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  1. Finally some good news for us! Regarding visitor visas for Russians: Via the official US Embassy website in Russia.
  2. Hello. I am currently in the process of AOS. I received my initial EAD and had one RFIE (Birth Certificate with English Translation). I submitted the evidence and now the I-485 status online says ‘Ready to be scheduled for an interview’. I came here as a child with my Mother on her passport (I did not have a passport then) which was on a 6 month B1 Visa. Her passport does have my name and Visa stamp on it including my own I-94 card. However, my Labor Certification filed on it before 4/30/01 ETA-750 says EWI. I do not know why. Also, I came to USA on a tourist visa with my parents as a child 2 years prior and we left before our duration of stay expired. I do not have the I-94 for that but have the passport stamp Visa stating me in there. I never left USA the second time I was brought here as a child. USC Mother petition me for I-130 which was approved in the F1 category. I would still be covered under 245i grandfathered rule right? Also, would the EWI on ETA-750 cause any confusion with USCIS?
  3. Hello Visa Journey members. This thread is for anyone that has a Priority Date/Receipt Date from the second half of 2017 (July - December 2017) waiting to get their interview scheduled at the Houston Field Office. Please post your PD/RD and your current USCIS online account (both sites and App) status’. Have you received an interview letter and if so, when is your interview date? Please share your interview experience for those that already had their interview, thanks.
  4. Hi Folks - How many days does it take from when a B1/B2 visa is approved (interview date) to when it is ready to be picked up at the US consulate? Does this timeline differ from consulate to consulate or between countries? I am particularly looking for year 2018 experiences and if possible for B1/B2 visas as it seems this process has changed a bit over time. I believe it used to be 2-3 days about 6-10 years ago. Not sure what it is now. Answers from folks who have had a B1/B2 visa issued in Ghana will be awesome. For some background : This is for a person who needs to attend a very important event in the US but they did not get an earlier interview date. The only available date was 3 days before their interview date. They're trying to figure out if they should still go ahead and purchase the ticket (with hopes that the passport will be ready within 2 days). If they won't be able to get their passport in time, they will no longer be travelling. Another Question : If you get a visa for an event and you are not able to attend the event, is it possible that the US consulate will cancel the visa after some period of inactivity? Thanks in advance for your answers.
  5. I am currently being petitioned under F2B by my family. They are all green card holders already. I'm planning to take the US medical licensure exam to get in for residency in the states while I wait for this petition. To take one of the exams, I need to get a Tourist B1/B2 visa sometime this year. I've never traveled to any country and my only ties here would be the family business. I've been reading online and people have said that it would be difficult to do this. Does being petitioned really decrease the chances of getting a tourist visa? Can you give tips on acquiring the tourist visa with this status of being petitioned? Should I mention that I plan to take the exam there or is it better to just say I want to visit my family? I've had friends who also plan to take the exam that left out the USMLE exam detail from the interview and were granted 6 months. However I also do not want to compromise anything because of my ongoing petition.
  6. Hi We (my husband and I) want to apply for US visa to visit my inlaws . They both are green card holders. We live in Canada as PR. My FIL applied for my husband's immigrant petition , may be 5 yrs ago. They are illiterate and applied it through a lawyer. However since he got PR in Canada, they are not following up. We would like to visit them How should we apply for the visa. What documents should we take with us for the interview. My husband applied for B1 visa before in Feb 2018 and got rejected. They dint check the document neither didn't listen to hi, . Just in mere few seconds rejected the visa. Please help!
  7. Hey all! I am posting this question for a friend (she has currently access just to Facebook Messenger so she can't post it herself). She is working on a cruise ship with C1-D visa. She also has B1/B2 visa. She has been in US since 23rd of February and the contract will last until 24th of August. While working here in US she really started to enjoy the country and is wondering what would be her legal options to get work permit for US and move here permanently. As her job field is (and has been for 5+ years) working at casinos, she was wondering if getting sponosred for that sort of job would even be possible. Also if it should happen that she would find employer who is capable of sponsoring here between now and 24th of August, would she still need to leave from US at some point? Would it be allowed to exit after C1-D is done, reenter on B1/B2 on try to find job then? Not working, but maybe just job interviews. TL;DR 1) Can you apply for another job and get sponsored while in US on C1-D visa? 2) Are you allowed to meet for work interviews etc while on B1/B2 visa and later adjust from it or do you need to leave country? 3) Is getting sponsored work visa even obtainable for her job (working in casinos)?
