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US Non-immigrant Visa Questions

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US Non-immigrant Visa Questions

Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:44 pm

Hello everyone Smile I'm new here. /wave My name's Gaines.

I am an American citizen (born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee), currently living in Australia. My wife is an Australian citizen to whom I've been married for over 11 years; we have resided in Australia the entire time. She has occasionally joined me for brief visits back to the US. I have a question regarding more long-term visa options for her.

The situation is this: We would like to visit Nashville for 2 years in order to spend time with my father before he dies; he is elderly and has advanced Alzheimer's. We absolutely do NOT intent to immigrate to the US, period; Australia is our home. I am a permanent resident in Australia, and my wife and I have three children and other family members here, as well as all our finances and property. Thus, after a maximum of 2 years in America, we will definitely return to Australia.

I am trying to figure out which visa my wife should apply for: The B2 non-immigrant visa? The K-3? Or something else? Would the B2 allow her to stay for that long? Does the K-3 necessarily entail applying for a green card? As we have no intention whatsoever of immigrating to America, I am reluctant to go that route, and am hoping there is a non-immigrant route we can take that would allow her to stay in Nashville for 2 years. We would also like the option of being able to fly back to Australia to visit the kids once or twice during that time (at Christmas, for example). Is there a visa option I have not thought of that would be better? Or is one of those best? The whole thing is so frustrating and confusing; I feel more lost now than when I started researching two weeks ago!!!

Any advice or help any of you might provide regarding which visa is best for her to apply for would be much appreciated. I am happy to answer any questions, either here or in a private message. Thank you so much for your time!

Sincerely,

Gaines

 

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Re: US Non-immigrant Visa Questions

Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:26 pm

B-2 visa should be fine. If it expires during her stay in USA then you can extend it before one month till extension. There is always a choice to extend any visas.

 

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Re: US Non-immigrant Visa Questions

Post Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:22 pm

- Gainespost

Hello everyone Smile I'm new here. /wave My name's Gaines.

I am an American citizen (born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee), currently living in Australia. My wife is an Australian citizen to whom I've been married for over 11 years; we have resided in Australia the entire time. She has occasionally joined me for brief visits back to the US. I have a question regarding more long-term visa options for her.

The situation is this: We would like to visit Nashville for 2 years in order to spend time with my father before he dies; he is elderly and has advanced Alzheimer's. We absolutely do NOT intent to immigrate to the US, period; Australia is our home. I am a permanent resident in Australia, and my wife and I have three children and other family members here, as well as all our finances and property. Thus, after a maximum of 2 years in America, we will definitely return to Australia.

I am trying to figure out which visa my wife should apply for: The B2 non-immigrant visa? The K-3? Or something else? Would the B2 allow her to stay for that long? Does the K-3 necessarily entail applying for a green card? As we have no intention whatsoever of immigrating to America, I am reluctant to go that route, and am hoping there is a non-immigrant route we can take that would allow her to stay in Nashville for 2 years. We would also like the option of being able to fly back to Australia to visit the kids once or twice during that time (at Christmas, for example). Is there a visa option I have not thought of that would be better? Or is one of those best? The whole thing is so frustrating and confusing; I feel more lost now than when I started researching two weeks ago!!!

Any advice or help any of you might provide regarding which visa is best for her to apply for would be much appreciated. I am happy to answer any questions, either here or in a private message. Thank you so much for your time!

Sincerely,

Gaines



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