Centre: California

Consulate: Manila, PH

01/21/16: I-129F sent

01/26/16: I-129F NOA1

04/06/16: I-129F RFE

04/22/16: RFE reply

05/06/16: I-129F NOA2

05/31/16: NVC Received, Date Case #, IIN and BIN assigned

06/05/16: NVC left

06/10/16: Consulate received

07/28/16 Interview Date **Approved!

08/05/16: Visa Received

08/13/16: US Entry

08/27/16: Tied the knot!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adjustment of Status (AOS)

10/07/16: Aos filling date

10/11/16: Case received

10/25/16: NOA date

11/08/16: Biometrics Walk In at Buena Park (Was scheduled 11/14/16)

11/25/16: Case ready to be scheduled for an interview

01/03/17: Interview is Scheduled on Feb 07 (Day 84)

01/05/17: Interview letter received

01/07/17: EAD card is being produced (Day 88)

01/09/17: AP is approved (Day 90)

01/11/17: EAD card is mailed (Day 92)

01/13/17: AP approval letter received

01/14/17: Combo card received (Day 95)

02/07/17: Interview *Approved!

02/10/17: Greencard mailed

 

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She should apply for a tourist visa now.  Once you become a citizen there is now another reason for her to not return home.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

December 10, 2021 US Passport Issued

August 12, 2022 PHL Dual Nationality Re-established & Passport Approved 

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31 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

She should apply for a tourist visa now.

 

Or when the US embassy in Manila resumes routine B1/B2 visa services.  Still no word from USEM on when that will be.

 

40 minutes ago, Paps and Dawna said:

If I pass my N400 interview and exam, I’m planning to sponsor my mother for a Family Visa. I understand that the whole process will take a while and was wondering if she could apply for a Tourist Visa at the same time.

 

I agree with @Paul & Mary that your mother should apply for a tourist visa asap before you become a US citizen.  Of course, she may still apply even after you naturalize, but it will be more difficult for her to convince the consul officer that she will not use the visa to stay and adjust status in the US.  Lastly, if she applies for a tourist visa after you file an I-130 petition for her, it will be close to impossible to convince the CO that she has no immigrant intent.

 

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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On 10/7/2020 at 11:15 AM, Chancy said:

 

Or when the US embassy in Manila resumes routine B1/B2 visa services.  Still no word from USEM on when that will be.

 

 

I agree with @Paul & Mary that your mother should apply for a tourist visa asap before you become a US citizen.  Of course, she may still apply even after you naturalize, but it will be more difficult for her to convince the consul officer that she will not use the visa to stay and adjust status in the US.  Lastly, if she applies for a tourist visa after you file an I-130 petition for her, it will be close to impossible to convince the CO that she has no immigrant intent.

 

That totally makes sense. We will probably have to stick with the I-130 since my interview is this Nov 03 and there’s still no news from the USEM in Manila on when they’ll resume services. 
 

thank you guys! 


K1 Visa

Service Centre: California

Consulate: Manila, PH

01/21/16: I-129F sent

01/26/16: I-129F NOA1

04/06/16: I-129F RFE

04/22/16: RFE reply

05/06/16: I-129F NOA2

05/31/16: NVC Received, Date Case #, IIN and BIN assigned

06/05/16: NVC left

06/10/16: Consulate received

07/28/16 Interview Date **Approved!

08/05/16: Visa Received

08/13/16: US Entry

08/27/16: Tied the knot!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adjustment of Status (AOS)

10/07/16: Aos filling date

10/11/16: Case received

10/25/16: NOA date

11/08/16: Biometrics Walk In at Buena Park (Was scheduled 11/14/16)

11/25/16: Case ready to be scheduled for an interview

01/03/17: Interview is Scheduled on Feb 07 (Day 84)

01/05/17: Interview letter received

01/07/17: EAD card is being produced (Day 88)

01/09/17: AP is approved (Day 90)

01/11/17: EAD card is mailed (Day 92)

01/13/17: AP approval letter received

01/14/17: Combo card received (Day 95)

02/07/17: Interview *Approved!

02/10/17: Greencard mailed

 

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