Archive for the ‘ B1/B2 Visa’ Category

21Dec2018
How Do I Get Approved For a B2 Tourist Visa If I Was Previously Denied?

Getting denied for a tourist visa is very common. Denial rates vary from country to country, but are public information. Just because a denial rate is high in your country doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get approved. It just means most people applying from that country are not qualified. There are many factors that play […]

15Nov2018
Can I Get Married on a Tourist Visa? (Then Adjust Status)

Can you marry on a tourist visa? The short answer is “yes”. You can always get married. Perhaps your real question is: Can you marry on a tourist visa and adjust your status? The short answer to this is “yes”. It happens all the time. It’s extremely common and a lot of people do it, […]

04Oct2018
Bank Statements/Proof of Income For B1/B2 Tourist Visa

“Do I need to show money or bank savings/proof of income to apply for a tourist visa?” With the tourist visa, you need to show that you have the means to return to your home country. You also need to show a lot of things. You need to show that you have strong ties to […]

18Jul2018
Can I Get a Tourist Visa While Waiting On My NOA2?

The immigration process is frustrating, and as of 2018, taking even longer than ever. Understandably, couples want to see each other before their visa is approved. So we often get asked the question “Will I get approved for a tourist visa if I’m waiting on my fiance or spousal visa to get approved?” The unfortunate answer […]

17Jul2018
Immigrant vs. Non-Immigrant “Intent” (U.S. Visas)

What’s the difference between immigrant and non-immigrant “intent”? The type of visa is determined by the purpose of the travel to the United States. Immigrant Visa An immigrant visa is for someone that intends to immigrate to the US or permanently live in the United States. Most immigrant visas have a path to citizenship after a number […]

04Jul2018
Philippines to USA Tourist Visa Chances Of Approval

So you are a Filipina with a fiance in the US and you want to visit him on a tourist visa. What are your chances for tourist visa approval? Honestly, they’re not good, unfortunately. Issues that face most people in this situation are regards to strong ties. If you are a young, single Filipina with […]

27Apr2018
Tourist Visa Denied! Will it Hurt My Spousal Visa Chances?

Abigail asks, “I got declined for a tourist visa. What are my chances of a spousal visa?” I would say that doesn’t affect your spousal visa at all because a lot of people get denied for tourist visas, especially if they have a spouse in the US. It’s a very common question and it’s very […]

16Apr2018
Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program is a program the US has set up that allows most citizens from certain countries to travel to the US for tourism or business up to 90 days without the need for a visa. To travel on Visa Waiver, each traveler must have Travel Authorization through the Electronic System for Travel […]

20Feb2018
Can My Boyfriend Adjust Status on an Expired Tourist Visa?
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Julia asks: “My future husband and I want to get married, he’s already in the USA his tourist visa has expired and I have no idea what we need to do. I’m a US citizen and he is from Dominican Republic.” We get asked this question quite a bit and generally a foreign national is […]

08Jan2018
What Are Strong Ties For A B1/B2 Tourist Visa?
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Next question comes from Denny. “What kinds of things can count as strong ties for a tourist visa?” A “strong tie” is anything that you can use to prove to the consular officer that you’re going to return to your home country. That could be a house that you own, could be a great job, […]

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