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U.S. Citizen Living In Poland - How To Get Non Immigrant Spousal Visa From Poland?


lavilla1970 3 | 19
7 Jun 2013  #1
U.S. Citizen Living In Poland - How To Get Non Immigrant Spousal Visa From Poland?

I am a US citizen living in Poland, with my girlfriend. We have been together for 13 years, and did not marry in the US because it would require living there for a % of time, which we do not want to do. We do NOT want to live in the US - but we do need to visit from time to time. When she applies for a B2 tourist Visa, she is denied because of her 'travel history' (visiting once very 2 years since 2001) and she said once that her boyfriend was American, which is why she travels there. Since then the Consulate denies tourist visa, and says she needs a Fiance, or Spousal Visa.

The problem is, I have no 'nexus' in the US, because I now live in Poland. I can not file or petition from the US for the Fiance Visa, and it seems to me, that the "Non Immigrant Spousal" still requires an affidavit of support which I cannot provide (I don't earn $18,000 a year )- and I have no one to sponsor me. It seems that to enjoy rights as an American, you must have MONEY$$.

So, is there anybody out there who has a similar circumstance, or can advise me?
jkb - | 198
9 Jun 2013  #2
I already replied in the other thread, but I'm gonna leave this here: there is no such thing as a non-immigrant spousal visa. There used to be a K3 visa, but it ultimately led to adjusting status and that was its sole purpose. Your wife needs a B2, which seems she is - unfortunately - unable to obtain.
OP lavilla1970 3 | 19
9 Jun 2013  #3
Thank you for responding - I appreciate the feedback
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
9 Jun 2013  #4
or can advise me?

Go somewhere else. Simple.
jkb - | 198
9 Jun 2013  #5
Well, not so simple. It must be very disheartening not to be able to take your own wife to the place you were born and raised in, spend some time there and show her around.
Jardinero 1 | 407
10 Jun 2013  #6
I can not file or petition from the US for the Fiance Visa.

Unfortunately, that's the law and there's little one can do to get around it - I understand your frustration.
In a way I see their point - they are just trying to cover their backs - tax payers' hard earned taxes ;-)...
However, have you checked whether the sponsor need to be a relative, i.e. will a friend's affidavit not suffice?
jkb - | 198
10 Jun 2013  #7
The principal sponsor has to be the main sponsor. That means the person sponsoring for immigration has to fill out and sign the affidavit. A co-sponsor can be any U.S. citizen or green card holder that meets income requirements.


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