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DS 160 question

Jan 17th 2018
My parents are applying for visa renewal for visiting me in US. They were earlier issued B1/B2 visa. What should I answer for the purpose of the trip? (I am leaning towards B2 but then the earlier visa was B1/B2.)

Business & Tourism (temporary Visitor) (B1/B2)
Business/Conference(B1)
Toruism/Medical Treatment (B2)

E3D - EAD question

Dec 21st 2017
Hi!

My EAD expired last week - I submitted my renewal applications back in October but has not been approved yet. From my understanding I can not work until I get the approval.

My HR company think/have submitted my receipt number from the form I got notifying me USCIS had received the application and have given me the all clear to continue to work as this went through in their system.

From what I can see though this new rule where a receipt number from a pending case can only be used...

E3D - EAD question

Do you have to prove that you can support yourself.

Dec 14th 2017
I'm thinking of living in the USA for 6 months with a tent and sleeping bag and eventually buying a car to live in. Do I have to prove to the boarder guard that I am able to support myself? Is $1600 a month enough for that? Will they ask questions like where am I staying - and will it matter when I tell them I'm going to live in a vehicle or on the street? And if I get a vehicle will they let me live in that and still cross the boarder?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Dad's B2 Approved. Mom's denied.

Dec 14th 2017
So my parents applied for their second 10 year visa online. While applying through dropbox, my father's was called for interview with a request for CV. He is 73 years old. The fact that he worked in Saudi and OMan might have triggered that. Anyway he got his 10 year visa.

My mom went for her interview as her dropbox also resulted in an interview at Chennai Consulate.
Background: in 2015, they were supposed to depart on Dec 3rd to Chennai but their flights were cancelled by BA...

Dad's B2 Approved. Mom's denied.

Visa Rejected Twice, Need advice

Dec 9th 2017
Hello,

This is rather lengthy but please read. My boyfriend is a UK citizen and wants to come visit me here in the states so he can meet my parents. He was denied ESTA and has applied for visa twice at the consulate only to be rejected twice. We believe that it is because he is inadmissable because he has a drug possession charge for marijuana. It is below 30 grams and we have heard of the waiver of inadmissibility but it is only for fiance visa and he has to prove that I would be in...

Visa Rejected Twice, Need advice

Help I've a Qs regarding overstay & re-entry

Dec 6th 2017
Hello I hope this is the right place to ask this qs.
This is regarding my cousins father.
He has overstayed in the US in the past and returned back in 2011.
However he got his visa approved in 2017 as a multiple entry. Now they want him to visit USA for sisters delivery.
But what they fear is ...will he get deported at port of entry? Is this a wrong decision to enter use even though he got the visa approved? Will the CBP track his previous overstay & deny him to re enter?
He never had any...

Help I've a Qs regarding overstay & re-entry

B1/B2 visa Administrative Processing

Dec 4th 2017
Hey,

I was interviewed for the B1/B2 visa on September 26, 2017 in Canada (currently working in Canada) and my case was sent to Administrative Processing and my passport was returned. My intention is to visit for couple of weeks in late December/early January for a conference. Its been 10 weeks without any change of status or contact from the consulate. I did reach out to them couple times but they weren't able to provide any information.

Please note that I have lived in the U.S. as a...

B1/B2 visa Administrative Processing

PLEASE HELP, girlfriends visa suspended 5 years for working in US, deported by CBP!

Nov 26th 2017
Hello Everyone,
I'm writing on behalf of dear friend who recently had her R B1/B2 visa suspended as she was trying to visit the US last week. The lady is a lifelong citizen of Brazil and her name is Isa. I met Isa back in August when she was introduced to me by my CNA, Isa only worked for me for a short period, taking over for that CNA while she was recovering from a minor surgery. I'm disabled and need CNA care 7 days a week for 3 hours each day. Isa and I hit it off right away, I've never...

PLEASE HELP, girlfriends visa suspended 5 years for working in US, deported by CBP!

E2 Visa and Travel Ban on 6 Muslim Countries (Presidential Proclamation)

Nov 25th 2017
I am a Canadian citizen married to an Iranian citizen who is a permanent resident of Canada (Canadian PR). We currently live in Toronto, Canada and planning to move to US to start a business in Florida. I will be investing substantial amount of money into this business and I have no doubt that it will meet all the requirements for an E2 visa. However, the problem I am running into right now is the new Travel Ban that was executed by President Trump's administration on 6 Muslim countries...

