Q: Can my wife travel to US with visitor visa in this current situation?
I am a US citizen trying to bring my wife to US. She has visitor visa. I was wondering if there would be any complication bringing her here. I haven't filled out any immigration application for to get her the green card. I don't know if the US custom boarder would stop her from entering US because of Coronavirus or if they find out that she got married to a US citizen. Can you please advice me on this?
A: A visitor visa is for the purpose of visitation not to come here permanently. If CPB finds out she is married to you, a US citizen, they may deny her entry because of concealed intent. She has to tell the truth as to what the purpose of her trip is. If she intends to reside permanently here then follow the immigration laws and petition her for an immigrant visa. She can process at her foreign consulate. Taking short cuts to subvert the lawful process oftentimes results in major problems when USCIS finds out.
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You are correct that you have a delimma. Much travel is restricted unless it is essential OR the immigrant is an immediate relative of a USC. Your wife may be denied entry as a tourist because of the Covid situation. However, if she divulges that she is married to a USC she may be denied entry on a non immigrant visa.
You have not stated what country your wife is in. If she is in a country that is subject to a ban regarding travel into the USA I have heard of indicuals traveling first to Canada and entering the USA by ai from there.
You also have the option of filing for your wife to enter the USA on a K visa or immigrant visa through consulate processing. There is no current information on how long this process would currently take since the connsulates ae not conducting interviews.
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