  8. Hi All, Looking for some advice from wise minds here. I am a permanent resident of the USA, with a decent job and background in the USA. Here is the story of my life: My wife (to be wife then) visited the USA - July 2016 (on B1/B2 Visa) and returned back in August 2016 (within the I94 stamped period) Came to the USA again in November 2016 (on B1/B2 Visa) - I94 again for 6 months We got married in January 2017 I petitioned I130 in February 2017 (priority date) She went back to home country in April 2017 (within the I94 stamped period) Came back to visit me in the USA in June 2017 (on B1/B2 Visa) - this time she was asked a couple of questions regarding the purpose of her visit where she provided honest answers about her marriage, marriage certificates, photographs and all kind of facts and evidences - end result, she got I94 stamped for 1 YEAR.. yaaayyyy ! She went back to home country in February 2018 for her sister's wedding Returned back to the USA in March 2018 (on B1/B2 Visa) - this time she was denied entry at the port of landing in Toronto basis reasonable suspicion of immigrant intent on B1/B2 visa. Nothing changed from the last 2 times to this situation. Her answers and intentions to come back to the USA were still the same but unfortunately, she got denied entry and her Visa was cancelled. Can I get some feedback from the people out here, what can I do to get her back with me asap. Waiting for the I130 to get approved and then apply for adjustment of status is a process of its own, not sure how long will that take. Thanks
  9. Folks, I need some advice here. My B1/B2 visa has been in AP for over five months now. I have already missed out on a couple of conferences/work-related meetings. Note that my previous [F-1] visa had gone to AP for about 6 weeks before approval. This time, I was told by the VO that similar to your previous visa, we have to send it to AP which would take about a month or so. The date of my visa status hasn't been updated since the day of the interview. One reason (that I know of) for the AP is my field of expertise i.e. Aerospace and Aeronautics. I do understand that the AP time varies and all that, what actions do people take? Is withdrawal and re-applying an option? Maybe applying for a different category? Or is it possible for a lawyer [if hired] to check/push/expedite the case? I have already done everything within my own capacity. Thanks much.
  10. I applied for a B1/B2 visa (tourist) and I went to the interview, the officer said that my visa is approved but when I got home and checked on (https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx) I got "Administrative Processing". Is there a problem? the interview went very smoothly.
  11. Hi, I am from Singapore and my partner is from the US. I'll be visiting her for 6 mo under the B1/B2 this coming summer with the intention of proposing to her at the end of it. There are however several situations/strategies that I am considering. 1) I propose to her while both of us are in the USA but would it be possible for her to file for a K1 petition for me WHILE I am still in the USA under B1/B2. Effectively an attempt to AOS. Would that complicate future immigration matters for us? I.e., for us to get married and for me to apply for legal permanent residency. OR 2) We are considering to go to Portugal and Spain for a vacation in October for 2 weeks and if we do that, I am thinking of proposing to her abroad. Upon arrival back to the USA, obviously the border agent will question why am I back to the USA again after 2 weeks and I've been in the USA prior from July to October. Common sense would suggest that I may get rejected and sent back to Singapore but I suppose having a return ticket ready is a good proof of my intention to leave the country and not seek illegal immigration. Assuming that I managed to convince the agent to let me come back in USA (and of course I won't be telling him/her that I now have an American fiancée) then my strategy is to leave the country as per planned and have my fiancée apply for my K1 when I am out of the country later on. However of course this is under a lot of assumptions and if things at the border go well and its a significantly higher risk strategy than the first situation. OR 3) Would it be best if we didn't leave the country at all and I propose to her while in America and have her file for my K1 AFTER I've left the country.
