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during my last travel in US I started a LLC company and opened a bank account.
Business will be online (ecommerce website) managed from my country. The purpose is to import goods into US.
Now I need to go again to US to find potential partners and I need to ask for B1 visa.
In my country Im not employed so I dont have salary.
Could be this a potential risk / rejection for my interview ?
Im self employed with this my new LLC but the business is not started yet.
I met a Chinese woman on the internet 2 years ago. She had an opportunity to come to the US this past March-April 2013 on a University exchange program at Jefferson University in Louisville, KY on a B1/B2 Visa. I met with her in the middle of her stay in Louisville for 5 days. Then at the end of the exchange program she came to my home town for a week to visit with me. She has since returned to China and we have decided we want to get married. So here is my question...... 1) should I apply for the K1 Visa and fo the normal route, OR, 2) since I am going to go to China to meet her family and see her country, should I marry her there. I was thinking that If I married her there, I would come back to the US alone, and then she can follow me back here on her B1/B2 Visa. Then once she is here, I will apply for the K3 Visa. She is obviously an educated woman as she has a bachelor degree from Beijing University and is currently working at a university in china. Any suggestions as to how we best approach getting her here?
I originally applied B1 (business/conference) visa to attend a convention but luckily I received B1/B2 with 10 years multiple entry..
My question is if I dont proceed with the original plan of attending the convention due to personal reasons and go to the US on a much later date, will there be any issues in the POE? Will they be able to track my original purpose as stated in my D160 application?
My friend's wife's application (B2) was given a white 221(g) at one of the consulates in India. They lived in US in the past for more than 7 years when there was a DV incident in which police arrested his wife but the charges were dropped by county court and the involved immigration officer (when my friend and his wife asked when she got released whether to write about this incident in future immigration related documents such as DS160 etc) told them there will not be any record and NOT needed to mention about. Because of which his wife did answer "NO" to question "Have you ever been arrested or convicted for any crime or offense ...." in DS160. The VO asked same question and his wife answered NO ...VO asked her not to lie...Then his wife explained what happened. VO retained her passport and gave her a white 221(g) asking for police or court records showing outcome or disposition. They submitted the only document they have to the consulate from COunty court which was addressed to my friend saying that the charges against his wife are dropped due to weak evidence etc ...
Current status of the visa says "Administrative processing" with details "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days."
Their questions are...
1. What are the chances of getting B2 visa (rest of the supporting documents are strong and convincing) after submitting the doc for 221(g)?
2. How long does it take generally?
3. Is there anything can be done to explain why they said "NO" instead "YES" (Quoting county immi officer's suggestion...but they don't have anything in writing)
4. If they have to get any other supporting documents from the county or police where arrest happened...which documents should they get?
5. Would US consulate put any remark on the passport --whether or not reject the visa?
6. Can they contact the consulate before hand try to justify?
thanks n regards,
I am currently contracted with a company from the US and I am a CANADIAN citizen. I get paid in CAD to my bank account via wire transfer.
They need me to attend a meeting/training session where I will be reimbursed for my time there through the wire transfer
Any ideas as to how I would go about getting a B-1? Would it be at the POE in the US?
I am in a rather predicament here.
I am planning on attending a 5 month training course for my company, which will be held in their office in the US this summer. During this time i will probably take a vacation for a small amount of time, maybe two weeks, of course also in the US.
I have already applied for a B1/B2 visa, as i saw it appropriate and my company agreed with me.
The company itself is Scandinavian in origin (My nationality) with its headquarters also located there.
I will not be undertaking any gainful employment while i'm there. My stay's sole purpose is for me to learn everything about a specific product. Afterwards i will be returning home to pass on the knowledge i acquired while being there.
My question to you is:
Will it cause any problems with this visa and is it the appropriate one?
What are my odds of getting it?
Any advice will be warmly received :)
My mom had 10 year multiple entry visa and has traveled to the US for the past 10 years with no issues. Her visa was up for renewal in April 2012.
She was randomly picked for an interview and was denied visa. Subsequently she has tried for visa renewal and has been denied a total of 4 time between April 2012 and Jan 2013. All the denials have occurred at Mumbai consulate
My questions are
1. Is there any value for her to try for another interview at a different consulate - New Delhi?
2. Will the multiple denials have any impact on her applying for green card once I receive my US citizenship?
If my parents still have valid visa is there an interview waiver like renewing the visa is there a separate process. their visa expires in about a months time they are planing to come to US in about 2 months. they have visited USA about 10-5 times never overstayed in past 15 years or so.
I am in a unique situation and after searching extensively I havent really found any solid answers.
I have been with my gf for past 1.5 yrs and she has entered US on J1 for internship at Google, B1/B2 ( she has 10 yrs multiple entry) in sept for interviews at google, jan to visit me and do some more interviews for 1 month, and now again in april for visiting usa ( entry valid this oct this year)
She was one of unfortunate person to not get selected in H1b lottery this year and might be possible that her offer from Google Inc expire.
I am really tired of living separately for extended periods of time and proposed her to get married to me ( H1b holder, never stamped but approval till oct 2014). She said yes and to avoid any immigration issues due to planned small court wedding on her B1/B2 visa .. we will follow 30/60/90 rule.
