What you need to know about changing your temporary visitor status to study in the U.S. If you’re visiting the United States for a holiday or a business trip on a B-1/B-2 visa, and you’ve decided you want to study, then there’s great news: you may be able to apply for the F-1 student visa […]Read More »
The online form DS-160, which is used for all nonimmigrant applicants, including K1 fiance visas, now has a new question about your social media.
The question says quote “Select from the list below each social media platform you have used within the last five years. In the space next to that platform’s name, enter the username or handle you have used on that platform.”Read More »
When a visitor enters the US as a nonimmigrant, and does not exit the US before the terms of the visa allow, this is referred to as an "overstay". Overall, the rate of overstays is low. In fact, in 2018, only 0.41% of visitors on ESTA overstayed, and only 2% of B1/B2 visitor visa holders […]Read More »
Is it true that there's a big chance of denial, for a foreign spouse who applies for a tourist visa? There are many factors that can affect your chances for tourist visa approval. We've built a handy free tool to help you calculate your approval odds. Please see our Tourist Visa Odds Calculator. Factors that […]Read More »
Yes, you can get married in the US while on a tourist visa. It happens all the time, and doesn’t always have anything to do with immigration. For example, two Japanese tourists getting married in Hawaii.Read More »
The short answer to this is “yes”. It happens all the time. It’s extremely common and a lot of people do it, but all the same rules still apply. If you came here on tourist visa with the intent to get married, that’s not technically allowed. You’re not supposed to do that. Now if you came here on tourist visa and while you were here you met somebody, fell in love and got married, that’s allowed.Read More »
"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 […]Read More »
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 […]Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »