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  1. We've applied for the I-130 on August 1st 2022. I just found out that our service center is not what was on the confirmation paper that they sent out but is actually the Vermont Service Center. We were basing our timelines on the Nebraska Service Center and now have had to change gears to the Vermont timelines. I graduate college in Spring of 2024 and would really like my husband to be there to see me walk and be able to spend some time with my family in the U.S. celebrating my achievement. Based on the timelines here and from what I've seen on Reddit, we probably won't have his visa ready to go by the time I graduate, or it will be very close. So now my question, is it possible to apply for a tourist visa for him to come to the U.S. for a couple of months WHILE the I-130 is processing? Would he even be approved at the time of the B2 visa interview? Would the embassy officials think it's suspicious and that he's going to overstay the B2 visa? Has anyone else applied for a tourist visa and gone to visit while the I-130 was processing?
  2. Hello, the love of my life overstayed her ESTA visa for 4 days; so stayed in the usa for a total of 94 days. Will she be able to apply for a tourist visa in a few months? Will it be approved? Any tips will be greatly appreciated.
  3. Hi. I would like to ask if anyone here knows if it is possible that i can work on a cruise ship, having my working bisa okay while my tourist visa is revoked. Cause ive already signed a contract to work on a cruise ship, but i was denied due to mya revoked visa, which some says that working visa is different from a tourist visa. Am i still able to work abroad?
  4. Hello, hoping some of you can provide me some insight on a question I have. My girlfriend (thailand, non citizen) and myself (USC) are planning on getting married sometime this year and filing an I-130 to start the process of moving her to the USA. Originally, we are planning on getting married this April in Thailand (I will be visiting her). She is planning to visit the United States this June for family wedding/visit friends and myself. My question is, would she have issue entering the USA with her tourist visa if we wed in Thailand. I wasn’t planning on filing the I-130 until she finishes her visit. another question, am I allowed to file a I-130 when she is visiting to jump start the process or wait until she leaves. any advice is appreciated!
  5. Hi, Did you appeared for FPGEE & NAPLEX. For which visa you applied for? I am a Pharm D graduate from India.I am also preparing for FPGEE and TOEFL.Now FPGEE is held once a year, and I need to sit for TOEFL within USA. For which US visa should I apply for.
  6. My fiancé lives in Brazil and we filed for the K-1 visa in March 2022. At the time, I was hopeful that the application would be accepted by December or January but the expected wait continues to increase. I feel like it’s way too late to try marrying and applying for the spousal visa so all we can do is wait. I haven’t seen her in person for 6 months but I have a trip planned for January. We are really hoping we don’t have to be apart for 6+ months again next year. Now to my question, should we even bother trying to apply for a tourist visa for her to come here while I’m working? I’ve heard that application also takes 1+ years and it can be very difficult for a Brazilian without a great job or lots of assets to receive one. We’ve even met in Cancun one time but she’s never visited the US during out two year relationship. It feels like there’s nothing we can do but wait and it’s becoming more and more difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions for her to come here while we wait for the K-1 visa?
  7. Hello, I have enter USA on tourist visa (B1\B2) in 2014 (Valid till 2024) and did status change to student visa (F1) got approved (No stamp on passport) inland I was in USA till 2018 on Student visa (F1). Then I moved to Canada (in 2018) got married to Canadian citizen. Currently having Indian citizenship and Canadian PR. The question is these November 2022 my wife's cousin getting married in USA and they have invited us for wedding can I still re enter USA on tourist visa (B1\B2 as its valid till 2024) or I need to re apply for new tourist visa because of change of status inland to student (F1) and not having stamp on passport before leaving USA? If yes tourist visa (B1\B2) stamped on passport still valid, Speaking practically will the immigration officer will let me enter the USA or not as I previously enter USA on same status (B2) and change of mind to student (F1) he/she can deport me and bard me from re entering? (I will have my wife (Canadian citizen) traveling with me and will have return ticket for both of us) Thank you.
  8. Hello! So my brother, when he was a teenager, tried to cross the Tijuana border with my cousins, but he left his Mexican passport/visa at my aunt's home (he was visiting from central Mexico), and they were already in line to cross. My cousins thought he could just say he was a US citizen, and he got caught. Every time he needs to renew his visa is so much trouble but he gets it, but this time they told him he qualifies for a pardon. What is the form we need to fill out or where do we start? Thank you so much for your help!! :)
  9. Hello all, I filled out my DS-160 application for a B1/B2 visa in August 2021. I booked an interview appointment at the time for October 2022, at my country of citizenship. In June 2022 I became a Canadian PR, moved to Canada and have been living there since then. In October, I will be travelling to my home country for the US tourist visa interview. There is a question in the DS-160 about being a permanent resident of other countries which at the time of filing (August 2021) I was not. I currently live and work in Canada, but I also have a job in my home country. I have bank accounts in Canada, the US and home country as well. Is it recommended that I fill out a new DS-160 form with my new status as Canadian PR and use it for the interview? Is it still okay that I attend this appointment in my home country? (I believe so, my passport is from that country, but just would like to confirm). Thank you for your time!
