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Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything in the search results.

 

Long story short, my wife and I are waiting patiently for our I-130 to be be reviewed, and in the meantime, we'd like to visit my family in the US for Christmas.

 

We are "digital nomads" and move from place to place. She is from Russia, so applying for a tourist visa there is a no-go. My question is, can we fill out one DS-160 and "shop around" for the consulate that has the shortest wait time (and of course accepts non-residents for interviews)? Or, do we have to create a new DS-160 specifically for the consulate that she would interview at?

 

Thank you in advance!

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Most consulates will not accept this country nationals.

 

Yes you pay the Consulate you are applying at, filling the form in is not that challenging.

 


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7 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Most consulates will not accept this country nationals.

 

Yes you pay the Consulate you are applying at, filling the form in is not that challenging.

 

Are you saying that some countries have specifically barred Russian citizens from applying?

 

And I understand the form is not challenging. My question is, do I need to fill out a new form every time we decide on a new consulate based on wait times, or can we use the same form to book appointments at multiple consulates?

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19 minutes ago, DK999 said:

Long story short, my wife and I are waiting patiently for our I-130 to be be reviewed, and in the meantime, we'd like to visit my family in the US for Christmas.

I could see this appearing as an attempt to bypass the long wait......all potential visitor are already assumed to have intent to stay.  Your wife has established and confirmed that immigrant intent. 

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2 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

you must prove strong ties to return to the country like job ,  owning property ,  etc

how do  u do that if u are digital nomads

 

Well I guess that's up to the discretion of the officer at the consulate

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2 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

I could see this appearing as an attempt to bypass the long wait......all potential visitor are already assumed to have intent to stay.

We understand this risk, but we're just going to tell them the truth. We like our remote jobs, we like traveling and will continue to do so until the green card is ready. In the meantime, my wife hasn't met most of my family and we'd like to spend Christmas together. 

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It appears, to me, that you must apply on each specific embassy/consulate web site.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html

 

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5 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

Visa shopping.

 

Immigrant intent.

 

No strong ties to home.

 

Chances of a visitor visa are next to zero.  

I didn't say we're "visa shopping." I said we're "shopping around" for the best place to apply for a visa, considering that Russian citizens have to apply outside of Russia in the first place. 

 

The US government told all US citizens and their families to leave Russia when the war started. You don't think they might have a more nuanced view on our situation given the current circumstances?

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3 minutes ago, DK999 said:

 

The US government told all US citizens and their families to leave Russia when the war started. You don't think they might have a more nuanced view on our situation given the current circumstances?

Nuanced as in the Consulates have been told to be particularly aware of Russians with immigrant intent?


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3 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

You're digital nomads.  Not in Russia.  Not in the Ukraine.  So how are "current circumstances" relevant?  What's the danger to a Russian citizen who is not living in a war zone?

You've totally lost me. Thanks for the taking the time, though. It's just "Ukraine" now, btw.

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