I have come accross what I see as a serious situation and I wanted some comments from expereinced guys on this.
A friend of mine is engaged to a Russian girl and they are gathering the papers for the K-1 application. But he has spoken to the Texas BCIS and thay have given him pretty bad info as far as I see it and he wont listen to anyone else now.
He plans to file for the K-1 in Texas BCIS (they say 2 months...yeah right !!!) but at the same time he wants his fiancee and her 9 year old daughter to apply for a tourist visa so they can come to the US immediately and wait there for the K-1 visa process to run its course and fly back to Moscow for the interview. Texas BCIS says this is fine. As far as I am aware the BCIS have nothing to do with a tourist visa application.
I cannot believe that this can work. If it was that easy everyone would do it. As far as I see she would be refused a tourist visa because she would be applying for a K-1 visa and that is for a different purpose than the tourist visa. The embassy would refuse the tourist visa and that would affect her K-1 visa. Thats as I see it, maybe I am wrong and this is a simple solution to the problem....but I don't think I am and I want to show him that I am not the only one that thinks so.
If any experienced guys want to pass comment on this guys plan...then please do.
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