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Thread: VISA

  1. #1
    I AM A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AMERICA CAN I HELP MY FIANCEE TO GET A REGULAR VISA SO HE COULD VISIT ME AT TIMES

  2. #2
    I AM A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AMERICA CAN I HELP MY FIANCEE TO GET A REGULAR VISA SO HE COULD VISIT ME AT TIMES

  3. #3
    What do you mean legal? Are you green card holder or citizen?

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  5. #5
    From experiences of friends of mine, i would not reccommend that he volunteer the info that he is engaged to a LPR when he goes for his visa interview. The reason is that all non-immigrants must convince the consular officer that they have sufficient ties outside of the US to make it very likely that they will leave the US at the end of their short stay in the US. However, the fact that the visa applicant has a fiance in the US represents a significant tie to the US. It will be harder to show a greater tie outside of the US if that is the case. After all, when would you plan to get married and where do you plan to live. Will, you be willing to wait apart from your spouse for years until that persson is able to sponsor you to live in the US?

  6. #6
    If your fiance says they know you and use the word fiance, thats it, NO VISITOR VISA.

  7. #7
    Marsha,

    In order for your fiance (I assume he is a male) to be admitted to the U.S. as a "visitor", he will need to provide evidence that he has ties to his home country. He should bring along his return ticket, evidence of a job (e.g. letter from employer), evidence of assets, etc to show that he has significant ties to his country and does not intend to immigrate. He should not volunteer that he is your fiance but he does need to answer the question truthfully if asked.

    I have heard of aliens visiting the U.S. while they have a K-1 or K-3 pending. It is not out of the question but the burden is on the alien to show he has no intentioin of staying in the U.S. beyond what his visa allows. A risky proposition but one that can be accomplished.

  8. #8
    I think the question is not whether this can be accomplished, BUT WHAT THE CHANCES ARE.

    A fiance by definition is someone planning to marry another; so if someone is a resident of the US, why would an immigration officer think a visitor plans to leave the US after visiting them?

    I think the chances that ANY evidence can undo this fact are very very slim.

    I think the visa applicant should NOT under any circumstances use the word fiance. I think one can say 'friend', without implying that they plan to ever get married.

  9. #9
    As I said previously JD, I know of many examples of people that visited their fiance/fiancees / spouses while their K1/K3 was pending. It is not out of the question. To answer your question, one needs to show signifant ties to their home country in order to be allowed entry.

    It might also depend upon where the fiance is from. Most of the cases I know of involve aliens from the UK or Canada.

    By the way, as soon as the fiance utters the word "friend", the officer is going to press the issue. You might as well be up front if questioned. The minute the officer thinks you are trying to hide something or be evasive, you might as well catch the next flight home.

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