  10. The visa officer did ask me this: “why you don’t have citizenship yet you been married for so long” (9 years) I said I already applied for an immigrant visa and we are working on it and she just said ok approved. hope this gives to people who want to visit while working on their immigrant visas.
  11. Hello, I was able to get my wife a tourist visa shortly after the war started in Ukraine ( she's Ukrainian) and when we entered the Port of Entry the officer said we had 6 months to figure out her paperwork to adjust her status. Well I spoke with a lawyer who will proofread all our documents but I haven't been able to pay yet and start the process so she can have work permission and travel authorization. My question is, we have been taking trips flying within usa during this time and she uses passport as I.D. , can she still travel within USA on an expired Visa? Does Tsa look into that and call immigrations or can we still fly before we submit paperwork to adjust status??
  12. Sharing my parents' approved visitor visas scenario. My dad and mom (above 75 years old) applied for a tourist visa at US Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal and were approved. I didn't send any letter of invitation nor did they bring any financial documents since such documents weren't allowed (see attached image on required documents).They had a translator as my parents don't speak English. The conversations: 1. Who are you visiting in the US? - Our son (and daughter in law) 2. When did your son go to the US? - 12 years ago and has been coming to visit us every few years. 3. Seems your son is already a US Citizen (Statement more than a question) 4. Are you planning to live in the US? - No, we just want to visit US for around 4-5 months. 5. Ok, your visas are approved, take this receipt which shows the location to collect your passports in a few days.
  13. Does anyone know what the situation is for non immigrant visas at the Embassy in Bangkok? Are they processing and interviewing for these, is there a long wait, etc? We're trying to see if my in-laws can apply and interview for a tourist visa in Thailand since the embassy local to them (Myanmar) is closed to all non-immigrant appointments due to political issues in the country. My in-laws have a local agent that they've used in the past when filing for a visa, and the agent is stating both that an appointment would take months to get (certainly believable in the current situation) and that the embassy is denying all applications right now. Just wondering if anyone has any other insight. I'm getting the impression their agent is just discouraging them from pursuing a visa and leaving them in limbo. I'm wondering if we could just handle the application process for them. We'd like them to visit as soon as possible as we had a baby last year that they've yet to meet so I'd rather to get more hands on if there's a chance they can visit any time soon.
  14. VJ members, I'm gearing up to apply for my parent's tourist VISA and this community always has been super helpful. I had some very basic questions. 1. On DS-160 form, Is it okay If I fill out in English? My parents do not speak English but i assume they will provide translator in embassy on their interview. 2. Does US Embassy in Nepal even take any financial documents from me or my parents? I heard from my friends and people I know, they don't let pass any documents inside the embassy and solely based on interview. Could anyone please enlighten me? 3. After I fill out DS-160, how does scheduling interview works? Do they put them in backlog or Do I have to manually hunt to got interview dates?
  15. Say, Dmitri has come to the U.S. with the tourist (B1/B2) visa (which was issued to him for 3 years). Then, while being in the U.S. he applied for asylum. Later while his B1/B2 stay was still valid (less than 6month after arrival) he received a denial of asylum. The question is: After asylum denial, what happens with his B1/B2 Visa? Variants: 1)Nothing: he may safely leave the U.S. and then later, let“s say in half a year, visit the U.S. again? or 2) B1/B2 visa will be automatically cancelled, so that Dmitri will not have a chance to visit the U.S. with this visa (and probably will have a hard time getting a new one in future)? 3) Or some other variant is possible? I highly appreciate your help.
  16. Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. So the other day I got an RFE for my AOS application and I see 2 points. In the first point they are asking for evidence of the joint sponsor status that I had already included (Copy of Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card) but I think they may have lost the copy. So I understand that maybe you need to send the copy again, right? and the second point is where I get lost, they said " and then but I already have a joint sponsor, why do you want to determine if my wife is qualified? What do they mean or should I do? i need to send evidence, so they could determine my wife is not qualified?. or i send again the whole i-864 with de supportive documents for my wife? ps: i upload the RFE
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