E2 Visa and Travel Ban on 6 Muslim Countries (Presidential Proclamation)

B1 B2 visit - long, legal stays, potential abuse list, and long term issues

Nov 23rd 2017
I am a US green card holder. My parents have been on B1/B2 visa. They have regularly visited me for the past few years, never for more than 6 months in any 12 month period. Here's the duration of their visits:

2014: 2 months
2015: 5.5 months
2016: 5 months
2017: 5.5 months (expected) (with 10 days in between in Canada)

They have always followed the law; had no employment here in the US and simply visited me.

In 2017 when they first visited me, they got a warning from the POE officer...

B1 B2 visit - long, legal stays, potential abuse list, and long term issues

Section 221 g for B1/B2 Visa, No document asked Online Status Changed To issued

Nov 16th 2017
HI,
I am wondering if any body can answer my question.
My wife gave an interview for USA B1 visa and at the interview Visa officer gave Yellow slip called 221G and he took her passport. Then i was checking the online status everyday and the status was ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING. But today i got an email which says your document is released and then they gave the Tracking number. The online Status Changed to ISSUED. But the only concern is that at the time of interview they did...

Section 221 g for B1/B2 Visa, No document asked Online Status Changed To issued

Second Visit to the US

Nov 11th 2017
Hello everybody,
I have visited the US in June/July 2017 for two months under J1 visa now expired. I intend the US again to visit april 2018. My circumstances did not change a , same job and every thing except this time I have no sponsor and will be applying for B2 visa based on hotel reservation. I have two questions:
1- do Iqualify to an interview waiver?
2- would I expect I will get visa approval?
Thankyou

Getting B1 visa after DV lottery DS260 submission

Nov 10th 2017
Hello,

As winners of the lottery, me and my wife, we have already sent all the forms and are now waiting for an interview.
But suddenly my wife needs to travel to the US for a couple of weeks for a business trip. She's planning to tell the truth to the VO - there's absolutely no desire to stay there illegally, and her husband stays at home during her trip - but still, I suppose winning a lottery and submitting forms is seen as confirmed immigration intent which is hard to overcome for a...

Getting B1 visa after DV lottery DS260 submission

Overstayed Less than 180 days

Nov 1st 2017
Hi. I gave birth in 2004 and overstayed for (more or less) 2 and a half months. Now, I want to visit my daughter in the US and would like to know what my chances are in getting a new Visa and have a smooth entrance to the country. Thanks in advance for your help.

My permit expired on B visa, can I get a new visa?

Oct 27th 2017
Hi. My tourist visa was 10 years long between 2010 and 2020. In 2015, I exceeded my stay permit in USA for 5 months. It was legally 6 months but I stayed in USA for 11 months so my visa is cancelled. Now I want to have a new visa to visit USA as a tourist. My question is that can I get a new visa under these circumstances?

B2 Visa extension for parents

Oct 22nd 2017
Dear experts,

My parents-in-laws came from India to the US on Aug 22, 2017 for a 6 month visit on B2 visa. They are scheduled to return back on Feb 15th, 2018. We would like to extend their stay by 1.5 - 2 months to April 10th or 15th. They have a 10-year return B2 Visa through 2024, and have their I-94 stamped through Feb 15th and confirmed returned flights also on Feb 15.

Could you please let me know all the documentation and USCIS forms required for the extension request.
Also, do we...

B2 Visa extension for parents

E2 employee would like to start additional business

Oct 17th 2017
My husband and I are originally from the UK but currently living in California on an E2 visa. My husband is not the investor, but an employee of of the investor company.

My husband would like to start an additional self-employed online business in addition to his current employment. We are aware that this is not permitted on his current E2 visa.

What we are unsure of is what our options are. Are there any other Visas that permit freelance employment in addition to the company sponsored...

E2 employee would like to start additional business

Work permit with tourist visa

Oct 8th 2017
Hi there,
My sister lives with me, and she has a green card. She has one year here in the US. A guy is dating her, but he is does not have a green card. He got here with a tourist visa, and then he said he applied for a work permit and got accepted. Now he has a job.
Is his story legit? Is there a way to proof that?
The thing is, if they get married, and his story is all a lie then chances are he might get deported and banned for 10 years or something.

Also, he said that he is renewing the...

Work permit with tourist visa