Quincy, MA asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts

Q: How can I get my parents and sister a tourist visa from Brazil?

I am a green card holder, unemployed. They had their visa denied back when I had a F1 visa last year.

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Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: There is nothing you can do directly to get them tourist visas. Usually tourist visas are denied for failure to show non-immigrant intent. This is not something you can overcome on their behalf. Rather, each of them will have to be able to prove sufficient ties to Brazil (ex. family, job, property, etc) to convince the officer that they will come to the U.S. only for a short visit and then return.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: For a visitor visa they must show strong ties to their home country and that they intend on returning. When the whole family is coming at once their is a red flag that you all intend on staying in the USA and not just visit. Substantial evidence will be required.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: It’s a hard case to make. The burden is on them to show that at the end of temporary travel they will return to Brazil. They have to show they have strong connections there.

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