19 Oct B-2 Visa Approved for Daughter of US Citizen
Getson & Schatz P.C successfully secured a B-2 Visitor Visa for a Thai citizen wishing to visit her U.S citizen mother. In order to qualify for a B-2 visa, an individual must meet three requirements to show nonimmigrant intent;
1. The alien is coming to the US for a specific period of time
2. The alien will not be engaging in work and will engage solely in legitimate activities relating to pleasure
3. The alien will maintain a foreign residence that he or she has no intention of abandoning during the period of his or her stay in the US
The applicant was a Thai citizen who was requesting a B-2 Visa in order to visit her mother in the U.S. who had obtained US Citizenship through marriage. The Thai citizen had never previously been to the US and wanted to see her mother’s life and experience U.S culture.
Our Philadelphia attorneys prepared a statement from her U.S. citizen mother to show USCIS that the applicant intended to return to her home country of Thailand once her B-2 Visa expired. The applicant was a registered nurse in Thailand, showing she would not be engaging in working in the U.S. She also owned two coffee shops, a house and owned several acres of land in Thailand showing that she had a foreign residence that she had no intention of abandoning during her period of stay in the U.S. In addition to this statement, a statement from her father in Thailand was included showing that in addition to owning businesses and a house in Thailand, the applicant also was taking care of her father who was in ill health.
Form I-134, Affidavit of Support was also included to show that the applicant would be financially supported by her step-father during her stay in the United States. In addition, Getson & Schatz compiled evidence including; passport copies, bank statements and lease agreements in support of the application. Based on this information, the US Embassy in Thailand granted the applicant a B-2 Visitor Visa allowing her to visit her mother in the United States.