  12. Hello everyone . I had an interview at us consulate Montreal Canada for tourists visa on 25-october-2017 and interview went smoothly and visa approved at the end of the interview and VO said I'll get passport within 5 days and still have no update when checking online showed administrative processing. Even I emailed twice they replied"" please note that your Visa is approved and that it is currently pending printing"". What does it mean and even Ceac case showed last update the same date as interview and today is 26-december-2017. I'm waiting for your response and reply . Highly appreciated Thanks
  13. I'm sure it has been asked before. But I can't seem to find a thread answering my question. I'm Australian and my partner is a US citizen. I have children and will be bringing them to the U.S on a b1/b2 visa to spend some time getting to know my partner better before we live together full time. I plan on being in america 6 months in my own holiday rental and my partner staying with us. I will be also exploring to business ventures to further grow my own business. So this trip is also a genuine business trip. Getting married on a b1/b2 visa is not something we want to do. I need a few months after this trip to tie up loose ends before coming back to the states. The main reason is finalising my custody agreement with the children's father. He is supportive of the move but we need to finalise the agreement in Australia and he would like to spend a few months with them before they move which I fully appreciate. My question is can my partner assemble and submit the I-129 package for processing whilst I am in the US on a b1/b2 visa without it impacting my current visa? The average processing time from start to finish for K1 visa's in my area is between 6 and 7 months. I am hoping that for 3 of those months I will be able to enjoy the remaining half of my stay on my b1/b2 visa. Id hope that Id be heading around the time of receiving NOA2. Then to return home for 3 to 4 months to finalise my custody agreement, complete the sale of my property and close up some contracts in my company. Is this allowed? It seems silly to wait until after the end of my b1/b2 visa to apply for a k1 visa. We want to marry in the US near his family so getting married abroad and applying for a k3 visa is not an option. TIA
  14. Hello, I had my visa interview on Thursday November 2nd for a B1/B2 visa. I have given form 221(g) and asked to provide proof of SEVIS payment. I am not applying for a F or M visa, and do not intend to participate in any educational programs. I have not applied nor have I been accepted to any schools. I have not made payment to SEVIS. I do not know what to do at this point. Has this happened to anyone here? What do you suggest I do?
  15. F Khan

    Visitor Visa for family

    Hi everyone, hope you guys doing good, I want to ask all the honorable experts that I am going to apply for Tourist/Visitors Visa for my Family (Wife & two Kids, 8 yrs old & 5 yrs old, both school going) , Situation is that I already have a B1/B2 Visa Valid till August 2018, I've been to US three times in last 4 years, ( 3 weeks, 2 weeks & a long 5 month stay in this year from Feb to June), I also have a good traveling history of other countries like Schengen & UK, I am working as a manager in a private company with a reasonable income. We have planned to spend our Kids winter Holidays (Dec 23 to Jan 2) in US, please tell me what are the chances of my family to get Visa, This is their first time applying for a Visa. Please also tell me that Can I go with them for interview, Please also guide us about the interview. I will be really grateful for your response. Country : Pakistan
  16. We are applying a b1/b2 visa for a 14 year old. But why, when we go to (removed 3rd party site link) to pay for the visa, it only shows the option for cash and not credit card?
  17. Hi, Ahead of time, let me thank you all for your time and helping us in this time of need. Let me explain the situation. My brother is currently 12 years old and resides in Mexico. Our mother is currently in the USA and resides there as a green card holder. She applied for my brother (i130) as soon as she became green card holder 18 months ago, but unfortunately, he still has to wait at least 18-24 months until a visa becomes available plus additional time until the visa gets processed. Our father is currently with him in Mexico. Our mother wants him to visit her on his winter break for around 2-3 weeks. There is no intention of overstaying his visa and not to return. In fact, there is 100% intention of returning back because it is the best to wait his turn in Mexico and avoid issues with immigration in the future. Yet, the mother would love to see him since its been over a year since they haven't seen each other and she wants him to know where she lives and show him around the city where she lives. Our mother will pay entirely for the trip. Our father will take him to the immigration appointment and will travel with him since he's also a green card holder but he's currently residing in Mexico. How likely is it that he gets granted a b1/b2 visa? What documents should he take to increase the likelihood? Any other thoughts?