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tourist visa timing
jeanejohn posted a topic in Tourist VisasHi all, I had a tourist visa 20 years ago and I want to apply for a new one. I live in a non-ESTA country, in Europe. After submitting my DS-160 and before paying the fee, I've noticed on https://atlas.my.salesforce-sites.com/ that it takes at least 5 months to have an interview scheduled. The problem is I would have to travel to US in 2 months. My question is: is this timeline accurate (about 5 months) or should I pay the fee hoping that the interview will take place faster than 5 months? On the State Department website it is suggested that it may take between 3 to 5 days to have an interview scheduled... based on the workload. Thx all. P.S. No luck in contacting the embassy via phone.
Advice with very poor significant other
Kokoro_Minora posted a topic in Tourist VisasI met my boyfriend online two years ago. He is 19, about to be 20. I have just turned 19. After a long fight with my mom, I was able to convince her to to let me see him. (Whether that be him coming to the US or me going to see him.) He is incredibly poor. He does have some assets, such as family, a motorcycle, and house in his name in the Philippines, and I really do just intend to meet him for a little while. My mom strongly prefers he comes here. We scheduled an interview and it will be taking place in July of 2023. We can support him financially and sponsor his trip here (and are willing to fill out the affidavit of support) but all of this seems to be a red flag for the interview. He has no way financially to be able to come to the US on his own. I've also heard that coming to the US to see a significant other is an extreme red flag. I want to hire an immigration lawyer (not for immigration, just for the b2 visa) in order to get a better grasp on this, but at this point, in his situation, it feels pretty hopeless. We've already waited over a year for this interview. Can I get some guidance on what I or he can do, or if this is just a lost cause and he should cancel? Thank you!!
B2 visa documents
Gayanehov posted a topic in Tourist VisasHi everyone! I will have my interview for a B2 visa at the Belgian US Embassy soon and want to understand which documents make sense to present and what my chances are. I am a 21-year-old female, an Armenian citizen in my last year of a bachelor program in the Netherlands (I have a Dutch residence permit expiring at the end of 2023). I am finishing my studies in July, but my graduation ceremony is in September/October of 2023. My family is in Armenia, but I have a cousin and other distant relatives in the US. I have been in a long-distance relationship with an Armenian-American since 2018. He became a citizen in 2022 and visited me in Europe immediately in the spring of 2022, and then visited me again in the Netherlands in October of 2022. I want to visit him this time in the US in August/September to meet his family and go sightseeing. I am a full-time student and I am finishing my full-time internship at the end of February, and I have applied for a research assistant position at my university which is remote and will last for 5-6 months starting in March. I have not yet decided what I want to do after graduating, I may or may not apply for a master's or may decide to stay in the Netherlands to do another internship/work. I have traveled to many countries including multiple European countries on a Schengen visa and Israel (I figured this might be good to show since it is quite difficult to get into Israel). What documents do I need to present? The list in the email confirmation mentions these: The purpose of your trip - Should this be an invitation from my boyfriend or something else? Your intent to depart the United States after your trip; and/or - should this be a plane ticket back to the Netherlands/Armenia and can I use my graduation ceremony as a reason? Your ability to pay all the costs of your trip - I have around $1300 in my bank account which will cover my flight tickets Evidence of your employment and/or family ties may be sufficient to show the purpose of your trip and your intent to return to your home country - I am not sure what to include here, so any help would be appreciated If you cannot cover all the costs for your trip, you may show evidence that another person will cover some or all of the costs for your trip - my boyfriend will be sponsoring me throughout my stay, so I assume it should be a bank statement of his account alongside mine How can I show that I do not intend to marry in the US on a tourist visa and will return, and have strong ties with Netherlands/Armenia as a student (potentially with a part-time remote job)? And finally, do I need to present evidence of our relationship in the form of pictures? Thank you in advance!
Hello everyone! I am a European and my fiance is a US citizen. We have applied for a K1 fiance visa for me last september (2021) when the borders were still closed. We still do not have any news and it is taking more time than expected. Therefore, it has been advised to us to get married on a tourist visa because the K1 visa might still take a lot of time. It was advised to us to enter the country on a tourist visa, wait one month and get married. Then apply for a green card adjustment, advocating that the idea was to visit but we got married unplanned. Is there a risk in getting married on a tourist visa (and apply for a green card in order to stay in the country), especially having a pending K1 visa application ? Is there a risk of getting expulsed of the US when overstaying a tourist visa being married to a US citizen, waiting for a green card? I really hope someone would help me!!! Agatha