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  1. Does anyone know how many you can apply for? I know it says you can apply for a secondary one. But can you apply for a third if needed? I can’t find any sources. This is just for emergency situations thank you.
  2. I am a green card holder living in usa! My parents have a 5 year b2 visa! I tried applying for my sister but she was denied and was told that she does not have any ties to the home country! Shes unmarried and a doctor by profession and working back in home country! After the denial she visited me in germany since I was there few years back for my masters and returned before expiration of visa! Will this evidence help her if she applies again since now she has a travel history for schengen state plus has a job now! I would be really thankful if anyone could suggest Me how can i help her get the visit visa? Or any specific documents that could help her with interview or info on ds 160?
  3. Hi, I have a question regarding the B2 Visa. Can my sister or my mom able to apply for a Tourist/B2 Visa without having worked in the Philippines, which I know that's one of the requirements of applying a visa. I just want her or them to visit/help me here in US while my husband is deployed. I'm still a permanent resident and still processing my citizenship or do I need to wait to be a citizen first. What's the best move for me to do. Hope someone could help me. Thank you Godbless
  4. I'm looking to volunteer at a film festival in the US, coming from the UK It is an unpaid position, normally one that is filled by volunteers and I would be helping alongside other volunteers. From what I understand volunteering on an esta is okay but typically if it is for a non profit. However this festival is not a charity, but would the same guidelines of being able to use an esta to volunteer apply? I would be volunteering 1 week out of a 4 week trip, the other weeks would be general tourism
  5. Hi everyone! I'm a newbie here. I would like to ask, last 2017, I was approved with a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa valid for 10 years. It was stamped under my old passport (expires on 2027). The visa was under my name when I was single and stamped on my old passport which is also under my name when I was single. My husband and I got married at 2018. and I applied for a change of name and status for my new passport. New passport is already under my married name. Since I changed my passport, I already traveled out of the country for 2 times using my new passport with my married name. by 2019, my husband filed for I-130 petition for me, which is still under processing up to this time. My question is, will I be able to enter to USA for my sister in law graduation using my Tourist Visa that was stamped in my old passport under my name when I was single? Even if I have a pending I-130 petition? Please enlighten me. Thank you so much.
  6. Good day everyone! I really need everyone's help here. My mom wanted to apply for tourist visa but here is the situation: My mom and dad got separated, filed for annulment 2006. "I think" my dad got married here in the US before the annulment got finalized. (PH is processing this too slow) My mom was with someone but never got married to this person. Technically she's been single but was still using my dad's last name. My mom just claimed the finality of their annulment in order for her to change all her IDs and passport BUT she needs to submit this to Philippine Statistics Authority to update her information. This will take 3-5 months. So my nephew (his mom is my sister) I-130 got approved and he's underage so obviously he needs to travel here with a guardian ASAP. My sister couldn't pick him up due to her busy work schedule. This is why we want to have my mom apply for tourist visa ASAP; she doesn't want to wait for the confirmation from PSA that her status got changed. She will still move forward with her passport with my dad's last name but will bring a copy of finality just to prove that she is no longer married to my dad. Now, the question is, are they going to dig down to my mom's background during her tourist visa interview? I mean is there a red flag here? Should we proceed with our plan? She will be very honest during the interview of course but will need to explain the situation. We just don't want our dad to get involve with this because they still hate each other, we don't want my dad's citizenship to be at risk, if any. Probably y'all asking why we can't just petition our mom, I know it will sound weird but our dad is not allowing us to do that. He will disown us if we do that. That is how he hates my mom so much. Please I would really appreciate your help on this!!
  7. I’m new to this so here is my situation if anyone can help... We got married in Mexico back in May 2018. We moved to Michigan in November 2018 (I went with my tourist visa and a B2 permit issued in October 2018) I lived with my husband and then my B2 permit was going to expire in October 2019 so I went back to Mexico at the end of September and returned the permit. We filed I-130 in November 2019 and they got our money in December and we got a number which we registered at USCIS. No more news since then, we keep waiting and missing each other. My questions are: Can I visit my husband with my tourist visa while my I-130 is pending? If yes then, Do I need to book an international flight? ( I live near the border so I could take a domestic flight and deal with the border consulate by land to obtain my permit) If I can do a domestic flight: should I book the flight and ask for the permit or ask for the permit and then book the flight? It will be a round-trip flight for as long as I can stay with him... I’m thinking about contacting a lawyer for all this questions but I don’t want to spend money if anyone can help me here... thank you for reading this and I hope that you can help me...
