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Will students with Green card holder relatives in USA be denied for an F-1 visa?
Asked by: serifblack
Answers: 1
Views: 1323
Posted on Thu, 3 Jul 2008 04:22:11 GMT
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My sister will have an interview this coming week for F-1 visa. Do you think she should tell the truth when asked that she has a brother who is a green card holder in the US? Would this permanently put an end to her visa application?

Would the embassy deny my sister's F-1 VISA if she has a brother who is a green card holder?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Your sister may tell the truth if her brother is residing in USA legally and is going to sponsor for her studies and living in USA. She’ll need some legal document to prove her brother is a green card holder. If she says she has a brother in USA but cannot prove he is staying there legally then she might have problem in obtaining a visa.

Having a relative in USA has benefits in some aspects but sometimes it may create doubts regarding “Ties”, which is a major reason for visa rejection. Even though your sister’s brother is staying in USA legally, your sister must commit that she’ll return back home after studies. The consular may doubt your sister will return back if she has relatives in USA so very strong documents regarding Financial and Social ties to nation should be submitted while applying for a visa.

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