VISA for brother and his family


jilmil2004

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Hi,

 

I have been living in US for about 9 years now (currently on H-1B, GC in process).  I would like to have my brother, sister-in-law and their two children (age of 14 & 18 years) visit us and stay with us for 4-5 weeks.

 

That said, I have following questions that I need help on:

 

i) Does it make any difference in terms of VISA approval whether my brother takes care of all the expenses or I sponsor their trip?

 

ii) We really prefer that my brother visits us with his entire family. So can having their kids travel with them, any ways reduce possiblity of getting visitor VISA? On the plus side my other brothers and my parents will be India. Also, my brother runs our family business and owns some property.

 

Any help would be highly appreciated!!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Hi,

 

I have been living in US for about 9 years now (currently on H-1B, GC in process).  I would like to have my brother, sister-in-law and their two children (age of 14 & 18 years) visit us and stay with us for 4-5 weeks.

 

That said, I have following questions that I need help on:

 

i) Does it make any difference in terms of VISA approval whether my brother takes care of all the expenses or I sponsor their trip?

 

ii) We really prefer that my brother visits us with his entire family. So can having their kids travel with them, any ways reduce possiblity of getting visitor VISA? On the plus side my other brothers and my parents will be India. Also, my brother runs our family business and owns some property.

 

Any help would be highly appreciated!!

 

Thanks in advance!

1. No difference. It will be better if they would take care of the expenses.

2. Your brother and his family has to convince VO of strong ties to home country through proper documents.

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1. NO. In fact entire Indian Families do come and visit the USA.. Why would you be even involved? Your Brother does not need your input to get a tourist visa. But say they want to visit during the summer Holidays in India it makes sense as opposed to visiting the East Coast with its current extremely low temperatures in Winter.

 

2. The way it will work is he applies and the family goes and gets the visa. Any suggestions from you would lessen their chances. I am sure he knows enough to only answer questions actually asked and only show documents if at all requested.

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