  8. Hello, I traveled to USA as a tourist, I am from Germany, I have a B1/B2 Visa and can stay 180 days. My boyfriend made me a proposal to merry him now, so now we would like to stay together and merry here in USA and that I stay here with him. He is american citizen and he has a good job and earns enough money for now for both of us, I cant work. We contacted a lawyer and he said we should not merry now, we should merry after 90 days I entered the country and then merry and then submit our file. Does anyone have experience with this process and can give us few tips or any recommendations ? I appreciate your help and thank you!
  9. Hello, My b1/b2 tourist visa has been rejected twice in 2019, June and July respectively. I would like to know the reason for denial. Usually the US consulates do not give the reason for denial, but can I know by any chance the reason of denial? Can I file an FOIA to know the reason of denial or any other way.
  10. I'm Mexican. In 2016 I was hired to work in a 4 day summer camp in CA for $400 in cash ($100 per day). The lady who hired me, however, didn't tell me to apply for a work visa, and I was unaware of the law back then (I was 20 years old). When I arrived I was honest to the immigration officer and told him I was there to work for 4 days for $400 USD. He said that wasn't allowed on my visa, but I think he trusted that it was an honest mistake and allowed me to withdraw my application for admission instead of removing me. He cancelled my visa and wrote 22 CFR 41.122(e)3 on it, but he said I could apply for a new one when I wanted. Apparently, no waiver is needed. I used to legally study at CU Boulder under an F-1 visa before the incident, but I didn't like it that much and decided to come back home to Mexico after one year (I'm currently a 23 year old college student in Mexico City). I applied for a Canadian eTA back in 2017 and in the application I was asked if I had ever been denied entry to another country. I explained what happened to me in the US in detail and I was granted the eTA either way. Canada wasn't alarmed by this. I went to Canada in 2018 and entered without a problem. I have also been granted chinese, vietnamese, and thai visas after the incident and entered those countries without a problem. I have also travelled to Costa Rica, Singapore, Hong Kong, Morocco, Peru, Japan and many different countries in the European Union after my incident in the US and I have never been asked about my immigration issue in the USA. I should also mention that I'm becoming a Portuguese and Spanish citizen soon... Is it likely the US will grant me another tourist visa? I like to travel, so I suppose it's clear that I will not be staying to work in the US illegally. In fact... I was living there legally and decided to leave. Could another nationality possibly help my case? In the end, if I wanted to leave Mexico and work in another country, I could do that legally. IF I am granted the visa, will I always be sent to secondary inspection when I step foot in the country from that moment on? Thanks in advance!
  11. Good morning, i hope everyone is fine, i just have some questions about tourist visa , i have a friend who have already get his green card after wining dv lottery, and now he is in New York , i'm looking to visit him in the next months , so i wanna know if he can send me invitation ? and if this can make it a little bit easyer for me to get my visa ? also i wanna say that i'm still studying in university , and this gonna be my last year, also i have never been no where before, except i visited just Tunisia, because i heard that if someone didn't visit some countires it's gonna be a little harder for him to get his visa, so i'm little bit wasted between applying for visa, or no, by the way , i'm from Algeria, and my friend is from Chad , he studying with me in university. so what do you think ?
  12. Hi Everybody, I wish somebody can give me some sort of direction. I am very desperate for help. I entered the US as a minor back in 1995 and left the country voluntarily after graduated from HS when I turned 18 in 2003. I am currently living in the Philippines and have also traveled extensively. I own my business and travel constantly around Asia for coffee conventions, visiting farmers, etc. I recently bought my own lot to build a home and a small roastery and I also own a car. When I graduated from culinary school in 2013 I applied for a J1 visa and got denied. They put my visa application on hold first and then invited me back to the embassy only to have me denied because I had completed my school and did not have solid ties back to come to the US. Eventually I completed my on-the-job training and travelled until I opened my own cafe in 2016. Aside from my business, I also freelancer as a consultant in a company in California that is not related to coffee at all. I have been working with them since 2014. I was recently invited by them to attend a convention in California and was advised to apply as a B1. They will shoulder all my expenses and lodging. Earlier this month, I applied for the visa and was denied because the consul stated that I was not eligible. She didn't explain further. I managed to ask if it was due to my ban, she said no that has been lifted since 2013. I am worried that I will never allowed in the US and there is an upcoming coffee event coming up in Portland in 2020 that I have been wanting to attend. I have no desire to live in the US and I am very happy with my cafe. I just want to have the freedom to travel to the US for conferences and taking classes to improve my coffee knowledge. I have no idea if I need a waiver or I am being tested because of my past. Thank you for any advice or guidance on this matter.