Question is :-
a) Is a court marraige or a very tiny wedding at a hotel be okay to process h4 visa ? since we dont plan of spending lot right now to plan family wedding in our countries.
b) When she returns back to macedonia, is it possible they would scrutinize her on entering usa on B1/B2 and getting married ? I see it online it is generally not a big deal since she is getting non working h4 dependent visa but I could be wrong. What kind of questions will she be asked.
c) Is it possible for her to be rejected for H4 visa ? if so does that affect her current B1/B2 visa (valid for 10 yrs multiple entry), since we are worried about not being able to be with each other for extended period of time.
d) If by any chance she is not able to enter US on H4 or B1/B2, is it still possible to process our I485 while she is in her country (with out H4) and she getting advance parole and travelling with that? ( my green card application is in process and I485 is not filed)
I APPRECIATE ANY RESPONSE IN THIS REGARD !!! I AM INDEED TRAPPED and worried about this everyday.
I dont want to go out of country and get married since I am extremely busy with work and want to save my vacation time to go to some island for honeymoon next year.
I'm currently living in the netherlands and i'm planning to visit someone in the states this coming july/aug for 4 days to a max. of a week.
we've met last dec. and we are currenlty dating. I have a couple of issues other than the financial funds.
First, is that i'm married but we're in the process of getting divorce. will that affect my visa? will i be likely get denied?
I don't have much ties in this contry as i'm from the philippines. I do have a job and i did applied for my citizenship last feb and i'm waiting for it to get approved.
second. the financial funds.. I do have 2000 euro's in my bank account. exc. air fare.. would it be enough for a week.?
my flight and place of stay would be taken care of... do i need to have a supporting document with it?
I'm planning to apply for my visa in june.. is that enough time to get approved for the july/aug date of travel?
how long does it take for b2 visa to get approved?
what are my chances to get the visa?
thanks in advance.. i would really appreciate any response..
* I am US Citizen.
* My parents (retired now 65 yrs and 75yrs) are indian citizens they are both wheel chair bound due to polio.
* The currently have 10 year multiple entry visa that expire in middle of June.
* They have visited US about 10 - 15 times in the past 20 yrs for various durations from 6 weeks to 15 weeks - never over stayed.
* I am the only child they have..
Do you think they might get grilled in the interview now that they are retired? So far we have not applied for their GC may be will do it in the future. what kind of documents will they need? They will be applying from Mumbai
I am holder of an Indian passport. I have a valid B1/B2 visa issued to me by the Consulate of Mumbai, India. This 10 year B1/B2 visa is valid till May-2015. Currently, I am a legal resident in the United Kingdom and in due course I will be eligible(and intend) to apply for a British citizenship through naturalisation. Upon which I intend to acquire a British passport and surrender my Indian passport.
I would like to know as to what status will be of my B1/B2 visa upon me surrendering my Indian passport(the B1/B2 will be valid at the time of acquiring British passport). Will I be able to transfer my valid B1/B2 visa on my British passport for the remainder term? or will my B1/B2 visa lapse/expire?
I have a u.s citizen fiance and where planning to get married on my next visit, return home to canada to finish my 3 years contract. Is it legal to get married on a tourist visa.
Where going to apply for spouse visa end of next year because my work visain Canada is until september 2015. Is there anyone that can give me an advice with this, thank you.
My father (age 70+) waited to get his visit visa security clearance for more than 2 years. He is a citizen of Pakistan. After 2 years passed, my brother (US citizen) applied for his immigration. Murphy's law....after one week of applying green card, my father got phone call from Karachi consulate that his visa security clearance is passed and he can pick his passport. So now he has a visit visa stamped on his passport and he has a pending immigration application submitted to USCIS.
The lawyer who submitted his immigration application is saying that he shouldn't come to US on visit visa as immigration officer at the border will know from his computer that my father has an immigration application pending and he will deny entry on visit visa. But other people say that he should be fine as long he comes with a return ticket.
I just wanted to get opinions of the people in this forum that if he comes to US on visit visa, will he be sent back because of his pending immigration application?
i entered usa on b2 visa and was granted to stay 6 months. i did mention to the immigration officer "i am here to see my wife" and my wife is green card holder.
We married in 2010 and on this visit she became pregnant. i want to apply for extension what are the possibilities of getting the extension. i have been back and forth to usa since 2007 and have never violated the law.
Please any advice will be helpful Thanks in advance.
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I'm a resident in the U.S.A and would like to sponser for my aunt (mother's sister) as my mom expired when i was very young and now i'm not feeling well and would want my aunt to come here for 6 months.My aunt is unmarried what type of visa should i file.Is it me or my husband has to file for her.How are the chances of getting her a visa.Any help is appreciated.What are the documents that i have to make ready.
Can I change my status from B2 to J1 in less than 60 days but more than 30? Will it be a problem??
I am in the US on an A-2 visa (diplomat), and I would like that my partner joins me here, applying for a B-2 cohabitation visa. However, I would like that the agent at the POE grants her with an initial admission of one year, or at least 8 months (for sure more than six months). I don't want that the agent at the POE gives her 6 months admission and we have to pay 300$ just to file an extension for another six months.
Also, the B-2 cohabitation visa should have some advantages over the normal visa (For a Europeans, its a visa for 10 years, allowing to reside in the US 6 months of every year) such as a longer initial admission.
According to DOS http://travel.state.gov/visa/laws/te...rams_1414.html "USCIS regulations allow a maximum initial admission in B status of only one year, and most often USCIS grants B visitors an initial admission of six months"
. So, does anyone have any idea of what to do in order for her to get an initial entry for more than six month and not to be at the discretion of the agent at the POE??
My parents have a 10-year visitor visa and have traveled to the US several times.
This time, my parents are travelling on award miles and thus had to do separate 1-way tickets - one set of one-way tickets from India to USA and another set of tickets from USA back to India. The carrier for both is Lufthansa.
Are there any issues with this mode of ticketing at either the airline counter in India or at immigration/customs in the US? Thanks and advance