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Visitor visa... 6 weeks
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:33:54 am »
My mother in law was granted a visitor visa due to my sister in-law who is in New York, is battling Cancer.  She went through Chemo,  and radiation for breast cancer (In NY), and then deemed cancer free..  A few weeks later they found a brain tumor, and she had 3 brain surgeries in 1 week, and that is when she begged for her mom to be at her side.. My mother In-law came in November to take care of my sister in-law, and left 6-7 weeks later.. November and Left January.   I would like her to come back and stay with us in NC..

Will this be okay since they gave her a 10 year visa, even though the daughter that got her the visa is in NY?  Can she stay 6 months? Or is that too long?  She has to have a round trip ticket in order to come here, right?

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Visitor visa... 6 weeks
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Re: Visitor visa... 6 weeks
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 09:47:39 am »
A visitor's visa is good to visit. It doesn't matter where as long as she follows the guidelines for the visa. The rule of thumb is to spend twice as long out of the country as in the country. So, if she visits for six months she should wait a year before she visits again. You don't want it to appear as if she is using the visa to de facto live in the U.S.

You definitely have to get a roundtrip ticket. This is the hard part because you don't know how long she will be allowed to stay. They CB determine that at POE. I know that doesn't make sense, but that's how it goes.

I would book her a ticket for as long as you can, but have it flexible so that you can change it without incurring too many penalties with the airline. You might book her return ticket for six months and at POE they might only give her 6 weeks.

For her first two or three trips I would keep it short. Let her visit and then return home. This would establish her with having a history of traveling and returning. Once she has a few trips under her belt, then try for a longer stay. You will have a better chance of success.

Remember a tourist visa is for tourism and should be used as such.
 There is no such thing as a "I want to go visit my family for a few months" visa. Personally I wouldn't try to go past 90 days on my first couple of visits, and until you establish a travel history of going and returning home (I would say about 3 visits should do it) the shorter the visit the better.

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Re: Visitor visa... 6 weeks
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 08:36:12 pm »
The maximum is supposed to be 90 days on a tourist visa. However, when the return date gets close, you can request more time.

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Re: Visitor visa... 6 weeks
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 03:22:06 pm »
Thank you.. I appreciate the information.. She's been here once for a short time.. The next time she comes we will do just under 90 days.. and then another 90 day trip... Thanks!!

She wasn't impressed with NY.. I hope she likes it here.. lol ;)

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Re: Visitor visa... 6 weeks
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 03:24:26 pm »
One more question...


Since, honestly hubby is not going to get his citizenship.. (He's been studying for a long time)... Can you remind me grounds for getting a visitors visa?  I would love to bring one of my sister in laws over, but I guess it will need to be as a visitor as well.

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Re: Visitor visa... 6 weeks
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 07:50:51 pm »
One more question...


Since, honestly hubby is not going to get his citizenship.. (He's been studying for a long time)... Can you remind me grounds for getting a visitors visa?  I would love to bring one of my sister in laws over, but I guess it will need to be as a visitor as well.

Thanks,
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