  13. Hey guys, I'm from Brazil and I already have a US tourist visa. I visited my fiancé, who is a US citizen and who was my boyfriend at the time, in December of last year without any problems. I said at the visa interview that I was going to spend Christmas with him and I said to the immigration officer that I was visiting my boyfriend - he asked me several questions about him and our relationship that I answered and it went ok. I'm an undergraduate student (I'll be graduated by the end of this year) and I work part time at the Brazilian ministry of foreign affairs (I have a work contract with them that goes until the end of the year). My fiancé is a police officer and a masters student. We recently got me a really cheap plane ticket, so we could meet again in the US in July, during my school break. The thing is that we also JUST sent the package for the k1 visa - the processing time of it would be a little bit longer than the time I need to graduate and of the time we need to organize our lives to get married. I'm very concerned with this trip now - how should I answer the officer questions when arriving in the US? They always ask "where are you staying?", should I answer "at my boyfriend's" or should I mention that we're engaged? My previous experience with the US immigration services is that you should be calm and honest and keep your answers short, but I read that people who are engaged or married and applying for a spouse visa tend to be denied as tourists when landing at the airports, because the officer tends to assume that you want to hurry their processes and get married in the US. Do they have access to our k1 application? Thank you!
  14. Hello! My fiancé and I have been together for 7 years and I have been going back and forth in the US but now I entered with a j1 visa. He finally proposed and we plan to get married before my contract ends with the help of a lawyer. Can we invite my parents to attend the wedding if my fiancé will write the letter since he's the citizen? What are the chances of them getting approved or denied? Thank you!
  15. Hello! Anyone here who was in the same position as I am today? I got married in Vegas while on my Birthday celebration last 2018, I never overstayed and I always just usually visit around 1-2 weeks. Took a while before we filed the CR1 because I was being sent to different countries and never had the chance to stay in the Philippines to gather my requirements. Is that something that would be taken against me during the interview? After my wedding I went to the US like 5x but I always exit and have no plans of bypassing the CR1 system. thoughts?
  16. Hi! I am based in London with a valid 10 year-tourist visa. My husband, who is based in America, and I just recently got married. I am on the process of getting a new passport bearing my husband’s last name. Few months ago, we already started my petition paper. Since my petition won’t be finalised until probably next year, I would still want to visit him every now and then. The problem is, I am on the process of getting a new passport using my married name. Based on your experiences, will I be able to travel to US with the given situation? I wanted to hear your experiences. According to travel.state.gove, “If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered name change, you will need to obtain a new passport. Once you have a new passport, the Department of State recommends that you apply for a new U.S. visa to make it easier for you to travel to and from the United States.” The dilemma is I don't think I will be approved of a new tourist visa if I apply since I have a pending petition to be an immigrant.
  17. Hi, Good day! I need some advice on how and what is the best move to have my parents temporarily visit us here in US from Philippines. In my case,I need my parents to be here to accompany me while am pregnant and will be due this coming December and my husband will be deploy by January. I need some advice of any possible way that they could be here soonest... Hope anyone could help me on this matter. Thank you. Godbless
  18. Hi, I would like to ask if any of you had the same situation as I am.. I already filed my forms 485, 130, 765 & 131. (i already have form 797 and done with the biometrics appointment) i filed under my legal name (single).. I was wondering if I can change my forms to my married name so I can have my spouse's last name? Hope to hear from you all. God bless everyone!
  19. Hi .. good evening everyone I'm on the k1 Visa process right now and hopefully I'm going to move to the USA this year so me and my fiance were thinking to take my mom with me when I go there for the first two weeks I just want her to be with me on my weeding day She doesn't work but she have my little brother and she can't leave him alone for a long time ! If we apply for her do she have a good chance to obtain the tourist Visa? Looking for any advice that can help us . Thank you 😊😊
  20. Hi all, I am planning to apply for diversity visa once it is open tomorrow. I know it is a lottery and I have the slightest chance possible of getting one. My concern here is I have a B1/B2 visa and already planned for a trip in December. Will my application affect my entry or visa at all? Thanks.
  21. Hi All, we are preparing documents for CR1. We got married last month after dating for almost two years. I met my husband in the US while I was working there but unfortunately I had to travel back to India cause my work visa(extension) was denied due to some paperwork issue. My employer applied one more time and it got denied again(same reason). I wanted to ask what are the chances of me getting a tourist visa to visit my husband. He comes to visit me whenever possible but due to his work, he cannot stay here for more than 10 days and that sucks. So now we have decided to try our luck on a tourist visa so that I can travel and spend atleast 2-3 weeks with him( I have the leverage to take that many days off once in a while). I’m worried about getting the visa since I have two previous denials. I would really appreciate your advice.
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