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Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:22:14 am »
I know the FAQ says "no known successes" but if it makes you feel better, I have a friend who just did something similar.

Right now, I'm very fortunate that my employer lets me work remotely, and I can spend about 75% of my time in DR. It's an amazing life, but all amazing things come to an end. They want me to spend more of my time in US...significantly more...

I have gotten NOA1 for CR1 visa 3 weeks ago, in Nebraska center. Visajourney timeline puts NOA2 in December, and interviews in April, roughly 1 year in total.

I really don't want to be apart for a year, so my action plan is to apply for her tourist visa.

Any advice? We can put money in her DR bank account, just need to know how much. Also probably need a really good explanation for why I want her to travel to US before we have her immigrant visa. The benefit is that she could travel to see me sometimes, and I could travel to see her sometimes, instead of it only being one way. It would double or triple the amount of time we have together, as well as making the transition to live in the US once she has cR1 visa, much easier: we can go house shopping, etc, together. Plus she can finally meet my brothers, and nieces and nephews.

We just need to prove that she is not tryign to immigrate before we have the visa. Should I send her with a complete copy of the I-130 packet we submitted for that visa?

Any advice is welcome, no need to be overly negative, I know it's a long shot. But it can't hurt, can it?

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Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:22:14 am »

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Re: Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 04:16:09 pm »
I know the FAQ says "no known successes" but if it makes you feel better, I have a friend who just did something similar.

Right now, I'm very fortunate that my employer lets me work remotely, and I can spend about 75% of my time in DR. It's an amazing life, but all amazing things come to an end. They want me to spend more of my time in US...significantly more...

I have gotten NOA1 for CR1 visa 3 weeks ago, in Nebraska center. Visajourney timeline puts NOA2 in December, and interviews in April, roughly 1 year in total.

I really don't want to be apart for a year, so my action plan is to apply for her tourist visa.

Any advice? We can put money in her DR bank account, just need to know how much. Also probably need a really good explanation for why I want her to travel to US before we have her immigrant visa. The benefit is that she could travel to see me sometimes, and I could travel to see her sometimes, instead of it only being one way. It would double or triple the amount of time we have together, as well as making the transition to live in the US once she has cR1 visa, much easier: we can go house shopping, etc, together. Plus she can finally meet my brothers, and nieces and nephews.

We just need to prove that she is not tryign to immigrate before we have the visa. Should I send her with a complete copy of the I-130 packet we submitted for that visa?

Any advice is welcome, no need to be overly negative, I know it's a long shot. But it can't hurt, can it?

It's not likely that she would get approved for a tourist visa at this point. But, it never hurts to try I guess.

If you have been legally living in D.R. all this time, you would have been much better off applying for her immigrant visa directly at the embassy. It's the same process, but it does tend to shorten the time frame considerably.

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Re: Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 08:36:42 am »
Just a quick update,

10 year tourist visa approved. They specifically warned not to overstay because it could cause issues with the CR1.

Did not even look at the packets of information, invitation letter, travel itinerary, plane tickets, etc.

It was super quick and surprisingly easy!

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Re: Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 03:51:22 pm »
Just a quick update,

10 year tourist visa approved. They specifically warned not to overstay because it could cause issues with the CR1.

Did not even look at the packets of information, invitation letter, travel itinerary, plane tickets, etc.

It was super quick and surprisingly easy!

Awesome! Let us know how the first trip goes!

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Re: Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 10:44:12 am »
If you don't mind saying, how much were the fees for applying?

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Re: Going to apply for Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 07:02:32 pm »
If you don't mind saying, how much were the fees for applying?

Marc, if I remember right, a tourist visa application is in the $150 range.

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