aksgene- () • 08/13/2004 16:59:46 PM
Thanks to the posts on this forum and all the information available on this wonderful site. I prepared all the documents as listed and my parents got the visitor visa today.
Myself - H1B, Wife - H1B, Sister - H4, Brother-in-law - H1B. No other siblings. Father retired, Mother - homemaker.
Q: Who is inviting you to USA?
A: My son. He is working there.
Q: When did he go to USA?
Q: Do you have a copy of his passport?
A: Yes and they gave a copy of my passport.
Q: Do you have any more kids?
A: Yes, we have a daughter. She is married and her husband is posted in USA. She is on H4 visa.
Q: Do you have a copy of her passport?
A: Yes and they cave the copy.
Consulate officer spent some time looking on the passport copies and commented that we go to India very frequently. My mom says that we are very good kids and go meet them every year or even more at times.
Q: To my father: What do you do?
A: I am retired.
Q: When and where did you retire from?
A: Father: I retired in 2001, and I retired as (Designation) from (company).
Q: Do you have pention?
Consulate officer: To my mom: If your kids are in USA why dont you go and live ther with them?
Mom: We just want to go there and visit them. We want to see all the places our kids talk about and we want to see their places of work and stay. We are very curious about the life style their.
Consulate officer: You should just stay there!!
Mom: No we don't want to stay there. We have spent our whole lives here, we have relatives, friends, property etc. We are more comfartable here. Moreover we do not be dependentant on our children.
Q: What relatives do you have here?
A: Brothers, Sisters etc etc.
Consulate officer: Please go to TTS visas and deposit money.
Father: Is the visa issued?
A: Yes, you will get it through courier.
Father: Thank you
Mother: Thank you very much and God bless you.
Consulate officer: Smiling - Have a nice day.
That's it folks. Let me know if you have any questions. I am indebted to this site for all the advice. Keep up the good work. I don't know the visa duration etc. I will post again once I have that info. Please help me deciding between Tata/AIG and Inbound for visitor medical insurance. Also please let me know if we can do something that they get 6Mo stay. They would come to SFO next month.