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07-03-2001, 03:29 PM
My inlaw's visa got rejected on not showing sufficient proof of my Greencard. I got GC through consular processing last year. I am still waiting for plastic card and I have given my hopes on getting actual GC card.
The visa guys at Mumbai rejected my inlaw's visa due to the reason that I-551 stamp is not sufficient proof. This is so weired and it made me think GC is becoming more pain.
I am sending my Brother inlaw's visa papers. I am not sure whether it will cause any problems this time for my inlaw's to get the visa since last time they went for the interview on my documents and visa got rejected.
Appreciate your imemdiate feedback
07-05-2001, 10:46 AM
I am in a similar situation.
Here's the email from the consulate....
Do you know how one can find the amount of time it will take to get the Green Card.
From: MUMBAI, N IV[SMTP:MUMBAINIV@state.gov]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 5:58 AM
Subject: RE: US resident's request for help
Thank you for your e-mail.
Your relatives will have to produce the Green Card (LPR card) copy when they
apply for their visas and the stamps of I-551 is not proof enough of your
legal status in the United States.
> -----Original Message-----
> SentMonday, July 02, 2001 9:50 PM
> To 'mumbaiNIV@state.gov'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: US resident's request for help
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I am writing to you because my family is facing some obstacles in
> a visitor's visa, even though I hold US resident status, which was
> by the Immigrant Visa Unit at your consulate on April 23, 2001.
> Subsequent to getting the approval for employment-based green card, my
> and I entered the US with a I-551 stamp on our passport. The I-551 status
> allows my wife and I to reside in the US until we get our Green Card. The
> status was also recognized by our employers as fair evidence to allow us
> continue with our employment at at respective employers.
> My parents, Mr. M. L. Gupta and Ms. Sudha Gupta, and my sister, Mrs.
> Khandelwal, are planning to come to the US for a short period, not more
> 3 months; the sole purpose of their visit is to see their family, which
> includes me and my wife. However, the officers at the Consulate rejected
> I-551 status as evidence sufficient enough to confirm my legal status in
> this country.
> Could you please further clarify the type of document or proof that would
> required to prove that my legal status in this country including my
> to financially support them on their visit.
07-05-2001, 12:35 PM
Please consider following suggestion (NOT legal advise):
The problem with I-551 stamp may be that photo copy does not prove YOU have it in YOUR passport (I don't know that for a fact). If A# is not in INS system, they cannot verify identity of passport holder.
If this visit is important to you, consider consulting with a lawyer.
You may also photo copy I-551 and try to notarize the copy by having you sign a short statement saying it belongs to you (I don't have experience to show it will work).
07-10-2001, 06:33 PM
There must be some other problem. For visitor visa sponsor, you don't need the green card.
My mother and brother-in-law and mother-in-law came when I was on H1. Recently sponsored my niece for F1 and she got the visa. I just completed CP in May and am waiting for plastic.
Make sure that you send I-134 form duly filled and notarized, along with a bank statement and a letter from your employer. Basically they want to see two things
1. when you apply for NIV, you don't have intention to stay[ tough situations being- you're
bringing your brother on F1.. or you're bringing your mother and there is nobody related to
her/ she does not work.
2. You can support the person financially.
In one case my brother-in-law's F1 visa was rejected twice because both his sisters were here.
Now consulate was very right in assuming that he may immigrate with F1 ( nobody has gone
back :-). We worked around this issue through a ministerial contact and he got the visa!!
If nothing works, try to contact your congressman/senator through a US citizen[ may be your
brother/cousin etc. who can also sponsor your relatives] . With green card, you are still not a voter and these guys don't give a damn.
Hope this helps.
07-13-2001, 03:03 PM
If this helps !! my parents did receive visitor's visa
The visa was issued by chennai The doc i submitted
copy of I-551 stamp
That is it
07-16-2001, 08:54 AM
My mom got 5 years Visitor visa at Delhi consulate. She was asked lot of questions regarding finance (her own and my fathers), family in India and US, officer asked many times if daughter was pregnent etc.
Then she said my H1 is cancelled, how can I sponsor her. She said that so many times but my mom said that she should look at the page with yellow stick-note. Thanks God I had commented about my PR status on it and put it on left top corner of I 551 stamp page (copy). My mother had to explain to the officer the situation. I had put the same on a letter to consulate also.
Finally she got it.