Q: Can I apply for a B1/2 visa while a F4 petition is already approved?
I am a Bangladeshi citizen and PR of Canada for two years. I am working in Canadian branch of an IT company from USA. I have an approved I-130 as of October '19 with a time limit of 1 year in Bangladeshi US consulate. I will apply in 5 months for the immigrant visa for USA.
I need to attend a 2 days training at our head office in USA in two months.
My intent is to finally apply for Green Card to move to USA through Bangladeshi consulate. But not at this moment as I am not prepared.
My questions are:
1. Will my non-immigrant B1/2 visa approved in this situation? Or the immigration authorities will ask to start immigrant visa rather than approving a visit/business visa?
2. Will this B1/2 visa application have any effect on my I-130 petition that has already been approved?
Thanks a lot
A: The fact that you have the F4 petition pending will be one of the factors that the Department of State will consider in determining if you are eligible for the visa. Make sure that you provide plenty of evidence that you plan to return to Canada at the end of a temporary stay in the US.
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